I'm with Sergey!
I've distanced myself from posting political rants in the social media soup this presidential election year. I wasted enough time arguing and trying to change the minds of people with differing views last time around. And it's no secret which way I lean. But the two things that have really stuck in my craw this time are the Presidential campaign circus and the polarizing party system.
It's really time for the president to clean up the wasteful processes of seemingly endless campaigning, diverting the attention from the important tasks at hand. And he should leave the Democratic Party. I'm not saying Democrats are all bad or wrong. Hell, I voted straight across the party line. But it's time for the whole country to get off the two-party bandwagon and start dealing with each issue on their own merits.
What a huge step if President Obama did this! People would eventually have to actually educate themselves on the candidates and their positions before they vote, rather than hunting for the (D) or the (R) next to the name (I'm as guilty as any!) No more fruitless "reaching across the aisle," because there would be no aisle!
Maybe this Cold Civil War will cool down (so to speak).