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Offline mystery-ak

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Senior citizens realigning with the GOP?
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:56:42 AM »

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Re: Senior citizens realigning with the GOP?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 09:59:07 AM »
What do they want now that the damage is done?

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Re: Senior citizens realigning with the GOP?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 10:08:03 AM »
Well......on one hand, there is a never-ending supply.       :whistle:
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Re: Senior citizens realigning with the GOP?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 12:31:14 PM »
On one hand, if you want the fastest growing demographic in America, you've got it.

On the other, 1) haven't seniors typically favored the GOP anyway?, 2) what good is it if most of them are still hooked on government benefits?, and 3) semi-related to 2, how long before the Democrats start the killing-off Grandma stuff again?

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Re: Senior citizens realigning with the GOP?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 09:03:19 PM »
Surveys, studies, or even comments that talk about changes in the "senior" demographic are useless at best. People don't change their opinions based on their birthdays. Opinions have more to do with life experiences than anything. 10 years ago, the people who were seniors (roughly the people who were 65-85) had lived most of their young lives during the depression, and many loved FDR for his help for people with all of his Fed'l programs, particularly SS. They were conditioned from a young age to look to the gov't for help.
Today's seniors lived most of their young lives in the boom after WWII, and they liked earning their own living, getting education, and had a lot of respect for the military.
They're entirely different people.

You can't project people's opinions by age alone. That goes for all age groups, not just seniors. It's life experiences that matter most.


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