Thursday, October 4, 2012

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Last night, my mom and Jeffrey came over for dinner and to watch the presidential debate.  The 9-year-old wasn't as enthralled with watching two men talk about the economy.  I bribed him with my puppy.  And it worked.  Kind of.  But what was interesting about the evening was that I really enjoyed it. 



When did I get so old? 

I was extremely interested in listening to what each candidate had to say.

I won't get into my personal politics on the blog.  I know that everyone has their own unique view on things based on their backgrounds and life experience.  Personally, I think I fall somewhere in the middle.  I recycle but don't compost.  I work in a science field and am a Christian.  I am pro-choice AND pro-life.  I like elephants but look better in blue.  You see where I am going with this.  I agree with aspects of both party platforms.  And I would bet that is where a lot of the country is as well.

I have a real problem with people at each extreme of the spectrum (liberals and ultra conservatives).  Mostly because they seem to think that anyone that doesn't share in their opinions is an idiot, which isn't true.  And I think that mentality kind of has hurt our country over the last decade.

Since I live in Oregon, my vote really doesn't matter (blue or red).  That's one of the wonders that is the electoral college (outdated in my opinion but that is another debate at another time).  It would take nothing short of a miracle for Oregon to be anything other than a blue state.  The one benefit of this... we've had very few presidential election commercials lately.

No matter which candidate wins, hopefully the next four years will show a positive change in the economy (please please PLEASE) and the ability for BOTH parties to work together for the betterment of the country and not just their individual party (side-eye Tea Party).

Now I'm going to have some chocolate milk (like a mature adult).

11 comments:

  1. I yelled a lot at the TV last night. Andy told me I needed to calm down. Election season is stressful.

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  2. "No matter which candidate wins, hopefully the next four years will show a positive change in the economy (please please PLEASE) and the ability for BOTH parties to work together for the betterment of the country and not just their individual party (side-eye Tea Party)."

    love this. great perspective :)

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  3. chris asked if i was going to vote this year. i said whats the point? oregon is auto-blue. then again, same with california.

    but who knows. maybe i'll nominate myself.

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  4. Hi! I'm your newest follower, and I found you through the GFC Blog Hop! I'm so glad I did... you seem to have really great insights and a fun blogging style! I agree with you on hoping that once this election is over, everyone will work together better than we have in the past... The turmoil within our own borders is driving me crazy!

    I can't wait to read more from you! And I'd love if you followed me back--we can be blogging buddies!

    What's in a Name?

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  5. I am jealous of your lack of political ads in Oregon. I can't turn around without one of them smacking me in the face. Darn swing states.

    I'm not voting, because I have no interest in either candidate. I think they both suck. And I think our current system is broken and needs some serious healing.

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  6. I enjoyed this post as many bloggers seem afraid to even mention the world politics on their blogs. Feel like I'm somewhere in the middle too, only wish they had a true party for that. lol And the electoral college seems outdated for sure, think some people don't even bother voting because of it. Agree that both parties need to work together for the betterment of the country and not just their individual party. Interesting how politics seems to really fire people up causing such division, yet the key to change lies in being able to work together.

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  7. I was just telling Ryan that the electoral college needs to go. It seems kind of pointless these days.

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  8. i'm already a big fan of your blog.. 1, because you are amazing! can't believe you are an engineer. how cool is that?
    2. because i couldn't agree more about where you fall politically. i think many more americans are in the middle than the media portrays. i always say, democrat in my heart & republican in my brain! i adore your blog and am your new follower..come follow along at chaseandem.blogspot.com XO

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  9. I'm right there with you girl. Oregon, doesn't even count. What's the incentive to vote? Stoopid. And, I am middle of the road, across the board. I don't identify fully with either party. ALL I WANT Is a positive change in the Economy. Amen.

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  10. I'm not American, but I totally agree with your perspective and think it makes a lot of sense. Obviously I'm not voting, but I will definitely be watching with interest...

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  11. "i like elephants but look better in blue". gosh i heart you.

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