Greetings Facebook friends!
I’m standing on my blog soapbox today to announce an exciting new contest–the first-ever, Tim Hunter Presidential Campaign Sweepstakes.
Here’s how it works: you post something on Facebook extremely negative, nothing more than partisan poison being passed around by the side that knows better and I ‘unfriend’ you.
That’s it! Pretty darn simple, huh?
I already know what’s coming. The negative ads that take vague swipes at candidates using half-truths, quarter-truths and close-enough-truths invading my favorite TV and radio shows. You know the ones I’m talking about—filled with an arrogant attitude that if you believe my way, you’re smart and if you’re opposed to it, you’re an idiot.
Just today, a very vicious attack on Hillary Clinton made it into my feed, which was just two news stories away from a childish name-calling meme about Ted Cruz.
This just in–it’s not funny, it’s not entertaining, it’s not what I want to be subjected to over the next year and a half. Funny is one thing (and I actually know a thing or two about funny), but when all you’re doing is saying to your fellow D’s and R’s out there, “Hey, look! I called him a Poopy Pants! Ha!” and you find that entertaining? Let’s just say I’ve evolved.
In fact, I’m proud of the fact that I don’t vote party. At this particular point in time, there is no one aside from Morgan Freeman that I feel is real presidential material out there.
So, back to the rules of the game. Get it all out of your system between now and midnight. Because as of April 15th, 2015, make a snide political comment or post a caustic partisan piece on this guy’s Facebook feed and we will be disconnected. I’ll consider reconnecting after November of next year, but not until then.
It’s a free country, for both of us. You have the right to be a raging partisan, but the constitution also allows me to confine my Facebook feed to beer bellied bicycle crashes and cats playing pianos.
Have a great election! Oh, and congratulations to all of our winners.