Laugh-Out-Loud Politics

I am proud to declare myself as an independent voter.  I have no affiliation with any political party and refuse to base my voting in relation to Democrats and Republicans.  Granted, I don’t really care for politics and usually find myself out of the loop of the happenings on Capitol Hill but recently I’ve been listening to NPR on my way to work (say what you will about their liberal tendencies, they’re a lot less biased than my other news source:  Facebook).  Because of this new habit I’ve been a little more in the know about the sad state of the economy, Greece’s debt crisis, and the beginnings of next year’s presidential election.

Today’s election news was about the words being exchanged between two Republican hopefuls:  Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.  I would assume the two men are having meaningful debates that are really bringing out the complexities of issues as well as various solutions for said issues.  Oh wait, this is politics.  Apparently they are mudslinging:  Romney is demanding that Perry fully explain his claims that Social Security is unconstitutional and a Perry spokesman has accused Romney as sounding like, “a Democrat trying to scare senior citizens” (see link below).  Seriously?!  
As an dependent, I don’t care if you call yourself a Republican or a Democrat.  Heck, I don’t even care if you label yourself as liberal or conservative.  What I care about is the stupid arguments ending and parties to stop going, “Blah, blah, blah, Democrats are socialists and are evil,” and “Blah, blah, blah, Republicans hate poor people and are evil.”  What I want are for people to stop blaming others for the problems and start presenting reasonable solutions for the problems that this country has.  
I suppose while I’m daydreaming about what I want, I would also like a pony.

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