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192. As far as I`m concerned, age is a definite factor.
I`m nearing 70 and the Democrats I see today are NOTHING like the Democrats I marched with during the Civil Rights Movement, the Women`s Movement and the protests against the Vietnam War.

Many of today`s Democrats choose personality over principle and party image consultants over moral leadership. If they even bother to match up promises with actions, they`re ready in a nanosecond with a list of rapid-fire excuses as to why our "leaders" are doing the right thing....even if it`s the opposite of what they said they would do. Standing for something means nothing, "winning" means everything. It`s a lot like the new hockey games where parents are brawling in the stands, rules are broken on the ice, and someone is getting choked to death in the parking lot....but all eyes are glued to the scoreboard.

And you`re right about President Johnson.Speaking out against the Vietnam War and those suffering in it and because of it was much more important than genuflecting before the president and his policies we disagreed with.

Your message carries a lot of truth. Just ask almost any old Democrat.

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  -Is age a factor in the current discord on DU? ...a theory. Flubadubya  Jul-17-11 09:09 PM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-17-11 09:13 PM   #1 
  - Which ones? It's possible I might agree with your premise, yet very much disagree as to who  scarletwoman   Jul-17-11 09:20 PM   #4 
  - Call outs are against the rules but my comrads and I know. n/t  Fire1   Jul-17-11 09:23 PM   #6 
  - Been passing around "Ignore List"  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 09:36 PM   #20 
  - Oh, don't be so coy, comrad(sic). I'm sure you can give a general description of the *type*  scarletwoman   Jul-17-11 09:55 PM   #37 
  - I agree completely...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:25 PM   #11 
     - There was a whole thread devoted to that claim on... Saturday, I believe?  Marr   Jul-17-11 09:49 PM   #32 
     - That was me, and you mis-characterized what I posted.  Ikonoklast   Jul-18-11 08:51 AM   #127 
        - equal opportunity bashing  trud   Jul-18-11 10:45 AM   #135 
        - Me too. nt  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:25 AM   #146 
        - His point should be better taken I feel...  RedCloud   Jul-18-11 11:36 AM   #151 
        - And you apparently  polmaven   Jul-18-11 12:07 PM   #162 
        - exaggeration?  trud   Jul-18-11 03:51 PM   #200 
           - yes...exaggeration!  polmaven   Jul-18-11 05:31 PM   #205 
              - Yes, Obama has said that he is cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits.  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 06:07 PM   #217 
                 - Well, you have your opinion  polmaven   Jul-18-11 07:30 PM   #222 
                    - He is talking about means-testing.  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 08:29 PM   #233 
                    - "deep cuts in Medicare"  trud   Jul-19-11 01:22 PM   #245 
                    - Yes, I do think Obama is part of a group of people who want  JDPriestly   Jul-19-11 03:00 PM   #246 
        - Well said and I am a 60 year old liberal.  A Simple Game   Jul-18-11 12:37 PM   #170 
        - A Simple Game  trud   Jul-18-11 03:56 PM   #201 
           - And 30 or 40 years ago Obama would not have been a Democrat.  A Simple Game   Jul-18-11 05:32 PM   #206 
        - +++1  UnrepentantLiberal   Jul-18-11 02:46 PM   #189 
        - You want a conspiracy?  UnrepentantLiberal   Jul-18-11 02:50 PM   #191 
        - Republicans won't change because you "bash" them. It's OUR responsibility to respond...  theFrankFactor   Jul-18-11 07:33 PM   #223 
  - the only question is whether they are paid by the GOP or the corporate owned Dems  yurbud   Jul-17-11 09:23 PM   #8 
  - Exactly. n/t  Fire1   Jul-17-11 09:25 PM   #10 
  - Yes. The rigid talking points and the leisure to pound them 24/7.  FredStembottom   Jul-17-11 10:54 PM   #69 
     - thanks, I got into it with some1 exactly as you described-no empathy &  StarsInHerHair   Jul-17-11 11:21 PM   #80 
     - Hang in there.  FredStembottom   Jul-17-11 11:25 PM   #84 
     - yep I officially announced it on the thread where 1 was, Im like Santa-for the naughty  StarsInHerHair   Jul-18-11 12:06 AM   #91 
     - 'No empathy'. Yes, not something you associate with someone  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 12:54 AM   #102 
     - Me too,  bvar22   Jul-18-11 11:52 AM   #155 
     - I saw that. You handled it well, I thought.  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 09:00 PM   #235 
     - I agree. IMO DLC is awash with paid DLC shills.  Odin2005   Jul-17-11 11:35 PM   #88 
     - And then there are the unpaid campaign members who do it for free -  TBF   Jul-18-11 07:40 AM   #118 
     - Me too.......nt  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:28 AM   #147 
     - Whenever you despair about DU, google this thread to see who we really are:  yurbud   Jul-18-11 12:08 AM   #92 
     - I've noticed the same thing  MissDeeds   Jul-18-11 07:43 PM   #226 
     - ^ ITA, Fred. I remember what DU was like in 2003 through 2005 ^  Mimosa   Jul-18-11 10:25 PM   #241 
  - Define "so-called Democrat = troll" if you are able.  Dept of Beer   Jul-17-11 09:48 PM   #31 
  - I believe most of them end up defining themselves...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:57 PM   #41 
  - That's a non-answer.  Dept of Beer   Jul-17-11 10:16 PM   #51 
  - Oh, I don't think it's a "non-answer" so much as an exhortation...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:22 PM   #54 
     - I asked your to define them, but you declined to.  Dept of Beer   Jul-17-11 10:25 PM   #56 
        - I try not to engage in fruitless discussions...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:27 PM   #58 
           - Apparently I have engaged in just that.  Dept of Beer   Jul-17-11 10:34 PM   #65 
              - I think most people understood and didn't need a detailed  sabrina 1   Jul-18-11 01:00 AM   #105 
                 - That's BS.  Dept of Beer   Jul-18-11 04:13 PM   #203 
  - They define themselves, as you say, by their own  yellerpup   Jul-18-11 11:37 AM   #152 
  - The ones who play Dems against Dems - from ALL angles.  ClassWarrior   Jul-17-11 11:24 PM   #82 
     - That's exactly what's going on & a hallmark of their work is MIS-CHARACTERIZATION and  patrice   Jul-18-11 09:44 PM   #239 
  - Yes I would agree  Andy823   Jul-17-11 10:01 PM   #42 
     - I never expected Obama to fix everything--just to be unequivocally on the side--  eridani   Jul-18-11 12:09 AM   #93 
     - I think you are demonstrating what I think is part of the problem.  rhett o rick   Jul-18-11 01:41 PM   #176 
        - +1 ---  defendandprotect   Jul-18-11 05:40 PM   #210 
  - We're looking at a whole generation that has never heard any message except...  Scuba   Jul-17-11 09:17 PM   #2 
  - DING DING DING - We have a Winner Folks  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 09:37 PM   #23 
  - +1. nt  DeschutesRiver   Jul-17-11 09:49 PM   #34 
  - Another one.  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:34 AM   #150 
  - I also think it is a cultural thing  Mojorabbit   Jul-17-11 11:00 PM   #76 
  - Son belongs to a generation that has never heard anything but  tsuki   Jul-18-11 02:24 AM   #108 
  - The Social Security messaging is true. But we still support the programs (those of us who haven't  jtown1123   Jul-18-11 08:10 AM   #123 
  - What SS messaging is true? SS is NOT going broke.  Scuba   Jul-18-11 08:46 AM   #126 
  - Yup.  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:32 AM   #149 
  - To be fair there are many young people that don't buy in to these lies  no limit   Jul-18-11 12:02 PM   #158 
  - I could not disagree with you more  Drale   Jul-18-11 12:22 PM   #167 
  - I am not that far from you in age, but I get very frustrated when Dems don't fight back  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-17-11 09:17 PM   #3 
  - You bet it does...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:21 PM   #5 
     - We sure could. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-17-11 09:23 PM   #7 
     - They don't put it on TV when it happens  KurtNYC   Jul-18-11 06:56 AM   #113 
        - Excellent post award alert!  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:43 AM   #153 
        - I second that recomendation  LiberalLovinLug   Jul-18-11 02:31 PM   #186 
  - 'I believe it's called evolution.'  Angry Dragon   Jul-17-11 09:24 PM   #9 
  - I can't really argue with that...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:31 PM   #15 
  - We used to hear about equal rights on the tv.  SalviaBlue   Jul-17-11 09:44 PM   #29 
     - +1000  Angry Dragon   Jul-17-11 09:56 PM   #40 
     - no they go to the Daily Show & Colbert, online, ondemand, on tv, etc  StarsInHerHair   Jul-17-11 11:24 PM   #83 
     - TDS and Colbert pacify the left  KurtNYC   Jul-18-11 07:16 AM   #115 
        - stewart/colbert/right wingers  maddiemom   Jul-18-11 03:04 PM   #193 
        - WOW YOU MUST HAVE MISSED WHEN COLBERT TOLD W DIRECTLY WHAT AN IDIOT  StarsInHerHair   Jul-18-11 05:34 PM   #208 
        - Agree with that --  defendandprotect   Jul-18-11 05:48 PM   #213 
        - my point is that the PTB are fine with Colbert and TDS  KurtNYC   Jul-19-11 11:43 AM   #244 
           - blame the millionaire Left for not bothering to care enough to create a  StarsInHerHair   Jul-19-11 07:36 PM   #247 
        - Agree with most of what you're saying, especially re TDS ... which had a turning point ...  defendandprotect   Jul-18-11 05:47 PM   #212 
           - so did you hear about his Super-pac? I'm curious what he's going to do with it  StarsInHerHair   Jul-19-11 07:37 PM   #248 
              - Did hear about it -- but wasn't that interested in details -- and presumed ...  defendandprotect   Jul-20-11 03:02 AM   #250 
     - +1 ---  defendandprotect   Jul-18-11 05:44 PM   #211 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-17-11 09:26 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for the admonition...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:35 PM   #19 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-17-11 09:46 PM   #30 
  - GET OFF MY LAWN!  July16th-20th   Jul-17-11 09:29 PM   #13 
  - Thanks...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:29 PM   #61 
  - Let's teach these kids a thing or two!  July16th-20th   Jul-17-11 11:46 PM   #90 
  - thanks - nt  Piasladic   Jul-18-11 06:02 PM   #215 
  - LMAO........  AverageJoe90   Jul-20-11 04:27 AM   #253 
  - There's much more than age going on here  texshelters   Jul-17-11 09:30 PM   #14 
  - Excellent points... thanks for your perspective.  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:38 PM   #25 
  - Good point - LBJ was a Dem  roxiejules   Jul-17-11 10:56 PM   #71 
  - Hi roxiejules and thanks for bringing your neat picture to this thread...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 03:54 AM   #110 
     - Thank you Flubadubya  roxiejules   Jul-18-11 04:03 PM   #202 
  - You're headed in the right direction, much more to discover.  RegieRocker   Jul-18-11 12:15 PM   #165 
  - i'm 61. i understand your point. i also believe that our  ellenfl   Jul-17-11 09:32 PM   #16 
  - The "Greed id Good" message of the 80s  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 09:41 PM   #26 
  - media buyout helped deform the culture-but dont forget them IMPACT of  StarsInHerHair   Jul-17-11 11:29 PM   #86 
  - Oh, many young people believe that giving one's life for one's Country (or  Lorien   Jul-18-11 10:31 AM   #133 
     - Excellent point! nt  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:50 AM   #154 
  - Complacency...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:42 PM   #27 
  - I'm 64 and was brought up in a working class union family  eleny   Jul-17-11 09:32 PM   #17 
  - And there's nothing wrong with voicing that dissatisfaction in our leaders...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:44 PM   #28 
  - You said it!  roxiejules   Jul-17-11 11:23 PM   #81 
  - +1  ThomWV   Jul-18-11 07:03 AM   #114 
  - Oh, i don't know  BeFree   Jul-17-11 09:34 PM   #18 
  - Disagreements are to be expected...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:52 PM   #36 
  - I don't think so, I think it is the New Democrats, many of them  sabrina 1   Jul-17-11 09:36 PM   #21 
  - I'm so glad to hear this sabrina...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:56 PM   #39 
  - I agree. I am a younger (late thirties) liberal.  libmom74   Jul-18-11 01:22 PM   #173 
  - I am glad to meet you  truedelphi   Jul-18-11 05:32 PM   #207 
  - I see conservative Dems locally and nationally at work to keep progressives from gaining strength  SaveAmerica   Jul-18-11 02:23 PM   #185 
  - That say's it all right there. n/t  NorthCarolina   Jul-18-11 06:52 PM   #220 
  - Well, I'm 38 if that helps.  Marr   Jul-17-11 09:36 PM   #22 
  - Wow Marr, thanks for the input...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:02 PM   #44 
     - Oh, I don't know.  Marr   Jul-17-11 10:27 PM   #59 
        - Makes me think of what an uncle said...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:53 PM   #68 
           - lol!  Marr   Jul-18-11 12:55 AM   #103 
  - I'll be 62 in November. I've long been acutely aware of how different my political & social points  scarletwoman   Jul-17-11 09:38 PM   #24 
  - My sentiments to a tee...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 09:50 PM   #35 
  - Ditto here, sw.  Desertrose   Jul-18-11 01:21 AM   #106 
  - I'm 20 years your junior, but I wholeheartedly agree with you.  myrna minx   Jul-18-11 07:50 AM   #119 
  - that describes me as well....  mike_c   Jul-18-11 10:50 AM   #137 
  - I'll be 62 in November, also!  WinkyDink   Jul-18-11 07:47 PM   #228 
  - Raised on Reagan...  Octafish   Jul-17-11 09:49 PM   #33 
  - Thanks for the encouragement Octafish...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:05 PM   #45 
  - Raised on All Republicans All the Time. Many Have Never Seen or Heard a Liberal Viewpoint  AndyTiedye   Jul-17-11 10:15 PM   #50 
  - The NBC show "Nightline" was created to help destroy Carter  KurtNYC   Jul-18-11 07:26 AM   #117 
     - Actually, Nightline was ABC  Art_from_Ark   Jul-18-11 07:53 PM   #229 
  - Our President came of age politically under Reagan  pscot   Jul-17-11 11:19 PM   #79 
  - That may explain some things  Jack Sprat   Jul-17-11 11:45 PM   #89 
  - In the 80s there were young people working against apartheid and  eridani   Jul-18-11 12:15 AM   #95 
  - some of us who were in that era  DonCoquixote   Jul-18-11 01:26 AM   #107 
     - That's why I wrote: ''and believe the trickle-down nonsense' in my post...'  Octafish   Jul-18-11 07:53 AM   #120 
  - I'm sure that it is a contributing factor  OhioBlue   Jul-17-11 09:55 PM   #38 
  - I'm glad you've been politically aware most of your life...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:13 PM   #47 
  - I've long believed that the formative political age is 19  starroute   Jul-17-11 10:01 PM   #43 
  - Very good points and I agree with what you say...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:17 PM   #52 
  - I think it is, and this is an interesting thing to bring up...  MrMickeysMom   Jul-17-11 10:11 PM   #46 
  - Thanks for your impressions...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:25 PM   #57 
  - 1949 was a good year. Me too.  Lint Head   Jul-17-11 10:15 PM   #48 
  - Back at ya!  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:30 PM   #62 
  - 1949 was a good year, if you were the right sex and color  snooper2   Jul-18-11 09:04 AM   #130 
  - the generation behind you has been screwed 7 ways to Sunday  tabbycat31   Jul-17-11 10:15 PM   #49 
  - I can't deny your assertions there...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:34 PM   #64 
  - I have an alternative reason for not wanting to attack another Democrat  tabbycat31   Jul-18-11 12:36 PM   #169 
  - Why else do you think us oldsters are so pissed off about cutting the Social Security--  eridani   Jul-18-11 12:19 AM   #96 
     - +1!  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 12:04 PM   #159 
  - I do feel that the generation that came of age in the forties  senseandsensibility   Jul-17-11 10:21 PM   #53 
  - Thanks for your input...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:40 PM   #66 
  - Yes. I'm 49, here's how I see my peers and younger.  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-17-11 10:24 PM   #55 
  - Well, you certainly have an interesting perspective on how things are today...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:45 PM   #67 
  - Definitely -  TBF   Jul-17-11 10:29 PM   #60 
  - Yes indeed...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:55 PM   #70 
  - Same here...n/t  whathehell   Jul-18-11 04:21 AM   #111 
  - Looking back, you're right about the change taking place under Reagan.  trackfan   Jul-17-11 10:31 PM   #63 
  - Unfortunately, I see what you see...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:56 PM   #72 
  - No, it's because our leaders are corporatists.  alarimer   Jul-17-11 10:56 PM   #73 
  - Can't disagree about the corporatists...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 11:00 PM   #77 
     - It may be our ONLY hope  Hawkowl   Jul-18-11 12:30 AM   #97 
  - Thanks to all for your thoughtul and enightening responses...  Flubadubya   Jul-17-11 10:58 PM   #74 
  - Age is a factor, I think. Not a deciding one but noteworthy.  TheKentuckian   Jul-17-11 10:59 PM   #75 
  - I'm younger than New Dealers and Boomers, and at least as progressive as any of them  yurbud   Jul-17-11 11:19 PM   #78 
  - I'm 25 and as progressive as they come. I don't think age has anything to do with it.  Odin2005   Jul-17-11 11:29 PM   #85 
  - I think the OP is postulating that we have generational differences on the def. of "progressive".  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-18-11 12:43 AM   #98 
     - I actually agree with that excrept.  Odin2005   Jul-18-11 12:47 AM   #100 
  - We have to educate the young'uns who post here, Flubadubya.  Major Hogwash   Jul-17-11 11:30 PM   #87 
  - I doubt age has much to do with it.  Vattel   Jul-18-11 12:15 AM   #94 
  - You've hit on the crux  pecwae   Jul-18-11 05:54 AM   #112 
  - I Think There is Broad Agreement in What We Want  AndyTiedye   Jul-18-11 01:14 PM   #172 
  - Things are changing again now, though  starroute   Jul-18-11 12:46 AM   #99 
  - This Millennial likes this post!  Odin2005   Jul-18-11 12:50 AM   #101 
  - I totally agree, Neice is going into college with the full knowlede the UE rate is going to stay hig  uponit7771   Jul-18-11 11:14 AM   #142 
  - Yes... and the values were different too  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-18-11 12:55 AM   #104 
  - Bookmarked for reflective reading later. . .  Journeyman   Jul-18-11 02:49 AM   #109 
  - Good theory.  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jul-18-11 07:16 AM   #116 
  - Parties always change when generations do  Recursion   Jul-18-11 07:56 AM   #121 
  - Not so sure. I am 24 and highly critical of our President. Look at MoveOn and PCCC  jtown1123   Jul-18-11 08:09 AM   #122 
  - MoveOn was started by two middle aged people.  EFerrari   Jul-18-11 08:15 AM   #124 
  - I think you're on to something here. Years ago, the strongest argument one could make was  mistertrickster   Jul-18-11 08:22 AM   #125 
  - I think this is worth exploring with a well-designed poll or polls.  snot   Jul-18-11 08:56 AM   #128 
  - I think a good part is age and another part is simply the "ME, ME, ME" mentality.  Tatiana   Jul-18-11 09:02 AM   #129 
  - To be fair; anyone born after 1980 has ONLY ever heard RW talking points in  Lorien   Jul-18-11 10:27 AM   #131 
  - So true.  AverageJoe90   Jul-20-11 04:26 AM   #252 
  - Maybe a factor, but I don't think it's just that  a2liberal   Jul-18-11 10:30 AM   #132 
  - Yes. Some people who have not lived a reality will relegate it  mmonk   Jul-18-11 10:34 AM   #134 
  - A hypothesis, not a theory. nt  thereismore   Jul-18-11 10:47 AM   #136 
  - Ah, thank you for that...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 11:59 AM   #157 
     - It's just one of my pet peeves. I appreciate your kind reception. nt  thereismore   Jul-18-11 01:48 PM   #178 
  - Maybe. But a quick listen to "Rage Against the Machine" or Pink's "Dear Mr President" will  grahamhgreen   Jul-18-11 10:53 AM   #138 
  - Very possibly you could be right, Flubadubya  Mimosa   Jul-18-11 10:55 AM   #139 
  - You older folks left us a shell of a party.  FreeBillClinton   Jul-18-11 11:08 AM   #140 
  - Whether you support the party or not is not really that important...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 12:58 PM   #171 
  - Yes and no  Roy Rolling   Jul-18-11 11:10 AM   #141 
  - Your theory speaks vollumes  swilton   Jul-18-11 11:14 AM   #143 
  - What you say has merit.  Enthusiast   Jul-18-11 11:16 AM   #144 
  - Age  methodman   Jul-18-11 11:23 AM   #145 
  - Agreed, and it is a shining testament to the intelligence, perceptiveness,  Zorra   Jul-18-11 11:31 AM   #148 
  - No. It's still the FDR Dems versus the Third Way/DLC'ers.  davidwparker   Jul-18-11 11:57 AM   #156 
  - You would have to be over 50....  bvar22   Jul-18-11 12:05 PM   #160 
  - Fellow fringe lefty...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 01:36 PM   #175 
  - I don't think so  ismnotwasm   Jul-18-11 12:07 PM   #161 
  - If you grew up during the age of Clinton/Monica and then 9/11  tblue   Jul-18-11 12:07 PM   #163 
  - I'm 30  msider   Jul-18-11 12:07 PM   #164 
  - Wow, I think it's just the opposite.  tblue   Jul-18-11 12:20 PM   #166 
  - Those young whipper snappers just don't understand  alfredo   Jul-18-11 12:27 PM   #168 
  - Amen alfredo...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 01:47 PM   #177 
     - We have to sell the concept of the class war being waged against us.  alfredo   Jul-18-11 03:46 PM   #198 
  - I think that may be one of several factors  Blasphemer   Jul-18-11 01:36 PM   #174 
  - i`m 64 and agree...  madrchsod   Jul-18-11 01:50 PM   #179 
  - Wouldn't this mean that younger folks on DU didn't learn much from their  JoePhilly   Jul-18-11 02:04 PM   #180 
  - I'm in my early 40's & agree about what it means to be a Democrat and to have those Dem values  SaveAmerica   Jul-18-11 02:09 PM   #181 
  - Thank you for your post.  BigDemVoter   Jul-18-11 02:12 PM   #182 
  - I'm nine years older than you and pretty much had  Cleita   Jul-18-11 02:20 PM   #183 
  - So...it's YOUNG people who have been selling out for 30 years?  Romulox   Jul-18-11 02:23 PM   #184 
  - Views of the Democratic Party  maddiemom   Jul-18-11 02:33 PM   #187 
  - Actually a Democrat is anyone who registers as a Democrat. There is no requirement  totodeinhere   Jul-18-11 02:39 PM   #188 
  - It's an interesting discussion  gunnergoz   Jul-18-11 02:46 PM   #190 
  - As far as I`m concerned, age is a definite factor.  democrank   Jul-18-11 03:02 PM   #192 
  - Old Dems  maddiemom   Jul-18-11 03:48 PM   #199 
  - I'm 28 years old and I'll tolerate no cutting of the safety net.  Capitalocracy   Jul-18-11 03:09 PM   #194 
  - Hold on ...  scribble   Jul-18-11 03:15 PM   #195 
  - Divide and conquer is the GOP's game. Divisions along age lines are just more of the same.  McCamy Taylor   Jul-18-11 03:18 PM   #196 
  - Critic in my mid-20s here  DireStrike   Jul-18-11 03:39 PM   #197 
  - I don't know if age is a factor in the discord,  Blue_In_AK   Jul-18-11 04:53 PM   #204 
  - Yet, you have to admit that people that defend Reagan's economic policies are full of shit.  Major Hogwash   Jul-18-11 05:37 PM   #209 
     - You'll get no argument from me there.  Blue_In_AK   Jul-18-11 06:14 PM   #218 
  - All true, but in the end, the question is, what works best for society?  JDPriestly   Jul-18-11 05:51 PM   #214 
  - K & R, for a very thoughtful AND civil post. I think you have a valid  The Big Vetolski   Jul-18-11 06:04 PM   #216 
  - I think you need to learn what a theory is  Blecht   Jul-18-11 06:16 PM   #219 
  - Hi and thanks...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 09:03 PM   #236 
  - 44  tinkerbell41   Jul-18-11 07:05 PM   #221 
  - I am older than you so I relate to what you say, but I tend to think slightly differently.  peacetalksforall   Jul-18-11 07:34 PM   #224 
  - I've heard that people morph into less liberal people as they age  tavalon   Jul-18-11 07:36 PM   #225 
  - Hey, so have I...  Flubadubya   Jul-18-11 09:06 PM   #237 
     - I was actually more black and white thinking in my youth  tavalon   Jul-19-11 04:27 AM   #243 
  - "It seems to me that people who are say 20 years or so my junior....  WinkyDink   Jul-18-11 07:46 PM   #227 
  - Yes. In part because we remember when mass media was not conglomerated  Overseas   Jul-18-11 08:22 PM   #230 
  - Culture and Society has changed a great deal.  boppers   Jul-18-11 08:22 PM   #231 
  - except for some unncessary personal attacks  roberto IS beto   Jul-18-11 08:22 PM   #232 
  - What does that mean? Sixty years ago most Democrats were racist and loved fried chicken  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jul-20-11 04:12 AM   #251 
  - the old ways  whathappened   Jul-18-11 08:55 PM   #234 
  - and the illegal predatory imperialist wars reached into peoples homes and snatched their children..  dogmoma56   Jul-18-11 09:19 PM   #238 
  - If each of us, including myself, would apply to ourselves the standards that we expect of others,  patrice   Jul-18-11 10:12 PM   #240 
  - Your answer is in your posting  TatonkaJames   Jul-18-11 10:33 PM   #242 
  - old school real dems vs propagandized corporate dems  upi402   Jul-19-11 07:41 PM   #249 
  - 20 going on 21 soon.........  AverageJoe90   Jul-20-11 04:29 AM   #254 
 

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