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Manly_Scream

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What's with all the Ageism in These Threads??

Hey!

So I've been lurking here for about a month or so and started posting last week.

One thing that strikes me as very odd, and contradictory is the "They're too old" comments, as to explain why Sanders, Clinton or Warren cannot run for President in 2020.

From what I've seen here, many seemingly prolific and respected posters are old enough to remember Watergate (so 60-70?) I bet they wouldn't like it if they were told they're too old for internet forums.

It's as if some of you interpret "average life expectancy" as a sell-by date stamped on a human's neck that tells us we'll rot 76 years after our date of birth.

Like there are no people who reach 100 or come close.

Hell, over 30 years ago, some debated that Ronald Reagan was too old to be president, yet not only did he do 2 terms, he lived to be 94.

And no, I'm not praising Reagan or saying he was a good president. I'm just stating facts.

If Repugnant-cons cared about age, Trump's 70-year-old ass wouldn't be in the White House, right now.

They care about ideology over age, and so should we, if we want to defeat them, since THEIR ideology is clearly toxic.

National Enquirer has said Hillary Clinton had dementia and will go any day now, for like 2 years, when the woman's been getting her hike on for months, and is probably healthier than those alt-reich, neckbeard, orange-nuthuggers who spread that meme all day everyday.

Personally, I'd love to see Al Franken and Elizabeth Warren on the 2020 ticket. They don't take any crap, from the right.

But yeah, how old is "too old" is based on how one takes care of themselves, and is also up to nature, fate, and/or God (whichever you believe).
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