put the Darkies in Prison, Borrow to pay for it - but keep abortion legal"
"yeah, because I'm such a simpleton that I reckon, derrr, if it happened, it's the boomers fault, because,...you know,...boomers."
One of the interesting things about the Trump phenomenon is it shows how many people like simple answers to complicated issues.
I can't think of a more overly simplistic and stupid inference about America's problems than "it's the boomers."
Sure there are a lot of self involved, stupid, and or asshole boomers, just like there are in every other generation. But one thing I NEVER NEVER NEVER heard from boomers was this kind of cry-baby generalized blaming of other generations, which they easily could have done in the seventies, and more so could have done in the 80s. Reagan was a member of the so called greatest generation.
You only romanticize the 70s and 80s because you weren't an adult then.
I don't see the welfare reform that Clinton was going for as leaning right. Welfare needed reform. In fact the most left wing thing you could do is eliminate welfare entirely, except for the disabled, and guarantee jobs for everyone.
The study of Christian terrorism was about a period of time that started after 9/11. For comparison purposes, some might think it makes sense to use the same time frame for the comparison and that that may have some meaning.
I didn't say it negates the fact that there are some Islamic terrorist that would do mass killings of Americans where as the fundy extremists, not so much.
Even if you were right, and it was 53% or something (and 40% of this 53% are fundamentalists or ex-southern democrats) , so ? You want to blame us all based on that ? Fuck you ! You ignorant fucking cry-baby.
Millenials wish they had it so bad. Between 1969-1979, the US created millions of jobs, one for every boomer. In fact, the US created more jobs in the 70s than it did between 2000-2015.
Reality, from someone that was there: Someone born smack dab in the middle of the baby boom turned 25 or 26 in 1980, when interest rates were up to 20% and we were in the midst of the worst recession since the depression (didn't see another one so bad until 2008). You say all the jobs were great, which is a lie, there had been horrific inflation in the 70s and wages did not go up as much as prices. This time interval (the 70s) the key time that single wage households started the huge shift to being two wage households.
You entirely forget to blame the boomers for this, the single biggest correct claim you could have made, that absorbing them into the economy was tough. But it's hard to blame them for the fact that there are a lot of them.
We've gone down this road before. Boomers didn't elect him. His election was more attributable to the older generation, and the strong media campaign against Carter, painting him as incompetent largely because of inflation, the hostage crisis, and a failed rescue attempt.
Sure, too many boomers bought into the aw shucks charm of Reagan (I didn't). But you know damn well what percentage of boomers voted against Reagan. And now you want to generalize about boomers. And blame them for not preventing Reagan. Fucking moron.
IF boomers are to blame, it's for being too politically apathetic. Something which later generations are also guilty of.
Don't you have enough insight about yourself to not generalize your feelings about your parents onto an entire generation ? I'm vicariously embarrassed for you.
But Paul Krugman has recently noted an apparent irony. Donald Trump, the most frightening of the Republican candidates, is also the most sane in terms of economic policy, the most willing to challenge neoliberal orthodoxy. Among the measures he has nodded toward, in his vague, stream-of-consciousness, non-committal way: raising the taxes of the super-rich and single-payer healthcare. Krugman notes: “Mr. Trump, who is self-financing, didn’t need to genuflect to the big money, and it turns out that the base doesn’t mind his heresies. This is a real revelation, which may have a lasting impact on our politics.”
It’s not that his supporters don’t know he’s a con man; they revel in it. It’s what makes Donald a “winner.” Lying is an initiation into the conservative elite. In these respects, as in so many others, conservatism resembles the “multi-level marketing,” or pyramid schemes, that so many Republicans buy into. Closing the sale is mainly a question of riding out the lie: showing you have the skill and the stones to just brazen it out, and the savvy to ratchet up the stakes higher and higher.
Which isn’t fascism. It’s more like professional wrestling––with which, as we know, Trump has a long and storied history.
If those numbers are correct, then this right wing type Christianity terrorism causes more, way more - about 4 times as many - between 9/11 and 2012, deaths in the US than extremist Islamic terrorism (that is post 911 and not including 9/11).