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  •  Just hold on (3+ / 0-)
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    janinsanfran, FishOutofWater, willrob

    Hold on America. The 18-30 year olds are larger than the Baby Boomers and are more liberal than any other group in the history of the country. Bordering on Democratic Socialists.

    So I have been telling people for many years to just hold on. It will be bleak for a while, but eventually those young people will be middle aged people.

    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." - Mark Twain

    by Moon Mop on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 06:56:02 PM PDT

    •  Is this true? Don't think so..... (0+ / 0-)
    •  Young people seem to have fallen under the sway of (2+ / 0-)
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      jayden, OhioNatureMom

      the opiate of smart phones and text messaging.  I was walking around Washington DC a few weeks ago and every other kid had his or her face and attention buried in their smart phones.  

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 08:31:20 PM PDT

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    •  But too many of them (2+ / 0-)
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      jayden, OhioNatureMom

      Are very indifferent and not enough of them give expression to it in the political process.  They care more about gaming, comics, facebook, and twitter.  

      Hold on America. The 18-30 year olds are larger than the Baby Boomers and are more liberal than any other group in the history of the country.
      Hopefully they will evolve.

      "Sisters, brothers and the whities, Blacks and the crackers, Police and their backers, They're all political actors"--Curtis Mayfield

      by Cynic in seattle on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 08:53:45 PM PDT

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      •  Okay, but I bet they aren't one bit more (0+ / 0-)

        self-absorbed and clueless about the larger culture
        than the 50- and 60-ish grizzled old liberal men
        that congregate at our neighborhood tavern

        It is the highest impertinence ... in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, ... They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. - Adam Smith

        by treesrock on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 07:29:04 AM PDT

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