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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-05-08 02:47 PM
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36. How does serving as President require hand-eye coordination?
Consider everything about candidates, including age. But dismissing him as "Gramps" and claiming he is "too old to be President" is bigotry.

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  -Please desist from attacking McCain because of his age. leftofthedial  Mar-05-08 02:06 PM   #0 
  - Age is a legitimate issue especially after the Dick Cheney era.  tridim   Mar-05-08 02:08 PM   #1 
  - I too, think that addressing his age is perfectly within the bounds. He...  bleowheels   Mar-05-08 02:11 PM   #3 
  - Cheney's problem is health, not age  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:12 PM   #5 
  - His age and his poor health are the same issue IMO.  tridim   Mar-05-08 02:15 PM   #13 
     - so my 42-year old friend with inoperable cancer  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:33 PM   #30 
        - You're completely twisting my words.  tridim   Mar-05-08 02:53 PM   #42 
        - health is grounds for criticism; age is a factor, but not grounds to label  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:38 PM   #54 
           - Right, and I agree.  tridim   Mar-05-08 05:40 PM   # 
        - No, but your neighbor isn't running for president.  zanne   Mar-06-08 07:03 AM   #109 
  - it's a legit issue after Regan  Maine-ah   Mar-05-08 03:24 PM   #49 
     - Alzheimers, not age, is the issue in your example.  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:46 PM   #57 
        - Alzheimer's is rare in young people, no?  smoogatz   Mar-05-08 05:49 PM   #71 
        - thanks smoog, that's what I was thinking  Maine-ah   Mar-05-08 05:58 PM   #75 
        - And reckless uninformed behavior is almost exclusive to young people/nt  Iceburg   Mar-05-08 06:46 PM   #83 
        - damn, the whole republican party is participating in  Maine-ah   Mar-05-08 08:01 PM   #89 
        - Bush is not an exception  krispos42   Mar-06-08 12:53 PM   #128 
        - So if he gets Alzheimer's it's an issue  FalconsRule   Mar-06-08 06:21 AM   #105 
           - He thinks American troops should be in Iraq for another hundred years.  smoogatz   Mar-06-08 07:45 AM   #113 
              - wanting to keep troops in Iraq is a great reason to go after him  leftofthedial   Mar-06-08 11:36 AM   #119 
        - Nobody knew when he was running that he would develop Alzheimers  LeftyMom   Mar-07-08 12:23 AM   #141 
  - I don't totally disagree but you do  Ichingcarpenter   Mar-05-08 02:10 PM   #2 
  - inexperience is an issue.  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:12 PM   #6 
  - So is senility. nt  thecatburgler   Mar-05-08 02:14 PM   #12 
     - are all "old" people "senile"?  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:38 PM   #31 
        - Apples and oranges, dear.  thecatburgler   Mar-05-08 02:47 PM   #37 
           - never said that.  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:52 PM   #41 
           - senility is not an inevitablity; in fact it is a disparaging, archaic and imprecise term  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:56 PM   #63 
              - I have no idea.  thecatburgler   Mar-05-08 10:15 PM   #97 
                 - my Great Grandmother lived independantly until she was 94  Maine-ah   Mar-06-08 08:21 AM   #114 
  - And that is very legitimate as well  Winterblues   Mar-05-08 02:15 PM   #15 
  - Ditto that, and Remember Reagan's memory problems too!  L. Coyote   Mar-05-08 02:11 PM   # 
  - age is not equal to bad memory. age is not equal to poor health.  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:15 PM   #14 
     - Agism is bigotry.  muddleofpudd   Mar-05-08 02:27 PM   #26 
     - It matters if you are piloting a jet full of people, does it not? Age matters and  L. Coyote   Mar-05-08 02:27 PM   #27 
     - How does serving as President require hand-eye coordination?  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:47 PM   #36 
        - I'm not looking for an argument.  L. Coyote   Mar-05-08 03:45 PM   #50 
        - It requires sound judgement and a sharp mind  krispos42   Mar-06-08 01:07 PM   #131 
     - He is also significantly older than retirement age minimums  krispos42   Mar-06-08 01:03 PM   #130 
  - Age can be a legitimate issue. nt  RedCappedBandit   Mar-05-08 02:11 PM   #4 
  - Yes, thank you. It irks me, also.  RebelOne   Mar-05-08 02:12 PM   #7 
  - Callin g him gramps is beyond the pale, perhaps  bryant69   Mar-05-08 02:12 PM   #8 
  - good point  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 05:02 PM   #66 
  - I think we should call McCain 'sugartits.'  Lance_Boyle   Mar-05-08 02:13 PM   #9 
  - Age is absolutely a legitimate issue. Memory, verbal gaffes, etc...n/t  monmouth   Mar-05-08 02:13 PM   #10 
  - Memory and verbal gaffes yes, but those are not synonymous with age  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:16 PM   #18 
  - Obama gaffes today -- gets the name of the reporter wrong, plus claims to have won MI  Iceburg   Mar-05-08 07:03 PM   #85 
     - he must be senile  leftofthedial   Mar-06-08 11:40 AM   #120 
  - Bullshit.  thecatburgler   Mar-05-08 02:13 PM   #11 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-05-08 02:17 PM   #19 
  - Old  Beregond2   Mar-05-08 02:15 PM   #16 
  - Sorry, after Reagan, it's a very valid concern. The man is too old to be president. -eom  Justitia   Mar-05-08 02:15 PM   #17 
  - Reagan had Alzheimers. Does McLame have Alzheimers?  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:26 PM   #25 
  - Who knows? We didn't know about Reagan at the time either. Sorry, it's a valid question.  Justitia   Mar-05-08 02:30 PM   #28 
  - According to this OP, you are now a bigot. nt  thecatburgler   Mar-05-08 02:40 PM   #33 
  - LOL - yeah, I hate old people - LOL. Why are they helping the senile RWer? -eom  Justitia   Mar-05-08 02:42 PM   #34 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-05-08 02:45 PM   #35 
  - "slacker gen X lumps "  Maine-ah   Mar-06-08 08:35 AM   #116 
     - at least some of the slacker Gen x lumps  leftofthedial   Mar-06-08 11:42 AM   #121 
  - Yup.  Sentinel Chicken   Mar-05-08 02:30 PM   #29 
  - age is a factor, but not directly a disqualifier  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:50 PM   #61 
     - Questioning a person's fitness due to his age ...  Sentinel Chicken   Mar-06-08 06:14 AM   #103 
     - raising legitimate concerns about his age is one thing  leftofthedial   Mar-06-08 11:46 AM   #123 
     - reading through your posts.. I began thinking..  notadmblnd   Mar-06-08 07:44 AM   #112 
     - "Sugartits" is a nice word too  leftofthedial   Mar-06-08 11:48 AM   #124 
     - He shook his own wife's hand (as if he barely knew her) at a N.H. campaign rally.  soonerhoosier   Mar-07-08 08:52 AM   #145 
  - Reagan wasn't too old, he was just a murderer.  otherlander   Mar-05-08 03:00 PM   #46 
  - Age's affect on mental energy is well documented...  skids   Mar-05-08 09:01 PM   #96 
     - most stereotypes are based on generalities - age is no exception  selador   Mar-06-08 11:46 AM   #122 
  - Yeah, I remember hearing that when Raygun was running  liberal N proud   Mar-05-08 02:18 PM   #20 
  - He is too out of touch also. Proof in my sig line:  Amonester   Mar-05-08 02:21 PM   #23 
  - out of touch is a legitimate concern  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:48 PM   #38 
     - YOU have a "rich friend"?!?  A HERETIC I AM   Mar-05-08 05:38 PM   #69 
        - age discrimination is bigotry. It is just like racism. and sexism.  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 08:46 PM   #95 
           - More nonsense.  A HERETIC I AM   Mar-05-08 10:33 PM   #100 
  - the problems with raygun as president have nothing to do with his age  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:37 PM   #53 
  - Thank you. n/t  sfexpat2000   Mar-05-08 02:20 PM   #21 
  - When I watch McCain fumbling for an answer in a debate ...  Jim__   Mar-05-08 02:21 PM   #22 
  - I would rather call him McSame  alyce douglas   Mar-05-08 02:24 PM   #24 
  - fact.  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:54 PM   #44 
  - Like hell....  Bennyboy   Mar-05-08 02:38 PM   #32 
  - how does being President require hand-eye coordination?  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 02:59 PM   #45 
     - "his kind"? Boy, you are really walking a tightrope today. Not funny anymore. -eom  Justitia   Mar-05-08 03:20 PM   #47 
        - EXACTLY my point. you are stereotyping older people. McCain is too old  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:44 PM   #55 
  - Can I call him "Cramps", instead?  impeachdubya   Mar-05-08 02:49 PM   #39 
  - LOL  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:47 PM   #59 
  - His age will be a very important factor is he chooses Jeb Bush as his running mate.  kineta   Mar-05-08 02:50 PM   #40 
  - we agree  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:45 PM   #56 
  - It's a perfectly legitimate issue  BlueStater   Mar-05-08 02:53 PM   #43 
  - Does that mean I can't call him McCane?  Vickers   Mar-05-08 03:22 PM   #48 
  - ever heard of menopause?  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:53 PM   #62 
     - OMG, he's menopausal?  Vickers   Mar-06-08 09:27 AM   #118 
  - k&r  DesertRat   Mar-05-08 03:54 PM   #51 
  - Can we attack him because he is obviously at DEATH'S FUCKING DOOR?  Perry Logan   Mar-05-08 03:57 PM   #52 
  - He could step through it at any minute  Karenina   Mar-05-08 04:46 PM   #58 
  - obvious to whom?  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 04:48 PM   #60 
     - Dude, it's hyperbole. You know--mocking the opponent. Frequently seen in politics.  Perry Logan   Mar-05-08 05:40 PM   #70 
        - If McBush was black  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 08:30 PM   #94 
  - I think the younger folks who demean "old people" and use ageist epithets should walk the talk ...  TahitiNut   Mar-05-08 04:58 PM   #64 
  - Health is certainly an issue, chronological age is not  slackmaster   Mar-05-08 04:59 PM   #65 
  - can't disagree  leftofthedial   Mar-05-08 05:10 PM   #67 
  - or Mad Cow  Greyskye   Mar-05-08 06:15 PM   #79 
  - Since age is associated with health  Canadiana   Mar-05-08 05:18 PM   #68 
  - I disagree.  smoogatz   Mar-05-08 05:53 PM   #72 
  - OMG it will divide the Party!  Ms. November   Mar-05-08 05:55 PM   #73 
  - Agreed, it is ugly and  mahina   Mar-05-08 05:56 PM   #74 
  - We can bring up his age, a legit issue  Chovexani   Mar-05-08 06:00 PM   #76 
  - Here's a criticism: What's so heroic about having your plane shot down?  devilgrrl   Mar-05-08 06:04 PM   #77 
  - I disagree - age is very relevant - I personally think everyone over  whutgives   Mar-05-08 06:05 PM   #78 
  - Let's see if you still feel that way when you hit 70 (if you hit 70).  RebelOne   Mar-07-08 06:36 AM   #143 
  - Oh, come now  Anser   Mar-05-08 06:26 PM   #80 
  - Absolutely!  tavalon   Mar-05-08 06:33 PM   #81 
  - I'm 65 and don't think you should elect me as President either.  spenbax   Mar-05-08 06:39 PM   #82 
  - I would only bring it up if he chooses a scary wingnut running mate...  jmondine   Mar-05-08 06:48 PM   #84 
  - I suppose lumpy isn't ok either. Snort!  lonestarnot   Mar-05-08 07:10 PM   #86 
  - "Sugartits."?  KG   Mar-05-08 07:11 PM   #87 
  - I was thinking more along the lines of saccarin....  Roland99   Mar-05-08 10:25 PM   #99 
  - No. Please continue to throw the kitchen sink at him. Nt.  Warren Stupidity   Mar-05-08 07:36 PM   #88 
  - I agree  varelse   Mar-05-08 08:08 PM   #90 
  - After St. Ronald, age *is* an issue. After Cheney, health is an issue, too.  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-05-08 08:14 PM   #91 
  - Yes, and McCain hasn't yet released his medical records, according to the NY Times.  CTyankee   Mar-06-08 12:42 PM   #127 
  - I'm not real comfortable of making fun of his kids or his wife either  Mystery2Me   Mar-05-08 08:16 PM   #92 
  - Well if you are over 92  Generator   Mar-05-08 08:21 PM   #93 
  - He's 71, gets tired just campaigning, speaks slowly.  Roland99   Mar-05-08 10:24 PM   #98 
  - I am a Senior and I think his age is an issue  goclark   Mar-05-08 10:35 PM   #101 
  - You have a point, but age should be an issue with him.  AngryOldDem   Mar-05-08 11:07 PM   #102 
  - Alls fair in politics.  Jesuswasntafascist   Mar-06-08 06:18 AM   #104 
  - Thank You  susankh4   Mar-06-08 06:23 AM   #106 
  - I think his age is a very legitimate issue. When the phones rings  Vinca   Mar-06-08 06:36 AM   #107 
  - I'm old, so what!  Hersheygirl   Mar-06-08 06:53 AM   #108 
  - Have we forgotten William Henry Harrison?  SteelPenguin   Mar-06-08 07:06 AM   #110 
  - the age of a president is extremely important to me....  spanone   Mar-06-08 07:24 AM   #111 
  - If anyone has seen his mother knows this is a NON-issue. Age can be an issue but not  burythehatchet   Mar-06-08 08:23 AM   #115 
  - I almost agree with you... almost..  SoCalDem   Mar-06-08 08:45 AM   #117 
  - Age IS relevant when we're choosing a president. Anna Quindlen had a recent column on this issue:  kath   Mar-06-08 11:52 AM   #125 
  - My mom is 84 and says McCain is too old  dflprincess   Mar-06-08 12:01 PM   #126 
  - It's as invalid as faulting the youth for lack of wisdom and experience...  LanternWaste   Mar-06-08 12:56 PM   #129 
  - Nope - It's a legitimate concern  GoneOffShore   Mar-06-08 01:12 PM   #132 
  - Nope - It's a legitimate concern  GoneOffShore   Mar-06-08 01:26 PM   #133 
  - ok gramps  leftofthedial   Mar-06-08 07:32 PM   #134 
     - You whippersnapper - I'll get you with my cane - when I find it.  GoneOffShore   Mar-06-08 11:08 PM   #137 
  - You are right! n/t  cynatnite   Mar-06-08 07:33 PM   #135 
  - I've seen it all now. We're supposed to be sensitive to McCains age?! On DU?! WTF?!  TheGoldenRule   Mar-06-08 08:45 PM   #136 
  - Quoting Captain Barbossa:  OmahaBlueDog   Mar-07-08 12:08 AM   #138 
  - McCain should not be attacked for his age.  MilesColtrane   Mar-07-08 12:12 AM   #139 
     - How do you talk about life expetency yet not discuss age?  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-07-08 12:22 AM   #140 
        - I didn't say don't discuss his age and the fact that he might die in office.  MilesColtrane   Mar-07-08 06:29 AM   #142 
           - You can't have it both ways .... there are no rules of fairness  Husb2Sparkly   Mar-07-08 07:32 AM   #144 
 

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