Not A Child Of Divorce

I was pleased to discover that the Democratic debate was a lot more civil this time around. It must have been because I was feeling a little emotionally, uh, fragile when I watched the last one two weeks ago, but it was all I could do back then not to curl up in a ball on the end of the sofa, stick my fingers in my ears, and beg them to PLEASE JUST STOP SHOUTING AT EACH OTHER!

I half expected Hillary and Barack to sit me down at the kitchen table, pour me a glass of milk, and say "Now listen, Mommy and Daddy love you very much. This isn't about you. It isn't your fault, we promise. Sometimes grown-ups fight and that's just the way it is."

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thethinker
Feb 01, 2008

The media is just making the Hillary/Barack thing so much worse with all that nonsense about Obama snubbing Clinton at the State of the Union address. It's gotten to the point where I don't watch the news anymore.

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janet
Feb 01, 2008

I think they realized that the media would take that story and run (far and fast) and it wasn't making either of them look very good. Tonight was much better indeed!

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House of Jules
Feb 01, 2008

YES! I was just talking to one of my friends about this. It was all I could do to not say, "Don't argue in front of the children!" last time around.
Jules
House of Jules

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zan
Feb 01, 2008

I felt the same. And after that glass of milk they'd force us choose between them, pick which one we love best... oh, wait.

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Magpie
Feb 01, 2008

I think I'm lucky I'm out of the country at the moment. Not having to deal with the hoopla that is going on in the media. I'm virtually hoopla free!

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jive turkey
Feb 01, 2008

Haha! Dude, I felt the exact same way, but didn't really realize it until you put it into words. Hilarious.

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William
Feb 01, 2008

Absolutley brilliant analysis.

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Raven
Feb 01, 2008

We have it on the DVR, as we opted for Vietnamese food and alcohol last night.

I'm not sure what that says about me.

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betsy
Feb 01, 2008

I don't know what was worse though, that playing nice last night or the sniping. They both kind of creep me out, but that's nothing new when it comes to politicians.

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Anne Bradshaw
Feb 01, 2008

I don't like slanging matches, or shouting in any form, either. Makes my stomach churn and my head spin. And they sound so . . . childish! Maybe it's us who should be sitting THEM down, wagging a finger, and saying, "Now, now, children, don't quarrel. It doesn't solve anything, and gives you wrinkles when you grow up."

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Adaora
Feb 01, 2008

I can't tell whether it's Hilary or husband running for president to be honest. It gets a bit murky at times.

Did you watch the Republican Debate Holly? I'm Democratic but I like to see both ends. It was a JOKE. Romney and McCain we're fighting like a couple on the edge of divorce as well. McCain spit accusations at him and Romney smiled gamely and with malice at the same time, eagerly sparing with words. Huckabee and Paul got barely 10 minutes between them out of a 90 minute debate.

Can't they stop resorting to dirty politics and simply say what makes them the best candidate?

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Jess
Feb 01, 2008

Your paralel is very cleverly found! I had the same feeling, let's all try to politely get along for the sake of our family... still better than the disfunctional mess in the 'other family'.

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heidikins
Feb 01, 2008

I really just can't wait until Tuesday... then the game will shift to R's bashing D's, it will be like a whole new sport. Gotta love the political system. ;o)

xox

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The Over-Thinker
Feb 01, 2008

If Barack wins, hopefully I'll still get to visit Hillary on the weekends. It's only fair.

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Adaora
Feb 02, 2008

@TheOverThinker- If the court believes they are both of sound body and mind then I am sure you will get to see Hilary on weekends.

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Travis Erwin
Feb 02, 2008

But the good news is after the divorce you can use guilt and make them buy you lots of new toys with each visit.

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cce
Feb 03, 2008

Their fraught interactions do make it harder and harder to imagine a Hillary/Barack ticket which is what I once thought would occur once the primaries offered up a winner. I guess there is always naive hope in the eyes of a child, hope that our parents will get back together and lead us into the future the way it was always supposed to be. Every civil exchange reignites the passing hope that this thing may be salvaged.

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Hank
Feb 03, 2008

I'm at that point where I really wish the whole thing would just be over. I can't make myself care. This election is really about the lesser of four evils. I say, a pox on all their houses.

If this election weren't so important, I'd really consider skipping it. And I haven't missed voting in an election, any election, since I was 18.

And no, I'm not going to tell you how long ago that was.

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Kat
Feb 04, 2008

You would think after hundreds of years that politicians would finally have mastered politics! I mean honestly, do they ever bother to watch a tape of themselves hootin' and hollerin' and making jackasses of themselves? Blows me away, sometimes.

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metalia
Feb 06, 2008

This is so spot-on; I love it.

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bethany
Feb 07, 2008

It all comes down to one very simple fact, and that is that Hillary is a giant bitch. Plain and simple. She'd probably argue and howl at the late Ghandi, in that shrill agonizingly wretched voice of hers. Sorry Hil lovers, no offense.

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Lummy
Feb 09, 2008

that was hilarious. i love your blog, but this is the first post that made me crack up.

it is rather sad how politicians don't seem to get it. you really would think they'd figure it out. they look like little kids during their debates. honestly, my friend's kid sister fights fairer than that.