Something snapped in my pea brain after I turned 51. Everything had a renewed sense of urgency because I was once again coming face to face with the reality of my mortality. I'll be honest with you; it sucked and still sucks. Perhaps you have found yourself in a similar situation. Maybe you had a couple near-death experiences that left you with the same type of Silly Putty Brain (SPB) as I have. The brain ceases to function normally and everything is urgent, every circumstance requires immediate attention and then seconds later, you're all, "Ooh, look at that shiny thing."
I know I'm not alone because there are plenty of traces left behind from fellow SPB sufferers on social media like Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter. There are the left SPBs and the right SPBs. There is still a large contingent of American voters who still seem to think that President Obama is running again in 2016. He's not. Let me open your eyes for a moment:
Polling data shows that there is a strong dislike of President Obama among conservative and Republican voters. The GOP candidates want to garner that vote so what do they do? They target the POTUS with ridiculous accusations and attacks. The sad thing is that their campaign consultants know for a fact that it's going to work and thus the little sheep are led astray while ignoring the truth of what each of the candidates represent themselves. It's as though whichever GOP candidate gets the biggest "gotcha" moment gets the most votes - AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT.
I've been criticized in the past for my criticism of criticism of the POTUS just for the sake of criticism. (Wrap your head around that one.) I don't really give a hoot because he is still the POTUS and is deserving of the respect that office commands. If it bothers you and gets your rebel flag panties in a bunch, take two aspirin for headaches, Midol for any cramps. You've been duped and frankly, you probably shouldn't be allowed to vote anyway.
On the other side of the spectrum, it's almost as though the Democrats are constantly on the search for the least popular issue to be their cause célèbre'. Yes, there are certainly Syrian refugees who deserve to be here and the GOP has gotten it all wrong. No doubt that innocent children and families are in need of sanctuary. But look, there are a lot of folks who call themselves "refugees" who are just ass hat terrorists taking advantage of our kindness. We have to find a method to process these refugees and determine whether or not they are the good guys or the bad guys, and I acknowledge that it won't be easy. But the rhetoric makes the Democrats look like a bunch of do-gooder whiny bitches.
At least that's how my SPB sees things right now. At a time when we need to be working together to ensure our nation's safety, we're too busy either trying to prove who is the most "Christian," or pretending like a term-limited President is the AntiChrist. Poppycock. Just stop it and think rationally and reasonable for just a couple hours. This is and always has been a great nation but we're turning into a bunch of petulant children.
Of course, that's just my opinion and I could be wrong, but I seriously doubt it.