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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 10:19 AM

42. Yeah, let's repeat the stupid we did with Young GenX

It worked so well last time.

Simple math: Older boomers tend to be liberal. Younger Boomers tend to be conservative. Older GenX tends to be conservative. Younger GenX tends to be liberal. Millenials tend to be liberal. You don't have to have Millenials outnumber all boomers for them to have an effect. You only need liberals to outnumber conservatives. And older Boomers + younger GenX + Millenials outnumber younger Boomers + older GenX.

But only the last two groups vote consistently. In fact, those last two are the core of the Republican party. Older Boomers vote, but Young GenX and Millenials have low turnout because fucking morons keep telling them to not bother to vote because they don't outnumber all Boomers.

If you want to encourage your son to vote, telling him this fairy tale of "they won't listen to you if you don't" won't work, unless you raised your son to be a complete fucking moron.

Actually, the morons are the people who think that doing nothing will magically change everything.

You want to change our politics? Get involved in local races. Hell, get yourself on the ballot. It's not that hard.

Those local races form the pool of candidates for higher office. Being fucking morons and ignoring young voters for a generation-and-a-half now is why that pool is far to the right of the actual electorate. How 'bout we stop doing that instead of continuing to do exactly what the Republicans have been telling us to do?

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