Addictions

@clrumfelt (5427)
United States
March 17, 2008 10:43am CST
Do you feel like you are addicted to politics during the elections seasons? Do you want to tune in all the time to find out what the different candidates are saying and what kinds of stuff the news media is digging up about them? Do you choose your candidate and sit on the sidelines rooting for him or her when you watch the news? Is politics getting to be a spectator sport where you have to sift through and dig to be able to focus on the important issues? What do you think?
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
17 Mar 08
I don't consider it an addiction but the constant search for knowledge. If a person can honestly turn party affiliation aside and really look at who is best for this country then that is what the political process is all about. To just be a puppet of the system and vote for the democrat or republican because it is what you or your family has always done is not what I consider an intelligent decision. I afraid, though, that is exactly what popitics has turned into over the last four or five decades.
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I see your point. At this point I am wondering if I will feel I am voting for the lesser of two evils.
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• United States
17 Mar 08
Addicted? Hardly. More like very "over" it at this point. I'm so tired of all the fearmongering and drama that I just tune it all out. I'm not thrilled with any of the candidates, and I am angry at how they all slam each other. Whatever happened to debating the issues rather than standing around and accusing each other of junk? Its turned into a circus act. Nothing more.
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I know what you mean. I will eventually get sick of it all before the election comes and quit listening so much but I guess at this point I am still interested in watching the circus.
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@anniepa (26285)
• United States
17 Mar 08
Yes, and this has been a long time addiction for me. I think it's terrible that we do have to sift through the mud to find any discussion of the issues! Every election people complain about this and act as though it's something new, but the truth is it's been like this for as long as I can remember, the mud just gets slung faster and further these days due to the internet and the 24 hour cable news networks. Annie
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Isn't it awful in a democratic society to feel as if you are sifting through mud to find the truth when you go to exericse your right to vote. No wonder people have started calling it our "civic duty" b/c it seems to become more of a chore as the years go by.
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@anniepa (26285)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Thank you so much for the BR. The mud's still flying and there's no end in sight. I'm still longing for some real discussions on the economy and the war. Annie