Friday, June 29, 2012

Hating the Haters just adds you to the group

I love my son's fb post yesterday "I don't know anything about politics and hey, did you know it's hot outside?"  Because my son got his sarcasm in equal parts from his father AND from me, I knew immediately where he was coming from.  Between the really, really hot weather here in Georgia and the Supreme Court passing the Obama healthcare tax, facebook postings were over the top.

I grew up in the midwest, came from a middle class family and my daddy was an over-the-road union truck driver.  If you were those things back then, you were affiliated with one political party.  The rich people were affiliated with the other one.  Today, the lines aren't so clear.  There is a lot of talk about liberal and conservative, left and right wing, and other less flattering terms. 

I will tell you that I am a conservative, that I tend to go more "right" then "left.  I will also tell you I try very hard to vote for the candidate and not a party.  Most importantly, I will tell you that my opinions and choices are just that - they are mine.  I may not agree with you, I may really question how you can think and choose the way you do, but in the end, it really is none of my business. 

I am saddened by so many people that evidently NEED to make sure those who don't think the way they do are complete and total idiots.  You can't really choose a "side" that is more vocal than the other.  Both sides have some growing up to do.  By all means, we all need to educate ourselves on the issues, research truth, and VOTE.  What we don't need to do is talk about the "haters and idiots" on the other side because all it does is add to the club. 

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