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Posted on 08/11/2012 7:10:18 PM PDT by paltz
Born in 1970, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan is the first generation Xer to be on a national ticket. Since the 1990s my fellow generation Xers have been an often overlooked group of individuals compared to the older and much larger generation of baby boomers and the World War II generation.
Weve been called slackers, baby busters, cynical, skeptical, angry and indifferent among other descriptions. However, is this really the case now? Forty percent of generation Xers are from families whose parents divorced. Many became known as latch key children.
The Bergen County Record reported in 1995:
More than any other generation, this one is skeptical and questioning, according to Raines and others. Unlike those who grew up in the Fifties and Sixties and were weaned on Donna Reed in the kitchen or even on the quasi-traditional lifestyle of "The Brady Bunch," twentysomethings have been exposed to diverse media images and role models, researchers say.
This generation questions authority, and itself.
At age 16, Paul Ryan lost his father, when his dad died at age 55 from a heart attack. Mr. Ryan obviously knows what it was like to grow up quickly and become independent.
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FINALLY we are taking over. We need to clean up the mess of the Boomers big time.
oy, I didn’t realize the little snot was younger than I am.
As the boomers die off in the coming decades, this rightward swing that started when they came of age during the 1980s, will end, and America will slide into total liberalism.
I don’t kow about that. boomers are the biggest fans of the entitlement state. They were the first generation to be born and live through the golden age of social security when there was no threat of shortage. They embrace Medicare as we know it. Younger generations mostly accept that they’ll never see a penny from it.
I don’t kow about that. boomers are the biggest fans of the entitlement state. They were the first generation to be born and live through the golden age of social security when there was no threat of shortage. They embrace Medicare as we know it. Younger generations mostly accept that they’ll never see a penny from SS.
Damn straight. The most spoiled generation in history has turned a great country into a stumbling clusterf@*&.
Yup, I’m from the tail end of the baby boomers....a “has been” or a “never wuz”.
If you look at America, the radical, permanent, fatal gains of the left, were made from roughly 1935 to 1975, in fact since the boomers came of leadership age in America, the left has ceased making the type of advance they did during that period, and some things have even been rolled back like welfare and guns, unfortunately the 1965 immigration act put a poison bullet into America's heart, blocking change and writing an unavoidable future.
A lot of people associate boomers with the 1960s, but actually they were children mostly, the first election that all boomers could vote in for president, was in 1984, the first year that the oldest boomer reached Paul Ryans age was in 1987, boomer Sarah Palin was only 23 that year. The boomers could not undo everything the left had accomplished over 50 to 60 years, even if they wanted to, but the next generations won't even come close to trying, remember that boomers have always been pretty conservative, with 52% of the under 30 vote voting for Nixon in 1972, in 2008, McCain won 34% of that age group. We all know where we are heading as the older people die off, it isn't going to get better, it will get worse, already all this rino, move left stuff, is to win the younger voters, not the older ones.
I’m the offspring of boomers, and my role models are people such as Richard Marcinko, Orson Scott Card and the British metal band Iron Maiden.
I can’t begin to explain how glad I am that I managed to escape the black hole that is modern pop culture.
"Generation X" (which came from a book title in the 90s but was an already existing, unrelated title of another book in in 1965 NOT about 'this' generation) is also known as Gen-Reagan or Generation Reagan, having grown up and started college during the two terms of Ronald Reagan with older members of this window of declined birthrate also remembering the failed presidential policies of Jimmy Carter.
Actually the boomers are the Reagan generation, Reagan was the first president that all boomers were old enough to vote for, that was the election of 1984, they manned his military and attended college under him, they started entering politics under him. The 1980s is when the boomers started emerging.
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No, the “boomers” are the generation born from 1946 to 1964, followed by generation X starting in 1965.
The first presidential election that all the boomers could vote in was 1984 to reelect Reagan.
Lets not have one of those silly, time consuming niche, or personalized definitions of boomer.
The common definition, the government definition, the Census Bureau definition, the one used by banking and corporations , and everyone in America that needs to share a common definition, uses 1946-1964.
So you are claiming that the boomers didn’t have any effect whatsoever in the elections from 1965 to 1979 and they only ever began to have relevance with Reagan.
Yeah, that would be NO. The supermajority of the Boomers were able to vote by 75 and they weighed in heavily in Carter’s election. 49% of the older Boomers (then age 30-44) voted for CARTER in 1976 (and 49% went for Ford). The younger boomers were even WORSE. 18-22’s went 51/46 for Carter. The pre-boomers went 47/52 for Ford.
Sorry dude. The first Boomer president was CARTER.
Correction - it was the 22-29yo Boomers that went for Carter 51/46.
You are rambling, I never said any such thing, read my posts for instance the 1972 vote.
I don’t know what 1965 election you keep talking about, but no boomer could vote in a presidential election until 2 years worth in 1968.
I also said that the first election in which all boomers, the Reagan generation, were old enough to vote for president was in 1984.
I’ve always considered myself to be of the Reagan Generation. What is this X stuff?
The Boomers were Woodstock Nation with their oldest ranks turning 24 in 1969.