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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:48 AM

43. A lot of people DO tend to get more conservative as they get older

For example, I have been very surprised at the number of former high school classmates I have hooked up with who are supporters of the GOP now but were Democrats when they voted in their first elections.

From my observation, the two most common reasons are 1) they have accumulated a bit of wealth and see the Republicans as the ones who will help them keep it, or 2) they realize they have already lived more than half of their lives and have become religious. As a result, they don't support some progressive causes that they might have supported when they were younger.

Just my dos centavos worth.

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