Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Election Day Looms.

I think we all know that the election takes place during the first week in May.   Do you think it would make any difference if, instead of being bombarded morning noon and night with electioneering, we had a month of complete silence, when we could think about things and make up our own minds?

Instead we are already getting shots of our leaders (??) cheering on their offspring at footie matches, preparing salads in very posh kitchens quite unlike any kitchen most of us watching possess and talking gobbldigook about what they intend and do not intend to do if they win the next election.

I for one hardly believe a word of it.   Neither do I believe that four weeks of intense electioneering will persuade all that many voters to change their minds.   We are a conservative (with a small c I hasten add) lot and once our minds are made up we tend to stick with it.

Roll on the second week in May when it will all be over, a government of some kind will be formed and life as we know it will return to normal, whatever that is.

And forests can stop quaking as all those election leaflets, most of which go unread, are binned.


13 comments:

Heather said...

Once again I agree with all you have said. It's enough to put anyone right off politics for good! However, I shall use my vote on Election Day in memory of Mrs.Pankhurst and her colleagues who gave me the right to do so, though there isn't much to choose between the candidates.

angryparsnip said...

At lest you only have a month of election garbage.
As soon as someone gets elected here they start the next campaign.
Awful !
Then the very liberal news here skews the news to fit what the agenda of the day is....
Horrible.
I wish we had your election or Japans and not our.

cheers, parsnip

Joanne Noragon said...

My favorite one liner: I never vote, it only encourages them.
Great to drop into the middle of a heated political argument.

Jan said...

I heartily agree-our elections are in November. I wish there were candidates that I actually liked rather than feeling that I'm just choosing between the lesser of several evils!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh that we only had a month of campaigning. The first idiot (yes idiot - Ted Cruz announced yesterday that he is running for president and kicked off his campaign by forcing an entire student body at a college to attend his speech or face a fine (which was then given to his campaign fund, forcing unwilling students to contribute to his campaign funds - there are a whole lot of constitutional rights and laws broken in just that one action) - so now you see why the reference to idiot.

There is a big grab for money (which the candidates get to keep for their own after the election if they haven't spent it on the election - many of them keep millions) and of course a contest to see who can make the stupidest comments (there is usually a tie there among most of the candidates - they will say anything and then not recant when proven absolutely wrong). It wearies everyone and no one can escape - even without a TV and not reading a newspaper I find way too much campaigning going on through the mail and on the internet - and we are in for another 20 months of it before our elections are held. You have it great over there - whether the candidates are truthful or not - at least you only have to put up with them for a month.

At least Ted Cruz will be eliminated by his own stupidity and we won't have to listen to him for very long as he tells us that there is no climate change and that the christian church should rule the US and that the return of Jesus will come during his (Ted Cruz's) term as president - what a clown.

MorningAJ said...

I shall vote - because people died so I could - but I might just be tempted to spoil the ballot paper.

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh i so agree with you Weaver.... Our presidential election is even further away than your and already people are announcing they are running or not running... My problem is i want to hear what they have to say.. one time ... not drummed into my head... Make your best pitch then let it go....Either you stand for what i believe in or you don't.. I seriously doubt your going to change my mind... My usual problem ends up being i like a little bit about several candidates but i can never find that rolled into one... and alot of the time i just end up picking the lesser of the two evils(in my opinion) ... And sometimes i'm so disgusted by the time the election rolls around i don't even vote... I don't envy you ........ Hugs! deb

Tom Stephenson said...

Cameron is a small c as well - just like the rest of them.

A Heron's View said...

Up the return of the BRITISH REPUBLIC !

Cro Magnon said...

Manifestos should be legally binding; only then could we vote with confidence.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Gosh, what a fervent lot you are and how refreshing to read your comments - I hope they are indicative of the rest of the country!

Elizabeth said...

Just to chime in....
a month sounds bliss compared to what we go through
not to mention all the wicked wanton waste of millions ( maybe billions?) of dollars.

So very sad. No really noble or moral person probably wants to get involved.

Tez Cruz is Joseph McCarthy all over again...

Mac n' Janet said...

You election hype cycle is so much shorter than ours. It has already started here and our election is not until November of next year.
I'm of the opinion that it doesn't matter who we elect only special interest groups get any benefit.