I want this election to be over. I’m tired of an election circus that continues to drag on and on. I want to be able to see the news on TV without having to hear all the accusations, denials, and just plain lies. I want to vote for the candidate of my choice because he or she is the best person for the job, not the lesser of two evils. I want to wave my flag and feel proud of living in a democracy instead of embarrassed about an election process that has turned into the best reality show on TV.
I want the fat lady to sing. I want the cows to come home. I’m sick of hearing about Hillary’s emails and Trump’s wall. I’m sick of hearing about immigration and big donations. I’m tired of the fighting over who is the biggest bigot, who tells the most lies, who needs to turn over medical records or tax returns. I’m sick of the electoral college and voters lack of knowledge. I’m sick of opinions, talking heads, racial bias, and prejudice.
Is really a surprise that elections have come to this? Is it really a surprise that people disagree about which candidate can be trusted? Is it really a surprise that people are sick of mud-slinging and dirty politics? Is it really surprising that we are tired of worrying about Russian hackers and Wall Street backers? Is it really a surprise that Hillary is ahead in the polls and Trump wants to discount the polls until he is ahead?
I’m sick of blue states, red states and key states. I’m sick of polling counts, recounts, and no accounts. I want to go on with my life. I want to forget about politics and move on to other matters. I’m sick of endless speeches, rallies, and interviews that drag on and on while nothing really changes. I’m sick of seeing a nation becoming more divided against its self than ever. I’m exhausted with an election process that goes in circles like a merry-go-round.
I’ve become a cynic. This election is a carnival – hysterical history made in the USA. Its enough to make me want to burn my voter’s registration card and stay home on election day. But I’ll listen, evaluate, and go vote like everyone else who is civic-minded. I will hold my nose and push the button knowing that the best person probably isn’t even on the ballot and hope that I’m doing the right thing.
I’m tired of endlessly hearing about it. Thank goodness it will soon be history. I’ve got other things to do.
©2016 Sheila Moss
Rewrite from 2000
NOTE: Although I don’t usually write about politics, sometimes I just can’t stand it anymore. What about you?