Ok, remember when I said I wasn't a political person? Well, I'm not. But, I am going to put that aside for a few minutes as I type this up, because I'm beginning to get really pissed off, and I have a few points to make. So, sit back, put your partisanship in the little cup of water on your bedside table and listen up:
Lisa's Talking Points
~ WHY do politicians take statements made by the opposition out of context and then spend days spinning and trying to not have the actual context the statement was made in known? I saw this occur this morning by one candidate, and, because I knew the context the quote was actually made in, it really iced my cookies. The candidates surrogate then went to extreme measures to attempt to say that the actual context wasn't important. Ahem...DO WE LOOK STUPID?! OF COURSE THE CONTEXT MATTERS! THIS WAS NOT A FREE STANDING QUOTE AND YOU KNOW IT!! IF WE CAN'T TRUST YOU TO TAKE A QUOTE IN THE PROPER CONTEXT, WHY SHOULD WE TRUST YOU TO RUN OUR COUNTRY?!!
...and no, I don't expect an answer to this...because the candidate obviously HAS no answer to this, aside from the same tired old rhetoric that's been spewing forth from the gullet for months now.
~ WHY is the main stream media so afraid of Sarah Palin? It's gotten so that you cannot watch a newscast or read a paper without hearing something derogatory about her. It doesn't even have to be anything about her record (and, for the record, as a mayor and governor, she does, indeed, have a record of executive experience) Half the attacks are personal. From Oprah refusing to have her on her show (be careful there, Oprah, your partisanship is showing) to a supposed "joke" on SNL being little more than "today it was reported that Sarah Palin took travel expense reimbursement money to travel from her house to the executive offices". Yes, THAT was the "joke". Of course, what they didn't tell you is that the executive offices in Alaska are in a city some 800 miles from her home, and that reimbursement of travel expenses is allowed.
See, it's crap like this that makes me angry. No one knows much about Sarah Palin, yet people dive right in, making accusations that are easily proven false (that Palin's baby is really the offspring of her teenage daughter) and making statements with no basis in truth (how do the writers at SNL know whether or not Palin knows what the Bush Doctrine is?) Personally, I think the media see a woman who is as energizing and exciting...and it messes with their not so hidden agenda.
~ STOP WITH THE SHOUTING! EVERYONE AND THEIR FRICKIN' UNCLE IS YELLING ON MY TV BOX AND I'VE ABOUT HAD IT, DAMN IT! Is it any wonder I turn the pundits off and watch Cartoon Network instead? ROBOT CHICKEN DOES NOT YELL AT ME!!
And for God's sakes, stop assuming that everyone watching you is ignorant. Pundits, please see my first point about politicians thinking we the people are stupid.
~ Stop already with the damn polls. Every day, there's not just a new poll...there are MULTIPLE new polls, with hairs split so finely there's no way to decipher what the hell any of it even means. Next thing you know, they will be telling us who gained a point with potentially undecided voters who wear green underwear and have hairy warts on their chins.
~ Again...STOP YELLING AT ME!!
~ The arrogance...drop it. ALL OF YOU....
~ One candidate continues to attack another, saying he has no plan on how he's going to fix the economy...yet the candidate attacking can't say what his plan is either. All he does is give rhetoric about how he's going to fix it...but never is there a how involved. So, in essence, he has no plan either. Doesn't his attack on the other for having no plan make him a hypocrite?
~ All of these vague commercials about getting the truth, and the alternative energy and the listen to what we have to say dot coms...who the hell are you and why should I visit your website when I have abso-freakin-lutely NO idea who you are, what you stand for or why you even care?!
~ T. Boone Pickins...GET. OFF. MY. TV. BOX. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!