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Everyone's used to politicians badmouthing each other and highlighting flaws in their opponents to try and belittle them in front of the eyes of the public.
In my little corner of the world, things like fraud and corruption regularly bubble to the surface, usually by way of the media. The police investigate and the offending politician is, more often than not, destroyed. Possibly literally, as they're not usually heard from again, but more likely because the parties distance themselves from the offending moron, who was stupid enough to misbehave while the public gaze was upon them.
The parties use incidents like that to discredit their rivals and question their abilities to govern.
Occasionally an irrelevant element of a politician's personal life will crop up as the focus of a jibe, but it's never seen as anything more than that. Using, say, a harmless hobby to try and smear someone in Parliament would be seen as monumentally petty.

"Petty" is not a word American politicians seem to have an understanding of.
Currently one of the candidates in the state senate race for New England is being attacked by her rivals for engaging in what they see as an evil and perverse pastime. A practice that they believe reflects one's personality and ambition with such clarity that we should see those who engage in it stripped of power altogether.
Good lord, what does she do? Watch snuff films? Practice witchcraft? Play "kitten football"?

No. She plays Warcraft. As an orc.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-…

I'm really not sure I'm comfortable with the idea of Republicans being given charge over a pair of scissors, let alone the world's best funded military force (again). If you guys wanna switch Prez; it's no business of mine, but can you put a party with a greater grip on reality in charge? Please? You've got plenty of smart, sane people there. Give one of them a shot!
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Sanderford Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
My thinking is that we could stand to get rid of both major parties, especially the idiots on The Hill right now.

They sicken me.
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Zeikier Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The sheer stupidity of their accusations hit me two months into the future.
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Foxenawolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*checks out* you know what? im fucking done with america. IM DONE. i've lived here all my life, dated a brit who REMOVED my national pride and now that im single again i find out there really ISNT anything to be proud of anymore. we overreact over EVERYTHING. oh mah GAWD a poletician has a life outside of poletics heaven forbid. oh my goodness a poletican is actuall HUMAN. WE CAN'T HAVE THAT they must all be saints and choir boys/girls or they are the devil and must be destroyed!

GET A FUCKING GRIP people they're HUMAN LIKE US.
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I play Warcraft, and I would like to be President some day. Party? Republican. I'm a staunch conservative that enjoys his video games.
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weird-coma Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
......it'll never happen. I want it to......God in heaven how I want it to, but it never will. Obama's not all that great either to be honest. Democrats and Republicans are pretty much like one bowl of shit looking in the mirror.

Anyway, carry on good sir and keep the funny rolling.
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Misterichart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
oh and give it a few more years and then try to find a candidate who doesn't play games!
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Misterichart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
HA great comment! Yeah, anything political... ( here in the US and in my opinion ) is an embarrassment, as is the media, the bias, and propaganda... please keep in mind they are a very tiny portion of us Americans... Although I find myself getting more cynical everyday, and losing faith in humanity..... I wonder if they will ever wake up and put everyday common sense, semi intelligent people in charge?.. you know the people who work every day, given a job to do, task to complete... problem to solve.. and they just do it! no hidden agendas or greed or bullshit.. sigh!
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JetSetMax Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be bluntly honest. I'm not gonna be voting this year, even if it will be my first time having the chance of voting for President. Why? I don't like either choice of candidates.

One being because of his track record. Was it really necessary to rack up trillions more in debt? I don't think so.

Call me petty, but the reason I don't want to vote for Romney is because of someone who supports him whose existence I learned of only recently: Brian Fischer. Why? The guy is a Christian mega-zealot who basically demands that the government become a Christian Democracy where even being non-Christian would be considered criminal. That guy supports Romney. Romney allows the guy to support him and that scares the living daylights out of me.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Personally, I'm all for just enacting the clause that's in so many of the States' constitutions. It's states that if the government fails to do what it was set up to, then the government is to be done away with and a new one set up in its place.
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Xyga Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
so long as shes not playing when she has things to do i dont care playing a video gme shoud not be seen as a stigma UNLESS its takeing over your life (i,e you dont even stop to bath) or its somthing like the game "j,f,k reloaded"
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