“I didn’t do it,” my middle son looked at me with over-sized cartoon eyes swearing his innocence.
“He’s lying, mommy,” my oldest shouted in frustration. “He did do it!”
I rolled my eyes. As usual, I had no idea who was telling the truth and who was lying. They are such skilled manipulators, that I don’t even think they know what the truth is; they are just so intent on proving the other wrong and winning, which, of course, is the most important thing.
It’s like, well, it’s just like the Presidential Debate I watched last week.
Do they ever answer any questions?
Moderator – How exactly do you do plan on improving the economy, Mr. Romney?
Romney – Well I appreciate that question and I’d love to get everyone jobs and I’ll be getting everyone jobs because there is nothing I’d rather see. So you see, that’s what I’ll be doing. It’s my job to get you jobs. Heh, heh.
Obama – I am not just talking about getting jobs, I have been getting you all jobs as you can see by all these statistics that I’ll grossly exaggerate as I nod and smile real smart and presidentially.
Romney – You haven’t been getting any jobs, just ask that woman Mrs. Joann Redizzio of Wakaramazoo, Mississippi. She hasn’t had a job in over a year. And ask Mr. Stewart Gorrreno of Mercy, Ohio. I know these people. And Mr. Obama you are not getting them jobs.
Obama – Am too.
Romney – Are not!
Obama – You have NO plan how to get anyone jobs.
Romney – I have a five point plan!
Obama – I haven’t seen you make any points. You know what I’m saying America!
Romney – I’m just going to keep pointing this finger at you – Five Times until someone asks a new question.
Moderator – Can you be more specific on your plan, Mr. Romney?
Romney – I can be very specific about the specifics that I’ll be specifically speaking of. I just want to be clear about my specificity of the specifics.
Obama – You’re not saying anything.
Romney (Point! Point!) – You didn’t say anything about Benghazi!
Obama -I did!
Romney – You didn’t!!
I roll my eyes. They’re little kids in expensive suits playing a game of “My daddy’s stronger than your daddy!” What do we really learn in the debates anyhow? Certainly, nothing about the issues. It’s kind of like watching my addictive Housewives shows; just good TV, with the purpose of putting on the drama to keep all those people with short attention spans entertained. Will Romney put extra grease in his hair? Will Joe Biden smile inappropriately or throw out an F-bomb? Will Obama’s head fall off from all the bobbing? How will they answer all those questions without answering a single one? And that’s what it all comes down to. A lot of posturing and a lot of show with no tell. Because when the only goal in someone’s head is winning, the truth gets lost in the battle.
I hear my boys arguing in the other room. I go, as I am required to do by law, to break it up. It’s the same old game.
“What happened here, boys?” I ask and they both point a finger at each other and start screaming heatedly at once. I nod. Well, of course, now it all makes perfect sense.
*This was the essay I almost used for this week’s Blogger Idol assignment. Go to www.writersarethenewrockstars.blogspot.com now to see the one I did use and VOTE. 🙂
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This freakin rocks!!!! I love it!!!!!!!
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It’s so true! This semester I’m in a class about how we attain political attitudes and beliefs, and it never fails that people will be chatting away about the latest thing that Obama said, or the latest lie that Romney’s spun. When they eventually turn to ask my opinion, I have nothing to say. I’ve made my decision and I’m taking my years of working in a mall retail store to task by zoning out the screaming kids in the corner.
omg, i may need to get a job at the mall so i can fine tune my zone out skills. 😉
That was great — so funny! Makes perfect sense to compare boys fighting to the debates! And good luck with Blogger Idol — I’ll go vote for you now!
thank you so much. (but you’ll to wait for tomorrow to vote!!) 🙂
I just tried to comment but not sure it worked so here I go again….Very funny post! Makes perfect sense to compare fighting boys to the debates! And good luck on Blogger Idol — I’ll go vote for you now!
This is soooo good! I so get the fighting to be right and finger pointing! And that’s just between my husband and me! Love it!
Good blog! (nodding, smiling and pointing all fingers your way!)
OMG so well said, you! Agree on all fronts. And this is why we had an only. I tease! Mostly.
an only what????
Yes! That is exactly what the debates were like. So very frustrating.
Maybe this means your kids have a bright future in politics ahead of them? And since you are their mom, you can make them answer the questions. Right?
*note to self: get candidates parents to ask the questions at debates.
This is so awesome, they do sound just like little kids when they “debate” dont they?
Really, this exudes awesomeness! You are right, they are both big babies, in many ways!
It’s so true. I am so happy I fell asleep during the last one because it was BORING. The bickering is too much. It was worse when they could walk around. Gives me a stomach ache. Great post.
I kinda zoned out during this last one, but yeah, it’s a bit squabbly.
Ugh. The debates.
I can’t stand bickering. My son does it with is stuffed Angry Birds and he plays both sides. Now THAT’S entertaining!
(No joke, I just had to scold Yellow Bird for misbehaving. Again. Sigh…)
hahahah i freaking LOVE this.
So true! The debates were a complete joke.
but good tv, – fuuny, serious, scary, sad – a puppet show. 🙂
This is such an apt description of how politicians behave. Even here in Canada.
ha! little boys are little boys no matter where they’re from. 🙂
This was so fantastic. You nailed the bickering of siblings as well as presidential candidates. How sad really! My brother and I totally did the same thing.
thanks! i have “presidential” debates going on in my house all the time!
Yup, they act like children. I hate it.
This is why I have so little interest in politics. Even when politicians do say something concrete, it’s usually a lie. What’s the point?
This was AWESOME. And so true–I just can’t wait to be DONE with it!
Good luck on idol–this one would have been great–I need to check out the one you DID use!
thanks so much! 🙂