I don't know how the elections are going in your state, but in the mess that is California, they are heated and mean. We teach our children to behave better than these "politicians"...and I use this term in the most uncomplimentary of ways.
What is really irking me this election year as compared to any in my history is how the ads are describing these problems. All of a sudden, "Sacramento" is a noun not used to describe a city. "Sacramento" is now used to describe the policy of whatever party feels have been wronged. For example:
"Change the status quo of Sacramento."
"No longer accept Sacramento politics."
"Sacramento got us into this mess"
C'mon folks...Sacramento did nothing. Our legislature did nothing...and that is the problem. Take the high road and if you must lay blame, have the decency and commitment to lay it on the party that you feel is responsible.
Sacramento is a beautiful city, nestled between the clear waters of the American River and the muddy run-off waters of the Sacramento River. It has more trees per capita than any other city in the world. Sacramentans are nice people who enjoy the arts, sports and support each other through thick and thin.
So "politicians", quit blaming Sacramento for the mess that you got us into!