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A simple discussion about politics can often lead into a debate that can further lead to a headache.

IF YOU THINK TALKING POLITICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS A CHALLENGE or a headache, you are right on both counts. I got into a discussion that turned into a debate and eventually turned out to give me some real kind of headache. I was up until 1 in the morning. It started to heat up with the other person's saying that I changed my mind every 2 days about Trump. Well, don't get me started. In one comment I said Trump got a lot of negative media coverage and it may hurt his efforts to succeed in his plans to work his magic and in another comment from another day I said I think I will vote for a Democrat. I give 2 sides to an argument by offering some positive remarks about a certain politician and at other times I offer some negative input.

I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON NOT TO OFFER MY OPINION ON POLITICAL PEOPLE at least not for the time being. I get too emotionally affected by some of the opinions of others who are so biased in favor of one candidate and biased so much against others in political office that it is like having an argument with a brick wall. I mean, I was basically asked to either deny or confirm that I was some kind of actor who wanted to make trouble by turning one side against another and that made me realize that I had to defend myself by saying. I voted for who I thought was the best candidate to destroy the evil rule of isis. If for no other reason than I had no doubt that those people needed to stop killing innocents. I realize more now that I should keep my opinions at least, for the time being, to myself. I understand the points most GOP conservatives think both pro and con about Democrats. I do not agree with most of their biased thinking and find it something to be left for those who enjoy winning an argument.

I am not about that kind of thing and I realize the only thing that I can do at this time is to just not respond to anyone on that post and perhaps even delete it altogether. We all seem to have our own way of justifying our like or dislike for the current administration. I would hope that, in time, positive decisions would be made but I doubt that seriously. The fact that both parties are seemingly at odds with each other to the point of a political stalemate, the only power or force that might make things better would be my own silence about politics in general. At least I can sleep at night. I am glad I don't live with the pressures of high office. I do not envy those politicians their jobs.


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VinceSummers wrote on May 2, 2018, 10:21 AM

Here's the thing. As you know, I am totally uninvolved in politics. If you get into them, giving support, you become partly responsible for the actions the politician enables. Responsible to God.

MegL wrote on May 2, 2018, 1:15 PM

Politics is something I never liked. Many politicians may well go into the job to try and help people but in the end, I think they all get corrupted.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 1:16 PM

I am really trying to get off the treadmill of political arguments. I was only posting that originally I was a split ticket voter, who voted for the person I felt would do the best job in the highest office but because I indicated that the current GOP party is constantly downgrading the Democratic party and in return, the Democrats are trying to find a way to impeach President Trump and everyone on the GOP end swears that the media is fake news. I don't agree with any of that garbage. But my intentions were simply to say that we the people need to come together rather than be so widely diametrically divided. The situation with politics is such that I would be better off in my own pursuit of happiness, which doesn't include pointing fingers at political leaders. I think that now is the time for Jesus to return. I realize the futility of getting involved by doing what has been phrased by a wise man, "Who is more the fool, the fool or the one who argues with the fool?" more or less.

Bensen32 wrote on May 2, 2018, 5:24 PM

I don't mind giving my opinion, I think they are all crooks and liars doesn't matter what side they are on, they will say what ever they need to to get the next vote. To think one is better than another, well I think they are all bad in a different way and we get to guess which one just might do something we can agree with.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 5:43 PM

I think politics can bring out the worst in most people and arguing over party policies can ruin a friendship and make new enemies, I'm afraid. Glad I am not a politician, but I am part of the process since I do vote during election time.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 5:47 PM

There is no trust in either party and they both are always at constant odds with each other. Trump has fired so many people that it makes my head spin. I wonder if he has any regard to the Democrats, and to be honest I wonder if any of my Republican friends respect that I am a registered Democrat. I mean, one of my best friends hates those damned Liberals so much and when he tells me he doesn't mean me it is hard to ignore when he says that out loud, always saying it was all obama's fault and Hillary is a crook and so on. Now that we live in a country that is based on the OPINIONS of president Trump, and his loyal followers, they would never ever see things the way a Democrat sees things and for that reason there is really no sense of trust or respect among parties.

Bensen32 wrote on May 3, 2018, 9:39 AM

I have to agree with your friend in the part that Hillary is a crook. As for everything was Obama's fault well everything is the presidents fault or so many say so with Obama, now everything is Trumps fault. I did not register Dem or Rep. I like (sarcasm) the people who hate Trump but when you ask them what they don't like about him, they can't come up with one solid thing. I find that a lot from a lot of people. Not that I'm a big fan of his, but not sure we really had a better choice. I honestly think we were totally screwed any way we went.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 4, 2018, 12:46 AM

That might be the case at present. Good thing though, eventually we find ways to sort things out and move forward with a bit of hind sight. The road to hell is paved with the best of intentions, and politics is a very wide and winding road.