By tully | "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael Tully September 4, 2008 at 3:23AM
This is why I didn't want to watch either convention. The thought that people might be falling for this preposterousness is easy to laugh off in theory, but when you witness it firsthand it becomes more troubling than the promise of an impending natural disaster. I'm frightened for the world right now. I can only hope that President Obama is able to brush off these arrogant attacks without succumbing to them. Either way, his opponents will condemn him: if he rises to their insidious tactics, they will point out his cruel negativity; if he ignores them, they will say that he is remaining silent because he knows they are right. But the fact remains:
None of this cleverly written playground jabbing has anything to do with the task at hand.
The Republicans have found their groove once again and it is actually turning me into an angry person, something that I don't want to be. How they manage to make their families seem more "good" and "decent" than those on the other side makes me want to scream. This is the ultimate act of arrogance and it exposes humanity at its most insecure and evil. I am a child of extreme Republicans. I am friends with extreme non-Republicans. I don't consider myself either. I have lived with both and worked with both and existed as an individual who works very hard not to place a wall between these two artificially constructed political parties that don't appear to me—at this stage, anyway—to be much different from each other. I hate an arrogant Democrat as much as I hate an arrogant Republican. But what I will not stand for is a machine that consciously manipulates and brainwashes and uses negativity as its primary—and in this case, only—plan for victory.
I worry that Vice President Biden will not be able to bite his lip and will lash out at Mrs. Palin during one of the debates, providing more fuel for the Republicans fodder and creating a further rift. While the days of taking it are over—for what noble individual would allow that to happen?—Vice President Biden needs to be careful. The more angry and personal he becomes, the more successful his opponents will be. That's a fucking fact.
I refuse to watch or read anything from this point forth, for it accomplishes nothing. Every single article has a slant. "Sarah Palin has never left the country!" "Obama is a community organizer, not a politician!" "John McCain has had cancer eighty-six times!" "Joe Biden hates people from India!" "Sarah Palin is forcing her underage daughter to have a baby and get married!" "Barack Obama smokes cigarettes!"
If anyone has a link to objective, un-slanted reporting about the election, I'd be happy to read it. Please link to it at the bottom of this post. Otherwise, I'm tuning out. I know who I'm voting for.
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