wADmM5mNLtOv064mhMCS_CYE3Bc Just Dorothy: My Name is Dorothy McFadden...and I Approved This Message!

My Name is Dorothy McFadden...and I Approved This Message!

This is my blog.  This is my blog about politics.  Which, in an earlier post, I said I usually refrain from discussing with anyone.  Discussing politics with loved ones or even liked ones is one sure way to ingite animosity.  It can even lead to the disolution of friendships and cause a rift between family members.  Bottom line:  just don't do it!

However, here is my rant, my little tirade, my ginormous soapbox, if you will.  Being an election year, of course we can't escape political chatter.  It's on TV.  All. The. Freakin. Time.  It's on billboards and signs on street corners.  It's in social media.  Oh, God, is it ever in social media.  And if I happen to disagree with your opinion on who the better candidate is...look out.  It's an all out attack.  If I disagree with Obama, I must be a racist.  I must be against the black man, right?  I must want to "keep the brother down."  Yeah, that's me.

If I don't vote for Romney I must agree that the bigger the government the better and universal healthcare is the way to go and that I want to allow all the immigrants to come on over with no consequences. 

Personally I think all government officials are liars and untrustworthy, period. So why would I vote for anyone?  Because someone is going to run our country and our states and our counties.  And I want to make sure that my voice is heard, even if the politicians are going to do what they want to do anyway, regardless of what my voice is saying.  I want to give our country, our state, our county the best chance possible to get out of the situations we are in.

I've had to remove "liked" pages on my facebook page due to the overwhelming negative comments that always follow, regardless of party.  True, I lean more one way than the other so some of the comments don't bother me.  But the negativity and the constant berating of those that disagree with others is horrendous.  It's social media so anyone can say anything they want without any repercussion.  However, if this were a face to face conversation most (I hope) people wouldn't even consider saying half of these things to someone. 

But the bottom line is this:  it's none of my business whom you are voting for.  It's none of your business whom I'm voting for.  I realize social media is your place to voice your thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc.  I just hope you realize that most of your friends would much rather hear about anything other than your political views.  I also hope that IF you do decide to post all this political junk and voice your opinions, you intend to back it up and use your power to vote.  Nothing worse than someone yakking about all kinds of stuff and then not doing anything about it.  If you don't like it, vote to change it.  If you do like it, vote to keep it the way it is.  If you don't intend to vote....shut up!


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