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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:28 AM

Funny quote about young Dems turned Republicans

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Reply Funny quote about young Dems turned Republicans (Original post)
Jamaal510 Jun 2012 OP
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #1
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #2
Zalatix Jun 2012 #5
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #9
Zalatix Jun 2012 #11
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #14
The Doctor. Jun 2012 #15
ManyShadesOf Jun 2012 #16
UTUSN Jun 2012 #3
Ninga Jun 2012 #4
Joseph28 Jun 2012 #6
Gold Metal Flake Jun 2012 #7
bvar22 Jun 2012 #8
HooptieWagon Jun 2012 #10
Zalatix Jun 2012 #12
HooptieWagon Jun 2012 #13
thesquanderer Jun 2012 #17
Zalatix Jun 2012 #18

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 07:16 AM

1. Actually, it's the older generation's fault.

The root of the idiocy of "I'll vote Republican to show the Democrats I mean business" has its roots in the previous generations' nasty habits of "Don't vote, they're all the same" and "drop out, and things will get better." it's this idea that non-involvement leaves you pure and thus makes things "better" through the power of magical space dolphins and shitty folk music.

It's the same problem that has - until recently - restrained "protest" to "I have sign that I wave between 3 and 5 PM!"

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:49 AM

2. Watch out, the Boomers will be here to flame you, shortly.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:50 AM

5. Come on, drop the divisive rhetoric. That's simply not true.

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:10 PM

9. That's right. Nothing is anyone's fault

Why, every problem we face is simply there, free-floating and unrelated to anything because, gosh-golly, we wouldn't want to make anyone anxious. Let's just not think about it and count on the crystal space dolphins and folk music to save us.

...

Look, I know it's not pleasant, but there's a problem, and you have to figure out where the problem comes from in order to fix it. And a lot of the problems of the left being all wishy-washy, milquetoast, and halfassed stem from the way the 60's and 70's played out. If you'd rather keep the blame exclusively on the whippersnappers like in the OP (which is not divisive at all since of course they don't count, having never done a fecal mudslide while strung out on barbituates at Woodstock, maaaaaaan) then maybe it could be said it's their fault for listening to a bunch of motherfuckers who accomplished absolutely nothing other than setting 33 as the age good musicians die.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:39 PM

11. Plutocrat minions come from all generations. It's everyone's fault.

 

Everything you just mentioned is problematic in all age groups.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:06 PM

14. I'm not talking about "plutocratic minions," did you read my post?

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:42 PM

15. It's God's fault.

 

No matter what it is that is wrong, the cause can be traced back to God.

So there you have it.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:34 PM

16. irony

 

"gosh-golly, we wouldn't want to make anyone anxious."

Legions of the next generation are anxious, with severe anxiety issues, behaviors and health issues, medicated, self medicated, disturbed ... rampant autism, Asperger's, Social Anxiety Disorder, addiction, rage, ADHD, hell yeah they're anxious and they'll be the first to tell you how fucked up they are ...

... and it's convenient to blame the Boomers.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:47 AM

3. R#25 & K on behalf of Boomers

Actually, KKKarl has a patent on the device of pitting Dem constituent groups against one another.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:50 AM

4. I am (gulp) 68 and agree totally. N/t

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:51 AM

6. Funny quote about young Dems turned Republicans

 

Yeah!!

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Response to Joseph28 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 10:00 AM

7. Welcome to DU.

I like your one word replies the best.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 01:12 PM

8. Maybe.

...but if you are promised a "half a loaf",
will you be willing to settle for a sensible "muffin made of broken glass"?




You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.
Solidarity99!
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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:23 PM

10. Perhaps when young people found out "hope" and "change"

Meant an administration consisting of Wall St lobbyists they became somewhat disillusioned. Just sayin'.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:04 PM

12. Not just young people... all groups.

 

But they're in for a rude awakening if they think that voting Republican will fix the problem.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:29 PM

13. agreed older people probably realize that.

My sense is younger people have a bit less patience.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:36 PM

17. I think there's less concern that they will vote Republican, but rather...

...I think the bigger concern is they won't bother to vote at all, not feeling sufficiently motivated this time, and that's, well, half as bad.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 06:01 AM

18. Yeah, that did bite us on the ass in 2010.

 

People (of all age groups) never seem to learn from history.

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