Happiness Is ... Being Old, Male and Republican

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    Happiness Is ... Being Old, Male and Republican | LiveScience

    You can't change your sex (well maybe you can), but you can switch parties for a chance at happiness.
     
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    Now, if we were socialists, we'd be even happier!
     
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    Old women can't forget, old men can. Women also seek to change things more than do men, a liberal passion

    The generation before the B.B.'s was the so called "Silent Generation" they didn't have much to live up to, and were more "stoic" in the modern sense: they accept what is. The Silents were born between 1925 and 1942; the Boomers between 1943 and 1960. Still and yet, Rs are more "stoic" than Ds, wanting to conserve what is; the Ds to the extent they are Liberals want to change things which comes from a innate disatisfactioin with the status quo

    That's true, but doesn't explain it all; if they had very much, they've probably recently lost a big part of it, not to mention the threat of coming inflation taking still more.

    The B.B's continue to "upsize" even as their futures become shorter. They build larger homes, with spare bedrooms for the kids, just in case they come to visit.

    Most of those Rs, conserved their wealth, rather than spending it. Maybe they travelled to Europe once in their lives, or visited a part of the country they'd never gone to before.

    Happiness Is ... Being Old, Male and Republican | LiveScience

    You can't change your sex (well maybe you can), but you can switch parties for a chance at happiness.

    Once a passion for change is overcome, yes...But that's just IMHO
     
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    The majority of Conservatives/Republicans come from money, or have money, so they tend to vote for the status quo because they got theres.

    Now you should point out that Florida went Democratic because Seniors realized that Bushanomics fucked them in the ass these last 8 years.

    And, Bush stole Florida, so they didn't actually vote for him in 2000. Probably not 2004 either.
     
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    Rich Democrats aren't afraid to make society better for the masses.

    Rich Republicans are afraid someones going to take what they have.
     
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    I see you keep parroting these same ridiculous assertions even after they have been proven wrong here countless times. The true hallmark of a dishonest partisan hack. And just a fucking liar to boot.
     
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    Had me fooled.

    I always thought it was a warm gun, mama ....
     
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    Ignorance is bliss, after all.
     
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    Saw that article earlier.
    Heck, I don't qualify as old according to their study. The republican party left me, so now I am registered as unaffiliated, but I darn sure am conservative.
    And I'm happy all the time.
     
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    true happiness is a hot gun...getting ready to have a smoke
     

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