"Lobbyists" Has Become The New Buzzword I was listening to CNN's election coverage this afternoon with my eyes closed, and it has come to the point where the dramatization of the election is unbearable. I will be so glad when this election is over with because the road to it is full of nonsense. I've noticed something grossly similar between Obama and Mccain's speeches. Both like to talk about lobbyists an awful lot. In fact, even if you have a layman discussion of politics nowadays, it all comes down to "lobbyists." I'm afraid "lobbyists" has become the new buzzword for intellectual morons who can't grasp the real issues that face us. Saying it's all on the lobbyists is simplistic at best. In fact, as a personal example, when watching the coverage of the stock market crash earlier this week with my father, he turned into a conspiracy nutjob. He overgeneralized politicans, and ultimately blamed the lobbyists. It is rather uninviting for discussion when all people can resort to is talking about the lobbyists. So just like it has become hip since 2003 to hate on Bush for merely showing his face on television, it has become hip to blame every problem on the lobbyists. I'm not saying lobbyists are blameless in this whole ordeal, but to pin it all on that is misplacing the context. Thoughts?