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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Young Republicans: Endangered, Specious

posted by on April 29 at 14:00 PM


Via Sullivan.

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Only 40 more years until they actually start voting. I can't wait!

Posted by Anon | April 29, 2008 2:08 PM

Joy. Now it will become popular again.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 29, 2008 2:09 PM

I became a democrat when Bill Clinton had Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" in his campaign. He was SO cool, just like me and my teenage peers.

Posted by same guy | April 29, 2008 2:11 PM

Gee, are they all serving over in Iraq and Afghanistan? I wonder what those numbers would like if they had put their lives where their mouths are serve the next 50-100 years that McCain/Haliburton wants the US to be in Iraq?

Posted by left coast | April 29, 2008 2:19 PM

Survival of the witless.

Posted by Vince | April 29, 2008 2:22 PM

I wouldn't trust that data. I'd guess that there are plenty of young conservatives, but they're hesitant to align themselves with the Republican party. Which makes sense, since the Republican party is not really conservative anymore. But what that term meant in 1992 is a hell of a lot different than what it means today.

Posted by Seattle Crime Blogger | April 29, 2008 2:40 PM

And just to think: If Hillary is the nominee they will all stay home in November.

For the record I was a Democrat since 3rd grade and was a rabid supporter of Carter (both parents are Retardican). So I know what it is like to be liberal when it is anything but cool to be liberal.

Posted by Andrew | April 29, 2008 2:52 PM

I'd like to see the numbers in 2012 after either Obama or McCain is president.

Posted by apres_moi | April 29, 2008 2:53 PM

6 has a good point, and I'd wager the shift of the conservative party to a social fundamentalist mindset is another factor that is repelling the youth from the party. Drawing from my own experience at my high school in New Mexico, homosexual youth really began to "come out" more in the last 15 years, and us kids found ourselves friends with them. They were also often close friends with many of the teenage girls we wanted to fuck so badly, and a quick way to make sure you didn't get any booty was to let those girls know how homophobic you were.

Posted by wow | April 29, 2008 2:58 PM

Face it, no real conservative wants anything to do with the Red China comrades in the GOP and the White House.

Real conservatives believe in small government (GWB grew it), balanced budgets (McCain wants to triple GWB's record deficit), lack of involvement in foreign wars of adventure (McCain/Bush both want three wars in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan), or any of the other loony policies of the GOP.

But Red Bushie Youth - those few deluded 19 percenters - are fast disappearing.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 29, 2008 3:48 PM

i was 29 in 1992. i didn't know a single republican in my age group.

i still don't. i hate repubicans.

Posted by max solomon | April 29, 2008 4:15 PM

Careful Will... Your getting awful nuanced. Remember, in liberal Seattle there is only one kind of conservative (and they are all republican (and all republicans are that kind of conervative))... frothing at the mouth Dobsonites who's only interests are keeping women barefoot and pregnant, raping the environment, putting guns in the hands of children and implementing their "final plan" for homosexuals and other filthy minorities.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | April 29, 2008 4:21 PM

@6 as long as they don't vote Repub. i am happy

Posted by vooodooo84 | April 29, 2008 4:36 PM

@12 ... um. Man, and I thought I posted cryptic posts ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 29, 2008 5:39 PM

If there are conservatives of any other kind out there, YGBKM@12, then they've invariably shown themselves willing to subjugate themselves to the frothing-at-the-mouth Dobsonites in the pursuit of partisan gain.

Posted by tsm | April 29, 2008 6:05 PM

That means at least 33% of the American youth is gay.

Posted by Sirkowski | April 29, 2008 7:09 PM

@16 wins ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 30, 2008 1:08 AM

This graph also seems to track 'Lean Rep'... I prefer my Republicans with a nice marble to 'em.

Posted by pain | April 30, 2008 12:19 PM

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