Arguments. Name calling. Smears. Phony accusations.
The beauty of politics is that its so simple. Almost TOO simple. Simple enough that even at it's most complicated moments you can still sum it up into one universal statement and have it hold true for anybody who follows politics, regardless of party or beliefs, that THIS is what it's become:
It seems like everybody on the other side of the politisphere is losing their shit over every possible thing... at the same time
It's nothing spectacular. It's certainly no masterpiece. It's pretty much on par with everything we see on a daily basis. We look at it. Maybe laugh it off. Perhaps adamantly ridicule it. Tweet it out to our followers with an insulting #hashtag to cutesy it up. Copy and paste it to our Facebook friends so they can either be annoyed by you cluttering up their timeline (again) with more of your politics they can't stand... or decide to pile on in agreement and tell that same jackwagon how much bandwidth their opinions are wasting.
But don't stop there. Tell them again and again. Waste your whole night talking about much you don't want to waste any more time debating imbicilies like them, with all their closeminded rhetoric and absolute silliness. Talking points. Stupidity. Hate speech. You can't get enough. You're absolutely LOVING hating this garbage.
Now we're becoming a full-blown hypocrite. Now we're fully embracing politics.
BUT WAIT... it only gets better. In fact, it always gets better, even when it gets worse.
Not only do we get fine moments where we can attack the other side with reckless keystokes stoked by animosity, but we are blessed with the good fortunes of finding faults with people we once thought were on OUR SIDE!
Republicans siding with Obama for TPP without reading it?
Democrats and Conservatives lashing out over it... together?
Both sides looking around and wondering if its some practical joke.
No... it's better than that...
....it's politics, you suckers!
(I hope you're offended)
Thread's open (duh).
You can stay all night, you just can't sleep here.