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  •  There are plenty of folks his age equally appalled (1+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne

    Age really doesn't turn everyone into a hateful bigot.

    •  There are plenty of people half his age (1+ / 0-)
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      chicagobleu

      and younger who are no better in this regard.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:48:01 AM PDT

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    •  Polls show young adults have significantly less (0+ / 0-)

      bigotry of all kinds.

      I've never left a blank space on a ballot... but I will not vote for someone [who vows] to spy on me. I will not do it. - dclawyer06

      Trust, but verify. - Reagan
      Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

      by Words In Action on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:55:00 AM PDT

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      •  So what? (2+ / 0-)
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        greenbell, Jackson L Haveck

        Ageism isn't any better than racism or any other -ism.

        It's also like comments that write off parts of the US.

        The problem in this case is one old man - not all old folks.

        •  Who said all old folks? (0+ / 0-)

          All I was saying is that there are more racists who grew up pre-Civil Rights, and once the old racists die, there will be far fewer around.

          I've never left a blank space on a ballot... but I will not vote for someone [who vows] to spy on me. I will not do it. - dclawyer06

          Trust, but verify. - Reagan
          Vote, but Occupy. - commonmass

          by Words In Action on Fri May 16, 2014 at 07:34:28 AM PDT

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          •  Here's what you said: (1+ / 0-)
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            When his generation goes, and it can't be too soon
            I get what you're saying, but I'm just asking that we try to be a little more precise.  Most of us have relatives this guy's age who we're not particularly anxious to see shuffle off this mortal coil just because some crazy person who also happens to be older spots off nonsense.  We also shouldn't be looking at older folks like they're all hiding Klan sheets in the closet.

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