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  •  I haven't seen the stats on that cohort (0+ / 0-)

    Have a link. That's an interesting point you just made. Is their really a 5 year period where people were more optimistic and progressive that has not faded away?

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:59:39 PM PST

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    •  Digging up a couple now (0+ / 0-)

      One hint is the polling Kos put up, but that lumped too many age groups together to prove my point. But I will link a couple for you.

      If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

      by shigeru on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:12:25 PM PST

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    •  Here are a couple of tidbits (0+ / 0-)

      1st a quote from, then a link to the Economist. Unfortunately even this mag doesn't know that NO boomer >66!

      "This may reflect a “cohort effect”, the notion that a person's lifelong voting habits are established early on. Charlie Cook, a political analyst, says today's retired were shaped by the perceived failure of Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s and the success of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. In 2008 some may also have identified more with the 72-year-old John McCain than the 47-year-old Mr Obama." This implies a cohort difference as NO boomer was over 62 in 2008.
      http://www.economist.com/...

      Link to the article which deals with cohort identity a bit better. Note too that the folks who 1st voted in 72 are the group I am referring to. I.e. the most liberal cohort in US history, closely followed by today's 18-24 year olds. We were soon swamped by our conservative siblings and children of the Silents, which diluted our demographic strength quite a bit.

      If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

      by shigeru on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:31:16 PM PST

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    •  Another which show the trend over the (0+ / 0-)

      years. This is also good because it also discusses my central point, that the most conservative cohort, aside from the Silents, is the later Boomers and early X-ers.

      There is one that I have on my hard drive for 2010, by year of birth, but I am looking for the link.

      http://www.people-press.org/...

      If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

      by shigeru on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 11:12:13 PM PST

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