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Mock The Vote Indeed

Here is the most comprehensive post on my feeling about politics. 

FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!

That’s it. Ok, no it’s not.

Fuck the people who think that posting on Facebook makes them an activist. Fuck the people who think that they can sway my vote by telling me how I am “wrong” rather than acknowledging where I am “right”. Fuck people who try to watch debates with me and get me to engage. Fuck anyone who doesn’t get that the way you vote is a private and personal matter. 

And really, don’t fuck those people. I don’t hate them. I’m exhausted by them. I’m exhausted by feeling like, if I have an opinion on something political, the whole world needs to know. I’m exhausted by the notion that anyone really cares what others think in regards to politics. It has become a farce based solely on emotion rather than who is an actual leader. We’ve forgotten that it is not what they believe, but how they go about their beliefs. 

And really the answer is always moderation. The answer is always patience, kindness, and love for one another. For seeing the similarities and understanding the differences. 

Where is John Adams when you need him. Or, really, just Paul Giamatti playing John Adams. 

“I’m an extreme moderate, Mr. Rutledge. I believe anybody not in favor of moderation and compromise ought to be castrated and that all this should be sent down to the… the Parliament for they seem to need - how should I put it? - stones."  Ben Franklin from "John Adams”

My Most Popular Tweets From the VP Debate

Don’t bring a car crash story to a Joe Biden fight. #VPDebates

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 12, 2012

“We get like, a recess or a juicebox or something, right?” - Paul Ryan #VPDebates

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 12, 2012

Paul Ryan is Pro-Life because of science. I don’t think that word means what he thinks it means. #VPDebates

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 12, 2012

And finally…

Elections, when I gain followers on Twitter, lose friends on Facebook, and piss off people on Tumblr. #SocialMediaFTW

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 12, 2012

I started to think about watching the debate.

Then I realized I was using the internet.

And that I hate both candidates almost equally and can’t stand the thought of having voted for either of them

And that I’d have to actually stop drinking my special juice and pick a party line to toe if I decided to pick between Romney or Obama.

Guys…I think I’m Libertarian.

Mock the Vote

BREAKING: Mitt Romney’s economic plan is to have us all change our Facebook profile picture to Scrooge McDuck.

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 3, 2012

Somewhere in a darkened SUPERPAC bunker, Mitt Romney whispers to himself softly, “talk to the hand.”

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 3, 2012

Right now in Karl Rove’s secret lair, Mitt Romney watches Pinocchio in hopes of learning how a wooden puppet becomes human.

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 3, 2012

Hey @mittromney, can’t wait to hear the zingers you’ve got for the kids & seniors I saw at the food bank who think they’re entitled to food!

— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress)

October 2, 2012

If you couldn’t already tell, I’ll be livetweeting tonight’s debates for WitStream. Follow along on Twitter.