A growing trend I have noticed lately is that there seems to be many more straight party ticket voters than there used to be. This strikes me as odd seeing as most people love to profess how they are middle of the road and vote for the best candidate regardless of party lines.
True, I do not have access to everybody’s ballots, so I am only basing my opinion off of my conversations with the general public. Here is what I have noticed. People tend to fight to the death about either their chosen political leader or their disagreement with one they did not choose. Bush is a perfect example of this. How many times have you heard somebody argue that Bush is bad because he is dumb? When you ask why, they say "because he is a moron." And it seems that no matter what he does, he is going to be ripped apart by the liberals simply because he is Bush.
I am not advocating that everything Bush does is right and I am not trying to make this a political debate of allegiances. The conservative party does the same thing with Hillary and other liberals. I am just trying to show how, in our enlightened state that everybody claims to be in, we will still look at our enemies as "always bad."
Again, I am not saying that everybody is like this, just that it seems to be an increasingly obvious and growing trend. Maybe that is just because we are getting older and thus more "involved." Maybe this isn’t so new of a concept. I do remember hearing at a very early age that two topics of discussion that should always be avoided were religion and politics.
Why is that? Why can we not see what somebody is doing for what they are doing and not for who is doing it? Are we unable to use our own logic to come up with our own opinions or are we so entrenched with elitist discourse that we have lost our voice?
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