Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I've got the election blues...

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Now the phone calls have started.  So far, strange, but very friendly people from the GOP have called me several times a day.  "Hello, mrs. kane, how are you today?"... pause to confuse me.. ." I am (lindsay, wendi, george...) and I want to encourage you to...do what?  I'll never know, since i hung up on him/her.

Soon, we will receive phonecalls from celebrities, honest to goodness hollywood celebrities. Depending on their political leanings, these sincere celebrities will encourage you to....do what?  I'll never know.

Today is California's primary election day, boy oh boy. If only there were a real person at the end of the other line, and I encourage him/her to ...do what? Will he/she hang up on me?

My head hurts. Commercials rip and destroy what our country represents.

But then....Silly me. I thought that elections were about freedom.

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27 comments:

  1. Sad, isn't it? By Thanksgiving, we'll all be most thankful it's over.

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  2. Hi Susan - thankfully we don't have as many commercials as you do - but it's all so sound-bite ... and thus we get nowhere except vitriol ... I'll be thankful when ours is over ... and yours too!!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Commercials cost huge amounts of $$$. I wonder if people (like me) leave the room or fast forward on the DVR.

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  3. One big circus is all it is, this year waaaay more than ever I'd say. Enjoy.

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  4. My fear is the sensible people will grow so tired they will stay home.

    No commercials yet. The phone I never answer.

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    1. Have heard that from many people, which saddens me. Even if the choices are who they are, the question is about who do I hate the most.

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  5. It's so funny this year. Usually by the California primary, it's all over but for the last few states to vote. We actually mattered this time.

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    1. The primaries should shake up Hillary. Sanders was right there, a few % point behind her.

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  6. This election period is def. unlike any other, but some things are still the same...like those phone calls.

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    1. Phone calls, signs stuck along roads...I'll be numb by November.

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  7. We are in election mode too. And forced to listen to far too many self-serving lies. And liars.
    Fortunately ours will be over in early July.

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    1. How lucky for you!! By the time this all ends, brains will be numb.

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  8. I guess now is the time for me to be glad I got rid of the hundreds of TV channels we used to have and only get the networks and a few other channels. I can listen to CSpan for election news and Meet the Press for some talking points if I choose to. It is very freeing, actually. And so far no one has called on my cell phone. Can they? I guess they can, but I have escaped that too.

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    1. I think cell phones are safe from the ads. During the day while my husband is at work, the tv is off. Blessed silence.

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  9. It's going to be a looooong five months until Election Day...

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  10. I was astonished, truly astonished, last Tuesday, to get a phone call from someone wanting to know what I thought about the election, did I have any concerns that might sway me one way or the other, had I decided who I was going to vote for etc.
    This has never happened before, I'm pretty sure this is the first year any of the parties has used phones to contact people. And I don't like it. I answered the phone without thinking to check the number, next time I'll check and if it's a number I don't know, I'll be saying what I posted for my Whimsical Wednesday a couple of weeks back. Then I'll hang up of course and wait for the police to arrive (*~*)

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    1. You, TOO! There is no way to block them, since the numbers change. We just let it ring until the voice mail takes over, where the incoming number shuts off.

      The next five months will be torture.

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  11. Hi Susan,

    Thankfully, I haven't received any political phone calls from the USA. Watching UK TV, these days, we might as well be living in America. Sometimes, we actually get our own news as in the European referendum.

    And the California Primary did confirm was a political circus you folks are going through.

    Gary

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    1. Circus--that is an excellent word for politics these days.

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  12. This has been the worst election season in my memory and I can't believe it's nowhere near over yet. Every election it seems they get started earlier and earlier and it's disgusting because you know that only means more and more money involved. Gary is right, circus is the best word for this mess. It's sad.

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    1. It is disgustingly embarrassing to have our nation to have two choices, neither of which is qualified or exceptable.

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  13. I found that I get fewer calls by registering as an independent.

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    1. Maybe that will be my choice, as well.

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  14. But who to vote for when neither candidate is ethical?

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!