All this political mudslinging and name calling.. what do you think

United States
October 28, 2008 5:42pm CST
When you think about it..all the name calling, mudslinging, quarrels that arise within circles..isn't election time a stressful time. Do you think that people's blood pressures rise 10 or 15 points higher then normal? Do you think it's nice all the nasty names and awful things said during the period of time that preceeds elections. I think it's the worst part about having to elect someone is listening to them tear each other apart..
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@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I hear so little about the actual plans. Most people still think Obama is going to shoot all the "whiteys." I feel so sorry for their family, I'm disappointed in people who are older than me who are saying these things about either party. Not to mention what was said about Hillary, now that I think of it.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Those who say that about Obama don't realize that his mother is white..He is not going to do such a thing..He is way to intelligent for those kins of tings. I don't recall what they said about Hilary: what did they say?
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@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Well, with Hillary they were really sexist, calling her a "b*tch" and whatever you would expect them to say.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Really? I don't recall that.. I must have missed something..when did they call her that.. Was that something off camera..Did you read this in some article? How did you learn of this?
• United States
29 Oct 08
I hate the mud slinging, always have but this year it's even worse. I think the reason for this is because Bush was re-elected for his second term because he clouded the issues so much by slinging mud at Kerry (which too many people believed, evidently), that he was re-elected even though he is and never was what you would call a popular President. I want to hear the issues. I want to know who stands behind the things I do and who doesn't. I don't care about their personal lives,etc., etc. That's just a big cloud to cover all the issues. I am like most people here. I would like them to just sit down at a table and calmly and rationally state their cases. Them calling each other is like a pot calling a kettle black. All politicians lie. They'll say or promise anything to get elected.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
I guess if everyone sat down calmly and discussed things it would seem so different.
• United States
29 Oct 08
I am tired of all the BS on both sides. Stick to the issues and leave the rest alone. I think most people are getting sick of the BS.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
I agre it's a bunch of BS ...and some day they should make a law that puts a lid on some of the BS going back and forth..It gets nautious.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I would much rather hear about the issues only. I think all mud slinging should just stop and only the issues be discussed. They are setting a bad example for the youth of the country. I think its good to discuss the facts on their plans. Some of this mud slinging has gone too far.It wastes time that could be spent on solutions and the divisions in the parties actualy hold our country back from progress. I hate to see grown people acting like cavemen, and taking steps backwards in time.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Those are my thoughts exactly. It would be much better for everyone if they stuck to the issues; then we would really know everything we need to know about the candidates..But,it seems to be part of the process any more .. I hate to turn on the tv during this time because even the local politicians have their mud balls ready..Politics is ugly during election time!
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@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I think that sometimes the issues are not quite so clear and they are inter-woven in the personalities of the candidates. It would be much nicer if people could quietly talk about the issues, but now it seems that it is much easier to call someone else a name and then claim to be talking about the issues.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
You are so very right .. With all the clutter around the issues; it's hard to see clearly what is being said at times. I get so exhausted listening to it all but I know we must consider what is being said..when it's an issues thing.