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Fri Apr 12, 2024, 08:28 AM Apr 12

Where Are These Young Voters' Aunties? [View all]


Where Are These Young Voters' Aunties?
Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 8:49:51a EDT


Oh, and you’re “just not into” President Biden? Good Lord, are you marrying the guy?!!?

So allow me to be a surrogate “Auntie” right here. You cannot allow your “feelings” to cloud your logic in this most important election. The future of our Democracy is at stake and the choice is as stark as it gets. Democracy vs fascism. Reproductive rights vs forced birthing and not being able to exercise our rights to make health decisions for ourselves. Working families- friendly policies vs policies that favor the 1%. The death and chaos of the first trump administration vs the professionalism and concrete accomplishments of the first Biden administration. Let’s help President Biden finish the job.

I could go on, but young people (and truth be told, some of y’all older ones too), please don’t make the mistake of letting your idealism override your common sense. Your vote counts! And if you want a chance to make YOUR vision of the world you want to see a reality, a non-vote or a vote for trump and the rethuglicans will cause that vision to not be realized.

Finally, to Black young people talking this nonsense: I have the last original poll tax receipt from 1965 that my late Mother had to pay just in order to vote. That was the LAW-just 60 short years ago. Fannie Lou Hamer, who was beaten almost to death just for registering Mississippians to vote, was my Mom’s contemporary. How DARE y’all even contemplate not voting!! Or even THINK about voting for that orange menace who called our ancestors’ countries “shithole countries?” What the HELL are y’all thinking!!?

Whew! I’d better end this now, because I feel an even worse rant coming on!! Just vote. When we vote, we win.
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Auntie and Grannie here.... FalloutShelter Apr 12 #1
Well said! PatSeg Apr 12 #2
babylonsister.... Upthevibe Apr 12 #3
Where are all the nephews and nieces of boomers who are voting for TSF? Probatim Apr 12 #4
It's not about them. bluesbassman Apr 12 #7
Most of the responses up until I posted were about the "feelings" or "reasons" this generation uses to Probatim Apr 12 #13
Perspective is in order, as a boomer MagickMuffin Apr 12 #17
In high school, I was sure cannabis would be legal soon DBoon Apr 12 #29
+1 leftstreet Apr 12 #19
You are correct about negative reinforcement. HOWEVER... Martin Eden Apr 12 #22
If intellect was the deciding factor, we wouldn't have had TSF as president - let alone running for a second term. Probatim Apr 12 #23
I wrote an observation, not a campaign message. Martin Eden Apr 12 #28
That hamass attack smelled of manipulation IbogaProject Apr 12 #5
Whenever I get the chance to talk to young people, Mr. Evil Apr 12 #6
This story is propaganda. onecaliberal Apr 12 #8
I personally know people left of me who repeat genocide joe. It's exhausting. dsp3000 Apr 12 #10
Clearly they exist. They won't derail us. onecaliberal Apr 12 #12
If the election is close (and it almost certainly will be) ANYTHING can derail us Silent3 Apr 12 #18
I personally know some of them. They are for real. Tik Tok is non-stop "Genocide Joe." n/t Coventina Apr 12 #11
Thank you - it's planted bullshit to keep voting blocs split apart. Probatim Apr 12 #14
KnR, Babylonsister Hekate Apr 12 #9
Amen, sister! Wild blueberry Apr 12 #15
Grandma and Grandpa's too. MiHale Apr 12 #16
Nice to be able to babylonsister Apr 12 #24
I'd call myself a "guncle" if I had nieces and nephews, but I don't. Nevertheless... Otterdaemmerung Apr 12 #20
Better way to phrase it is DLCWIdem Apr 12 #21
But her emails. Orrex Apr 12 #25
You be the change. You be the Auntie. Captain Zero Apr 12 #26
Brava, babylonsister. Great post. Love the passion. In total agreement. brush Apr 12 #27
I love this SOOOOOOOO much! calimary Apr 13 #30
Great post senseandsensibility Apr 13 #31
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