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  •  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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    •  what's that got to do with their politics? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      Would we be so happy to have a military that dwarfs all others combined if it was a line item deduction on our paychecks next to FICA."

      by Back In Blue on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 09:43:57 PM PDT

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      •  until they can vote as easily as they text (1+ / 0-)
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        MrJersey

        we cannot count on them.

        the real time in person effort required to vote is not their habit yet.

        in fact, the culture as a whole is not making real time in person effort for anything any more.

        "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
        DEMAND CREATES JOBS

        by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 08:15:32 AM PDT

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        •  Wow. I guess my kids could show you a thing or 2. (0+ / 0-)

          Would we be so happy to have a military that dwarfs all others combined if it was a line item deduction on our paychecks next to FICA."

          by Back In Blue on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 10:00:42 AM PDT

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          •  i'm glad your kids are part of the group (0+ / 0-)

            of young people that is committed to voting.

            but it is not the habit of their peers yet.

            instead of having them show me a thing or 2 please encourage them to inspire larger numbers of their age cohort to follow their example

            "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
            DEMAND CREATES JOBS

            by TrueBlueMajority on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 10:05:46 AM PDT

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