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(American Thinker)   "Since when is "representing America" a matter of head counts and demographics, rather than of principles?" asked the old white guy, finally, after the worm turned   (americanthinker.com) divider line 192
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2012-11-26 01:40:29 PM  
This mocking, bitter dismissal of the mature white male is a nearly poetic symbol -- as if we needed another one -- of the degraded state of civilization. Old men -- whether white, black, olive, yellow, or red -- have traditionally been regarded as the sage voices in their communities with regard to matters of public policy and private virtue.

yeah, but the old guys in the GOP tend to *demand* respect rather than earn it. they are not wise nor respected unless they force others to 'respect their authority'. the question you should be asking is WHY nobody respects the elderly GOP statesmen. that will tell you what needs fixing if the GOP is to survive into the 21st century.

I just don't think the Republicans are up to the task. they seem to lack any sort of moral backbone, having sold their souls for a 401k and some viagra.
 
2012-11-26 01:41:59 PM  
To sum it up: Let old men yell at clouds!
 
2012-11-26 01:43:52 PM  
"Since when is "representing America" a matter of head counts and demographics

Does someone need to explain elections to these people?
 
2012-11-26 01:46:51 PM  
1789?
 
2012-11-26 01:47:57 PM  

Weaver95: This mocking, bitter dismissal of the mature white male is a nearly poetic symbol -- as if we needed another one -- of the degraded state of civilization. Old men -- whether white, black, olive, yellow, or red -- have traditionally been regarded as the sage voices in their communities with regard to matters of public policy and private virtue.

yeah, but the old guys in the GOP tend to *demand* respect rather than earn it. they are not wise nor respected unless they force others to 'respect their authority'. the question you should be asking is WHY nobody respects the elderly GOP statesmen. that will tell you what needs fixing if the GOP is to survive into the 21st century.

I just don't think the Republicans are up to the task. they seem to lack any sort of moral backbone, having sold their souls for a 401k and some viagra.


This. This. A thousand times THIS.

Funny how the people screaming the loudest about how entitled the Young GenerationTM is are the ones who seem to think they're entitled to respect by virtue of passing the age of 60.
 
2012-11-26 01:48:46 PM  
I'm guessing it's been since you gave darkies and women the right to vote.
 
2012-11-26 01:49:24 PM  
Since we decided to go with representative democracy.
 
2012-11-26 01:50:09 PM  
On the other side we have campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, ACU chairman Al Cardenas, and others declaring that "Rush Limbaugh's audience" should be ignored as a bunch of old white men who (apparently for that very reason) no longer represent America.

So clueless...
 
2012-11-26 01:50:35 PM  
Democracy, how does it work?
 
2012-11-26 01:51:03 PM  

Merkin
Stinker

 
2012-11-26 01:51:11 PM  
Another example of a Real American hating everything about America.
 
2012-11-26 01:51:13 PM  
You had your chance, assholes, and self-serving policies are not what the country thought was in THEIR best interest.

Also, American Thinker sucks biblical dick.
 
2012-11-26 01:52:17 PM  
When are these Atlases going to shrug already?
 
2012-11-26 01:52:19 PM  
'Shut Up, Grandpa'

This.
 
2012-11-26 01:52:21 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "Since when is "representing America" a matter of head counts and demographics

Does someone need to explain elections to these people?


Dean Chambers tried and Haagen Dasz stocks went through the roof when he failed.
 
2012-11-26 01:52:37 PM  
What happened to the Satire tag for all the AT links?
 
2012-11-26 01:53:31 PM  

Smoking GNU: What happened to the Satire tag for all the AT links?


On vacay in San Francisco with the Ironic tag.
 
2012-11-26 01:53:45 PM  
The progressive path blazed by the leading lights of today's youthful, female, minority majority -- George Soros, Andy Stern, Bill Ayers, Al Gore, Harry Reid -- not to mention the fresh young minority girls who made it all possible -- Marx, Lenin, Dewey, Marcuse, et al -- will indeed lead America to fundamental transformation.

So, old white men are under attack by... other older whiter men?

itsaconspiracy.jpg
 
2012-11-26 01:53:55 PM  

Weaver95: yeah, but the old guys in the GOP tend to *demand* respect rather than earn it. they are not wise nor respected unless they force others to 'respect their authority'. the question you should be asking is WHY nobody respects the elderly GOP statesmen. that will tell you what needs fixing if the GOP is to survive into the 21st century.


As Cody Lundin once told me 'the reason that old people were revered was because there were so dam few of them' when we were talking about aboriginals (of any continent).

But this means nothing. The GOP's core is basically the center of power in the Deep South. They don't want more people voting. They don't want more people involved in the process. Until this view is made a minority point of view for the party, you won't see a major change.
 
2012-11-26 01:54:06 PM  
Did you leave the country, or did the country leave you?
 
2012-11-26 01:54:52 PM  

coeyagi:

Also, American Thinker sucks biblical dick.


It sure does, but that was much more amusing read from AT I had in a while.
 
2012-11-26 01:55:15 PM  
Representing America IS about principles. That's why you lost.
 
2012-11-26 01:55:18 PM  
The problem here is we've gotten away from a strict interpretation of the Constitution, the way the founders meant it. We need to go back to the original ten Amendments and start over from there.
 
2012-11-26 01:55:23 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Did you leave the country, or did the country leave you?


We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us!

//We would have also accepted "Hooters Hooters yum yum, Hooters Hooters on a girl that's dumb!
 
2012-11-26 01:55:24 PM  
Since when those heads in that head count started to vote.
 
2012-11-26 01:55:35 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Weaver95: yeah, but the old guys in the GOP tend to *demand* respect rather than earn it. they are not wise nor respected unless they force others to 'respect their authority'. the question you should be asking is WHY nobody respects the elderly GOP statesmen. that will tell you what needs fixing if the GOP is to survive into the 21st century.

As Cody Lundin once told me 'the reason that old people were revered was because there were so dam few of them' when we were talking about aboriginals (of any continent).

But this means nothing. The GOP's core is basically the center of power in the Deep South. They don't want more people voting. They don't want more people involved in the process. Until this view is made a minority point of view for the party, you won't see a major change.


i am wracking my brains trying to figure out which of the 'old guard' Republicans that I could say was worthy of respect and i'm coming up blank. they all come across as either hypocritical bastards, arrogant sons of biatches or crooks and thieves. but that's just like...my opinion man.
 
2012-11-26 01:55:48 PM  
Can we add America to the list of people conspiring against the GOP?
 
2012-11-26 01:56:12 PM  
Old people can be wise having seen the world in their youth and experienced much in their lifetime. They can also get stuck in a false idea and become resistant to change wishing for the good ole days that never existed and complain about how bad life is now despite the fact that most of their problems are imaginary or self inflicted. 

/Just because your old doesn't mean your wise, and just because your wise doesn't mean your old.
 
2012-11-26 01:56:14 PM  
sage voices in their communities with regard to matters of public policy and private virtue.

Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, and Herman Cain for example!
 
2012-11-26 01:56:21 PM  

Cythraul: Since when those heads in that head count started to vote.


They're still bitter that 100% is the new 60% (for 11% of the population).
 
2012-11-26 01:56:34 PM  
No one dismissed mature white men. We dismissed the notion that the mature white male is exclusively American. We (yes, I am one) are merely a thread in the tapestry.

Go lament your anachronistic privilege and racism elsewhere.
 
2012-11-26 01:56:56 PM  

NateGrey: Can we add America to the list of people conspiring against the GOP?


Kinda broad, why not democracy or voters?
 
2012-11-26 01:57:05 PM  
"White people no longer run America, and that's scary to us because we're racists."
 
2012-11-26 01:57:16 PM  
Am I the only person that immediately felt uncomfortable with that headline?

"Since when is \"representing America\" a matter of head counts and demographics, rather than of principles?"

Ahhhhhhh, that's better....

/perl ftw
//been doin' waaay too much of it tho
 
2012-11-26 01:58:04 PM  
Since when is "representing America" a matter of head counts and demographics, rather than of principles?

Representation is based on % of support, that is the definition of democracy. It does not matter what the quality of your idea is; See invading Iraq for a good example.
 
2012-11-26 01:58:06 PM  

Nadie_AZ: As Cody Lundin once told me 'the reason that old people were revered was because there were so dam few of them' when we were talking about aboriginals (of any continent).


See, this is why Medicare and Social Security need to be done away with. We need to start thinning the pool.
 
2012-11-26 01:58:20 PM  
Since you started embracing these principles.

www.akawilliam.com
 
2012-11-26 01:58:54 PM  
Nope, sorry, you don't get any political street cred simply for managing to not die for six or seven decades in a first-world nation. Getting a participation in a grade-school foot race is literally harder than surviving to retirement age, and fewer people pull it off.

//Adult white male. Voted Democrat. Because I'm a sane, or at least only marginally crazy/stupid adult white male, so the people that aren't always getting stupid in their crazy and crazy in their stupid are the ones that better represent me and an America one can at least not be actively ashamed of.
 
2012-11-26 01:59:33 PM  
This article might as well have been called "Republican Denial - A New Twist on an Old Classic."

Also, let's chuck the idea that old people have wisdom because they're old. Insightful people have wisdom because they are insightful, no matter what age, color, gender, etc.
 
2012-11-26 02:00:25 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

What an elder sage worthy of deference and respect might look like
 
2012-11-26 02:00:31 PM  
The answer is that we should listen to those among them who, during their lifetimes, watched friends and family succumb to the dark side, but had the courage and intelligence to resist, as well as to those who once embraced the "forward"-looking project of social progress,but have since come to a reckoning about the true nature of their youthful fantasies.

Translation: Things aren't the way they used to be, and we don't like it! We want things to be the way they were, and we're going to tell you why until you let us have our way.
 
2012-11-26 02:01:25 PM  

monoski: Since when is "representing America" a matter of head counts and demographics, rather than of principles?

Representation is based on % of support, that is the definition of democracy. It does not matter what the quality of your idea is; See invading Iraq for a good example.


"Nation building" (via schadenfreude) was a principle very late to the party, but it's a principle now in the GOP nonetheless.

Team America: World Police is here to stay.
 
2012-11-26 02:02:00 PM  
I would post my American Potato image, but this goes well beyond Potato.
 
2012-11-26 02:03:34 PM  
It's early but I think this thread needs a preemptive boobing

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2012-11-26 02:04:15 PM  
I've been around longer than most and I have learned this, politics are a pendulum now the forces have swung left soon they will be swinging right. "meet the new boss same as the old boss". Ones best bet is to rely on yourself and work work work because in the end you are the only one you can rely upon to put bred in you mouth.
 
2012-11-26 02:04:31 PM  
A very long and very pretentious "everything is ruined forever."
 
2012-11-26 02:05:02 PM  
Man this is going to be a fun death rattle to watch. The GOP has not yet begun to derp.
 
2012-11-26 02:06:09 PM  

skullkrusher: It's early but I think this thread needs a preemptive boobing

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That's.. ah.. very nice.. Now I don't remember the thread topic, nor do I want to..
 
2012-11-26 02:06:23 PM  

Anenu: Old people can be wise having seen the world in their youth and experienced much in their lifetime. They can also get stuck in a false idea and become resistant to change wishing for the good ole days that never existed and complain about how bad life is now despite the fact that most of their problems are imaginary or self inflicted.


The fact is, you slow down as you get older. Your body takes longer to recover. So you do look back to when your body was whole and remember what you were able to do- in the time you did them. Older people become more cautious with age. Sadly, people like my aunts, uncles and grandparents can't fully accept the fact that other people don't live or want to live within the constraints they are setting for themselves. You want to live a conservative life that limits risk? Great. But don't try to legislate this view on others.

I love hearing stories from people much older than I. I almost always have. But I don't like that they vote based on fear of change.
 
2012-11-26 02:06:25 PM  

skullkrusher: It's early but I think this thread needs a preemptive boobing

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I'm confused as to why this is here. Are you drunk?
 
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