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Is anyone else tired of what is going on in politics?

  
By:  Kathleen  •  Vacations  •  4 days ago  •  39 comments

Is anyone else tired of what is going on in politics?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am getting so tired of the relentless rants about Republicans, Democrats, whether you like or hate Trump... and so on.

When do you say you had enough? 

This blog is about how you feel about being tired of it, not a debate about Trump or any other politician, or Republicans or Democrats.

Please be polite....

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JohnRussell
1  JohnRussell    4 days ago

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JohnRussell
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 days ago

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Greg Jones
1.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1    4 days ago

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Ender
2  Ender    4 days ago

I get sick of the complete lack of decorum.

Then I wonder if there ever was any...

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3  r.t..b...    4 days ago

Politics has always been a blood sport...not for the faint or weak of heart. It has always been about gaining and maintaining power. That being said, as in any game where winners and losers are decided, there are established rules of engagement that constrain the combatants...ours being the greatest ever penned in our Constitution.

As ugly as it can sometimes be, we are still fortunate to live in a country where open debate is allowed, an unfettered press is an integral part of the freedoms we enjoy, and free and open elections give everyone a voice. We have a responsibility as citizens to educate ourselves on the issues, the candidates and party platforms at the local, state and national level and to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Hard work these days and it can be tiring...but the alternative is apathy. And if anything leads to our undoing, it will be apathy. So take everyone's comments with a sense of gratitude, for that indicates we still care enough to fight for our beliefs...and agree or disagree, it means folks are still engaged. And if we can agree on anything, it is that we all need to stay engaged. 

'For What it's Worth'

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  r.t..b... @3    4 days ago

Thanks for the comment.  Yes, it is nice that we as Americans can voice our opinions and decide who we would like. Politics is a dirty business with much dishonesty too. I do feel like right now it has sunk to a real low level. I have never seen anything quite like this before. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @3    4 days ago
Hard work these days and it can be tiring...but the alternative is apathy. And if anything leads to our undoing, it will be apathy. So take everyone's comments with a sense of gratitude, for that indicates we still care enough to fight for our beliefs...and agree or disagree, it means folks are still engaged. And if we can agree on anything, it is that we all need to stay engaged. 

Difficult to not see we are on the wrong apathy

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.2.1  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2    4 days ago
Difficult to not see we are on the wrong apathy

The road to perdition is bumper-to-bumper these daze. We've survived worse, be it internal or external, and we may take solace in 2020 as reaching rock bottom. Here's to seeing something positive rise from the ashes (as I don my rose-colored glasses).

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @3.2.1    4 days ago
ere's to seeing something positive rise from the ashes (as I don my rose-colored glasses).

the smoke of stained glasses pricks out eyes that can't see the points of thorns stabbing those showered in CAPS, that keep heads,

impervious to more than watered down realities as those thinking, 

drown in the depths of the unsound, cause  ways

left to bridge what is write there in front of what they can't face,

allows backs to be silently stabbed, aloud,

yet they crowd is not allowed 

to view ,

the true, 

"as he wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it"

,

but ahead too strong starboard is still not right for those left to not see that the small minded were never going to fit 

in a port, 

where one must bow to one so stern            and infirm

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.2.3  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2.2    4 days ago
"as he wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it"

...old George was ahead of his time...and guilty as charged.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.4  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @3.2.3    4 days ago

My apathy through life pretty much shielded me from such enrichment that i do now regret.I ve been encouraged to read poetry, and or, just read the talent of so many other writers, but my cop out has always been i wish not to be influenced, so i smoke and drink to that.

.

i have one English Comp class under my belt as i've often stated, i'm self uneducated, and it shows off 10, but,

i doubt i'll be accused of plagiarism , no matter how hard i work at it. 

That quote has stuck with me, as it is so evident in so what ciety

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.2.5  r.t..b...  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2.4    4 days ago
so i smoke and drink to that

...here's to one day sharing in the bliss that ensues. Until then...keep n lightening US.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.6  igknorantzrulz  replied to  r.t..b... @3.2.5    4 days ago

'keep n lightening US'

in the only dark heavy weigh i don't know how then or now, as 

i've knot the no how to know now or y my x is my presence, 

presented in absence     of abstinence , 

that i'll drink too, and with or without the deluge of drought that i don't doubt,

will flood my plane submerged for flying underwater,

as it would rather be torpedoed ,   than sink an underground  miss silo  .

.

Cheers to a Cold one i'll quickly warm up till smoking hot  pot calls out my kettle for being white 

like a knight  in Dulles ports  for plains of air headed the way, the way that Witchhunt blows till i find my Cauldron,

filled width those signaling busy    while nothing gets dunn

till finished am i 

 
 
 
JBB
3.2.7  JBB  replied to  r.t..b... @3.2.1    4 days ago

Rhoda Perdition is a drag queen in Tuscaloosa!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4  igknorantzrulz    4 days ago

I'm pretty sick up and fed, 

of peep holes obscured. Peoples who refuse to view the reality of our situation as 

lies and pseudo realities keep the truth silenced, like p

in on the third rail,

Rhode Scholars opinions diced into onions layered to smother the truth,

that whitch hunt four dawgz that remain aloof , 

asz the current onslaught, keeps any from ever being shocked, as the negativity of a scene nativity nuances into sayonsays,

that say we as a whole,      are in a serious delerious tremor,

whence people can no longer know or feel,

as the earth quakes from what shakes peep holes back to tolerating the acceptance of lactose while tripping on the acid reflux regurrgitated by fun guys capping off nights with shiny deflections dostracting peoples from seeing what they should trip over the wired for a sound reality,

not heard 

buy the herd,

not held accountable ship swallowed by those who can not sea the oceans of treason,

over due to some silly Forrest Gumping up the works, as Stupid is as Stupid Does continue to

OVERDUE,

When are we supposin peep holes might see what is true, 

in stead of watt i herd they allow others to    Construe...

wish i new,

as this has gotten so OLD 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5  Paula Bartholomew    4 days ago

I get sick that their own interests coming first over the needs of the people who elect them.

 
 
 
lib50
6  lib50    4 days ago

Hi, yes, I am sick of it.  I'm barely on here these days to keep myself sane and fortified for those times I do have the energy to post politics.  Can't stay totally out of it, have to do what my conscious tells me, but really have to watch how it impacts my health.  One day I"ll start posting pictures of our new place, just looking out the window makes me relax and breath again.

 
 
 
Kathleen
6.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  lib50 @6    4 days ago

I hope you do, I was thinking about posting mine too, maybe sometime. Yes, it can stress you out and raise your blood pressure...

 
 
 
Kathleen
7  author  Kathleen    4 days ago

Just a reminder, this blog is not about how we disagree with  Republicans or Democrats or how much we dislike a particular politician. This is about how we feel about politics in general. I know this is difficult, try to stay on that. Sorry, but others will be off topic...

Other positive chat is fine.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
7.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kathleen @7    4 days ago

i feel im only on topic when i'm off on a topical solution injected orally, as written off to be wrong iswhere i prefer to belong, is my short sighted view of that which i bid adieu 

 
 
 
Nerm_L
8  Nerm_L    4 days ago

I think the idea is for everyone to become tired of it all so they will tune out, turn off, and just go with the flow.  That's how a three year old tries to get what they want in the store aisle.  It's sad that toddlers are in charge.

People began using social media to rant about being fed up.  But now a rant can cause job loss or arrest.  It's interesting how social media is being used to isolate and ostracize people.  It's sad that bullies are in charge.

But now people are making choices intended to take power away from the toddlers and bullies who have placed themselves in charge.  What's good for the country or communities isn't the driving consideration for public choices.  The public is choosing to 'burn it all down' because they are tired of it all and don't have any other way to voice their dissatisfaction.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
8.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Nerm_L @8    4 days ago
The public is choosing to 'burn it all down' because they are tired of it all and don't have any other way to voice their dissatisfaction.

Your reference to 'toddlers' is an accurate one.  We are in our infancy in learning how to deal with the new communication metric of 24/7 access to news/dialogue/disinformation. And like children learning a new language, we are more apt to lash out in frustration rather than in understanding the nuances that have yet to be assimilated.

The leadership from both self-serving parties only feed upon the disassociation of fact from fiction, only further adding to the dysfunction. Time we all grow up, shut up, and remember that always, the 'truth will out.'

 
 
 
Nerm_L
8.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  r.t..b... @8.1    4 days ago
Your reference to 'toddlers' is an accurate one.  We are in our infancy in learning how to deal with the new communication metric of 24/7 access to news/dialogue/disinformation. And like children learning a new language, we are more apt to lash out in frustration rather than in understanding the nuances that have yet to be assimilated. The leadership from both self-serving parties only feed upon the disassociation of fact from fiction, only further adding to the dysfunction. Time we all grow up, shut up, and remember that always, the 'truth will out.'

I don't think the toddler and bully attitude is limited to politics.  The same thing is happening with science, medicine, economics, education, criminal justice, etc.  Those who throw the biggest tantrums and are the biggest bullies get all the attention and are winning out in the end.

Climate science is engaging in the same sort of manipulation as are those pursuing impeachment.  It's not about truth; it's about getting what one wants.  Toddlers understand that the frailties of humanity can be used as a weapon to manipulate people to get what they want.  And bullying is how those frailties can be used against people.

Toddlers throw tantrums to coerce adults to give in.  But at some point the adults either lash out or they stop paying attention.  Today adults are punished for lashing out, so the only option is to stop paying attention.  Which only makes the toddlers scream louder.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Nerm_L @8    4 days ago

Toddlers would be a good description by the way people have been acting about it.  Just think of all the things that could be accomplished by using that energy to be positive instead of negative. People still don’t get it. They would rather undercut and fight instead of solving problems then moving on to the next task.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
8.2.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Kathleen @8.2    4 days ago
Toddlers would be a good description by the way people have been acting about it.  Just think of all the things that could be accomplished by using that energy to be positive instead of negative. People still don’t get it. They would rather undercut and fight instead of solving problems then moving on to the next task.

What I have observed is that people who attempt to be positive are bullied into silence and ostracized.  Social media is controlled by toddlers and bullies.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.2.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Nerm_L @8.2.1    4 days ago

Very true, I have come across some very intelligent and intellectual posters and some really bad ones on different sites.  It’s much easier to say things to people you don’t know or never have to face.  On a positive note, I have made friends, and learned some things too.

 
 
 
Freefaller
9  Freefaller    4 days ago

Lol I grew tired of politicians shenanigans 40 years ago, my disdain for politics followed shortly thereafter.  As for how much it's discussed here I find it pretty easy to ignore so it doesn't bother me, although that seriously limits the number of seeds available to be read.

 
 
 
Tacos!
10  Tacos!    4 days ago

When there is a specific issue that affects you personally, I get how a person could become very emotional and intransigent. But if you get that way about all issues, something is wrong.

When we’re just talking about the usual policy issues or one party versus another, the angst and anger we see is just not reasonable. We can’t talk about anything really when people instantly become blind with rage over every political article there is. We also see this assumption that anyone who disagrees is a terrible person, hates people, hates the country, is insane, etc.

We see this hysteria in politicians, in universities, on tv, and in regular people posting online. It’s almost never productive.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
10.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Tacos! @10    4 days ago

We also see this assumption that anyone who disagrees is a terrible person, hates people, hates the country, is insane, etc.

We see this hysteria in politicians, in universities, on tv, and in regular people posting online. It’s almost never productive.

luckily, it is counterproductive :)

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Tacos! @10    4 days ago

I think it starts to go off tract. Instead of talking about policies and what can we to to improve things, we resort to personal negative comments and even about their family members.  I have seen so many comments about the First Ladies and even their looks. Who cares what they look like, it’s what kind of job they can do.  I am guilty of saying some things in the past about some politicians. It really does not go anywhere.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11  Buzz of the Orient    4 days ago

In my case, being a Canadian and not an American (well, okay, I'm a NORTH American), and watching from the other side of the world the American dream becoming a nightmare these days is almost starting to be boring, a real turn-off, perhaps because I'm not involved in the slings and arrows of your unfortunate near uncivil war, but would rather watch a movie about boxing, like Cinderella Man, which is more in keeping with the American dream - Hollywood does a much better job of it. 

So to my American friends, my condolences - hope you'll be able to find peace and happiness, if not now, then at least down the road, which appears to me to be the one "less travelled". 

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shona1
11.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    4 days ago

A/noon Buzz...Yep we thought our pig trough pollies were bad here...but then I look at the States...UK...geez ours aren't to bad after all...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @11.1    4 days ago

And good afternoon to you too, Shona, dweller in the same hemisphere as me.  Yep, for some it could be quite an entertainment watching the political warfare over there, but as I said, I'd rather watch a good movie. 

 
 
 
bbl-1
12  bbl-1    4 days ago

Endless rants about nothing.  Wealth continues to concentrate as the power continues to consolidate.

Afraid to tax the billionaires as the cities can't afford to keep the storm sewers cleaned out or fix the potholes.

Don't matter.  The American president is considering going to Russia to celebrate their May Day parade.

And---"No Collusion, No Obstruction and No Damn Quid Pro Quo," is the message of the day.  Read em' and weep, suckers. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
12.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bbl-1 @12    3 days ago

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Texan1211
12.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  igknorantzrulz @12.1    3 days ago

Removed for context

 
 
 
Texan1211
13  Texan1211    4 days ago

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bbl-1
13.1  bbl-1  replied to  Texan1211 @13    4 days ago

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Kathleen
14  author  Kathleen    3 days ago

I knew I was asking for too much.

Thanks to all the posters that stayed on topic. 

As for the others that could not help themselves, you have plenty of other articles to mouth your shit on.

Locking it.