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Why have national Democrats and not national Republicans fallen under the tyranny of the 70-somethings?

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The author brings up a very valid point:

There is a huge gap between where the energy and creativity of the party lie, with a group of dynamic activists and House members in their 30s and even their 20s (thank you, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), and the ruling class of 70-somethings layered far above like a crumbling porte cochere.
This dynamic could play out during the primaries if the younger voters rebel, en masse, against the Gerontocracy.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-06-17 06:01 PM | Reply

They don't even seem remotely interested in promoting a fresh face,

Pelosi and Feinstein are DINOsaurs.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-17 06:23 PM | Reply

Says the guy who worships Trump as the best leader ever. That old bastard is 73.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-06-17 08:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The usual GoP shart machines are out I see.

Mitch, is 77.
Schmer is 68.

Why are the national republicans beholden to geriatric Russian agents when the democrats are led by youthful law and order patriots?
I am very concerned.

Will patriotic republicans revolt during the primaries?
More concern...

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-17 09:17 PM | Reply

REVOLT!

#5 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-06-17 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why are the national republicans beholden to geriatric Russian agents when the democrats are led by youthful law and order patriots?

Pretty sure you have that backwards:

"The average age of the Democratic House leadership is 72, fully 24 years more than the average of the Republican House leadership: House Republicans are relatively youthful, in chronology if not in disposition: They are led by a trio ages 54, 53, and 52. Indeed, the only 70-something among the GOP leadership on the Hill is the 77-year-old Mitch McConnell."

You should be very concerned.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-17 11:02 PM | Reply

The GOP house are losers, they don't count.

The important measure of party leadership is how much has they sold out to enemies of the US. Old patriots beat young traitors.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-17 11:09 PM | Reply

the democrats are led by youthful law and order patriots?

So now they are Old patriots? You really need to get your talking points straight.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-17 11:10 PM | Reply

Some of us are trying to get Warren nominated.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2019-06-17 11:15 PM | Reply

Some of us are trying to get Warren nominated.

Who turns...wait for it...70 years old on June 22.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-17 11:43 PM | Reply

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Young Patriots beat old traitors too.

You really need to get your loyalties straight.
The pledge isn't to Putin's puppet.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2019-06-18 12:30 AM | Reply

I would be proud to vote for a Democrat less than sixty years old! You know who you are.

#12 | Posted by john47 at 2019-06-18 01:57 AM | Reply

Concern yourselves more with who owns the politicians and less with their age. Republicans are bought and paid for whores, I don't care if they are teenagers, they are still bought and paid for whores. YOu can't say that about Bernie or Elizabeth Warren or even Nancy Pelosi. Take you agism and shove it where the sun don't shine and get back to considering who owns who. You want to talk about age, how old are the Koch brothers? Rupert Murdoch? Those are the puppeteers, you make fools of yourselves when you fall for their games and ageism is definitely one of the favorites right now.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-18 06:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I would be proud to vote for a Democrat less than sixty years old! You know who you are."

So easily manipulated. The correct answer is "I would be proud to vote for a Progressive Democrat who supports unions, Medicare for all, higher taxes on the rich, the Green New Deal, the Iran Nuclear Deal, many other liberal causes, the age of the proponent should be irrelevant.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-18 06:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Blatant age-ism is not inclusive.

#15 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-06-18 08:05 AM | Reply

Progressive Democrat who supports unions, Medicare for all, higher taxes on the rich, the Green New Deal

All of that is money that's not yours. A theme with liberals. You don't have that kind of money.

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2019-06-18 09:01 AM | Reply

I agree. They need young blood. Like Pete buttklog.
Please.

#17 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-06-18 09:05 AM | Reply

All of that is money that's not yours

That's how taxes work, dumbass. Every road you drive on was built with "money that's not yours." Every ICE agent you applaud for arresting brown people is paid with "money that's not yours." And yes, every single check you've collected from the government and every single VA facility you've visited originated from "money that's not yours."

You're not against "money that's not yours." So spare us the histrionics.

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-18 09:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I don't normally subscribe to the theory that LCL is ROC's alter ego, but the concern-trolling and constant monitoring of his own thread are telltale signs...

#19 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-18 09:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

-- are telltale signs...

Columbo's cracked the case!

lol

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-06-18 09:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Danni said what I was thinking regarding age - who cares? Policy advocacy and personal integrity are far more important than age.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-06-18 10:37 AM | Reply

who cares?

Concern trolls.

Typical LCL thread.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-18 10:44 AM | Reply

the tyranny of 70 on both sides of the aisle... I am telling you there needs to be younger blood running the country.

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-06-18 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am nearly 73, soon to be just like Dear Leader Trump, and I would not trust my contemporaries to get a fast-food order right, and hardly to run the country!

#24 | Posted by john47 at 2019-06-18 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't normally subscribe to the theory that LCL is ROC's alter ego, but the concern-trolling and constant monitoring of his own thread are telltale signs...

Since I post on most threads, does that make me everyone's alter ego?

Brilliant deduction counselor!

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-18 11:57 AM | Reply

"Why have national Democrats and not national Republicans fallen under the tyranny of the 70-somethings? "

Because everyone eventually adopts Conservative principles to some degree as they age. By the time someone is 70, they have done at least something that took them work and they don't want to see people just give it away to everyone else for free. Even die hard Liberals get that little bit of conservatism in them and, when they do, the party doesn't know how to handle it. So they feel they are being held down because some old guys have finally seen the light.

#26 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-18 12:43 PM | Reply

Concern yourselves more with who owns the politicians and less with their age. Republicans are bought and paid for whores, I don't care if they are teenagers, they are still bought and paid for whores. YOu can't say that about Bernie or Elizabeth Warren or even Nancy Pelosi.

#13 | Posted by danni

Uh you CAN say that about pelosi. She's the same type of big money sellout dem that led to trump's election. Now she's the treasonous moron who wont impeach the most criminal president we've ever had.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 01:26 PM | Reply

Because everyone eventually adopts Conservative principles to some degree as they age. By the time someone is 70, they have done at least something that took them work and they don't want to see people just give it away to everyone else for free. Even die hard Liberals get that little bit of conservatism in them and, when they do, the party doesn't know how to handle it. So they feel they are being held down because some old guys have finally seen the light.

#26 | Posted by humtake

That's not why people become more conservative as they age. It's because as their bodies fail, they are filled with fear - fear of death, muggings, robberies, etc. And fox news is happy to fan these fears with exaggerated immigrant/minority threats. They vote for whoever promises to keep them safe from the fantasy hoardes of marauding mexican rapists and dirty hippies.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

the age of the proponent should be irrelevant.

#14 | Posted by danni

Because people never lose energy or mental abilities as they age do they? And they aren't at any increased risk of dying during their term are they?

Age matters. Sorry.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 01:30 PM | Reply

Drumpf is 73. This ends the discussion about the age of Democrats in the primary race. What a stupid post.

#30 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-06-18 01:31 PM | Reply

Drumpf is 73. This ends the discussion about the age of Democrats in the primary race. What a stupid post.

#30 | Posted by chuffy

Drumpf is a perfect example of why you shouldnt elect an old person. Feeble minded old racist who believes what he hears on fox news.

#31 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 01:34 PM | Reply

#28
Nah us old folks aren't afraid of hippies or criminal hoards.
We're armed and intend to stay armed.

#32 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-06-18 01:36 PM | Reply

#30 The problem isn't that trump is 73 years old. It's that he has the mind of a 7 year old.

#33 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-18 01:42 PM | Reply

Nah us old folks aren't afraid of hippies or criminal hoards.
We're armed and intend to stay armed.

#32 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

If you weren't afraid you wouldnt have to cuddle your guns to feel safe.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#30 The problem isn't that trump is 73 years old. It's that he has the mind of a 7 year old.

#33 | Posted by IndianaJones

Which is a thing that starts happening to old people, which is the whole point of this thread.

People who deny that you lose your faculties as you age are science deniers on par with climate change deniers.

#35 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 01:55 PM | Reply

"If you weren't afraid you wouldnt have to cuddle your guns to feel safe."

Ouch.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-18 02:02 PM | Reply

#35 There are plenty of people older than trump that are sharp as a tack, and plenty of people younger than trump that are just as deranged and unhinged as he is.

Would you rather have Ben Shapiro or Warren Buffett as president?

Age should only be a factor when it is the last factor.

#37 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-18 04:49 PM | Reply

#35 There are plenty of people older than trump that are sharp as a tack, and plenty of people younger than trump that are just as deranged and unhinged as he is.

Would you rather have Ben Shapiro or Warren Buffett as president?

Age should only be a factor when it is the last factor.

#37 | Posted by IndianaJones

Every rule has exceptions. But to deny that there is a general trend in lower mental ability that comes with old age is to deny science. Leave that crap to republicans.

#38 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-18 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

REVOLT!
#5 | POSTED BY ICHIRO AT 2019-06-17 10:46 PM

AGREED!

But they've known this is the world they were grooming the entire time. Why else would corporations have been permitted to cross-over into controlling multiple nations economics and keep every legislator on their payroll? Corporations and lobbyists are the extension of foreign government.

The generations of incompetence in legislation is deliberate, they are the problem.

#39 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-18 11:12 PM | Reply

Why is Bernie featured in this tweet? There is no better representative of the unemployed Millennial generation. Feinstein, Pelosi and Schumer deliver consistent favors to the ruling class.

#40 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-06-19 12:26 AM | Reply

The baby boomers ain't going away. They have all the money. The generation between the boomers and the millenials may never get a president from their age demographic.

#41 | Posted by visiter at 2019-06-19 07:30 AM | Reply

"The baby boomers ain't going away. They have all the money."

Are you really that stupid? The 1% has all the money, baby boomers are struggling like everyone else unless they are part of that 1%.
I don't know if you are just stupid or if you are really evil but the truth is that it is a f*****g CLASS WAR, not a generational war. I suspect you want to shift it to generational because whoever pays you wants you to do that. Sell out piece of crap! You would even sell out your own parents, what a piece of crap you are. Wow! I hope Mom and Dad never discover your hatred for them.

#42 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-19 10:04 AM | Reply

"Every rule has exceptions. But to deny that there is a general trend in lower mental ability that comes with old age is to deny science. Leave that crap to republicans."

As our President, with the advice of the likes of John Bolton, tries to get us into war with Iran, older leaders are valuable because they remember things like Vietnam. Without those memories our leaders can lead us into more disastrous, unnecessary wars because they can use the same false arguments they used before. Such as "fighting Communism," or "national security," when there is no threat to our national security from Iran.
Sometimes, we need old farts like me to remind us that the war mongers among us, like Bolton, are a cancer on our nation and should be surgically removed. If you listen to that piece of crap for even a minute and think he is an actual worthwhile source of guidance you are as deranged as he is.

#43 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-19 10:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#38 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I agree, but considering age before qualification is just identity politics. It should be no ones focus. A better thing to seek would be an age cap on voting.

#44 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-06-19 01:00 PM | Reply

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