STOP YELLING AT US!
As much as I hate politics, I do try and be a good citizen by listening to the candidates sometimes…as much as I can stand to listen to them. My tolerance is tested because THEY KEEP YELLING! I have a strong suspicion that their e-mails, including Hillary’s 50,000 e-mails, ALL LOOK LIKE THIS.
Donald Trump seems like he’s yelling even when his volume is turned down — he just has that yelling kind of personality that makes you back up and go, “Whoa, okay. Think I gotta leave now.” I’m relieved that Carly Fiorina has left the race. Volume 10 seems like the permanent setting for her voice. When she wasn’t allowed to participate in the last Republican debate, she said she wasn’t even going to watch it. She said she and her husband were going on a “date night.” It made me wonder — does she speak at that volume, and with that angry intensity, when she’s out to dinner at a restaurant? And is she the person in the movie theater that everyone is shushing?
Ted Cruz intersperses his yelling with a slimy, snaky tone, which I don’t think fools anybody. You just know he’s still yelling inside. And Marco Rubio not only yells, he repeats himself 4 times in a matter of minutes. That’s very concerning — he really should get checked out. Jeb Bush is now trying to yell, probably because no one could hear him over Donald Trump.
Do they think we’re all hard of hearing? Or is it that they think their points won’t be made unless THEY’RE SHOUTING THEM? I would like to remind people that 2 great orators — my father and Bill Clinton — did not yell. Yes, they understood the dramatic value of raising their voices at moments of passion, but that’s different from yelling. My father was known as the Great Communicator, and Bill Clinton is basically the smartest guy in the room — any room. So shouldn’t the candidates learn from them?
Bernie Sanders has, as far as I know, never spoken in anything below a yell. And Hillary makes me feel like I’m 9 years old and my mother is mad at me.
Lest we forget, whoever is President of the United States is going to have to negotiate with other world leaders. Putin, for example. From what we’ve seen, Putin doesn’t yell too much, and I doubt anything would be accomplished by yelling in his face. Yesterday, I saw a child screaming in the market. He wanted to leave and his mother wasn’t finished shopping. It looked disturbingly familiar. It looked like every night of the evening news.