Monday, November 3, 2008

AT WHAT PRICE SHOULD YOU BE ELECTED?

Today is November 3rd, the day before people all over America will elect a president and local representatives. I voted early to avoid the crowds but they are still out there and that is a very good thing that people are excising their right to vote. But what I want to talk about today is how those running conducted themselves and what it is doing to the public at large.

How many of us have had our blood pressure raised listening to all of the DIRTY TRICKS that these people will stoop to just to get elected. Lies and lies by omission of the facts. Smearing your opponent with slander. Commercials every couple of minutes until you just unplug the tube or just watch the cable channels. Who can you believe? Stupid questions by the media or those who just show up at the events to cause trouble. If a politician were asked, "Is it true that you have stopped beating your wife?" how could a person answer such a question. And now everyone thinks that he might be a wife beater even if his wife comes forward and calls it BS. The seed has already been planted.

And regardless of who gets voted in I as a citizen intend to hold them to every campaign promise that they made and if they fail us then we need to find a way to get them out. It won't be easy, they get real comfortable once they're in, but it is up to each and everyone of us to make sure that we get what we paid for. We do it when we go grocery shopping and that same theory should work for politicians as well. Grass roots got a lot of them elected and we should be able to de-select them the same way.

That's what's on my mind today. How do you stand on this idea? I'd love to hear you thoughts.
Mike

3 comments:

Karen Magill said...

I am Canadian but I see this sort of thing a lot. So many times it isn't the issues that say who is going to be elected but rather who told the more convincing lies.

It has gotten down to a popularity contest in a lot of ways.

Dorothy Thompson said...

You got that right, Mikeee. We'll see how all this pans out but I have good feelings about it.

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