Politics can be frustrating, so we don’t blame you if you tend to ignore them. That said, it might be a good idea to at least be familiar with the major players, lest you think your girlfriend is cheating on you with one of them.

Seems 40-year-old Lowell Turpin of Tennessee became enraged when he saw a photo of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his lady’s Facebook page. Not because Turpin is an Obama supporter, but because he didn’t have any idea who Romney was and thought his girlfriend, Crystal Gray, must be screwing around on him with this other guy.

Gray told Turpin who Romney was, but that didn’t appease him much. The 310-pound guy smashed Gray’s laptop into a wall, and then, for good measure, punched his girlfriend in the face. That earned him a visit from the cops, a domestic assault charge, and a trip to the pokey.

If this is a preview of the upcoming election season, maybe it’s best if we all just keep our opinions to ourselves.