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Posted on 06/26/2020 3:36:37 PM PDT by ransomnote
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Why be rude? Of course I have been.
I know the older voters vote more conservative. But I speak of nursing home residents who I suspect are either not voting or are having their voting done for them. I was specific about that.
I wasn’t trying to be rude, just a bit sarcastic.
While people tend to be more conservative as they get older, the people who are now 75+ tend not to be quite so conservative because either they themselves, or their parents and older siblings, experienced FDR and WW2. Many in that generation essentially worship FDR (and, yes, many then and now hate/hated him with a passion - but they are a minority). So, from my POV and experience, most older voters are reliable Dems. Of course, I don’t wish them to die so that they can no longer vote - instead, I’d rather they either change their minds or just plain forget to vote - but their habits are their habits.
FYI, the largest percentage of people in nursing homes are in independent living, and most of them are able to drive or otherwise get out and about. They have active minds, even if they are a bit more forgetful than they were 20 or 50 years ago, and are quite capable of making their own decisions. I don’t think that they’re willing to have anyone do their voting for them - mailing a sealed ballot is one thing, but checking the boxes and signing it they tend to do themselves.
I always think of the All In the Family, episode with Archie and Maude.
Archie Bunker : [Maude refuses to get out of Archie’s chair] Well, I got the secret weapon that can lay this little lady right away. Here we go. This country was ruined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
Cousin Maude : You’re fat.
Archie Bunker : Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
Edith Bunker : Archie, you promised never to say that name again in front of Maude.
Archie Bunker : Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
Edith Bunker : [to Maude] He don’t mean nothing. His whole family was for Roosevelt.
Archie Bunker : That was for two terms. But that was it. We didn’t know the guy was going to hold on to the job like a Pope!
In contemporary times, Archie is a genius.
That was a great show, and I loved the interactions with Maude. You simply couldn’t have a show like that now, which is a tragedy. It showed the stupidity of prejudice, but did so in an entertaining way with a character that came to be loved despite his obvious flaws (like we all have) - and there’s no more effective way to teach a lesson. Besides, in a diverse society (which we’ve pretty much always had, even in colonial times), we have to laugh at each other and ourselves a bit to diffuse tensions. If everyone is subjected to a bit of good-natured ribbing, we all become more equal and also more understood by those different than us.
Screw the Left, they take away everything fun and enjoyable in life.
There was another great episode where basically Lionel Jefferson called out Meathead, about how all Michael wanted to talk to him about was racial stuff, and Lionel told him, “Black people have weather too, you know!”
Archie was pretty high IQ even in his day - just with a street-level NYC accent and the malapropisms. His understanding of human nature and how the world worked was (Meat)head and shoulders above Rob Reiner’s character (and, for that matter, above Rob Reiner on the best day of his life).
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