50 years old ---> Average age of GOP "Young Guns"

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    Young Guns

    Origins of the debt showdown - The Washington Post

    On the Hill, leaders congratulated themselves for averting disaster. Republicans considered it a win-win: deep spending cuts to come and no new taxes. But the markets were less impressed with the turn toward austerity. After slumping for days, they swooned Thursday amid mounting fears of a new global slowdown. On Friday, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s issued the first-ever downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, saying the “political brinkmanship of recent months” had shown evidence of “America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable.” (and yet, REpublicans insist they got 98% of everything they wanted, oops)

    The public shared the markets’ unhappiness. In a New York Times poll released Thursday, 82 percent of those surveyed said they disapproved of how Congress was doing its job, a record number. Republicans earned more criticism than Democrats.

    For Democrats, the deal’s lack of new tax revenue was hard to swallow. But some believed they would be able to regain leverage this fall, when a new committee begins working to tame the debt, and late next year, when the Bush-era tax cuts are set once again to expire.

    For Republican leaders, there was pride in a hand well played. “I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. “Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming.” (the GOP loves taking hostages. they proved that with unemployment and the Bush tax extensions)

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    I think I read the average age of the Republican Party member is 62. For a group that hates government and wants to end "entitlements", I suspect they will become the single largest group depending on government to take care of them. You watch.
     
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    50 years old ---> Average age of GOP "Young Guns"

    In this ***Independent*** view it looks like their mind has rotted along with their body. I guess they thought the honorable Ronald Reagan's battle with alzheimers was a fad.
     
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    "Old and Wise" vs "Young and Dumb"? You mean like that? :lol:

    Oh and Happy Thanksgiving rdean!
     
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    Best part is most of the younger "Republicans" 35 and under are Paul fans... Meaning in just a few more elections the Republican party will be fully taken back.

    =D
     
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    I love asswhipes like you rdean. you are what I live for.

    Completely in back rooms nuked, killed and destroyed progressive conservatives up here. Was asked to help out in the last provincial election. No mother freaking way will I ever back a progressive conservative. So consequently Hugh McFayden went down to the NDP's here. I will never ever support a progressive conservative.

    My tactic for your election is what I threatened every one up here with. I am going to attack your press with every bit of dirt I have dug up on them since 2008.

    I'm going to palinate your press. watch me darlin.

    Pandora's box is going to open on all the media. Hey what's good for the goose right?

    :lol:

    Don't forget half your press leaders are Canucks. I knew them. JD and I both worked Ronnie Spector when she came up on a tour with Genya Raven. JD used to be with City.

    You see I'm not a bullshit poster. I really have a life. I know who players are.
     
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    You have to understand that wing of R's have always been in existence. The Rockefellers.
    I'm so disappointed in the Rove wing. They have all gone completely rino.

    I think 3rd party is the only way to go and go quickly to it. I can't even beleive what I'm typing. But I think you are going to have to pull a Wild Rose Party and go conservative and cut ourselves completely away from Republican immediately.
     
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    Just so you people know, your teleprompter reader very handsome man J.D was a jock for Much Music.

    I love him to death. Great rock and roller, but never a journalist. He and I actually had to pull up Ronnie off the floor in an interview.
     
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    Peter Jennings? Just died a few years back. Another canuck. Oh well he's passed now, but what I have on him would shake the pillars of hell.
     
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    That might interest readers of some shock rags, but I am more interested in the US getting back to reality, basics, principles. The post I thanked you for reflected that.

    Boards like this reflect the sad reality of what the US and the world has become. Cheap shot, defending fallacious egos.
     
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    There is nothing like a Republican collecting Social Security and Medicare and complaining about socialism.

    It cracks me up.
     
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