I know it shouldn't bother me but...
Ok, for some backround, I am 24 and just within the past several years..well...since I joined the military and became a fulltime taxpaying citizen, became interested in politics. Now, this is something I always kinda noticed but never put much thought into. But, pretty much all of the shows that I have always really really liked and got a good kick out of(family guy, american dad, tosh, etc etc..) are extremely politically slanted. For instance, on Family Guy tonight they went back in time to ww2 times..and a Nazi was wearing a "McCain/Palin" button. that almost made me spit out my soda in shock.
Now, this isn't something that is going to make me stop watching these shows, I mean, I love to laugh and they normally help me accomplish that. But it made me get to thinking about when I was a kid watching these things and the way conservatives were portreyed by the media was basicly fat old white guys that only care about themselves. Then I started really getting into the actual politics and, when I thought I was liberal, after educating myself on the issues and goals for each party I realized that I am far from it.
That leads me to this, and I don't want this to start into a flaming war, I mean, I have friends that are liberal, and some of them were even good soldiers. But I also know A LOT of people around my age that are liberals that don't know anything about the issues or platforms of either side. All they know is Obama has a nice smile and if your white and don't vote for him you racist, if your black and you don't vote for him your an Uncle Tom, and if youre conservative your a super racist redneck who burns crosses and likes long walks on the beach with his cousin.
I have no problem with people studying the issues and then deciding the route that they want to take..but am I the only one that is troubled that such a high volume of young voters get there only information on how they are voting towards our country from entertainment tv shows and campaign ads? Like I said, I have no problem if people are educated and believe the Liberal Way is the best way to take our country, but I think it should be based on more than jokes and soundbites.
Last edited by Tim151515; 12-28-2011 at 20:23..