Who Else Is Sick To Death Of The Presidential Race???

By Loudoun Insider

Good grief I cannot wait for this to be over, and I do not believe that much is going to change no matter which one wins.


  • lowdowneVA says:

    We are the problem. They can’t fix us.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    LowdowneVA is sadly right.

    The lameness, shmaltz, “branding” and orchestration of these campaigns, conventions, and overall messaging is so dumbed-down and contrived it is embarrassing.

    And it all works to some degree.

    Unfortunately, the one unscripted and freewheeling moment I’ve seen at a convention for a long time was the Eastwood cluster-F, so we will likely get even more message control.

    It’s not the Presidential Race I’m sick of. It’s the form of the Presidential Race I’m sick of — and form follows function.

  • John Marsh says:

    The most delusional observation about this campaign is that “nothing will change, no matter who wins.” One might make a rational case (albeit not yet made) for a Romney/Ryan and Republican Congressional sweep — that we should indeed reverse or pull back from New Deal concepts of government — but do not doubt that, should we have that result the victors will seek to realize the Republican Platform. It could not be more different from that forthcoming from the Democrats.

    So it may be convenient and soothing to say the election result matters not, but it simply ain’t true.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    eb, here’s a link you may read, since it’s to Politico–Bill Maher thinks Eastwood killed, working without a net.

    He disagrees with him, but he thought, as a comedian, that it was brilliant. he mentions your point of scripting.


    Now, maybe Maher, who isn’t completely stupid, even if he is an arrogant self stroking onanistic idiot who hasn’t been very funny since he became a “respected pundit” (e.g. he shrieks with vulgarity on talking point cue): maybe he’s booked for the DNC and plans to go full @$$**** on stage, then has already set up the excuse that Eastwood did it too?

    Eastwood didn’t do what Maher does, though. He’s much more of a real deal than Maher will ever be, in the grand scheme of things.

  • John Marsh says:

    And so the campaign sinks into a debate about the merits of folks not running for office, whether Maher or Eastwood, and the enjoyment of whatever irrelevant characterization of them the imagination can come up with.

  • Too Conservative says:

    Not true.

    Obamacare must be repealed. It will hurt small businesses, including ones like my own, and raise taxes.

    I don’t want to pay more taxes.

    Important race.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Are you campaigning, John? or expressing an opinion in discussion?

  • Lee j says:

    Personally from me and many of my friends we feel conventions should be gotten rid of. Waste of time and money. And serve no purpose in this day and age except for one big party for the party base. The speeches are predictable and boring. Except Clint Eastwood’s speech or what ever it was. πŸ˜‰ As many are saying Romney’s convention will be remembered more for Clint then Romney. Jeez I wish there was someone to vote for this year.

  • BlackOut says:

    TC, I won’t take anything serious about the GOP stance on Obamacare until the sound byte GOP decides to start talking about reforming and refining healthcare rather than a complete and total repeal.

    The GOP has had their head stuck in the sand since healthcare became a national problem that needs working on. Simple to make a political rally cry out of “repealing”, how about some hard work about how to make it better? There are some very good things in Obamacare. And things that need to be changed or fixed but an outright repeal is nothing more a delusional self serving political rally cry. The GOP has done nothing to help this nation’s healthcare crisis. Get into the debate and work on it!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I don’t see Obamacare getting repealed even if Romney wins, and I don’t think much else will change either. And that is my opinion and absolutely not “delusional” John Marsh. I don;t think much has really changed in government in the last 40 years, no matter what party is in power. Taxes continue to rise, government continues to grow, the middle class continues to decline, and personal liberties continue to be usurped. Neither of the two big parties are going to challenge the status quo too much, they just nibble around the edges.

  • FedUp says:

    I’m sick of the constant campaign commercials. It seems like you can’t watch TV for more than an hour without at least 1 or 2. I must have seen hundreds so far and the mailers and door-to-door visits are just beginning.

    “Jeez I wish there was someone to vote for this year.”

    LeeJ, I think Obama may try to take advantage of that sentiment by trying to make Romney look even worse that he is and paint him as another George Bush. Maybe in that situation people will stick with the incumbent.

    I saved all the mailers we got from 2008 and went through them today for a laugh. One mailer said unemployment is highest in 7 years. Well, it was 6.1% in September 2008 and by July 2012 it had risen to 8.3%. It also stated food and gas prices soaring. Talk about deja vu 4 years later! Romney just needs to keep hammering Obama on his record and I think he will be fine.

  • Cato the Elder says:

    Damn LI, I detect a little Libertarian in you..

    Romney is like the clap, Obama is AIDS. One gives you the drip, the other kills you. I’ll have a helping of the drip, please.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “eb, here’s a link you may read, since it’s to Politico…”

    What does that mean?

    TC, you have over 50 employees? Or are you just afraid of when you go over that mark what the ACA will mean for you?

  • Pragmatist says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with LI… ACA will not be repealed. There are too many parts of it that people of all persuasions like.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    eb, it means since it isn’t to Breitbart (who also covered Maher on this) it may be considered before being dismissed.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    In other news, from Yahoo (recently home to former ABC dogwhistler who said on live mic that Republicans love to party “when black people drown”):


    My first glance when the link loaded, I nearly had a heart attack, but the article pointed out the small print, and the proper airport code for Sioux City.

    Maybe it will become a preference cascade.

  • Wolverine says:

    The ACA will be repealed. Then it will be rebuilt with those elements in it which make some sense and can get the clear consent of the majority. And it will be rebuilt out in the open, not hidden behind the closed doors of one party in the House.

  • BlackOut says:

    Wolverine, dream on! The republicans never took healthcare reform seriously. Never joined into the debate. Never saw it as a worthy cause. Never saw it as anything but a chance to stick it to Obama and make him own it. All on his own. It was all about starting the election campaign on the day Obama got elected. Don’t let the cat get anything done and attack attack.

    We’d be better off today if the GOP had engaged in the debate at the beginning of Obama’s term. Balanced out the bill, offered amendments, pointed out alternative ideas, debated and refined, and then we’d be better off as a nation. To include what you reference as being those elements in it which make sense.

    Sorry pal, this became political from the beginning and had nothing to do with policy and I blame the republicans. At least we got the good elements in there.

    No repeal now. Too late. We need real work on refining what is in place. Until Romney starts saying what he’d change rather than a blanket sound byte of “repeal”, he can’t be taken seriously. Heck I’d be encouraged if he started talking about the good parts of Romneycare that he put in place up in MASS.

  • Wolverine says:

    Oh, come on, BO. Pretty damned hard for the Opposition to debate or contribute when you are on the other side of locked doors and you are not even allowed to read the bill. Did you see Obama or Pelosi et al reach out to the GOP for ideas and compromise? What isolated country were you stuck in when that ACA dustup was going on here?

  • Wolverine says:

    And now the Dems have erected a 16-foot sand sculpture at the Charlotte convention in homage to Obama. What’s next down there? Burnt offerings?

  • Ed Myers says:

    What is it that offends you about this temporary art? Was there any tax dollars involved? Are you being forced to look at it?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Romney took healthcare reform seriously with Romneycare. Then he promptly flipped when he needed the backing of big medicine for his campaign.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    The ACA IS a Republican plan. That’s what is so funny about it.

    Ask Bob Dole.

  • Wolverine says:

    Doesn’t offend me, Ed. I thought it was hilarious. Reminded me of what I’ve seen in some Third World dictatorships — including that statue which was torn down after Baghdad was taken. Cult of the personality, Ed, cult of the personality. I hear orders came from the White House to tear it down — ahem, for security reasons. A laugh a minute.

  • FedUp says:

    Mr. Say Anything to Get the Bill Passed:


    They need to do a Mr. Say Anything to Get Reelected video

  • Elder Berry says:

    ACA is EXACTLY what the Republicans had proposed in place of the Clinton healthcare proposals. They only backed away from it when the Dems proposed it., and that my friends is what is wrong in DC.

    For Romney to lead his party in disowning what he himself put through at the state level, it’s way past ridiculous. By the time a small business has 50 employees it sure ought to be helping them get health care coverage, so long as employer-provided coverage is the norm in this country. You want to change that, give us a public option.

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