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Fri Nov 8, 2013, 02:52 AM

77. Most of them between their mid 60s and early 80s

served in the peacetime military and never had an occasion to think of war as anything other but glory and who never had any reason to doubt any of the political propaganda they were fed. They were Nixon's "silent generation" and Reagan's apocryphal "Reagan Democrats."

The Boomer angry white males were usually more rural than other Boomers and missed the whole party in the 60s. That's really why they're angry and why they rave and rant about hippies all the time. They also saw the biggest drop in men's wages ever along with seeing their full time domestic servants (wives) need to go out to work and that makes them angry too. They never seem to connect the dots about their paychecks buying less and less each year and vicious conservative policy.

The saddest are Gen X who were kids during Reagan's 8 years and who were soothed by his pitchman's voice into voting GOP ever since, thus deepening the debt hole they're still standing in.

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