Okay, let me just say something;

United States
August 29, 2008 2:45am CST
We all don't agree. But here's what's really eating me today: Number one: That after sooooo many years of modern politicians, we expect them to be humble, modest, and to not like intense, big parties. Number two: Every little thing is taken to be an indicator of their personality. Now, we can't -all- be excellent judges of character, come on now. In politics, naturally we'll all get into heated discussion...but all this hate -- and I'm not talkin' about supporters of one candidate, or one party, or anything like that -- all this hate, is really getting old. How many times do you have to say, "GRAWR I HATE HIM BECAUSE...BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE HIS FACE!!!" (Or how he puts together a speech, or how he walks, etc, etc). I get tired, exhausted in fact, by how many times I get jumped on because I say that I DON'T hate a particular politician. Just 'cause I don't hate them doesn't mean I advocate everything they do. Have some sense people. So how about this? Tell me aaaall the things that have annoyed you all election season long, folks. Preferably nothing terribly hate-based, but you know...have it if you really gotta. Kay? Love ya'll always, of course. I'll ttyl.
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• United States
29 Aug 08
The thing that really gets to me is that, when obvious lies are told, they soon become accepted as incontrovertible truths. A friend has e-mailed me so many times with things she believes, and the proof that it's not true matters not at all to her. For example, she truly believes that Obama is a Muslim terrorist who wants to be in office so he can destroy the US. Part of this is "blamed" on his name, but I don't think many people have named themselves. Another friend insists McCain was not a POW, but an enemy collaborator. Rather than a prisoner, he was supposed to be in the POW camp together evidence to share with the enemy, and that's how he survived. If you don't have proof, verified by three or more reliable sources, don't make a fool of yourself by mentioning these things in such a way that they come across as absolutely true!
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• United States
29 Aug 08
You're awesome. Have I ever told you that? All I can say is: Yes, yes, yes! You've no idea how this drives me bananas as much as it makes me laugh at people sometimes.
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• United States
29 Aug 08
Thanks! I worked my way through college as a reporter, and for many years I tought journalism. Three good sources is the most basic need! Besides, especially in politics, some people will say anything just to arrive at their desired goal. I honestly thought everyone know that until I started paying close attention to this year's election junk!
• United States
30 Aug 08
It's a rather confusing mess, at this point =( He-said she-said stuff. "OMG he said what?!" *shakes my head* That's why I'm butting out of most of it now. Better to be neutral than to pick sides at this point. As a blogger, I really get the necessity of having more than one source to confirm the information. But most people don't really make a habit of being very thorough, so I guess that's where we're at.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
29 Aug 08
lol are you getting a little tired of this election? It's ok I think we all are. I think I would like to kick myself for starting the discussion that I did last night because now I have to come back to politics lol. I don't hate McCain, I don't hate Obama, and I don't hate Paul (although I don't know a whole lot about him, but I can say as long as he isn't a murder or rapist I can like him) but I will call people out when they are not correct on their facts.
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• United States
29 Aug 08
Good for you! If only everyone did that, ^_^ I'm actually something of a politics addict, and news buff, but yeah...this is starting to wear on me! Good to know I'm not alone =)
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Not alone at all. Have you noticed the members that are usually nice snapping at everyone? I just blame the election. I know I have snapped a few people.
• United States
30 Aug 08
Oh yeah, it's been rather surprising to me really -- people I've known on here since I came here losing their cool when they're usually known for their cool O_O I guess elections make everyone a little...erm...stressed out. Stresses me out having to be doubly cool-headed to grab ahold of them and go, "Get ahold of yourself man/lady!" Good thing its almost over, huh?
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hehe well i don't exactly hate either. but i have a thing or two against my country's president. anyway, yeah there are just people who can't accept what our convictions are. don't be frustrated. people are just like that. we will lose if we lose our tempers with them. take care and God bless you!
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Aug 08
I can't say I really "hate" any of the candidates. I have serious detest for the policies and positions of Barak Obama because I disagree vastly with his ideology and the fatc that he ignores the constitution far more than George Bush ever did even by the wildest stretch. Politics, like religion, is an issue that has very profound effects on our lives in almost every aspect, so it is a passionate issue for us. These decisions we effect our country and our lives for not just the term the candidate serves, but for years longer even decades. this applies at all levels of government, local, state and federal alike.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Aug 08
"his tendency to fall asleep when he is there" lol, lots do that. I wish even more would, the less congress acts the better off we are. Did you know it is a statisticly proven fact that the stock market goes up when congress goes in to recess?
• United States
29 Aug 08
Hey, politics is where the money's at! The...greed-fueled self-destructive..kind..that is...lol.
• Malaysia
30 Aug 08
I think it's something you would normally feel throughout an election and that everyone is trying to voice their opinion and trying to make everyone see their point but the fact is. It's something really hard to do because people are different.