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In a conversation with Deirdre this afternoon, I told her I thought the quality of the discussion in American politics has gone way down, Obama notwithstanding. I rarely see anyone discussing the candidates' positions. Instead what I see posted is outtakes, bad jokes, twisting of words, and demonization. Of McCain and Palin.

The overall tone seems to be very much "We're going to win this time, so suck it. See how we've felt over the last 8 years as we had to endure being the minority. It's payback time!"

McCain supporters have certainly not been better behaved either. Even the ones who haven't been spouting off that he's a muslim or terrorist seem to constantly hype tangential connections to bad people.

I would kill to see posts of substance rather than childish crap.

I think it's unfortunate that Joe the Plumber isn't actually licensed to be a plumber, and that he's not really going to be buying his business, and that he owes taxes. He asked a really good question though. He didn't ask a flag lapel question. He asked a specific question about taxes. Good on him.

I really liked lori_dyann's post comparing positions of Rossi and Gregoire, on the issues she finds important. Issues.
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lori_dyann From: lori_dyann Date: October 26th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know a single person voting for McCain so I haven't bothered to write anything serious about the Presidential race. Besides, McCain/Palin just open themselves up to so much comedy.
a_muse_d From: a_muse_d Date: October 26th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
pfft that's over-rated.
foote3 From: foote3 Date: October 27th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a friend trying to do so at http://thinkpop.wordpress.com/
sirensanssmile From: sirensanssmile Date: November 1st, 2008 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't bother trying to write an actual issues based discussion on political views because neither candidate really stand for issues that are important to me. As it is, I hate one candidate that much more than the other so I shall be voting for the one I hate that little bit less. The reason I hate that one this much more is the certain issues that they made clear are issues I certainly disagree with. None the less the recent actions that this one has been pulling are disgusting to me and are an obvious red flag of bad things to come.
Though again I think the selection really just sucks as did the last election and I would love to see a REAL candidate but alas it isn't to be.
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