Friday, February 03, 2012

The Friday Five

This week's Friday Five is:

Five things I LOATHE about a Presidential Election Year.

1. Political agenda commercials. They are way too frequent and way too untrustworthy.

2. Debates where no one answers any questions.

3. The fact that nobody can take a stand on any issue except that their opponent is a complete moron.

4. Phone calls from strangers asking my opinion on the candidates. (Trust me, they don't want to know.)

5. That politics divides us quicker than religion these days.

So, how do you feel about Presidential Election Years? I don't want to get into a Republican vs. Democrat debate here, or promote or denigrate any particular candidate. I just want to know how you feel about all the campaigning.


  1. Ditto, ditto, ditto. My eyes glaze over and I hear static fuzziness in my eyes when talk of anything politic is near me.

    Bleh. I don't trust anyone in public office anymore.

  2. Ha! Pretty much the same as you!

  3. Caller ID is a wonderful invention

  4. I'd tell you what I really thought but for these reasons:

    1. Your a lady and my response would not be fit for the presence of women to hear;

    2. I hope that I'm a gentleman and as such, would probably damage my slight reputation;

    3. Your husband, being a deacon, would have to gather the elders and do some laying of hands upon me (in booting me out the door)

    But seriously, folks, my deepest concern about this time of year is that we, as Americans, have allowed the media to manipulate us to the point that we are left to vote for people that we don't know, don't know what they hold to, are convicted about or believe and once they're in office, we stop caring a great deal because we seldom hear another word from them until two or four years later.

    Okay, is that what you were after?

  5. Linda8:34 AM

    What you said

  6. The constant commercials drive me crazy. But the most frustrating part is their lack of transparency. Their inability to answer a straight-forward question with a straight-forward answer.

    Now ya got me all riled up! :)

  7. I'm not a real political person so I often get irked this time of year as well.
    ~ Wendy

  8. I'm not a fan of the bombardment of political commercials, mass mailings, or unsolicited phone calls that take place during an election year.

    That said, I want reliable sources providing accurate information so I can make informed decisions.

  9. 3. The fact that nobody can take a stand on any issue except that their opponent is a complete moron.

    HA! Best laugh I've had all day!

  10. I get tired of a new postcard in my mailbox every day and the not answering questions really bugs me. I've almost quit watching debates. I never know any more than I did before I started watching.

    I do like the SNL sketches that make fun of all them. LOL

  11. Oh, I think that politics are definitely interesting, and I totally agree that there is a certain annoyingness to it all, thankfully I live in one of the 2nd to last states to vote in the primary so we haven't had much going on around here. This will be my first year being able to vote so I"m very excitedly doing research and finding out which candidates actually did what or this or that. Since I'm homeschooled it's the perfect way to have government class, with all the information being thrown right into my hands! But I definitely loathe the negativity that seems to come out at these things. So sad that this is what it has come to. Great list, couldn't have said it better :) Have a politics free weekend--if possible!

  12. There is much I don't understand about American politics, but the commercials that appear on our Canadian TV channels suggest that the campaigning aspect isn't a lot different in our two countries.

    I dislike the non-answers, the evasiveness, the name-calling and mud-slinging, and the promises that history has shown politicians never keep, not just because they don't want to, but because the system doesn't allow it. I vote based more on my instincts about a candidate's character than on anything they actually say.