Only 72 days left…

Until the election and we can hopefully once again become more civilized.

Not that we shouldn’t be civil all the time, but it seems like that sentiment gets thrown out the window rather easily this time every two years.

Take for instance, the words of Allegheny GOP Chairman Jim Roddey:

“There was a disappointment tonight. I was very embarrassed. I was in this parking lot and there was a man looking for a space to park, and I found a space for him. And I felt badly — he looked like he was sort of in distress. And I said, ‘Sir, here’s a place.’ And he said, ‘That’s a handicapped space.’ I said, ‘Oh I’m so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded.”

Now, he did eventually apologize for his remarks.  And of course, we’re all (myself very much included) guilty of using words that we should not, although as of late I’ve tried to make a more conscious effort to not use the word “retarted.”

But the vitriol behind the original comment is what bothers me.  I hate the fact that we are all so divided and at each other’s throats when we’re all trying to get to a better place.

Only 72 days left…until the next cycle.

1 Comment so far

  1. Fox (unregistered) on August 27th, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    I agree wtih you entirely. I have come SO CLOSE to blocking people
    on my Facebook news feed (as I’m sure you’ve seen from my status
    messages lol) just for posting such awful, mean-spirited things.
    It’s not that these people and I disagree politically – that’s part
    of the balance of a political system, I get it. It’s that they
    can’t just say things in a civilized manner, it has to be so angry
    and mean and hateful. Can’t we all just get along??

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