If you’re an avid fan of politics or are just casually watching the Democratic and Republican debates, you’ve probably come to a few conclusions: they all usually say some stupid shit mixed in with the good stuff.
In fact, that was the inspiration behind this list: to get some things off of our chest that we thoroughly hate when watching this trainwreck of a presidential race.
After watching the madness unfold, we’ve narrowed our hatred and annoyances to 7 of the top things.
1. Donald Trump
Are you surprised? Of course Donald Trump is #1 on the list! He’s a blowhard business man with not a clue of how to run a country. The dude knows how to run a crappy casino, but that doesn’t help you fix the deficit or healthcare issue we’re having.
And if you think building a wall is going to help and be paid for by the Mexicans, that’s an even bigger joke. The only thing worse than Trump is Trump followers. Look up ignorance in the dictionary, and you’ll see a picture of a guy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat with a shit-eating grin on his face.
2. Ted Cruz
People will get on him because he’s a Canadian-born citizen running for president of the United States. This isn’t a big deal at all, but Americans are very territorial when it comes to who is running their country.
The biggest problem with Ted Cruz is that he’s a lying maniac with a religious zealot attitude. If that’s not scary enough, the guy went on live television and declared his love of country music because they “seemed to do more for the country after 9/11.”
Everyone knows what he’s doing: pandering to people in the south. Not to mention, rock musicians held the biggest rock concert in the country to raise money for police and firefighters at Madison Square Garden.
3. The Hillary Benghazi and Email Scandals
Anyone else sick of hearing about the Benghazi and email thing? Yeah, everyone is. It’s the last bastion of hope from a Republican party that is clearly struggling to win anything.
Hillary may or may not have done anything to contribute to the deaths of 4 Americans, and may or may not have emailed any sensitive material to anyone an clearly should have been more careful. But still, to place to blame solely on her is propaganda at its finest.
Old people are notoriously bad with technology. What did you want her to do? Set up a VPN for her private email server?
4. Conservative Humor
If you’re active like most people on Facebook and have friends who lean Conservatively, you’ve most likely encountered some awful and bland Conservative humor.
It’s usually aimed at liberals, Obama, Bernie Sanders, or all of the above. Even Hillary gets thrown into the picture. But the jokes are never clever or funny, even though these people think jokes devoid of humor are hysterical.
While Conservative humor is always terrible, it certainly has spiked because of the 2016 presidential race.
5. Arguing About Nonsense
If you’ve ever wondered into a political argument by accident, especially on Facebook, you’ve probably had the displeasure of seeing multiple people arguing about complete nonsense that is clearly outside of their realm of knowledge.
The king of arguing over invented problems are the strawman argument crowd. A strawman argument is an argument where someone attacks a claim that was never brought up, or attacks a claim that wasn’t even part of the original argument.
So if you’re discussing the healthcare debate, this kind of person will tell you how bad Obama is in the middle east, which is not even relevant. This is nonsense.
6. The American People
The only thing more brutal than some of the presidential candidates and antics are the American people in general.
Nobody reads anymore. They read headlines and surmise based on that, and then they wonder why people call them idiots when they discuss the topic.
Americans in general need to read more, be aware of world topics, and spend less time vegetating in from of a screen.
7. Fox News in General
Oh, Fox News. Where do we begin?
Fox News clearly leans right, as does Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the Fox network.
Fox News claims to tell the stories that the “mainstream” media is scared to report. They also claim to be “fair and balanced.” Saying Fox News is fair and balanced is like saying Ted Bundy is kind and gentle.
Fox News is one of the most watched “news” programs in America, and the way they try to say they’re not mainstream is preposterous.
The next time you have a few minutes and need a good laugh, tune into Bill O’ Reilly or Glen Beck to watch some quality political comedy.