I warned you that these types of posts would be coming. They’re here.
First up, some ground rules for The Issue:
- Share your thoughts in the comments below – this is a safe space to be heard.
- No calling anyone idiots, stupid, or ignorant because of their beliefs. Unlike our leaders, we know how to act like adults.
- Recommend articles and other sources for people to read.
Today’s issue – Partisianship.
Rather than hearing concrete plans for progress, the current political discourse is one of whining, finger pointing, and name calling. It’s kindergarten all over again.
It’s also the worse time for this type of behavior from our supposed leaders. With the economy at the bottom of the gutter, two wars still being fought overseas, a high unemployment rate, increasing energy costs…we’re pretty much shit out of luck. And our government can’t get their heads out of their asses to pass some laws that will actually help.
This has to be one of the ugliest presidential campaigns in recorded history. And at a perilous time in our nation’s progress.
It’s pretty much a disaster. And one that no one is talking about. So I am.
We need to communicate to our politicians (and the press – they’re just as guilty of this as the candidates are) that this is ridiculous. That this type of campaigning is dumb. That their children and grandchildren know how to act better.
If you agree with me, please share this video on Twitter, Facebook, Google+. And leave a comment on your idea for how we can tell our leaders that we don’t want to hear their bitching and moaning anymore. That they better start talking about the issues, and plans.
And that they’re acting like children.