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  •  Let's not forget (2+ / 0-)
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    that the white voter cohort gets younger every day.

    •  Exactly, which Trende conveniently ignores (5+ / 0-)

      The GOP's support is most prominent among older white people, who are, you know, dying off. Younger white people, on the other hand, are not going to be too keen to support a racially inflammatory party.

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        The younger contingent of Republicans are more social liberals and fiscal conservatives. They're not against immigration reform because most of them probably know someone who is a Dreamer, or they support LGBT equality  because they know someone who is gay.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:41:16 PM PDT

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        •  That's a problem for Democrats who are (1+ / 0-)
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          not "fiscal conservatives," and for the nation as a whole. The divorcing of procorporate ideology from traditional racism, theocracy, etc. will tend to increase corporate domination and economic inequality. I'm glad some young Republicans don't hate gays and people of color as much as their parents, but I don't want them in my party.

          "Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous." -- Molly Ivins

          by dumpster on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 05:29:48 PM PDT

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