Kind of sums up my feelings about this presidential election. As a US citizen, I’ve never been more confused politically in my life. Should we tax and spend our way out of the recession? Slash the budget and cut taxes and deregulate? Do nothing and hope the economy does its’ thing naturally?
I have no idea.
And I’ll leave it up to people smarter than me to decide. I do know however, that I’m sick to death of hearing partisan bickering in American politics, from citizens and candidates alike. And I think most people agree with me.
This American Life, the NPR program, did a great piece about this very subject right before the election. About friendships ruined because of politics. People going to ridiculous lengths to defend their political beliefs. One guy even refused to let his brother in law eat his BBQ ribs because the guy likes Obama!
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It’s so easy to get caught up in argument for the sake of argument. One presidential election seems like the end of the world after a year straight of a non stop media assault. But whatever your political views, it’s important to remember that there is a world out there beyond the United States. Get out there and see it!