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    Old Man from Scene 24

    people tend to be more conservative as they succeed in their careers, buy houses, establish families and in general have more to lose. It may actually be that, more than age.

    If the Republicans really cared about expanding the conservative vote without moving even further to the right (if there is any more room there), they could work hard to get everyone well-educated and into good jobs.

    But they won't, because the older base is all about playing a zero-sum game. If the young and minorities succeed, that somehow represents a defeat for them. And the younger base is all about prejudice and envy of those minorities who have succeeded.

    Can't see a way out of this for the Republicans at the moment.

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