Ah, the day after election day. What a glorious, beautiful day.
See, I am not a political person. I find politics quite boring, and campaigning always leaves me feeling like I just watched two 12 year old girls having a slap fight. It’s just not any fun for me at all to see all the name calling, dirt throwing and bickering. If I wanted to watch that, I would just give one toy to my two boys and watch the games begin. No thanks.
What with the incessant commercials playing non-stop the last few months, I am so incredibly sick of hearing about everybody’s side of things and how the other guy is so awful and will basically destroy the entire universe if elected. Look, I’ve got news for you . . . you are all politicians. Hence, you all suck. The end.
In Maryland, we are at least spared most of the Presidential commercials. Maryland is a staunchly Democratic state, and unless the Republican nominee was running against an actual donkey . . . yeah, even then it would probably still go Dem. We have received a few Robocalls, but have been able to basically ignore those most of the time. They were sneaky though, because they were using cell phone numbers, so you weren’t sure if it was a real person or not. Basically, we just stopped answering the phone about a week ago. Problem . . . solved.
But that doesn’t mean we haven’t had to deal with the onslaught of commercials regarding the issues to be decided in the State. Most notably the race for State Senate, and Questions 6 & 7. Question 6 is about gay marriage, and Question 7 (this is the biggie) is about whether we should allow a casino to be built in Baltimore (pro = keep our money in state and not in WV casinos / con = none of the money will go to schools as promised, etc.) There have been no end to the debates on all of these races/issues. And at the final hour, it got quite heated and vicious. There is a lot of money in these issues. There must be, for that kind of continuous and excessive airtime.
But all of that came to an end yesterday. Election Day. And now is a time of peace. A time where I do not have to hear any more bickering either on my radio or my television. Where we have our President decided for the next 4 years, whoever that may be (this post was written prior to the final decision). Where our state either allows gay marriage or allows the bigots to win. And where we either will start to build a casino, or have to wait until the next round of voting to argue about that issue. Again. But, the good news is . . . that it is over!! No more commercials. No more calls. No more name calling. No more headaches!
God Bless America.