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  •  Obviously, some of those younger voters (4+ / 0-)
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    will become more conservative as they get older (and more affluent for some). But I don't see it being anywhere near enough to help Repubs avoid electoral disaster in 10 years or less. At least not any time soon.

    If Dems take over and fix things, some of the people who will benefit from this will, inevitably, become Repubs in 20 years, the way that many Dems voted for Reagan and Repubs. It's a paradoxical phenomenon but it makes sense in a way. People generally don't vote out of gratitude (or facts), but rather out of self-interest (and "culture"). But even then, it won't be enough to save the GOP. Only a return to sanity and some semblance of decency will.

    As an aside, once again I'm disappointed in my generation (40-49), the first to turn its back on the legacy of the 50's and 60's, and the youngest one to go for Romney. I saw this in my generation as early as the 80's.

    The future belongs to the young. I hope they treat it well.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 05:40:24 PM PDT

    •  In world with negligible upward mobility for all (4+ / 0-)
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      How are those younger voters going to become more affluent?

      As for OUR generation, yup. I saw it in 10th grade. The quote that summed it up was, let's see... "All I know is I'm for Reagan."

      •  It's going to happen eventually (0+ / 0-)

        We're not going to be stuck in this mess forever. I mean, Dems aren't THAT incompetent, on policy. It's the politics they kind of suck at.

        I actually saw it in college, when suddenly it seemed like everyone wanted to be an investment banker or corporate exec. The Alex Keaton generation.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 05:57:19 AM PDT

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