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I recently wrote an article on the annoyance of political ads on television. At this time, it was only in anticipation of the onslaught of political advertising that was to come. I had all the right reasons from being annoying to being outright lies. My argument was that something should be done to limit the amount of politics advertised on television. The amount of money spent is appalling and, in the end, half of it was wasted.

It is estimated, at this point in August, 2012, over $500 million has been spent by both Republicans and Democrats. This has already exceeded the total amount spent in 2008. Am I the only person (I know I'm not) in the US to think this is obscene? Can't anyone see through this to know that the donors expect something in return, like political favors?

I wanted to know who had the common sense to put a cap on campaign spending. Politicians don't want to limit spending. Television stations who benefit the most certainly do not want to limit spending. Who, please tell me who, has the common sense to put an end to this obnoxious practice.

Enter the Supreme Court. This is the panel composed of people with the most common sense in the country. The Supreme Court, in October of 2010, with their collective body of common sense ruled that you cannot limit the amount of money or time spent on political advertising because it would go against the Right of Free Speech!

When any member of that auspicious body that voted in favor of that ruling dies, I hope the Almighty sits them in front of a TV and makes them watch every political commercial ever made before they can set foot in Heaven. And I hope they have to watch each commercial as many times as it is shown over and over again.

I live in what is called a "swing state". Therefore a gazillion more dollars are being spent here than it states that politicians already have in their hip pocket. How fortunate can I be? Not only do I hate politicians, but I am supposed to watch and listen to their lies more than people in some other states. Thank the Lord for the remote.

If you have a solution to end this nonsense, please let me know.

Does this country have to be ruled by politicians? Is there a better way? Why is the term "honest politician" an oxymoron?

God give me the strength to keep my sanity until November7.


Street Talk

Oh, please do not even get me going on this, lol. great article Jack!

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