Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yup. I'm Going to Go Here.....

I'm sick of political talk.

I'm bombarded with flyers, calls, Facebook posts and people who freely share their opinion even after I have clearly stated I don't like to talk politics. While I appreciate people are passionate about their party (yes, I have friends on both sides of the political spectrum)I was raised that your vote is private.

I read. I keep well informed of the issues, but I will never let on which way I'm voting and that is the beauty of being registered as an "Independent". I've voted across party lines and I'm fine with that.

However, I'm not fine with the constant bashing. I find the people who complain about the bashing are also bashing, but don't recognize it. I think there are ways to express your beliefs without slamming another party's viewpoint. To me, if you have to bash a political party, I am going to tune you out.

Also, if I tell you I'm an Independent and I don't talk about politics, don't tell me you feel the same way, also an Independent, and then spend the next 2 hours really sharing your Republican viewpoint with me.

Again, I respect that people are passionate about their beliefs, but right now, I'd rather hear about your bowel movements than talk politics. I'd rather hear you have to eat bran muffins to get things moving in the morning.

Because I feel so strongly, I am removing myself from all situations where the majority of the conversation is politics. I can't wait for talk of politics turning to annoying family members at the holidsys.


Brian Miller said...

heh...i was talking political in my post today too...i think we should throw the lot out and start over honestly...this election has disgusted me...some of the hate that is spewing...its idiocy...i included a quote by george washington in my post today where he said political parties would be the end of US...i agree...

KaH said...

Oh funny. I just had the conversation with someone in my office today about not wanting to discuss politics... I do not feel the need to hear or share my political views. Growing up, I was always told asking someone how they are going to vote is like asking them how much money they make. AKA: knows of your business.
When did that all change?

Little Ms Blogger said...

Brian - I can't believe how many trees have been killed with this election. It's insane.

KaH - That's how I was raised. Now when I tell this to people, some look at me with a look of disbelief.