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Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:06 AM

Old People Run The Country For This Simple, Powerful Reason

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Cenk just telling the truth.

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Reply Old People Run The Country For This Simple, Powerful Reason (Original post)
JeffHead Nov 2014 OP
blackspade Nov 2014 #1
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #2
malokvale77 Nov 2014 #12
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #15
malokvale77 Nov 2014 #17
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #18
ginnyinWI Nov 2014 #3
jtuck004 Nov 2014 #4
Crowman1979 Nov 2014 #5
sarge43 Nov 2014 #8
Crowman1979 Nov 2014 #11
malokvale77 Nov 2014 #13
Rod Beauvex Nov 2014 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2014 #7
UglyGreed Nov 2014 #9
mountain grammy Nov 2014 #10
malokvale77 Nov 2014 #14
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #16
malokvale77 Nov 2014 #19
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #20
malokvale77 Nov 2014 #21
RKP5637 Nov 2014 #22

Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:18 AM

1. I was just about to post this!

K&R!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:24 AM

2. Exactly! Whining does not win elections! Showing up and voting does! We see

this same story over and over again. What is it many don't get. You don't vote, the other guy does, they get what they want. What is so damn earth shattering hard to understand.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:08 PM

12. I'm old, I vote...

I didn't get a damned thing I voted for.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:26 PM

15. Same here! I know exactly what you mean! Democrats wonder why there is no enthusiasm, just

maybe there is nothing to get enthusiastic about. I vote to keep the other one out, but I am not enthused. In fact, I feel let down. In fact, I'm fed up with it all.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:55 PM

17. Fed up is right

My granddaughter voted for the first time. She just turned 18 and was very enthusiastic to vote for Wendy Davis. Outside of that she didn't have a clue.

Her mother and I had a very difficult time trying to find information on the other candidates (we're political junkies).

Not as bad as does not make for enthusiasm.

Needless to say, my granddaughter has lost her interest in the political process, and this long time Democratic family feels very let down.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 11:04 PM

18. And TPTB democrats ponder where the youth vote went. 2010 wasn't enough of a wake up call, 2014

hopefully is ... but TPTB democrats better get their act together for 2016. I just want back and looked at the 1932 democratic party platform. A lot of that made far more sense than today. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=29595 Perhaps democrats should take a look at 1932!

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:27 AM

3. they were saying the same thing on public radio today

It's true: younger people don't get excited about the mid-terms and stay home. That is, the ones who are not normally tuned in to politics.

By the way I am part of the "seniors" he talked about and I do always vote--Democratic.

But I have an 84 year old mother who is in assisted living and hardly ever goes anywhere except to doctor appointments, and SHE voted! Yep, she got my brother to take her, and she voted for all the Republicans. Especially Scott Walker! She has no idea WHY she is voting for them, except that she has voted Republican her whole life.

So that is indeed who is getting out to vote.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 12:36 AM

4. I wonder what he dyes his hair with? n/t

 

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 01:30 AM

5. Only problem is that most of the elderly were the children from the paranoid Sen. McCarthy era.

Who's parents fed them this daily Christian conservative propaganda about how anyone who didn't look or act like them were considered evil.

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 09:23 AM

8. Are those the same children who marched for civil rights, protested the Vietnam War and

jump started Women's Liberation?

We haven't failed the Democratic Party; it is failing us

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:49 AM

11. Nope, I'm talking about the other half who believed all of this RW psedo-christian nonsense.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:13 PM

13. In a nutshell

These people are in the process of rewriting history.

It's a bunch of BS, pure and simple.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 01:42 AM

6. EH.

I voted. Was told I was the 56th person to do so, a little while before noon.

So is 28 old now?

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 01:44 AM

7. The old people don't "show up", they vote absentee.

 

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 09:44 AM

9. The young are

too busy trying to survive, old people are easily frightened by Fox and the Republicans, the perfect storm.

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Response to JeffHead (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:27 AM

10. Well said, but it's not so black and white

here in Colorado, a leaning blue state, Andrew Romanoff ran a progressive campaign against an old, tired conservative. He ran on "Democratic principles" and he lost. The mainstream media and voter apathy did the trick. If someone like Andrew can't energize the young base to vote Democratic in a fairly progressive state, how can a Dem in a conservative state even compete?

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:19 PM

14. It would have helped if...

the Democratic President they so enthusiastically voted for hadn't taken such a dramatic right turn.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 10:34 PM

16. Exactly! The democratic direction for obstruction is to move rightward. Many are really fed up with

the democratic party. To me, the democratic party no longer represents the majority of the people. I remain, because I don't see a decent alternative. ... but I'm getting fed up with supporting a party whose direction I do not support in many ways. I'm not a far out left winger. I've always considered myself a moderate democratic wanting what is fair for ALL the people as in my sig. line, but I have been disappointed. Few democrats today have the guts to stand up for the old democratic values. If they did, they might be quite surprised at how much support they would get from mainstream America. Also, democrats today let the republicans set the agenda. I'll stop here.




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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 11:06 PM

19. Personally...

I am far left, but I would happily settle for anything left of the Third Way.

The Third Way is "not" the Democratic way, and does not represent mainstream America. I'll stop there

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 11:15 PM

20. I agree so much. I would gladly settle for far left in comparison to what we have today. The

democratic party desperately needs a new paradigm. This backwashing with the republican party is ridiculous and IMO shows the democratic party to be very weak, unable to stand up for its own values and therefore copycats the republican party.

I would like to see a democratic candidate bold enough to turn heads than meekly saying, me too. I gotta stop too, I start to get really po'ed. Frankly, IMO, a number of democratic candidates suffer from the Stockholm Syndrome.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 11:56 PM

21. Bold would be nice.

Unfortunately, they are all afraid of being "Wellstoned"

I will probably be crucified for that remark. But I believe it to be true.

I'm off to bed. Take care.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 8, 2014, 12:03 AM

22. Thanks for the conversation! n/t

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