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  •  Dude, FWIW, I think everyone here is talking (0+ / 0-)

    about AVERAGE voters in these demographic discussions. Don't take it too seriously, since obviously you're not the one voting Republican.  Same goes for those from very red states, etc.  

    Conservatives are] engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; ...the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. JK Galbraith

    by Vtdblue on Thu May 12, 2011 at 04:39:48 PM PDT

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    •  Generalizations hurt EVERYONE (1+ / 0-)
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      What I object to are statements like, ".... when they die off, things will be different".  Its not only this thread, but others that generalize us older citizens.  Its no different to me than one saying "All black people...."  
       Generalization of ANY group is bigotry, plain and simple.  We progressives are supposed to be above that.

      "Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, a fanatical criminal" -- Logical Song -- Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson

      by Over50Lib on Thu May 12, 2011 at 06:07:29 PM PDT

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      •  sorry, but gotta disagree. We're not talking about (0+ / 0-)

        racial stereotyping based on skin color, or gender bias, we're talking about attitudes. And no one said "all" people in that range. Thing WILL be different when that generation no longer votes, simply because of attitudes that prevail among them.  

        It's a stereotype is someone does assume everyone over 50 (or under 30, for that matter) thinks the same way, but it's not inaccurate to say that a majority of white folks (men in particular) over 60 do.  It's a simple fact.

        I appreciate your sensitivity to ageism, but I don't see that in this particular case, FWIW.

        Conservatives are] engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; ...the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. JK Galbraith

        by Vtdblue on Thu May 12, 2011 at 10:41:41 PM PDT

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        •  How would you take thes statements??? (0+ / 0-)

          "when their generation finally dies off, this country will certainly change"

          or

          "65 & OLDER CROWD SIMPLY HANG ON TO WHAT THEY'VE BEEN TAUGHT,the fact that they've voted against their own interest all their lives. WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES"

          There is nothing selective in these statements.  The implication is ALL.  

          BTW, it WILL NOT change when your generation gets older.  Many of you (like it or not) will get more and more CONSERVATIVE, because many will obtain money and power (or at least the illusion of it) and tend not to want things to change.  Jerry Rubin, a 60's radical, became a stock broker. The trick is being successful in life without compromising your principles.  A feat that many will not achieve.

          "Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, a fanatical criminal" -- Logical Song -- Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson

          by Over50Lib on Fri May 13, 2011 at 05:57:54 AM PDT

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