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  1. #1901
    Quote Originally Posted by tyronejk View Post
    What's everyone's thoughts on combating or fixing political ignorance? The trivial solution is to limit voting rights to certain groups of people, but that comes with obvious issues with freedom.
    Only real way to limit this is to try and help our general education system. Make people smarter in general and some of this will go away. That wont happen, but is the only solution that doesnt have political pitfalls from trying to limit peoples rights.

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    millenials are way more liberal than boomers, and they are staying liberal, if not even moving slightly left as they age. gen X makes us look like republicans.

    we'll be fine. the kids are alright.

    we just need to give them a world where voting is still a thing (republicans are working hard to stop this), and limit as much as we can climate change (the time for preventing it is over, the only thing we can do now is mitigate it as much as possible).
    social conservatism: the mortal fear that someone, somewhere, might be having fun.

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    Gordon, that statement is silly. Boomers were hippies once, our generations will become conservative. Shit, I've moved right on some stuff just in the last 5 years.

    On a different note, this is fun.

    Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump*s long-shot primary challengers.

    Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans.

    https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2...engers-1483126

    Glad to see people are starting to get under Moscow Mitch's skin, though.
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    The conventional wisdom is that people as a cohort start to become more conservative as they age. However, in a post-2000 political environment, so far this has not been happening. The percentage voting Democrat by age has been increasing proportionally to voting age in every "modern" election. So in 2000, 18-24 year olds voted 47% Bush and 47% Gore. In 2008, 25-34 year olds voted 66% Obama and 31% McCain. In 2016, 30-39 year olds voted 51% Clinton and 40% Trump (and in 2018, that same group went 58% Democrat and 39% Republican). I'm just pulling a few examples that almost match block-to-block, but you can look at every age group in presidential and non-presidential elections and see that the slip to Conservative identification is not overwhelming the cohort(s) like it had previously done in the last century.

    There is not a lot of data available to give a big sample size, but if the trend holds then this is likely to mean that the tipping point for a massive liberal political swing comes as an increasingly elderly Republican party leaves the likely voter window(e.g., dies).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBSteve View Post
    Gordon, that statement is silly. Boomers were hippies once, our generations will become conservative. Shit, I've moved right on some stuff just in the last 5 years.

    On a different note, this is fun.

    Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump*s long-shot primary challengers.

    Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans.

    https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2...engers-1483126

    Glad to see people are starting to get under Moscow Mitch's skin, though.
    the data says otherwise.
    social conservatism: the mortal fear that someone, somewhere, might be having fun.

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    The cynical view is that the most affluent support a Republican in office when they want a recession they can take advantage of, and a Democrat to recover.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...-a-second-term
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    for the real world, people who actually make things, we are already in recession.
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    The US had to extract a top spy from Russia after Trump revealed classified information to the Russians in an Oval Office meeting

    https://www.businessinsider.com/us-e...-office-2019-9

    Buttery males!
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