The Left is destroying this country!!!
The Right already destroyed this country!!!!
The Left are a bunch of socialists!!!!
The Right are a bunch of Wing Nuts!!!!
The Left is trampling on the constitution!!!!
The Right already trampled on the constitution!!!
Tea Baggers!! Communists!! Birthers!! DumoCrats!!!!
Jeeeezzz….. Give it a rest already!!!!! Is that all anybody thinks about? Really? Is there nothing, nothing at all, that comes to mind every morning other than how to get a rant out that bludgeons the other side? Is the main purpose of your writing to summon all of the like minded sycophants to your article, and create a love fest for bashing the folks on the other side of the aisle?
Are there really so few people on here that want to discuss things? Is the only purpose to get a jab in? Get some votes? Get some page hits? Is that the only thing?
I joined NewsVine for political discourse, and have enjoyed my time here. I have met a lot of people, some of whom I agree with, and some I do not. I have written almost 40 articles now, and about half of them are either outright political or related to the subject. But when I write those articles, I expect, and welcome, people with other views to come on. I have had discussions, and even arguments, about subjects ranging from politics to religion, and I have not called anyone any names. Nor do I allow my article to devolve into a school yard fight.
I have seen several articles over the last few days that I would have loved to comment on, but I did not. I didn't, because the writers did not want my comments. The writers wanted to rail and ridicule those who did not share the same viewpoint that they had. The writers had written articles, opened threads, and laid traps for "the other side", and were lying in wait with a group of like minded friends, waiting to attack some poor sap that wandered in from the other side and posted a comment. As soon as it happened, the afore-mentioned poor sap was ripped to shreds.
It was like lions waiting around the watering hole for a crippled zebra.
And, don't get me wrong. It happens on both sides. Lefties and Righties are laying the same traps, baiting them with some kind of headline that will trigger a response from their opposite number, and then sitting in the bushes waiting for prey to wander into their sights.
If it wasn't so sad, it would almost be funny.
I have read about how this is the internet, and it ain't nice, so toughen up.
I have read that politics is a dog fight, so you have to expect this.
I have read that you can't have a political discussion that does not turn into this muck.
I have talked to lefties, and it is always the righties who start it.
I have talked to righties, and it is always the lefties who start it.
But, how about this?
How about we all just try to get through one day on the Vine without resorting to the petty, petulant, kindergarten level bickering, and see if we can actually talk about these things like adults?
One day without using the terms Obummer, WingNut, Birther, Dumocrat, TeaBagger, and all of those other little terms that an eight year old would love.
Lefties, you don't like Fox News, WND, Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh, etc. We get it. Let it go, and let's talk about real issues.
Righties, you don't like Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, Daily Kos, etc. We get it. Let it go, and let's talk about real issues.
Just for one day, let's be adult and not bring it down to the level of a 5 year old. Let's not cuss and swear and call each other names. Let's not dismiss an idea just because we disagree with an idea.
Let's talk. Let's discuss. Let's argue a little bit, even.
But let's at least pretend that we are grown ups.