Skip to comments.Do You Want To Scare A Baby Boomer?
Posted on 01/17/2013 9:02:32 PM PST by blam
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“Dont you get it? Boomers can no more get rid of the entitlements than Republicans can.”
And as Churchill once said- sometimes you fight when you can win. Other times you fight - because you didn’t fight before, and now you must. We must fight this, because if we don’t things will be even worse.
You can either fight with us, as we try to fix stuff, or you can choose to sit on the sidelines. I cannot make you want to help but I can ask. And I am asking - please, help us fix this.
“I suggest you martial young people to the cause, but dont expect anything good to come from it until you get young people to stop voting for dems.”
I won’t get anywhere if I can’t get boomers on my side. We need you and we can’t get it done without your support. This is why I am making my pitch to you - not someone else.
“You are blaming the wrong people, my FRiend.”
Believe me - I sincerely wish that were true.
Your generation is just too strong for Obama, America will never survive you.
Your whininess and proclaiming yourself as a deprived victim, too poor to marry and reproduce, and blaming your problems on others shows how that will come to be.
You guys, the generation beyond competitive politics, you will never be anything other than a democrat voting block.
You have probably dined with many vets, boomers produced almost 9.5 million of them.
I would love to help you, however your attitude is not attractive, and doesn’t endear you to anyone.
As I said, we’ve lived our lives as though there would be no entitlements, so it’s no skin off of my nose.
Even my granddaddy, who would have received many times more than he paid into SS, took what he paid in, plus a little interest, and gave the rest to charity.
Even though he didn’t want any more, he was unable to stop the payments.
Face it...it’s been forced down our throats.
Blaming boomers...putting the blame anywhere other than where it belongs...won’t help your cause whatsoever. It turns those who would love to help “off.”
Look, here’s a fact.
100 percent of those under 35 voting won’t make a dent in the overall ballots cast.
Under 35s are less likely to vote, less likely to show up.
Where is the meat and potatoes of the electorate? Boomers and up. Boomers have been the most substantial portion of the electorate every year since they hit 35. Since then, we’ve seen Clinton twice, Bush twice, and Obama.
So, if you want to win elections, where do you go - you go for where the ballots are - boomers. Why did Obama get elected? because he split boomers 50/50. I know I can post this until I’m blue in the fact - but that’s the truth. Obama doesn’t care about the young people. He cares about getting 50 percent of Boomers. He gets that, he’s invincible.
You keep spouting statistics, but you have no link to any studies to back up your assertions.
Forgive me for not taking your word for anything.
“Blaming boomers...putting the blame anywhere other than where it belongs...wont help your cause whatsoever. It turns those who would love to help off. “
Insofar as people are more comfortable with the status quo than they are with change, they will vote status quo every time. Everything I have posted is the truth, and until people wake up to this - things aren’t going to change.
What, you want the truth? That by 2020, America will be bankrupt, and it won’t matter whether you get your SS check, because the money won’t be worth anything?
That’s what we are staring at in the face right now. Even if you taxed folks my age 100 percent to pay for the existing benefits, we will still fall short. Default is coming, unless benefits are cut as soon as possible. We have about 8 years leeway given the enormous advantages handed down to you by your forefathers, the ones who went to the Moon - the ones who actually defeated a foreign power, etc. The list goes on.
Indeed he served in Desert Storm. You should ask him what he thinks of Clinton. ;)
You aren't interested in Obama or Social Security, at all, you are trolling about something to do with the last conservative generation.
18% of the electorate: 38% - 59%
29% of the electorate 38% - 61%
14% of the electorate 39% - 61%
Then perhaps you get your generation to vote a little less lefty, instead of being a rock solid, lefty block.
It seems like someone who was conservative would be ecstatic about the over age 50 voters, instead, as a troll, you hate them and are at war with them.
You really are not the brightest troll we have seen.
“Your generation is the most lefty generation in history”
I’ve just proven why that’s not the case, with actual facts and data.
“last conservative generation.”
If you’re the last conservative generation, God help us. We’re doomed. Conservativism brought to you by the generation that brought us gay marriage, and abortion. Haven’t you done enough damage already?
You don’t say if your one and only vet friend is a boomer, but whether he was one of the almost 9.5 million boomer vets or not, he served under, and alongside them in Desert Storm.
Your generation doesn’t enlist so much.
“Then perhaps you get your generation to vote a little less lefty”
Go where the votes are. Boomers are by far the largest voting block in America. Whatever Boomers want, they get.
“It seems like someone who was conservative would be ecstatic about the over age 50 voters”
What’s to be ecstatic about them? You went 50/50 on Obama in 2008. That’s pathetic.
Looking at 2012 - you went 51-47 for Romney. That’s horrible. Absolutely horrible. 40 percent of the electorate and you went 51-47.
If boomers simply voted like their parents did - Obama would have been defeated and Romney would have won. Fact.
How did boomers create abortion?
Or gay marriage for that matter, as the most lefty generation in history, you are really something to behold.
It is clear that conservatism is not an interest of yours, you are singlemindly focused not on the left, but on a generation.
Your generation gives us Obama, and then reelects him, and we all know will forever be a democrat voting block, and you are attacking the republican voters.
“You dont say if your one and only vet friend is a boomer”
Sure, he was the one and only vet friend to invite me to dinner at thanksgivings! I had a wonderful time with him.
“Your generation doesnt enlist so much.”
No, he’s not a boomer. He has very few good things to say about his leadership - but he did like Stormin’ Norman. Probably because he came up before all this handholding pc crap came up.
Anyways, sorry to disappoint you, but I haven’t and cannot serve. Can’t even hear air raid sirens. :)
“How did boomers create abortion?”
Well, let’s see. Oldest boomers were born in ‘45. Roe was in 1972 - so the Oldest boomers would have been 27 or so. Roe wasn’t aborting anybody but Boomers and Boomers children for a good 20 years. Then Boomers are puzzled why there aren’t enough kids to keep the entitlements rolling.
“Or gay marriage for that matter”
Well, let’s take a look at Vicky Gene Robinson. The first gay episcopal bishop. Gosh. When was he born? 1947. That would make him, golly gee whiz - a boomer!
I bet you’ve heard of Gene Robinson!
Yeah, republican voters are the problem.
What a lame troll you are.
How do you think that Obama won the 2012 election?
How do you think that your generation has voted in every election, and will vote in every election in the future?
“How do you think that Obama won the 2012 election?”
By getting enough Boomer voters to support him and rendering Boomers as a whole irrelevant. Had Boomers swung even 45-55 for Romney, Romney would have won, easily.
Worked for him in 2008, worked for him again in 2012. You’re 40 percent of the electorate. You’re telling me that 45-55 for Romney was impossible? Heck, that’s what your parents put up.
Wow, that is one goofy post, not to mention all the dates you got wrong.
Boomers gave us Social Security, and Roe V Wade, and while voting against Obama, elected Obama.
We are getting quite a troll education tonight.