Monday July 15, 2013, 12:49 am
The Republican Party loves war. I trust you are aware if their War on Blacks, War on Latinos, War on Asians, War on Gays, War on Women, War on Seniors, War on Students, War on Labor, War on Voting Rights, War on Human Rights, War on the Constitution, and War on YOU, to mention just a few. Now the have a new one to introduce. Meet the Republican War on Baby Boomers.
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:25 am
When i read this yesterday i had to chuckle at this part
"Leadership? Be careful what you wish for. This is the generation of Mark Zuckerberg and Edward Snowden. Zuckerberg’s embarrassing forays into politics have revealed the ruthlessly self-serving mentality we hoped was the inaccurate part of the film “The Social Network.” Snowden is, in many ways, the more interesting face of his generation. According to research by the dean of Washington, D.C., political analysts, Charlie Cook (born in 1953), millennials are distinguished by a lack of faith, not only in government, but in social institutions in general."
Let's just hope there are more Snowden than Zuckerberg wannabes..thanks TC
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:01 am
What?! All the GOP/TP candidates for the Presidential Election either were as old as the hills or looked as old as the hills – and had opinions and theories that were positively fossilised! At least Hillary has a good amount of experience behind her – and she might actually have a few principles (which we can be certain the GOP/TP haven't!).
Many members of Care 2 are baby boomers. We are every where in every walk of life, we can not be stamped and labeled as being one thing or the other. I still resent the labels from Tom Brokaw. The GOP courting millennials should be about as successful as the GOP courting immigrants, failure awaits.
I'm not sure how the GOP turned the shooting of an innocent child in to a left/ right issue but, I assume the their issue was guns. Suddenly the only icon of freedom, justice Superman and the American way, is a gun.
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:36 am
That should be very insulting to Millennials...dumbing down their rhetoric to communicate with the generation starting in 1980-2000.......typical Baggers.......stupid is as stupid does (meaning the GOP of course).
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:38 pm
Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell compared the 2016 Democratic field to “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’ ”
Now that is rich coming from McTurtle who is 71 and older than Clinton. He hasn't heard I guess that the retro look is in again.
One thing is for sure, the Republicanus/Teabaggers are warmongers. They don't always use guns but they are definitely out for the kill! With this strategy, they may just succeed . . . killing themselves!
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:41 pm
This is ridiculous, look at them, and they have the nerve to call Hillary Clinton a Golden Girl? Hardly! Very ignorant move on their part, won't help them a bit. Noted, thanks Tom.
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:58 pm
The GOP can yap all they want to Millennials...whatever lies they want. But, Millennials don't listen much to words. They can see very clearly with their own eyes, then share that info quite easily these days. Sure, there's a portion that will be hung up on Bieber or whatever the soup du jour is...but, don't be fooled by what you see on TV.
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:59 pm
Noted. It seems as tho the GOP is bound anddtermined to implode. They keep listening to the same people and then open their collective mouths and screw it up. I say keep it coming. It can only help the Liberals and the Independents in 2016.
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:07 pm
Of course they are going to war against the boomers who are now becoming eligible for Social Security. They want the program destroyed, this is another way to do it. This will save their campaign contributors from having to pay the SS tax.
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 9:52 am
"Seeing that most of their base falls into the baby boomer range, it strikes me as rather strange that Republicans would employ this tactic to attract millennials. But then the reason becomes obvious. They have absolutely nothing positive to offer."
These people, republicans whether "strategists" (is that a hoot or what?) or just every day vanilla haters, have nothing to offer, Tom, you're exactly right about that. They are the party of no. No to helping others, no to education, no to the middle and lower class, no to single payer health care, no to pensions, no to liveable wages, NO to women on every issue from reproductive rights to equal pay, no to peace, no to civility in the public discourse. No to everything most of the nation holds dear. The only thing they can't say no to is the truth stated that most of their natural constituency is dead. If they think, the children coming of age in the next 20 years or so are going to fall into the clutches of this hateful group of unlovable idiots then they are even dumber than I thought. And I do believe that is their "strategy". Broaden their appeal to Hispanics by refusing to even talk reasonably about immigration reform. Broaden their appeal to women by continuing their condescending war on them in every way possible. Broaden their appeal to youth by refusing to help provide a good education at a reasonable cost. Broaden their appeal to the poor by cutting benefits and programs that serve them, indeed that keep them alive. Broaden their appeal to minorities and the elderly by attempting to restrict their right to vote in every way they can. Broaden their appeal to the LGBT community by opposing every action that might be of benefit to them including reducing incidences of discrimination and violence against them. And gay marriage? No effing way. The Republican party's Big Tent isn't big enough to hold a convention of 5,000 mosquitoes and the fools don't even know it. Which is the only good part of this entire thing. They are going the way of the dinosaurs and they don't even see it coming. They never will. They simply aren't capable of that kind of self-examination. Nor will they ever be. One day not far off, they will be the permanent party of the back benches without enough members to have an actual convention. Can't happen soon enough for me. Or our country.
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thanks, TomCat. I noticed your comment, I love the hypocrisy!"
Hypocrisy seems to be their strong suit, as in the Newt example.
They can't govern worth a damn. All they can do is push their agenda, take the money, and call it governing!