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To the politicians, the partisan spokespeople and the army of angry, rude, hypocritical and mostly anonymous posters in online forums who go to ridiculous lengths to spin anything and everything in favor of their party and against the other one: You demonstrate that winning is far more important to you than honesty or objectivity, and so most of what you say is less than worthless. It contributes nothing of value, is often deceptive and degrades our ability to communicate and work together.
To the media pundits who can't stop talking about things like a candidate's perceived misstatement or gaffe, or the news reporters who tell us what's hot on Twitter: Please find something more substantive to fill up your air time. I'm interested in the problems our country faces and serious ideas on how to address them.
It is almost impossible to find meaningful discussion amid the incessant babbling about trivialities. I am reminded, again, why I detest politics.