posted on 11/08/2010 8:00:43 AM PST
Its too bad the AARP and other organizations are not on their side.
posted on 11/08/2010 8:05:09 AM PST
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Elders generally have a great more wisdom....don’t they? ;-)
posted on 11/08/2010 8:06:25 AM PST
(Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
Well, it shows that we’re still vital. : )
posted on 11/08/2010 8:06:47 AM PST
To: Racehorse; onyx; P-Marlowe
The figured out that “death panels” were real in Obamacare. We truly do have Sarah Palin to thank for this easy soundbite term.
The rape of medicare is also real, so that got their attention as well.
In short, they have weighed Obamacare in the balance and found it deadly to Seniors.
posted on 11/08/2010 8:10:52 AM PST
(Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
The Dems ‘owned’ the senior vote until recently. The elderly who spent decades voting for FDR by any other name have now passed on. The “Republicans will take your Social Security” ruse Dems pulled out in every election just won’t work any more.
I wouldn’t say this generation of seniors are in the Republican camp so much as that they are open to voting for either party. The GOP shouldn’t take them for granted now as a constituent group, as the Dems did.
posted on 11/08/2010 8:11:26 AM PST
Terrible news. It means that the recent congressional wins are very fragile in the long term.
Something needs to be done to inspire the young.
One thing about old people, they weren’t raised to hate America.
ironically, because older people are the among the people who get the most socialist benefits-—social security, medicare etc etc
posted on 11/08/2010 8:29:58 AM PST
(voting only encourages them)
I guess 39 and 40 year olds are elderly now... I knew I felt old when I turned 39... What a load of BULL!
posted on 11/08/2010 8:30:34 AM PST
Elderly voters the biggest push behind the GOP wave.
I live along the shore of Lake Ontario and recently the brainwashing of the young was never more evident. A few months ago, standing outside a local restaurant was a mid 50s guy with a clipboard.
I watched as some diners took the clipboard and signed, every one of them was "older", while all the others, the "young", just shook their heads no and walked away.
Turns out the man was asking for signatures on a petition to block the installation of wind turbines in the lake.
While the county hasn't decided yea or nay yet, every town council that resides on the lake front has voted no.
posted on 11/08/2010 8:31:53 AM PST
Hmmm, old people vote Republican... Dems want ObamaCare to have ‘death panels’... to off the old. Connections?
posted on 11/08/2010 8:35:50 AM PST
('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
Where were they in 2008 when they could have done some real good?
posted on 11/08/2010 8:51:48 AM PST
by Elwood P. Doud
(America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
Anyone still wonder about the REAL purpose of those death panels??!!
The elderly and the boomer generation needs to vote Tea Party the rest of their lives and walk on their bloody knees to the pools every election as penance for electing these fascist bastards for decades.
posted on 11/08/2010 9:06:49 AM PST
(Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
Maybe so....maybe so.
One can remember in the very recent past how loud and long the demand was for "turnout". We could carry the day if we could just get turnout. Turnout...turnout...turnout.
Well....it appears that after the screaming stopped, the demanding fell off, the fires in the hair were put out...that the voter turnout for this mid-term election was only marginally (very marginally) higher than for the 2006 midterms (40.5% vs 41.5%).
One can only imagine the results had the turnout been 50% or higher. The blacks stayed away from the polls as did the youth. The old folk turned out (as they usually do) as did the white middle-age folk.
But not in high enough percentages to provide the margin of victory. It's at least a very good guess that if the turnout (much ballyhooed, much vaunted) had been just 6% or 7% higher, the results would have been truly astounding.
To be sure, it was a victory...historical, even.
But with sound senatorial candidates in NV, DE, and CO (to name a few) and a 7% higher voter turnout...the results would have been truly breathtaking!!
posted on 11/08/2010 9:19:26 AM PST
by Logic n' Reason
(You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
How the hell do any of these people know how seinors voted?
I sure as hell don’t answer any stinking surveys!
posted on 11/08/2010 9:34:33 AM PST
This worries me. The left, thanks to our suicidal stupidity, controls the youth. We get the old people, who will
1. Die off.
2. get hysterical about necessary social security and medicare reform.
posted on 11/08/2010 10:12:29 AM PST
(You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
This is the group that Tim Wise & Co wishes were dead.
posted on 11/09/2010 3:43:54 PM PST
(obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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