To quote Monty Python…Now for something completely different
About this time last year, I was heavy into politics, watching MSNBC religiously (yes, I lean more liberal and I’m not ashamed to admit it – so there!). It was especially easy when Keith Olbermann, as much of a blowhard as he can be, when he had his show, “Countdown” was on. As over the top as he could be, he was intelligent, entertaining and spoke aloud the things I can only think about, especially around my more conservative friends.
Then the show moved over to Current TV, a channel we don’t get without shelling out extra to Comcast. MSNBC still had Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, whom I’d watch nearly everyday. I like Rachel a lot, Ed less so.
Cut to a year later, and now I hardly watch anything political, except parts of Rachel Maddow’s show. I listen to our local talk radio station, AM 760, more because I enjoy our only local host David Sirota in the mornings. Everyone else is nationally syndicated – Ed, Thom Hartmann (whom I also like) and the rest who follows them.
I actually miss intelligent political dialogue, but I think it’s become so extreme, it’s become boring. The Tea Party politicians have moved this debate so far to the right, I’m afraid that we are heading in the wrong direction as a country. The people who question everything about President Obama are just resorting to scare tactics and not really seeing what he has done. Congress has become a crass game of one-upmanship and it’s disgusting. I want to see the days where Democrats and Republicans can actually work together again. I just don’t know when it’s going to happen.
And if Mitt Romney becomes President? I can’t even imagine the possibility. I wonder how easy it would be to emigrate to Canada?
OK, no more political ranting…but I just had to say something.