Aaron Rates Politics

Aaron does not have a political bone in his body.  He doesn’t understand politics nor does he care to understand politics.  He’s probably better off that way.   Of course, since there is so much on the news now about the presidential campaign, he can’t help but notice.  And if Aaron notices something, he will talk about it………which all of you who read this blog know very well.  Aaron talks and I blog.  It’s never-ending!

Last night Aaron was in the family room during part of the GOP convention.  It was time for good old back tickling with the back scratcher.  Ann Romney had just begun her speech when we sat down.  Aaron wanted to talk, as usual, but I told him that I wanted to listen to this speech.  Aaron tried to be quiet, which is very hard for him to do.  As Mrs. Romney spoke, Aaron began making comments.  I have learned that when someone is giving a speech or is performing in some way, such as singing………..and if these people are animated with their voices or their facial expressions…………then it drives Aaron nuts.  He seems to want people to be calm……flat……inexpressive……..unemotional……….boring.

A political rally is not calm……flat……inexpressive…….unemotional…….boring.  Therefore, Aaron was becoming agitated.  He began muttering softly at first, but as Mrs. Romney’s speech progressed, so did Aaron’s comments.

“She’s dumb!”    Aaron, she is not dumb.  Ann Romney is very smart.

“She’s stupid!”    Aaron, she is not stupid.  Don’t say those things.

“She’s crazy!”    Aaron, you do not call anyone crazy.

“Tell her to shut up!”   OK, Aaron!  That’s enough!

I tried to get him to express to me just what his frustrations were, but he had a hard time with that – as always.  And then Chris Christie came on.  If Aaron thought that Ann Romney was crazy, he definitely believed that Christie was even crazier.  Oh boy………..here we go!

The comments started and so I stopped Aaron in his tracks.  He just listened for a short time, trying to figure all this speech stuff out.  Then he said, “It seems like they make up stories to make themselves BE one!”

How interesting!  I asked, “They want to make themselves be what, Aaron?”

He answered, “They want to make themselves look cool!”

Our very perceptive Aaron.  Whatever we believe about politics, every politician is trying to sell themselves…….and Aaron gets it.  And Aaron doesn’t like it – any more than we sometimes dislike this whole process of politics.

Aaron continued to watch.  Christie’s name came up on the screen………….Chris Christie (R).   Aaron looked at his name and saw the (R) – then asked, “What’s the (R) for?”  I told him that it stood for Republican.

Aaron’s response………..”Oh, I thought he was rated R!”

HaHaHa!   Maybe this whole convention should be rated R………..at least for Aaron.  I’m sure he wouldn’t mind one bit if we restricted him from having to watch any more of it at all!

All of us probably wish that certain areas of politics could be restricted!  Aaron may have come up with something!

Author: Patty hesaidwhatks

I'm Patty and I write about our adult son who has Epilepsy and Autism, who still lives with my husband and me, and who is a package full of many surprises and joys and challenges and TALK! Lots of talking, which creates laughter and some other reactions as well. I also write about how God shows Himself to me in everyday life.

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