My Least Favorite Time

It’s already begun, and I hate it. You know what I’m talking about, the primaries are over, we know who the candidates are going to be, and they’re taking their first ham-handed swipes at each other like boxers who’ve never met during the first round. There are jabs, feints and dodges, but the things you originally loved about your candidate get compromised. That punishing left uppercut is muted and turned in a jab.\
OK, forget the metaphors. The race to the middle has begun. The compromises and purely political tricks to try to woo the middle (who aren’t paying attention anyway) have started, and I hate it. The operatives, salivating for months, are now pouncing – pulling out all manner of diversions to show that the opposition is really a fan of terrorists, a tax cheat, a Bad Guy™ or gasp, an elitist.\
Can it please be November already? I’m tired of politics. I’m truly tired of playing political games and scorekeeping when our country is in a deep deep hole created by stupid and evil men. We need big solutions, not petty bickering. We need real change, not compromise. For Senator Obama, I believe in your because you believe in change. Don’t compromise that now. You’re not going to attract the middle by pandering to them. You got us all excited because you passionately shared your vision. Don’t dilute it by playing games and compromising that vision (your FISA stance is disgraceful). And Senator McCain, I loved you. In 2000, I crossed over to vote for you in the Virginia primaries. You were an honest man. What happened? Stop listening to Karl Rove and the idiots that got us into the mess we’re in now and take back the fire and honesty you had eight years ago.\
Please, let’s make this race about the future and taking our country back. I’m afraid it’s going to be about inspiration versus fear, and I don’t want any part in that. Let’s make it grand vision versus grand vision, not who paid their taxes and “terrorist fist jabs” (come on, that’s the stupidest damn thing I’ve ever heard).

Categorized as politics

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. “Can it please be November already? I’m tired of politics.”
    *nodding soberly*

  2. Correction Kev. We in the middle are paying close attention! We are known as Independents and don’t pay attention to the pinko far left nor the goose stepping far right, and that is what riles them up. Happy Independence Day!

  3. Ain’t living in America great. And really, does anyone take these beauty contests seriously.
    I voted for Nader in 04 & 08. Looks like his my choice again. I almost miss Ross Perot.
    Aunt Ed

  4. Kevin I know there’s probably nothing you can do about this but *FICLETS IS BROKEN*. A lot of the Ficleteers I know are panicking. Do you know someone who can do something??? Evertime we try to go to the site we get the “Somethings Broken” page, and there’s no way around it. I even tried going to google and clicking on search results! *Please help!*
    -Lone Writer
    (And everyone else on Ficlets)

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