Another presidential debate took place last night and I don’t know about you, I’m debated out. Are you? Once you hear one debate, they all sound the same. I emailed Tom Brokaw these two questions for consideration: 1] anything to do with extreme global poverty and genocide and US involvement even if it doesn’t support our nation’s vested interest and 2] what’s up with the recent increase in negative campaigning?
I’m starting to understand why nothing gets done in our country’s political process: Name calling. Finger pointing. Blame game. Partisanship. When will we learn to work together?
There were some interesting comments in response to yesterday’s post about reasons why I liked Sarah Palin…but not that way. But come Novemer 5, can fellow Christians from different political views – particularly in the same church – respect one another and be in genuine fellowship? I hope so. Remember the rules of civility.
I have two good reads to share with you including some serious s*#t. No joke.
Here’s what Campbell Brown [CNN] wrote calling the candidates to stop the negative campaigning:
There is just one month left. Please, please don’t let this devolve into a campaign you are sickened by and embarrassed to be part of.
Here’s a purely practical reason: The negativity you are spewing now will only make your job harder after Election Day.
Bipartisanship is really tough to achieve when everyone on both sides is left with a bad bad taste in their mouths.
Here is the new CNN Opinion Research Corp. When asked “How are things going in the country today?” 80 percent said badly. Eighty percent. Pollsters have been asking that question since 1974. Eighty percent is an all-time low. People want to hear solutions from you. They want to hear how you are going to get us out of this mess.
One of you will have to. Don’t you want to be able to walk into the White House with your dignity intact and your head held high?
And here’s the s*#t [or feces to be politically correct] people can resort to. C’mon people!
Late Sunday night or early Monday morning, somebody tore a Crown Hill man’s cardboard McCain-Palin campaign sign and rubbed animal feces on another similar sign after burning it.
When an officer responded to the home in the 9500 block of 14th Avenue Northwest, he found the cardboard Republican campaign sign in multiple pieces.
Animal feces was also rubbed on the other sign, which was plastic, and on the east window of the man’s home.
The victim, in his early 60s, “had an American flag and a message inside the house facing the street and the feces was rubbed over the message,” the officer wrote in his report.
Police did not specify what the message said, and a suspect has not been found.