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  •  But the Right's Base is > 65 Years Old. (12+ / 0-)

    They're wedded to old media, easily reached by broadcast news, while they're in no condition to walk the precincts doing GOTV.

    This is both sides mobilizing their bases at least a little more than meets the eye.

    It's not a Presidential year, the right is calculating it can afford the losses from foaming at the mouth for their base. They could be wrong of course and we all hope they will please proceed.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 11:38:37 AM PDT

    •  I wonder how much of the generational shift (13+ / 0-)

      ... we're seeing is due to the fact that younger people don't listen to the radio or watch much TV anymore?   The younger generation is not a captive audience of hate-wing radio and propagandavision.

      How much thanks do we owe, demographically, to the invention of the iPod and streaming video?

      •  Politics' greatest consolation prize ... (1+ / 0-)
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        radical simplicity

        ... old conservatives die.

      •  There's some truth to this. But: (1+ / 0-)
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        the fact remains that they haven't quite figured out yet how to consult calendars and learn when to vote yet - or, for that matter, stay off the bong long enough to show up at the right polling address to vote.

        The youth of this country could make an amazing difference in the outcome of these upcoming elections, but given past performance, I'm not going to put any money on it.

        Maybe if they got angry enough at being taken advantage of -  Oh, Wait! - They're already angry! But they say in righteous indignation that they don't want to have anything to do with a "corrupt, broken" system! How noble of them!

        EXCEPT: it's the only way for then to currently get rid of the broken, corrupt system! But because of their obviously superior intellect and highly developed skills at using computer mice and video remotes, they'll stay at home, play some computer games and kiss off another election.

        And the neocons are absolutely counting on this, because it's happened every damned year since the 26th amendment was passed in 1971 when youth finally DID get the vote. Since then, 27 out of the 43 past years have had neocon trans-national corporate shills in the Oval Office trying to undo everything that ever defined this country as the best place on earth to live, starting wars, enriching their owners in the banking industry at the expense of the Middle Class and trying every trick in the book to legislate a woman's crotch.

        But that's not bad enough for the erudite, unctuous youth in this country to soil their hands with touching a voting lever... because they're too principled!

      •  Hey, I'm an early baby boomer (2+ / 0-)
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        and I don't listen to the radio or watch ANY TV anymore. (If someone I know says, "You should have seen Jon Stewart last night," I look for it online). Talk radio was never my thing — whether sports or politics it's just loud-mouth blowhards. And TV news is the pits and getting pitsier. Plus those ads during election season — argh!

        Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

        by anastasia p on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 07:42:28 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not a tv or radio person either (0+ / 0-)

          Sadly, though, in much of the country, the two listening options for commuters are country music and right wing talk radio.

          Thetop 10 talk radio hosts by audience:

          Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Beck, Levin, Ramsay, Boortz, Ingraham, Bohannan, Doyle

          All but Bohannon are right wingers. Levin was Edwin Meese's chief of staff. Together, the wingers account for 77.5 million listeners. Bohannon has 3.75 million.

          And as you know, TV news is mostly just an echo chamber for the crap spewed on right wing talk radio, but with a slightly friendlier patina.

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