I just wanted to vent about the emotionally charged arguments you get from the Dems and the Reps during election time. It saddens me to see this type of thing every time. I’m involved in a political talk show right now. One of the things I like about the show is that it actually seeks to explore the substance behind the rhetoric (if there is any at all to begin with).
“Palin’s daughter is pregnant! That’s just AWESOME! Hilarious!!” I’m told… Let’s look deeper? What are the circumstances? What’s the context? Talk to me about WHY this makes her unfit to serve.
“McCain stopped his campaign! OMG He’s scared!!!” Has he said as much? Ok, let’s just take the statement at face value and run with it. That’s smart.
“McCain isn’t familiar with email and other technology!!” Ok… !? I’m sure he doesn’t know how to build a nuclear bomb, either… Or make a proper pot of kimchi… Or do a cartwheel…
“McCain can’t even do a proper, energetic thumbs up!” Jeebus, don’t get me started on that one.
There are equally as many for Obama, and I’m not trying to deny that — so spin down those email clients if you are about to remind me of that.
And my god, could each side just quit taking pot shots at the other? How about campaigning? Just campaign… Don’t campaign AGAINST the other person. We’re all Americans. Let’s stand together for once…
I call it the FOX effect! :: makes jazz hands :: I don’t claim to be the smartest person politically at all, but I can pick out substance on both sides if I see it. Both candidates have issues, and I’ll acknowledge them, but I just HATE it when people bring me emotionally charged rhetoric that has no substance at all. It’s retarded, and you are just making yourself look like a fool.
On another note, I would love to know what each candidates’ stances are on technology issues! Anyway, that’s my small afternoon rant. Happy Thursday, folks!