Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thank God it's...Tuesday?

I am sooooo happy Election Day is finally here--but then, I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's relieved it's almost over.

 
Political campaigns are always annoying, but this time around, it's been more so than usual. My email accounts are flooded with messages from candidates, both Democrat and Republican, begging for support...and donations. No matter how many times I send them emails, demanding they stop sending me messages, no matter how many times I send their stuff straight to Spam, they keep coming. There are messages that actually start with, "I keep emailing you. Why aren't you responding?"

I did email you, idiots. You just can't take a hint!


And then there are the TV ads. You can usually spot losers by who's appearing in those ads, showing support. If the only supporters they have are their spouses and/or children, well, there's a good reason for that. If their opponent's in the same sinking boat, as a voter, consider yourself screwed.

 
There seem to be a couple of catchphrases almost everyone is using in this campaign: "There's a better choice" and "Like you, I'm fed up with (insert opponent's name here."
And almost every attack ad is immediately followed by a rebuttal ad of sorts from the attackee (is that a word?).

 
Welcome to Campaign 2014: The Year of Redundancy!

15 comments:

  1. Better choice! Ha! Seems to me we're between the devil and the deep blue sea!

    I wish a party would come up with a candidate with some common sense, someone willing to compromise for the good of the country instead of thinking of their own ambition!

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  2. Lucky us! We get to choose between bad and worse.

    If we ever get somebody in office who genuinely wants to make this a better country and isn't just out to further their own agenda, we'll be in a good place.

    Or maybe not. It will probably be the first sign of the Apocalypse....

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  3. I mail in my vote. I am so sick of this all.
    We will get one day of quiet with lose of good or badd speeches and then.... hell starts The Presidential Race.
    Yea Gods.
    I love the way Japan does it and I think England... they call for a vote (?) if no majority they call for an election. Two week of campaigning and it is over ! Except in Japan they have little trucks with the person photo on it a loud speech playing and then they are gone.
    LOVE IT !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Here, we're stuck with months of this garbage (and we can't really believe any of it!), and no matter who gets elected, we get a bunch of self-serving idiots!

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    2. Praise the lord and pass the ear plugs.

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  4. Our federal and provincial elections are usually about six weeks total, and that's it. The problem develops when we get minority governments and the most partisan party does everything they can to bring down the government with the hope of forming a majority government.

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    1. But you have Rob Ford bobble heads to make fun of now that the election is over!

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  5. Maybe we all should invest in some ear plugs and plenty of batteries for out remotes. Thi crap is the beginning of more crap to come.

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  6. There's one around here that was just re-elected after mowing down four cheerleaders. Unbelievable!! http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ex-murrieta-mayor-dui-charge-reelection-20141105-story.html

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  7. I didn't get emails or calls this year, but they seemed to love to hang things on our door. I threw two of those suckers away last Saturday. Then there are the postcards they flood our mailbox with. One guy would mail one to me and one to my husband at the same address, so we'd get two of everything. You'd think they'd figure out that doesn't work and just send one to each household! My husband doesn't even see our junk mail--it goes straight to the recycle bin.

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    1. We got a lot of that crap by mail, too. It went straight to the recycling bags!

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  8. So glad it's over:). I lost count of how many phone calls I got, and I was about ready to throw the TV out of the window because of all those commercials!

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