Sweet Mother of GOD is it election day yet? I don’t know how much more I can take. The ads…the screaming, the disbelief, the hysterics…and that’s just me yelling at the TV. Yes, I yell at political ads, it’s my contribution to the cacophony.
The ads are muddier than usual this year. If it’s this bad now, I’m not happy about what 2008 will bring. In 2008 I’ll have a 7 1/2 year old who will want to know whywhywhy. Not that I get that now, mind you. But in two years I won’t be able to sidestep the questions. So far I’ve managed to gently sidestep where exactly babies come out if women don’t have penises. Uh, you had to be there. But the ads are really starting to piss me off. I don’t watch a whole lot of tv (as evidenced by the fact that I have no idea what people are talking about when they talk about shows on this season, but if it’s Battlestar Galactica I can discuss it in detail), but the ads are everywhere. Everywhere I tell you! I’m half-expecting Elmo to do his annoying “Elmo’s World” sketch (does anyone else think Sesame Street went downhill after Elmo joined the cast?), and end it with “I’m Elmo, and I approved this message, also brought to you by the letter S and the number 4.”
But the content, or lack of it, is stunning to those with a pulse. There is a race here in Colorado that is killing me. Both candidates are women. The incumbent is a national figure, she’s the moron who has, several times, introduced legislation trying to write into the Constitution that marriage is between a man and a woman. My position on gay marriage is that if they want to get married, please do, and join the rest of us being happy and miserable. I’ll throw you a reception. End of story. Post for another day. A huge reason why I tend to yell at the political ads. But this Congresswoman believes that this is the most important issue facing America today. Riiiiight. I don’t know what she’s smoking, but hey, that issue is on the ballot next week too. But, and here is where my hackles raise (what is a hackle anyway?), I have yet to hear a single ad put out by her or anyone supporting her, stating just what the hell she stands for. Every.Single.Ad. is mudslinging against her opponent. Every one. And she’s ahead in the polls. I don’t get it. This isn’t my district, so I can’t vote against her, just yell at the tv some more.
So what do I want a candidate to be for? Other than universal quality affordable childcare, how about a tax credit for stay at home moms? Never before has so much been done by so many for so little. We certainly don’t see the $100,000+ a year we’re worth, so a little measly tax credit would be lovely. The first candidate to suggest that not only gets my vote, but a…well, that was going to be snarky and, frankly, sexually graphic, and since my dad reads this blog, let’s go with…a large campaign contribution (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know wha’ I mean govnor?) ; ) I don’t ask for much.
Only five more days of this. Then another six weeks of post-mortem, a few months of relative peace, and then it all breaks loose again for the Presidential race. And, dear GOD, please, please, the Democrats better put someone who can WIN up this time. I can’t handle another fracking Republican administration.