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Question - Should bloggers & authors discuss politics? Does that turn you off to a blogger or an authors books if they tweet/post about their political positions or do you appreciate their passionate point of view?
Answer - Politics is a very volatile subject and so are the issues that underlie them (same sex marriage, abortion, health care, taxes) and it's difficult not to get passionate and sensitive at times. Ironically, most of the bloggers and authors I follow and are friends with have similar views and if they don't, I don't really know about it, probably because it's just not something we discuss.
Frankly, I don't enjoy talking about politics or even thinking about it (although I know I have to somewhat). I just don't feel intelligent enough to wade through all the chaff and b.s. to decipher what a politician/party/statement really means and what they plan to do. Even if they do make promises I'm pretty dubious as well. And since we're being honest, I just don't find the subject of politics as interesting or invigorating as the subject of books or authors or stories.
I don't really mind when a blogger or author tweets/posts about their political positions unless they are just trying to shove it down my throat. Sometimes I do feel that people are kind of shouting on Twitter, especially if they repeat something ad nauseum.
That being said, if bloggers and authors wish to discuss politics that is fine, but if you want to discuss politics with me, you'll probably just get short concise opinions until someone changes the subject.
What do you think about politics within the book blogging world? Too controversial to discuss or do you enjoy the debate? Let me know, this is one time I would enjoy hearing about politics!