I think I should call the doctor because it seems like this election is lasting WAY more than four hours. I've already complained about overused phrases, but now I'm just burned out on the whole darn thing and completely sick of hearing anything about it.
The most directly annoying aspect is the deluge of glossy flyers I keep getting in the mail from all the campaigns. Not only are they a waste of paper (though I recycle them along with all my other junk mail), but they're nasty and simplistic. I'm especially tired of the ones that claim that one candidate (usually the incumbent) is SOLELY responsible for SINGLE-HANDEDLY DESTROYING CONNECTICUT, and that ONLY by electing their opponent will we be saved from BANKRUPTCY, MASS STARVATION, REANIMATED CORPSES and NUCLEAR WINTER!!!!!
Blaming one party, let alone a single elected official, for the problems in our state and our nation is beyond oversimplification. The flip side of that is the other party claiming that they have ALL THE SOLUTIONS and that if you vote for them, everything will be perfect and we'll all get personal jetpacks and unicorns as pets.
The truth is that both parties are part of the problem; when things are going poorly, blaming the party in power is a cheap campaign ploy. The only way out of this mess is for our elected officials to SHUT UP, SIT DOWN and WORK IT OUT LIKE ADULTS. Like it or not, we're all in this together, so the only way forward is together.