I don't know about you, but robocalls annoy me and that is why registered with the Do Not Call Registry. Unfortunately, the brains behind the Act excluded political robocalls. And now that Illinois is in play for the GOP, well, let's just say the number of calls per day have left me even more annoyed than normal.
I guess that is what I get though for participating in the process, especially the primaries over the years. Politicians, of course, have all that historical information at their fingertips and whenever they think it useful use it like the rabid hyenas the are. Now, if they are really that stupid to think that a person who is politically engaged will be tempted to change their minds based on some urgent half truths, well then they are dumber than I thought they were.
So here is an FYI for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum - you don't interest me and there is nothing your robocalls can do to change that position. As a matter of fact, it has been my hope that someone who appeals to my sensibilities would emerge, but alas - no one has. But unlike other people who would support one person in a primary and then rally behind the eventual nominee, well I ain't one of them.
I don't like any of the choices we have and that includes our delusional president who thinks the economy is on the rebound when foreclosures have again spiked, gas prices are through the damn roof and people lucky enough to find jobs have seen their take home pay slashed by some 60%. If that is progress Mr. President - then you can have it.
Naturally there are plenty of dumb-asses out there who buy into the garbage the incumbent is giving us because we happen to live in a state where we have been abused by greedy politicians for so long that they think that sort of governance is the norm. Oh well - stupidity, I guess is stupidity.
The truth of the matter, though, is quite simple: no one running right now will change the status quo one iota. The rich will get richer, the poor will remain poor and the vanishing Middle Class (who pay all the bills) are taking their last breathes.
So you see it really doesn't matter who gets elected - we are screwed anyway you slice the cake.
As such, the campaigns ought to take those political robocalls and shove them where the sun don't shine. But hey, at least they helped me reach one big decision -
I'm skipping the Illinois primary because of them.