Many years ago, I made a vow to never discuss politics with anyone ever again. This may seem extreme, but hear me out. If I agree with you politically, then great, but there is no need to discuss it. If I disagree with you, nothing you can say will change my mind, and I would hope that your convictions are strong enough that I can't change them, so what's the point? Friendships can be ruined over contrasting political views when they don't need to. People should only be judged by their own personal interractions with you, but contrasting political views can screw that up. Something as superficial as politics should not alienate people. Superficial as politics? Oh yes. Contrary to what your 8th grade civics class, CNN, and the politicians themselves would have you believe, politics are just smoke and mirrors to distract people from what is really going on. They are the circus which hides the underlying truth. It doesn't matter who is in office, the capitalist machinery will roll on. If you don't believe me, consider this. Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bushy Jr. all had contrasting political views, and yet they all had the same Chairman of the Fed, an unelected post with more power than any president has over the economy. Economics are far more important than politics, and I will gladly discuss those with you any time you would like! Instead, we are distracted and polarized by a dog and pony show of sickening proportions. The lack of education and ignorance in America has reached appalling heights, and the political arena mimics that completely. Recently, Rep. Todd Akin made some ridiculous comments about "legitimate rape" and that women couldn't get pregnant from it, and yet he is still leading in the polls for the Missouri senate race. Rep. Steve King made Akin seem almost reasonable with his recent statement that it is LEGAL for a sexual predator who has impregnated a 13 yr old to take her across state lines and force her to have an abortion. What fucking planet are these people from??!?! They are in the U.S. CONGRESS for fuck's sake. Americans elected these brain dead fucking morons! It's enough to drive you insane. And that's why I don't discuss politics any more.
Here are Rep. King's comments in all their mind boggling, jaw dropping, outrageously ignorant, insanity: