I am amused by all the finger-pointing...(and by amused, I mean disgusted)...

@katran (590)
United States
November 5, 2008 12:43pm CST
Can we just agree on one thing here? Name calling is not something restricted to one political party or the other. I have been watching the myLot discussions for the past hour or so, and I am appalled by how many discussions I see with people going, "OMG, can you believe what such-and-such Republican said about Obama? Republicans are so horrible." Or, "OMG, can you believe what such-and-such Democrat said about McCain? Democrats are so horrible." I have news for you all. PEOPLE are horrible. We insult people we don't agree with. Sometimes we insult their friends and family just because we don't like them. Sometimes we insult completely innocent people just for believing in things we don't agree with. Republicans say nasty things. Democrats say nasty things. Independents say nasty things. And people say nasty things that have nothing to do with politics at all! I just think it is unfair for people to make discussions that suggest that one side or the other is being "mean" without thinking about the possibility that the other side is being just as bad. People seems to just pick and choose the stories that are in line with their own political beliefs and disregard the ones that prove their own party to be just as bad.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Lol, isn't the other side always the bad side? Fingerpointing is part of politics. Especially elections create an 'us against the rest of them' kind of environment where people get really fired up about their own party and candidate. Making the opposition look bad by pointing fingers at the opposition's problem areas increases that feeling of togetherness and being with the better group. Things will calm down eventually. Until then, enjoy the show and find some humor in it;)
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@katran (590)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I realize that the finger-pointing is never going to go away and that it may even be necessary to create unity and make your own candidate look better, but it still annoys me that people seem to completely forget that the other side that there is not really a difference in tactics and one party is not meaner than the other. I don't know. I think it just gets to be very immature and ridiculous. But, yes. I am mostly just glad that it will soon be over (hopefully).
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• United States
5 Nov 08
Elections have a way bringing out the bad side of people. They think their side is right so the other side must be wrong and bad. THey try and turn it into a good vs evil thing. When really it is just an election where different groups of people try to convience you that their side is the best by bashing the other side. The whole us vs them thing you know. Then you have the whole bragging rights thing after the election. Some people are sore losers, some people are sore winners. We are seeing examples of both of those right now. Not all Republicans are bad, not all Democrats are bad. But in an election year generalizations about both sides run rampant.
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5 Nov 08
amen!