Monday, June 30, 2008

I Hate Politics

This is the season that people like me dread. In which we avoid the break room at all cost and try to think of catch phrases to answer nosy political questions. I hate politics, and what I hate more than politics is discussing politics.

Luckily, I've been enhancing my life lately by taking self-discovery quizzes on Facebook. And I've discovered (by answering "maybe" to every question on a politics quiz) a catchy new label for people like me who just can't decide on any issues: Centrists. Yes, I'm a centrist. How very open-minded and balanced of me.

For other righteous centrists like me, here's a video to help you weather these trying times.

12 comments:

Jon The Hart said...

This past year I've started caring, but the other 26 years of my life I thought all politicians were equally stupid.

Now I believe that some are less stupid than others.

What wears on me is all the vague, platitude-laden campaign speech, I wish they would tour the country debating. And the other thing is the media coverage. Political analysts, polls everywhere, and unabashed bias make the news coverage of politics the worst tripe around.

The main thing driving me to care this election is the Supreme Court nominations that the next president will likely reign over. The court in the recent past has, in my opinion, deviated from its intended role and is now making law based on politics, rather than judging laws based on the constitution. Anywho... I won't get into it further, I only wanted to dip your toes in the political realm, not push you in the deep end.

Amber said...

What was that, Jon? Oh, I'm sorry, my cell phone was ringing.

T. said...

I get into politics because of the children! I also am a control freak and I don't want other people completely making my decisions for me.

(I would have said that I am not into politics, but you saw me signing petitions on Saturday to get different issues onto the ballot.)

I also have to be up on current politics so that when I watch the Lil' Bush series on the Comedy channel that I know what they are talkin' about!

Sarah said...

Amber, you and I should start a whole centrist revolution. I'm not sure what that would entail, but we're smart and powerful and balanced and open-minded, so I'm sure we can figure it out. But maybe we can't, because we'd just say maybe to everything. In any case, hear hear!

Mike said...

AWWWWWWWW!!!! THATSHHHH SHO SHWEEEEEET!!!!! FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!!

I'm about to start crying. Won't somebody think of the children!!!

Also, if you're a control freak you should just be a libertarian. Their idea is that people don't get to tell you what to do much. Or you could join the Cambodian People's Party like my friend Jon. They've got some new ideas. Or there's the "have a giant computer run your country" party. Why a giant computer? Different kind of politician. Not a beltway insider.

Amber said...

Sarah--I'm so in!
Nothing will ever get done with us centrists in power, so it will just be like now anyway, except you and I will have the power and can buy lots of cocktail dresses to wear to big-wig parties. I'm so in.

Mike said...

A centrist party is going nowhere. A party whose unifying factor is an inability to have any clear or consistent stance on anything? It would be the only party whose members have a harder time argeeing about things than the current parties. Unity is based on prejudice. On uniting with those who share our prejudices against those who, in turn, are prejudiced against us. A group that had to think out what it's opinions were case by case using a variety of data and decision making processes would never get anywhere. Selective prejudice is the way of efficiency and unity.

T. said...

Sadly, Mike, that is what unites some people. It is a reality--the whole immigration issue is a prime example where many predjudices come out. I wish the economy were not such a hot topic just so I could see how each candidate would handle this issue! Am & Sarah--the dress thing sounds fun too though!

By the way Mike--the last line in your last response was quite moving. I think you should be a speech writer for the candidates!!

Amber said...

Hey all you: The title of this post is "I Hate Politics," not "Please use my blog to discuss politics even more!"

Mike said...
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Amber said...

I'm sorry, I have to regularly censor my sailor of a husband so as to not offend those with a delicate constitution. He's just a joker.

T. said...

That is fine that he got censored--but I still want to hear what he had to say!! Mike--tell me Friday!!