I hate this time of year.
This is the time when 90% of the ads on television are political attack ads set on an infinite loop. And they all suck. I am so sick and tired of the political bullshit polluting my entertainment that I'm about ready to put my foot through the TV. Or put my foot up the asses of these dumbass politicians who are so busy talking about what the other guy is doing wrong that they don't bother to say how they're going to fix anything. Probably because they don't know what they're going to do. Far easier to just trash the other candidate and get the job with no expectations.
By far the worst ads here in Washington State come from the battle that's airing between incumbent Democrat dumbass Senator Patty Murray and challenger Republican dumbass Dino Rossi. I voted for Rossi last time because Democrats historically shit all over Eastern Washington (where I live) since it's mostly inhabited by Republicans that don't vote for them. They're far too busy throwing State money at their voter base over on the coast so they can get reelected next term.
But this year Dino Rossi has made it impossible... IMPOSSIBLE... for me to vote for the piece of shit because his ads are so reprehensible that I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I did.
But, to his credit, he at least looks into the camera when he delivers his "I'm Dino Rossi and I approve this ad" stupidity.
In Patty Murray's latest ad she's NOT looking into the camera... but instead "discussing important business" with somebody while she looks AWAY from the camera and reluctantly drones on with her "I'm Patty Murrary and I approve this ad" idiocy IN VOICEOVER! And she delivers it with such agony that you can practically feel her begging you to forgive her for being "forced" to air this horrible commercial. Well, Senator, if you can't even look into the camera when you tell people that you approve your own bullshit, then you have no fucking business airing the ad in the first place. Not that I blame you, if I was shoveling that shit to people while I asked for their vote, I wouldn't be able to look them in the eye while I said it either. But don't for one second think that you're fooling anybody... it's insulting to all of us. You're a US Senator for heavens sake.
Needless to say, I'm not voting for that pathetic joke of a candidate either.
So it looks like my ballot will be without a vote in the Senate box. I do not reward this kind of childish, unproductive, and generally shitty behavior.
I'm used to political candidates being dumbasses. I'm even used to casting my vote based on who's the lesser douchebag. But when you've got two candidates so disgusting that the thought of voting for either one makes you sick to your stomach... all you can do vote your conscience.
Even if that means not voting at all.
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Aren’t there any third party candidates for senate that you could vote for? It’s an unfortunate fact that a near majority of eligible voters in America choose not to vote, and under the rules of the game, silence equals consent.
If just half of the people who chose not to vote decided to vote instead, but voted for somebody other than the Republicans or the Democrats, that would be a real political earthquake the likes of which no politician has ever seen.
This year’s go-round has been particularly disgusting everywhere, I think. The only cure for it would be if we could get every registered voter NOT to vote for anyone, and to stand outside the polling places with protest signs.
Unfortunately I can’t see that happening. *sigh*
Soooo effing true. This year is going to be so freaking hard…
i wholeheartedly disagree. you have to vote for someone, even if it is mickey mouse or yourself. it has always been my opinion that if you don’t vote for someone, anyone, then you have zero right to complain. the ability to vote is precious, people fought for the right. let your voice be heard when you register a vote for yourself.
other than that, yep, i hate the political ad bullshit also. grrrrrrrr!
As I mentioned over at Marty’s place earlier today, any ad that has the phrase “…and I approved this message” is one I’m guaranteed to hate. With a vengeance.
I think we drafted similar posts at the same time. Talk about being on the same wave length here.
Agree with all that you’ve said here. Bullshit and unprofessional ads need to be completely removed. At least the ones with the wacky statements can incite a laugh or two.