Saturday, August 30, 2008

Election Stress

My biggest guilty pleasure is Fox News. I'm a news junky, I just can't get enough. Its the only thing I put on T.V. when I actually get the remote, which isn't very often. Even when I get in the car I turn it to Fox News Radio. I am driving my family crazy. This has been going on for at least a year already.

Anyway, as I was listening to it this morning I was getting so frustrated and spun up about the upcoming election. I won't discuss who I think would do a better job because I know I'll offend half of my blog readers. I feel very strongly about how I will vote and I usually can see both sides of a story but not this time.

I am so frustrated by the politicians and news media stereotyping and categorizing each racial group and statuses like working class, blue collar workers, single mothers, evangelicals, catholic, etc... When you really think about who is keeping this country divided? Who thinks they know how everyone will vote? I know that when I think of America I do not stereotype or categorize people into groups.

I can't believe that we believe everything these politicians say. Please don't just vote by what they say in their speeches, we all know its fluff. Research their backgrounds, experience and take a close look at the decisions they made earlier in their lives. Take a look at what they were doing before the media was following them around.


KC said...

very well said.

Michelle P said...

I will admit that although it is very frustrating to me sometimes, I have been following this presidential election far more than those in the past. Maybe I'm growing up?? Anyway, I think the media is the most frustrating part of the whole process..just my two cents!

Alex said...

Don't be ashamed of your Fox News addiction! haha! I am addicted to watching Nancy Grace. :)

This election is definitely going to be interesting. Of course everyone is psychoanalyzing why McCain picked Palin as his VP candidate. They were talking on the radio this morning about how she's the "total package" because she is pretty and women will vote McCain because of her. Puke. Since when did looks play a part is someone's competancy? Abraham Lincoln wasn't very handsome, but I think he was a great president.

Heather said...

Good point, good point.

palmtreefanatic said...

it will be an interesting election for sure!
interesting to see how it ends up!