No matter what your political affiliation it is time to take a break from the stress. The 2016 U.S. Election has been one of the nastiest name calling mud slinging elections in history.
The rumblings between the Republicans and Democrats have been so bad that people are not only seeing an increase in their stress level but this anxiety is also leading to symptoms of physical duress and illness.
Shake off these nasty election blues and knock that tension back a notch or two. Just for fun let's take a peek at the Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Obama toys and games. They are definitely worth a smile or two and just may get you feeling a little less tense.
Political Paper Dolls: A Fun Election Collectable
An Election Should be Fun
An election is your opportunity to exercise your democratic right. It should be a fun event with plenty of discussion and banter back and forth but somehow the 2016 election has gotten tensions out of hand.
There's been name calling, bullying, and threats flying out in all directions to pollute this years political atmosphere. Well enough is enough folks are talking foolish stuff that has gotten way out of whack. Things are not funny anymore.
The stress has to alleviate. It has to stop. It is time to relocate your inner child. This election probably scared the beejeezus out of him. He's gone. Vamoosed!!!
He's that happy little guy with a big silly grin on his face. He is likely hiding way down in that knotted pit you used to call a tummy. If you want to relax you will have to reach in and pull him out. You may have to search around a bit. If you can locate a sense of optimism then you are getting close. He's likely buried somewhere under that lost sense of humor so dig deep.
It's Okay to Act Like a Kid Even When You are an Adult
Because You Live in a Democracy You Have the Right to Vote
Let Your Voice be Heard in the Vote You Cast
Just Vote for the Candidate of Your Choice
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Democratic Party
Hillary Rodham Clinton was born October 26th 1947 into a working class family, her father began in trade and then advanced to own and operated his own fabric printing company. She was given the opportunity to attend university and very much appreciated that opportunity. Education for kids is a key theme in her life's work.
Her credentials for presidency include a law degree, senate position, a lengthy stint as first lady, and her position as Obama's Secretary of State. She has held other positions and had many other important accomplishments but we'll leave it at those.
If elected she will not only be the oldest person elected to serve as president of the United States but she will also be the first woman.
Hillary Clinton Political Toys
Your Vote Helps to Insure That the Most Popular Candidate Wins
This is Why it is so Important That You Vote
Donald John Trump: Republican Party
Donald J. Trump was born June 14, 1946 into an affluent family. His grandfather Friedrich Trump made his fortune by running restaurants, boarding houses, and hotels catering to the discreet needs of local men ie: brothels and prostitution.
On Friedrich's death Donald's father inherited cash and properties which he built on to increase the family's wealth substantially. This was a real estate legacy which would later be passed down to Donald and his siblings.
Donald's credentials include a degree in economics, a lifetime of real estate development, and a stint as a reality TV star. He is also a recognized as a savvy business man with his own clothing label included in the products produced by his companies. It is said that Donald's most valuable asset is his name.
If elected he will be the oldest person ever elected to serve as president of the United States.
Donald Trump Political Toys
Also Running are 3rd Party Candidates
Gary Johnson is running for the Libertarian Party. He is currently sitting at a very distant 3rd place in the polls.
Jill Stein is running for the Green Party. She is currently sitting at a very distant 4th place in the polls.
A Vote is Powerful Stuff and People are Fortunate to Have One
Another Popular Figure in the 2016 Election is Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders was born September 8, 1941 to immigrant parents. Being of Jewish descent and from a family drastically affected by the German holocaust Bernie knows first hand how very important politics can be.
He has sat as the Vermont senator since 2007 and is the longest serving independent in the United States. Considered a socialist he ran for the Democratic party nomination in the 2016 election. His campaign started off slow but at about the midway point snowballed into a loyal following that is unparalleled in past elections.
With slogans like "Feel the Bern" and "Enough BS it's time for B.S." his followers were captivated by his messages. At one of his rallies a small bird landed on his podium to listen to his speech setting off an even deeper loyalty among his followers.
Hillary pulled into the lead early in the primaries outdistancing Bernie by an irreversible margin. If Bernie's popularity had kick-started just a few months earlier he could have become the oldest person ever to be elected as president of the United States.
You are a Voter - You are Amazing
Relax With These Election Stress Relief Tips
1. Step away from the situation. Focus on other activities.
2. Shut off the news and instead read or watch a favorite movie.
3. Exercise is an excellent way to relieve stress. Walk, swim, jog, do a little yoga, or dance the frustration away.
4. Meditate or Pray.
5. Practice deep breathing techniques. A few deep quiet breaths can regulate your heart and lower your blood pressure. In essence it can calm you down enough to look at things in a more rational light.
6. Put yourself in a relaxing situation. Visit a local park or natural area to get back to the simple things. Listen to the birds sing, breathe in the clean air, enjoy the scenery. Take yourself out to dinner or even just out for a cup of tea or coffee at a favorite restaurant.
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