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Snoopy is Running for President! (I saw it on Facebook, so it must be true)

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   16 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Winston under chairA few weeks ago I got political here. Well, about as political as I ever get. Not much has changed in the last few weeks in spite of the glut on Facebook of political memes, links to political sites, quotes by political pundits, and requests by Facebook friends to support anyone but (fill in the blank). I believe no one’s mind is ever changed on Facebook, but it makes people feel better to have a forum where they can make a statement. I understand that completely. Me? Cute animal videos. That’s what it’s all about on my profile page, Buttercup. I’m Switzerland.

The hubster, not so much. He turns himself inside out from sitting on his hands to avoid responding to disagreeable posts because he knows his comments will either hurt someone’s feelings or start a war. “Let it go,” I tell him. “It’s just people venting.” “I know,” he sputters, “but no one fact checks! No one offers references or proof! People say whatever they want about anyone they want, even if it’s a lie or taken out of context! And other people believe them!”

Yep. What he said. Welcome to Facebook. I’m guilty, too. I’ve shared informational posts, only to learn later that they were wrong. Oops. On the up side, it is a great place to stay in touch with faraway friends and relatives. And also, as mentioned . . . cute animal videos. The power of a kitten/puppy’s sweet face to generate the warm fuzzies cannot be denied.

I wish I liked politics. I really do. I wish I had a the sort of quick mind that recalls what all the candidates have said and sorts through the mess, separating the contradictions and lies from the truth. The only thing I’m certain of is that none of the candidates are transparently honest. I suppose if one were, he/she would never be elected. Quite the catch-22, that.

The other sure thing is that Facebook will continue to churn out political stuff—some of it true, yes—and people will continue to hold their opinions in spite of the flurry of posts determined to change minds. In the long run, anything that spurs a genuine exchange of ideas is a good thing. It’s wonderful that we live in a country where we’re allowed to post what we choose, from slanted to earnest. Even if people disagree, there’s something to be said for the ability to put our opinions on the line. And our real friends, even those we’ve never met (I have a few of those), will respect us even if they don’t agree.

Of course, in my case, it’s all about the cute animal videos, so. . .

If I could elect anyone for president it would be Snoopy, everyone’s favorite Beagle. Snoopy would make a good president. He’s been around a long time, has really seen it all and remained at the top of his game in spite of the world’s ups and downs, so no one can doubt his vast experience. He prefers to sleep on his dog house under the stars rather than to curl up in comfort with Charlie Brown, so I don’t think he’ll cave to special interest groups. He’s got a great sense of humor, isn’t afraid to try new things, and has more common sense than any of the characters hanging out in DC. Also, Snoopy has broad appeal, is both black and white, so he could probably do a lot for race relations. And let us not forget his status as a WWI flying ace. That dog has been in the trenches and survived.  This will make him a terrific Commander-in-Chief. Also, his speeches run short. This is always a plus. And the final reason? Why, because he’s man’s best friend, of course.

 

Who would be your choice for president—if you could nominate anyone living or animated—and why do you think they’d rock it? Facebook might not change minds, but maybe you’ll change mine here. Leave a comment and let me know . . . who’s got your vote? 😉

See you next week –
Lisa

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16 Responses to "Snoopy is Running for President! (I saw it on Facebook, so it must be true)"

  1. Comment by Caren Pilgrim
    March 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm  

    Good choice for President! Thanks for the link back!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:41 am  

      You bet! Thank’s for the photo!

  2. Comment by Pat
    March 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm  

    I second your motion!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:41 am  

      Maybe Winston is interested in the job. 🙂

  3. Comment by Sioux
    March 24, 2016 at 3:43 pm  

    Snoopy would make a GREAT president. Perhaps, looking at the choices, the BEST president.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:42 am  

      Haha. Exactly!

  4. Comment by Sioux
    March 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm  

    Oh, I forgot. Since Winston has made that declaration, I hope Snoopy is elected so he can get out from under the chair. 😉

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:43 am  

      I haven’t asked Pat, but I’m pretty sure Winston would come out for the wrinkling of a treat bag. lol

  5. Comment by Claudia
    March 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm  

    Snoopy for President is best suggestion I have heard since this whole election mess started!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:43 am  

      I know, right? And he’s cute, too.

  6. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    March 24, 2016 at 9:53 pm  

    It looks like it is unanimous – everyone likes Snoopy. 🙂 Everyone I’ve talked to lately wants to be able to vote for “none of the above.” I guess I have to give kudos to anyone who’s willing to do the job; I sure know I wouldn’t want to do it.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:44 am  

      No, I wouldn’t want it either. I do wish we had better options this time around, though.

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    March 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm  

    All valid reasons and so now I think you should start a write in campaign and state your reasons why. This was fun.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:44 am  

      🙂 It’d be telling if he won a write in campaign, wouldn’t it? lol

  8. Comment by Karen Lange
    March 25, 2016 at 7:35 pm  

    I feel the same way about political stuff on Facebook. Will be glad when the election is over. Yes, I’m totally in on the Snoopy thing. Seriously, he couldn’t do any worse than some of these candidates.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      March 27, 2016 at 10:45 am  

      Agreed! On all counts. 🙂


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