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Say Bye-Bye, Karl

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Kevin Drum on the new NYT article/chart :

The theory behind it, I guess, is that the political climate when you're age 20 affects your party preference for your entire life. The hypothesis would go something like this: popular presidents produce a swing among 20-year-olds to their own party, and unpopular ones produce a swing in the other direction.

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It looks to me like the Christian right's social neanderthalism is causing the Republican Party to lose a generation forever.

I came of age politically during Carter/Reagan, and I remember walking around muttering "Ronald Reagan is the devil" like that was as bad as it could get.   Little did I know the plans others were laying to compete for that title at that very moment.  Here's hoping that BushCo. has so radicalized a whole generation that they are willing to stand up and say "never again" for decades to come.

How about you?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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