I’m getting so sick of this election. I say that every time though so I’m not sure why this time I feel so differently. I think because I was so unsure before Obama won over Clinton. I just didn’t know. I liked her but not him. I’m not saying that I was going to vote for her but I just hadn’t made up my mind yet. I also feel with all the in fighting of the democrats, it left McCain so quiet and out of the news. So it just seems lately, it’s gotten so ugly between the parties.
But that’s not really why I’m writing this. It has nothing to do with anyone’s personal choices but it’s WHY do some people just have to tell you what THEY think is right and then change the subject??? I won’t argue with her but why should she be able to talk and tell me what she wants to but I can’t??
Those of you who know me, know who I’m talking about. It’s my mom. She’ll start a conversation and tell her side of things and then the second I open my mouth, she wants to either argue with me or changes the subject. This happens almost every day right now. She told me this morning that I’ll never change her mind and I better be VERY careful who I vote for. That she is so “smart” about politics and she’s “smart” enough to vote using her own mind!!! She thinks my husband tells me what to do and who to vote for!! YES, shocking isn’t it that since I never do what Paul “tells” me to do but I’ll vote for who he tells me to! RIGHT!!! In other words, I’m to stupid to vote on my own. How insulting to me is that???
So, this morning I got more irritated than usual and started to tell my side. First of all she can’t read (not because she can’t read but she can’t see) so she does no research. She’s voted Democratic her entire life and if Fred Flintstone was running, that’s who she’d vote for. I told her she had to read and research and can’t just listen to the negative ads on TV. So then she tells me she listens to the radio and I proceed to tell her that she’s then only hearing whoever’s broad-casting’s opinion.
You know, I can understand other people’s opinions. That’s what’s great about this country. We vote for who we want to. I just feel if you want to talk politics or any other volatile subject, you should respect the person your talking to and let them give you their opinion without insults and degrading. What’s the point of that? I just get so tired of her doing that to me day after day. She’s like that about everything. You “think” you know what to say to her and even when you think you’ll be agreeing with her, she’ll flip to the opposite side she was on yesterday. I find most times I talk to her I just sit and nod, agree and boil inside. So today I tell her she only listens to what she wants to listen to, their opinions and she pops off like that. Give me a break.
Let everyone have their own opinion and if you know you disagree, agree to that or don’t bring it up.
Know anyone like this???