Can't Wait Till It's Ovah

November 6th, 2012
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Every couple of years around election time - especially da "big one" - it gets ugly.

Da smear campaigns, da point da fingah and throw a lot of numbahs and/or stats cause your opponent did a few things "wrong" tactic and now da evah popular talk stink until you no can can smell tactic even though it may not come directly from da "campaign". And it gets worse da higher up da political ladder you go!

Wassup Wit Dat!

We all hear EVERY opponent say da samething: change dis, do dat, education, water/sewer, economy, stop da negative campaigning......... but I like see some ACTION!

Wat about all those talk stink ads dat supposedly no come from da opponents campaign but from "oddah political groups"? Why don't any of da opponents come straight out and say "sorry Hawai'i, those ads have not been authorized by me and I cannot agree about the tone and method of delivery these messages are sending. I ask that the negative campaigning against my opponent be stopped."

Nah, too classy yeah?

During every election, I ALWAYS go back to the movie, American President, and da speech from Michael Douglas,

We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections.

That is so true and I cannot understand why campaigning has become so "dirty". For once I like see somebody stand up and do da "right" thing! Save da "pointing of fingahs" at a debate so at least da person can either defend themselves or explain wat happened.

Do people change that much from being in da same position for so long? Can they be influenced that much by "big money"? Is dat why politicians lost da MAIN reason for going into politics, to make change for the betterment of a community/state/country by listening then acting on behalf of da people?

Are you heading to da polls today? Do you tink elections bring out da "worse" in people (cause I heard about some campaign supporters doing nasty stuff)? Do we see/hear about da true colors of our nations politicians at dis time? Wat is your "favorite" political commercial? Can't wait till you can watch normal tv?

I believe voting is critical and a right no citizen should over look no matter what the situation. If you really think about it, each vote you cast is saying that that politician is your voice, your choice so making sure you try and put that person in office is not to be taken lightly. There are many options available to vote these days and it's something that should be automatic like going to the bathroom.

As in every election da saying goes: No Vote, No Grumble.








Posted in WWD! | 22 Comments »

22 Responses to “Can't Wait Till It's Ovah”

  1. GA Bows:

    First - whoa long time eh


  2. GA Bows:

    I got voting out of the way a couple of days ago, early voting.


  3. dihudfan:

    wuz lucky... voted thru the mail...
    bl you right... too much bad mouthing... this year so negative...
    it's too bad we no can limit the ads a candidate can do and limit them to only talk about themselves (something politicians like do)...
    also good point... you no vote... no grumble!!!


  4. lowtone123:

    BL, dis is Hawai'i...da peepo who grumbo da most and da loudest neva vote.


  5. kamaaina808:

    I participated in some campaigning this year. Rather cringe-worthy experience sometimes, eh.

    We experienced 'da odda side's negativeness (stolen signs, ripped banners that cost choke $, intimidating people w/'our side' signs/banners up... yeah... negative alright. As a volunteer, we had strict instructions to never, ever do anything in retaliation, no matter what it was or what opportunities we might have had. So we took the lumps, played fair, & let the voters decide. It worked 'cuz our candidate is in the general & the opponent(s) ain't nuthin' but wannabes. :-D

    I believe some politicians get entrenched in the whole money-power-slimy thing and feel they HAVE to go negative to achieve anything at all. Anybody with any kine smarts at all know they know better and we get that, "I know you know even though you say you don't know" feeling when we hear other "not endorsing a particular candidate but we gonna smear/trash/lie about a particular candidate we don't like" entities thrashing their opposition, for sure - and we have the sneaking suspicion that we're witnessing the dreaded 'pay to play' politics is famous for in full, ugly sight... :-| but I digress...

    HOWEVER, I also believe there are some good, caring & realistic politicians out there who can stand on their own merits, & with our help, achieve great things for our Hawaii-nei. We only hope they can do what they aim to do to help Hawaii move into the future a better place than it already is. Imua!


  6. cojef:

    Absentee voters for over 20 years and never looked back on how we voted. Elections show the true character of the candidates, as well as voters. Alll negatives are high lighted and elections are bought by PAC and unions. Sometimes we wonder why we vote. What happened to our true patriots. They are gone, it's dog eat dog now.


  7. NKHEA:

    Howzit BL'

    All I like say is "thank god dis election is ova" 80 :roll:

    Oh yeah I did vote ;)


  8. NKHEA:

    Opps 8O


  9. Amanda:

    Voted early. VERY glad the onslaught of negative ads is almost over. It is too bad that so much money is wasted on all that instead of solving problems.


  10. M:

    Howzit BL!
    I can't wait till all the political commercials are pau! Sic and tired of it all!


  11. roach:

    BL,

    Thank God it's almost over. Can't wait for the end of:

    1. Irritating robocalls.
    2. Tons of junk mail.
    3. Obnoxious media commercial ads.
    4. Debates that almost no one watches.
    5. Distracting sign waving.
    6. And of course, the mudslinging.

    almos pau la dat!


  12. sally:

    No can even watch U2B without seeing Lingle and Hirono. Getting to where the Geico Gekko is bettah to watch!


  13. Keoni Simpkins:

    I once heard a person state, "What we really need are statesmen, not politicians!" True dat!!!


  14. CoconutWilly:

    Hate the negative campaigning. Mining for votes of the uninformed. At least the money is pumped into the economy.


  15. BowlingBuddy:

    With the election over, my mailbox will be 50% empty, no phone calls, and no political commercials. I like to see "thank you" commercials from the candidates and "congrats" to the winners from the losers. I agree that all the money spent could have been put to good use in our state.


  16. MrK:

    I going be honest. I one state worker, so the only ting I care about Election Day is that I get day off on Tuesday! So, as any State Worker would do, I called in sick on Monday. Four day weekend!! Veteran's day is coming up. I haven't decided if I going call in sick on the Friday before or the Tuesday after. Big decision I'm faced with!


  17. M:

    Howzit BL!
    @MrK, that would be called a pattern.... :)


  18. M:

    Political ads, commercials, phone calls and junk mail finally pau, love it!


  19. 2B:

    Roach, not only robocalls, but people using their personal cell numbers to call da house. Fool me once, but unless I know you, I no answer any more. One time I told my 5 year old to answer and tell the person their daddy and mommy wasn't home.

    Scrolling though looking for some national coverage in the mid evening last night, I noticed that Linda Lingle had her own "on demand" channel. Wow that must have cost some bucks.


  20. M:

    When I got calls, I just hung up without saying a word.


  21. king katonk:

    BL,

    I worked the polls yesterday from 6am to 9pm and there was a decent voter turnout. I only wish folks were a little more serious about every election. I tell my kids that there are people around the world who die for that right to which we grossly take for granted.

    I wholeheartedly agree with CocoWilly (#14). Our entire political process has been whittled down to mere sound bites of negative catch phrases and vindictive attacks. Sorry for the generalization, but people tend to vote with their emotions rather than their brains. I hate to say this but we live in a world of Functional Illiterates; myself often included.

    Before I went to sleep last night I decided to reread C. Allan Bloom’s “The Closing of the American Mind” as a generational comparison of the times. I promise to let you know how far we’ve progressed/regressed before the Mayan Doomsday arrives.


  22. M:

    Wasssssuuuuuupppppp BL!