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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-29-11 07:41 PM
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44. Spot on.
As a 25 year old at the time I voted for Jimmy. All my friends had no interest in Reagan. It was the old fogies.

I agree that it was backlash from the social changes of the previous generation.

Great post, it needed to be said.
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  -"The boomers elected Reagan"? Uh, no. Lydia Leftcoast  Apr-29-11 10:05 AM   #0 
  - I never voted for a RepubliCON in my entire life. Some of us Boomers are smarter than the  fasttense   Apr-29-11 10:08 AM   #1 
  - I voted for ONE, Mark Hatfield for Senate in Oregon  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 10:19 AM   #11 
  - Hard to equate those Oregon Republicans with today's party  Spike89   Apr-29-11 11:46 AM   #31 
  - Same here.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-29-11 10:30 AM   #17 
  - I did. May God/Goddess forgive me. I didn't know what I was doing. nt  raccoon   Apr-29-11 10:38 AM   #19 
  - I voted for Anderson in 1980--a Republican turned Independent  KansDem   Apr-29-11 10:53 AM   #24 
  - Same here  hifiguy   Apr-29-11 03:41 PM   #41 
     - "...disappointed in Carter's presidency"  KansDem   Apr-29-11 04:38 PM   #42 
  - Neither did I. And I voted in every election.  OnionPatch   Apr-29-11 11:24 PM   #47 
  - Virgin here also and plan on staying that way  Strelnikov_   Apr-30-11 09:03 AM   #63 
  - The thought of voting for a republican has never crossed my mind..  Zorra   Apr-30-11 03:32 PM   #78 
  - K & R  Le Taz Hot   Apr-29-11 10:08 AM   #2 
  - Um you numbers showed boomers voted for Reagan  Appenzell Wars   Apr-29-11 10:10 AM   #3 
  - Yes, but if you put together the numbers for Carter and Anderson,  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 10:17 AM   #8 
     - what about the boomers born in 45 46 47 48 49 and 50?  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 04:10 AM   #52 
  - Thank you for debunking this... And yes, it is intentionally spread  hlthe2b   Apr-29-11 10:10 AM   #4 
  - The "Reagan Democrats" were, and still are, of my father's WWII generation.  WinkyDink   Apr-29-11 10:12 AM   #5 
  - That's what His Majesty (not) Tom Brokaw called them.  raccoon   Apr-29-11 10:39 AM   #21 
  - The truth is really so much more complex, as anyone with parents or children knows.  patrice   Apr-29-11 11:04 AM   #27 
  - 1+  patrice   Apr-29-11 10:58 AM   #25 
  - Recommend - though I believe this should be re-posted now and again. Nt  xchrom   Apr-29-11 10:13 AM   #6 
  - I was born in 1941 and voted for Carter  Frances   Apr-29-11 10:14 AM   #7 
  - That part about going to Mississippi was probably the reason  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 10:18 AM   #10 
     - I was part of that 91% and I'm not even black!  rfranklin   Apr-29-11 10:23 AM   #12 
  - Great post, thanks n rec'd  Zorra   Apr-29-11 10:18 AM   #9 
  - The claim in the other thread was that Gen X elected Reagan  Chris_Texas   Apr-29-11 10:25 AM   #13 
  - No, I was saying that he was more popular among the GenX students I taught  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 10:29 AM   #15 
  - You were at Yale, no? Maybe that has more to do with your students being a bunch of rich kids...  JVS   Apr-29-11 11:44 AM   #30 
     - No, I was at Oregon State in 1984  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 11:49 AM   #32 
  - gen xers voted more conservatively than boomers; they were more likely to vote for reagan than  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:22 AM   #55 
  - i agree, as a gen xer  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:15 PM   #71 
  - For those who are too young to remember,  teamster633   Apr-29-11 10:25 AM   #14 
  - Yeah thanks for this Lydia........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 10:29 AM   #16 
  - By the way, for those who are too young to remember John Anderson, he  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 10:36 AM   #18 
  - "Too young to remember" or so old I forgot all about him ;-)  teamster633   Apr-29-11 10:44 AM   #23 
  - The "new" Conservatism  PATRICK   Apr-29-11 10:38 AM   #20 
  - K&R.  KoKo   Apr-29-11 10:39 AM   #22 
  - The boomers elected Reagan just as surely as Reagan won the Cold War!!!  KansDem   Apr-29-11 10:59 AM   #26 
  - 1++++++++++++ for: things just REALLY are not as simple as we are told they are. nt  patrice   Apr-29-11 11:08 AM   #28 
  - As a Gen Xer born in 1962  hfojvt   Apr-29-11 11:24 AM   #29 
  - You aren't a gen-xer n/t  Pithlet   Apr-29-11 11:35 PM   #48 
  - Gen X starts in 1965.  Exilednight   May-01-11 01:37 PM   #102 
  - Am a boomer and I voted for Carter. I was telling my husband this morning the only good thing  southernyankeebelle   Apr-29-11 12:01 PM   #33 
  - But with his intervention in Grenada and illegal subversion of Nicaragua  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 12:25 PM   #34 
  - I'm a boomer was born in 1961  MrScorpio   Apr-29-11 01:04 PM   #35 
  - Born in '62, voted for Carter  etherealtruth   Apr-30-11 09:05 AM   #64 
  - I didn't vote for the SOB. The second time he ran they  Greybnk48   Apr-29-11 01:10 PM   #36 
  - Why does it matter? We, as a nation, fucked up. At least it  OwnedByFerrets   Apr-29-11 01:11 PM   #37 
  - I wasn't old enough to vote for him  Aerows   Apr-29-11 01:28 PM   #38 
  - The Reagan voters were Republicans and 'moderate centrist'  Bluenorthwest   Apr-29-11 01:41 PM   #39 
  - You are right,I worked for a political market research company at the time analyzing voter attitudes  diane in sf   Apr-29-11 03:07 PM   #40 
  - From your numbers it looks like boomers did vote for Reagan..  girl gone mad   Apr-29-11 07:32 PM   #43 
  - In 1980 the 30-year-olds are lumped in with people born as early  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-29-11 08:26 PM   #46 
     - So what you're saying is that there is no way to figure out if  Exilednight   May-01-11 01:47 PM   #104 
  - Spot on.  stevedeshazer   Apr-29-11 07:41 PM   #44 
  - In '80, the boomers split between Reagan and Carter.......  socialist_n_TN   Apr-29-11 07:53 PM   #45 
  - None of my Boomer friends voted for Reagan. I am an older  tsuki   Apr-29-11 11:39 PM   #49 
  - Okay, But someone elected him, and it wasn't Gen X.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 12:32 AM   #50 
  - gen xers were more likely to vote reagan than boomers. fact.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:24 AM   #56 
     - You're talking just about 18-20 year olds, there, you know.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 04:32 AM   #59 
        - in 1984 gen x'ers eligible to vote = everyone born 1962-66, i.e. 18-22 years old.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:36 AM   #60 
           - I guess it depends on when you mark the start of Gen X, then, doesn't it.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 01:45 PM   #65 
           - boomers = 46-61. gen x thus starts in 62.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 02:33 PM   #67 
              - and gen x ends in 1982  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:13 PM   #70 
              - those that were able to vote voted more conservative. fact.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 03:16 PM   #72 
                 - and those able to vote represented less than 20% of gen xers  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:51 PM   #88 
                    - so why do you continue to make idiotic negative generalizations about 'boomers' then?  Hannah Bell   May-01-11 02:31 AM   #94 
              - Like I said, there is no universally agreed upon marker. Some start Gen X from as early as '61  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 03:20 PM   #74 
                 - there is a general agreement that the baby boom started in 1946  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 03:25 PM   #76 
                    - Maybe that was what you perceived. But it wasn't Gen X'ers who were filling the discos.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 03:33 PM   #79 
                       - i'm telling you what voting patterns show. there is always activism on college campuses;  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 03:38 PM   #81 
                          - How would you know?  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 03:42 PM   #82 
                             - actually, i was living in seattle's university district in 1980.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 03:45 PM   #86 
                                - And that qualifies you as an expert on the myriad deficiencies of Gen X?  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 03:49 PM   #87 
                                   - shows exactly what i claimed: despite the aging factor (age brings more conservative voting  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:18 PM   #90 
                                      - Funny, I thought we were talking about Reagan, not Bush I, before.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 06:48 PM   #93 
                                         - funny, i talked about bush here:  Hannah Bell   May-01-11 02:32 AM   #95 
                                            - Okay.... Demographic Breakdown for 1992 election, here:  Warren DeMontague   May-01-11 03:06 AM   #96 
                                               - In 1992 the oldest gen xers voted more or less like boomers.  Hannah Bell   May-01-11 03:35 AM   #98 
                                                  - You can't pick and choose like that. You want to generalize "Gen X", you want to blame all of Gen X  Warren DeMontague   May-01-11 06:23 AM   #99 
                                                  - i thought it was obvious. average the two halves & they = 43.5% clinton.  Hannah Bell   May-01-11 01:20 PM   #100 
                                                  - Again, I think you're moving the goalposts.  Warren DeMontague   May-01-11 02:25 PM   #105 
                                                  - there are no goalposts.  Hannah Bell   May-01-11 02:28 PM   #106 
                                                  - First, there is a goalpost, then there is no goalpost, then there is.  Warren DeMontague   May-01-11 02:30 PM   #107 
           - you have stats only for 5 years of gen x  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:20 PM   #73 
              - my assertion was that gen xers who voted in 84 went for reagan more strongly than boomers.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 03:34 PM   #80 
                 - If Gen X votes more conservatively than Boomers, how do you explain 2008?  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 03:43 PM   #83 
                 - In 1984 the oldest Gen Xer was 19 years old. We're also the smallest of three most  Exilednight   May-01-11 01:45 PM   #103 
  - in 1980 54% of boomers, people in the 30 to 44 range  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 04:08 AM   #51 
  - bullshit, reggie. the boomer generation = 1946-1961.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:28 AM   #57 
  - how? gen x was not old enough to vote in 80 or 84!  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:04 PM   #68 
     - gen xers 18-22 in 1984 went 60% for reagan.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 03:43 PM   #84 
     - Someone's got a friggin' axe to grind, that's how.  Warren DeMontague   Apr-30-11 03:44 PM   #85 
        - I like the Reagan Youth, hardcore punk at its best  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 04:12 PM   #89 
  - In 1980, the 44-year-olds were not boomers  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-30-11 08:50 AM   #62 
  - people born at the end of 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49 are boomers  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:07 PM   #69 
  - I was in that age range and definitely did not vote for Reagan.n/t  RebelOne   Apr-30-11 04:32 PM   #92 
  - I can tell you why my dad and uncles voted Reagan  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 04:13 AM   #53 
  - "brought them home early" = lol. what bullshit.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:29 AM   #58 
  - my father was a marine and he was brought home 3 weeks early  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:22 PM   #75 
  - Nixon actually brought the troops home LATE  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-30-11 08:47 AM   #61 
     - I am not talking about all the troops  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:28 PM   # 
     - I am not talking about all the troops  reggie the dog   Apr-30-11 03:28 PM   #77 
  - there's a certain person that repeats that canard over & over despite multiple corrections.  Hannah Bell   Apr-30-11 04:17 AM   #54 
  - I voted for Barry Commoner.  bikebloke   Apr-30-11 01:51 PM   #66 
  - I am a 1953 Boomer.  PufPuf23   Apr-30-11 04:31 PM   #91 
  - I resent the Boomers for a lot of things, but Reagan isn't one of them.  BlueIris   May-01-11 03:32 AM   #97 
  - From the information presented, there is no way to tell if Boomers elected Reagan or not.  Exilednight   May-01-11 01:36 PM   #101 
  - True I Knew Many Who Saw $$$$  otohara   May-01-11 02:32 PM   #108 

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