Slightly Wordy Wednesday

I had originally planned to do my usual Wordless Wednesday, but I couldn't find anything I really wanted to publish as a photograph.

And there isn't a lot I really feel like saying - unless, of course, I allow myself to go off on a political/economic rant. Which I won't do. Although ... there ARE times ...

I do wish this (WARNING - political thinking here) though. I wish it were law that politicians running for office were FORBIDDEN to reference their opponent.

Dear Politician Running for Office,

I already know what you think of your opponent. I want to know what you plan to do should you be elected. I want to hear your agenda, not criticism of Your Opponent. Like I said, I already know ... you know ... what you think of Your Opponent. BUT. I figure, if the only thing you can think of is criticism of Y.O., if you think that somehow I'm going to be swayed by your criticism of Y.O., if you think I don't SEE YOU hiding behind that constant criticism of Y.O., then you have to be dumber than the proverbial box of rocks and why the hell would I vote for you anyway?

Lou "I'm going to Alaska. Where's my Antlers? Just watch out for helicopters." CeeL

Jeez, it feels good to get that off my chest. And I'm willing to bet I didn't offend anybody - only because my limited readership doesn't include any politicians. That I know of.



Nan Sheppard said...

LOL, Alaska, eh? And Lou, you KNOW that politicians aren't generally known for their originality and brains. That's why they became politicians!

Grandmother said...

It is an insult to our intelligence, for sure! But what does it say that so many of the electorate are swayed by such behavior?

Hockeymandad said...

But how can they get in all the key words needed for the mindless sheep to follow them?

There are SO many ways and SO many fixes needed for these political ads that it frustrates me to no end.

I DARE politicians to sit down with real people like you and me and I DOUBLE DARE them to actually listen and I DOUBLE DOG DARE them to actually pursue the changes WE request.

Kim - Mommycosm said...

I don't respect people who feel they need to squash others in order to lift themselves up. In politics and in life. I know you feel the same. Which is why it's sooooo hard to have respect for today's politicians.

Miss Ash said...

Someday I may end up becoming a very damn good communist leader of a small-ish island.

I promise to remember this when I run for president.

However, I'm pretty sure that it won't matter what I say pre-"election" because I'll be a shoe-in just because of my copious amounts of money I'll spend buying the privilege.

You, of course, will totally be welcome to extended visits.

PattiKen said...

I'd be happy just to hear the the candidates tell the truth without exaggeration or dissembling. Meh.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

I hate all those attack ads and totally tune them out. You never really know who is telling the truth anyway. Better to do your own research.