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The Not-So-Liberal American Future
Daily Beast, by Michael Medved

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/2/2012 4:56:53 AM

Does ideology shape life experience, or does life experience determine ideology? The future direction of American politics depends on our response. In response to the disappointing results of November’s elections, I have argued that conservatives should take heart from the undeniable aging of the electorate, which will tilt future contests toward Republicans. 2012 exit polls showed Mitt Romney sweeping voters 65 and older in a 12-point landslide, and among all those above age 30 (81 percent of the voting public) the Republican nominee prevailed by a solid margin. President Obama won the overall vote solely on the strength

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/2/2012 5:58:30 AM     (No. 9043989)

What evidence does he have that aging turns someone into a Republican? Unless you are wealthy, once you retire you are at the mercy of the government, dependent on borrowed money to pay your SS/Medicare. In that situation, which are you going to vote for: more military spending, or more Free Stuff? I think Medved is delusional.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/2/2012 6:29:25 AM     (No. 9044014)

Oldsters will vote for the freebies just like anyone else. I don´t mean to paint with a broad brush, but there is a growing segment of the greyhaired out there that just don´t care about the future of the young in this country as long as they get their´s. I heard a local radio guy talk about this issue just last week. It´s like some just don´t care about what they are doing to the children of this country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/2/2012 7:19:06 AM     (No. 9044060)

Age has nothing to do with it. The sense of entitlement gene does.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/2/2012 8:57:32 AM     (No. 9044215)

Honestly, I liked Romney. But did not want him as the candidate. Was hoping for a person who fiercely believed what he said..that small government, low taxes, and fewer complicated regulations would get the economy going. We don´t need anyone who is a cookie cutter candidate. I care less what color or sex a person is. If they will just believe in fighting for the truth: entitlements are killing our country, government is too involved in our lives, kissing enemies´ butts is never good, throwing Israel to the wolves is bad, and spending billions on white house parties and vacations is wrong. Romney is a great guy. I loved him for trying. He just did not have it in him to fight. Actually, I did not really like any of our candidates all that much. Had hopes for Perry but he was strangely ´off´. The rest gave me the willies. Christie, Bush III, or any other ´rino´ will send me to write in or third party. That does not make me a traitor. That makes me determined to fight both sides of the same coin: powerful elites in both parties raiding the country and feathering their own nests. Sick of all DC people. Oh..except for DeMint.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 12/2/2012 9:00:38 AM     (No. 9044218)

We have a 70-year-old plus neighbor who voted for 0bama because she got her "0bama mortgage". She´s underwater in her current mortgage (and she´ll never recover from that). She did not know, and worse did not believe, that the Constitution is the law of the land. She did not know, nor did she believe, that we have a Constitutional Republic. At her age she has no excuse not to know these facts. This is the level of ignorance and lack of education that we are dealing with.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/2/2012 10:57:25 AM     (No. 9044398)

The comments after the article are the usual hateful thoughts from the Left/Liberal/Progressive youth. One actually commented that he was a Liberal because he loved freedom. How deluded can the youth be? Marxism is stealing their freedoms daily and they have not noticed. All emotion and no sense.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 12/2/2012 10:59:06 AM     (No. 9044402)

So Obama won the young and dumb...good cause his budget plans and health care are going to ´stick it to them´.

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