Friday, October 17, 2008

Trying To Make Sense Of It All

O-kay, I just spent a large portion of my day checking out (thank you Jessica), and (thank you dear husband), to review the latest from the 3rd debate, and try to get a sense of accuracy from all this nonsense. It makes me happy to see that both parties are equally guilty of throwing out inaccuracies, over exaggerations, and plain old lies. Well, "happy", may not be the right word, but I think you know what I mean. It really bothers me when I read/hear people say things to the effect of all Republicans being evil, all Democrats being bleeding-heart-liberals, or being scared to hell at the thought of any one candidate being in office. Honestly, I don't think I'm comfortable with any of our choices, but to take the stance that "your" candidate is going to save the world, and "my" candidate is evil incarnate is just small minded. None of them are perfect, they all manipulate the data to suit their needs, and I really don't think any one person can make or break this country. Screw it up? Yes. Completely destroy it? No. I mean of course, we want the right person in such a powerful position, but is one man going to cause the end of the world as we know it? Just seems so extreme. This is still a democracy, right?


Jessica said...

I'm right there with you Dawn. I can't stand how people get so wrapped up into it all and THEIR candidate is the best and the other candidate is EVIL. Evil? Really? Isn't that a tad extreme? No matter who wins, we will all be fine. We might not all be happy, shoot, perhaps none of us will be happy, but life will continue. Gees. ;)

Karen said...

Thank You! From a far I'm thinking the whole US has gone a bitty nutty. I don't know you, but I caught you on Jess's blog roll- not to mention I feel as if I know you from all my Go-Yen days with Jess when she would start every cooking conversation with "Ohhhh Dawn makes the best 'fill in the blank'! So, I agree. I don't get commercials here (thank god) but saw one highlighted on the news that showed some chic comparing smoking and not wearing your seat belt to voting for John McCain- does that even make sense? Is this the point we've reached? Everyone should just relax, no matter what, the world will go on- with or with out "your" person in the white house. Happy voting, Karen