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  •  She's right. (1+ / 0-)
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    Paul does unfortunately appeal to quite a few young people.  It just many will turn away once they learn about things like this about his record.

    But there's FAR too many supposedly liberal youth who will stick with Paul, like my neighbors.

    •  What do they like besides his anti war and drug (1+ / 0-)
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      Policies? He is not in favor of choice and he is against a lot of the civil rights laws, he thinks it is fine for employers to discriminate. He is not exactly a champion of civil rights, equal rights, womens right, employee rights plus he is anti union, anti minimum wage and basically is a right wing Republican on the rest of the stuff.  

      Do they know he would like to get rid of social security, medicare, all programs that help the poor and he is pretty much anti science too.

      •  They've become... (0+ / 0-)

        so singularly focused on the war issue, that they've managed to push all that other stuff aside.  It's amazing the cognitive dissonance with Paul fans.

        The ones I know are all pro-choice, so when I said Paul wants to repeal Roe v. Wade, so that it's left up to the states, one of them actually said to me, of those women in those red states who would need abortions, "They can simply move elsewhere."  (This was a guy, FYI.)

        That's it.  That's their reasoning.  There's also a selfish strain among them, and an air of invincibility because they're young, so they can't imagine themselves getting old and/or sick or in a major accident, or whatever, where they would then need a social safety net.  It's the "oh but that won't happen to me" attitude.

        •  Yes that air of inviciblity is so true and also (1+ / 0-)
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          their lack of insight about the poor especially if they were raised middle class or upper middle class.
          I am guessing life has been rather easy for them so far.?

          Some of them are quite idealistic and not thinking realistically and practically.  

          As I forget where I read this but a lot of Paul supporters  are not poor but mostly middle class to upper middle class. They have a safety net should they lose their job in that many of their parents and families can help them out.  

          But i have noticed his young supporters are mostly white and middle class and well , comfortable financially or their parents are.

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