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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:24 AM

Politics fatigue. I've been relaxed and disengaged since the election results. Tuckered out.

After about 18 months of anxiety and being on edge, this past month has been bliss. Even the next day it was great to be rid of the commercials and pundits and especially not even to think of Mittens and the rest. One quibble, I don't know why GINGRICH keeps seeping through the filters and keeps being given airtime.

Three days afterward at the watering hole where some medical equipment dudes who get their living off of MediCARE yet voted Rethug, I did not gloat and attempted not to talk about anything with them, but the main one, a Low Information type, first asked me how I was enjoying the win and I said I didn't want to discuss politics. He kept on goading me, saying that he was just going to say one thing, that Mittens was "the best kind of (Rethug), a really NICE guy." Barf. I said, "WHAT did I SAY?!1" He didn't cut the crap, said, "Well, if it's any consolation (sic), I'm glad you won because I'd hate to see what you're like when you lose!" F***ing jerk!1 What does "consolation" have to do with anything in this context?!1 I haven't been back on his days to be there since.

This four-years cycle is really bad. The "C"hurch debated this system when it was setting up shop, with the gist being that if elections of the pope were held every four years, all the business of the outfit would be spent in campaigning for 3 1/2 years, so they settled on a lifetime deal (which I'm NOT advocating for). And there are other systems that are more sensible and responsive: Parliamentary flexibility, or, one term of six years.

There are regular threads here on the topic of the deadwood in this mechanistic Constitution - the Electoral College, the gridlock that is "checks/balances," the state by state crap instead of regional primaries - just about ALL of it. (On Edit: I know that primaries are not in the Constitution, am generally talking about the whole enchilada of how we operate.)

One reaction to the TeaBaggers having put the Founding Fathers on the table by claiming them as their own has been for heightened scrutiny of them, the “Monster of Monticello” syndrome, the humdrum conclusion being that they are just All Too Human (NIETZSCHE), and severely flawed to boot. And most of the mechanistic deadwood of their Constitutions is from their 18th Century vision of the universe as being the workings of a mechanistic clock.

Best things: I haven't looked at Morning Scabs ONCE since the election, and had severely cut it down (in favor of the variety circus of sLimus, no less) for a few months before that. And Faux has (mostly) dumped KKKarl and Toesucker (hosting them only with approval). War fatigue is a well documented syndrome; politics fatigue also exists.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:45 AM

1. I'm fatigued

With the 2016 threads myself. Really - how about we get engaged in the next four years? So I'm feeling you. I almost wish we could have a moratorium on presidential election threads for the next year at DU. Or maybe until 2015.

The constant election cycle is really why nothing is getting done of value in Washington. And progressives/liberals are just as much responsible as anyone else for falling for it and allowing it to continue. Let's work with what we've got - because I'm completely burned out on Presidential Election speak.


Shit! We should be having tons of threads and talk about the Inauguration - not who is running in 2016.

So - me? I'm just trashing any and all of those threads. If I see the same people posting over and over again about 2016 - they go on ignore. Because they are showing me they aren't interested in the country beyond elections themselves.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:51 AM

2. As all of my DU experience, I just scroll past irksome topics, never have used Ignore or Trash.

And especially Mittens, I DON'T CARE about him, neither that his own party is trashing him or that he is depressed. I just want him out of my life for the rest of my life and wish that PALIN and Joementum would take that hint.

Ain't it grand for us (you and me) right now?!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:52 AM

3. I tried

But there are just too many of them.

These folks don't even care about what's ahead of them. Now - I'm looking for the activists. The people that want to get loud and get things done with the Fed Government we've got for the next two years. ;-0

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