I'll humbly admit that I've been slowly turning into the typical Angry White Male and I can't have a political discussion without at the very least a spike in blood pressure anymore, regardless of the other person's side by the way. I can talk religion and respect everyone's beliefs, but politics... there's way too much 'history' there. I see opposing views as threats to my way of life, not simple disagreements.
So I just don't watch the news and, frankly, have seen almost no TV for the past few years. I also steer face-to-face discussions to innocent topics, which is a hell of a challenge during election times. Online posting is another story because I can walk away from the keyboard and put someone in my ignore list, or even leave a forum. But what I hate the most is when people naturally assume, if you make any sense, that you espouse their views and vote for the same people, a clear signal that they consider the other side nothing else than a bunch of idiots.
I haven't seen those ads here and that's a relief...
Last edited by USRWDV8; 12-18-2012 at 07:36 PM.