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  •  who switched? (8+ / 0-)

    This chart provides almost no evidence for this supposed trend.  It doesn't go back in time far enough to compare every cohorts' early votes with older votes, and the data that is there doesn't show a Democrat==>Republican trend over time.  There are as many examples of the opposite happening, and other instances where no pattern at all emerges.  Have you found other studies that support this stereotype?  I'm not convinced it's real at all.

    (if it WERE a real thing, then sure we could speculate as to the reason, and wealth accumulation could be a contender)

    I know it sounds like I'm in denial but I'm not.

    by Save the clock tower on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 09:06:05 AM PST

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    •  A group of white southern Democrats switched (8+ / 0-)

      in response to civil rights, cultural issues and the Republican party's southern strategy.

      It has nothing to do with "maturity".

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 11:01:32 AM PST

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      •  What used to be the conservative wing... (2+ / 0-)
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        of the Democratic party really no longer exists. Those people trended Republican beginning in the 1950s and increasingly so from the 60s onward.

        Indeed, LBJ's first two campaigns for the Senate--the first one unsuccessful, the second one successful*--included targeting his primary opponent as being insufficiently conservative (Republicans didn't get elected to statewide office in TX before the 1960's; the Democratic primary was effectively the election). Johnson's views changed once he was elected; indeed they were more tactical than deeply held to begin with. Still, Texas Democrats as well as other southern Democrats were historically segregationist and anti-union.

        *Assuming that the vote count in the 1948 election was not rigged (which is unlikely).

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