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2020-05-18 9:42:47 AM  
Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?

Something tells me that a lot of them are going to be staring at their mail-in ballot and suddenly remember that brown people and the evil scourge of socialism are a lot worse than dying.
 
2020-05-18 9:48:29 AM  
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2020-05-18 10:02:04 AM  
Maybe we should let this play out.

Alternatively, wait until Uncle Joe tells old people how much he loves them everyday and how he's going to treat them even better with more government healthcare and bigger checks. You think boomers won't fall for that?
 
2020-05-18 10:13:19 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?

Something tells me that a lot of them are going to be staring at their mail-in ballot and suddenly remember that brown people and the evil scourge of socialism are a lot worse than dying.


"Better red than dead"?
 
2020-05-18 10:58:06 AM  
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Replace "kids" with "parents" and it's almost literally true of the 2020 election.
 
2020-05-18 11:17:29 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?

Something tells me that a lot of them are going to be staring at their mail-in ballot and suddenly remember that brown people and the evil scourge of socialism are a lot worse than dying.


Maybe they will remember that Biden put a lot of brown people in prison.
 
2020-05-18 11:17:55 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?


Bettridge's law of headlines still holds true.
 
2020-05-18 11:18:50 AM  

LarryDan43: Action Replay Nick: Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?

Something tells me that a lot of them are going to be staring at their mail-in ballot and suddenly remember that brown people and the evil scourge of socialism are a lot worse than dying.

Maybe they will remember that Biden put a lot of brown people in prison.


You've already confessed that you're really good at explosive diarrhea. :D
 
2020-05-18 11:22:35 AM  
"They can still vote for me when they're dead right?"
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2020-05-18 11:22:40 AM  
He's not trying to kill off his base, he's trying to golf and bask in the adoration of his deplorables. Neglecting his base to death is just a pleasant side-effect.
 
2020-05-18 11:24:16 AM  
Honestly, I think part of the reason that there has been such a swing in the "old white man" camp is because the Democrats are putting up an old, white man. Biden gives the racist, sexist contingent a reason to vote Democrat and remain racist and sexist. I hate that it's that way, but most of the old, white men I've met will vote against their own interests as long as they can vote for an old, white man. This election cycle, their interests and prejudices align.
 
2020-05-18 11:24:53 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?

Something tells me that a lot of them are going to be staring at their mail-in ballot and suddenly remember that brown people and the evil scourge of socialism are a lot worse than dying.


And then they remember they actually know - knew - people who have died of COVID.
 
2020-05-18 11:25:28 AM  
As much as I hate to say it, I don't buy that the polls are accurate. There was a lot of "undecideds" in the last campaign that went Trump.

They have enough shame they won't tell a pollster they're voting for him, but they'll pull the lever in private.

Don't let your guard down, vote(safely) in November! Don't relax until inauguration day.
 
2020-05-18 11:25:35 AM  

Kubo: Honestly, I think part of the reason that there has been such a swing in the "old white man" camp is because the Democrats are putting up an old, white man. Biden gives the racist, sexist contingent a reason to vote Democrat and remain racist and sexist. I hate that it's that way, but most of the old, white men I've met will vote against their own interests as long as they can vote for an old, white man. This election cycle, their interests and prejudices align.


This is so depressing in its truth.
 
2020-05-18 11:27:29 AM  
"will enough Trump voters die to counter Biden ignoring Latinos and people under 45?"
 
2020-05-18 11:29:20 AM  
We have another 6 months of sacrificing retail workers and riling up the hillbillies.  As we kill these people to feed our economy, those of us working at home, consciously realizing it or not, are gonna vote our places in the class war.

I can't really say what the democrat's plan is.  But the republican's plan is to murder a bunch of poors while I work from home and get groceries by shipt.  Maybe the greediest and most selfish people in the history of the world will vote democratic anyways?
 
2020-05-18 11:29:22 AM  

Walker: "They can still vote for me when they're dead right?"
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In red states, yes. It's brown people with a pulse who have trouble voting.
 
2020-05-18 11:32:00 AM  

Kubo: Honestly, I think part of the reason that there has been such a swing in the "old white man" camp is because the Democrats are putting up an old, white man. Biden gives the racist, sexist contingent a reason to vote Democrat and remain racist and sexist. I hate that it's that way, but most of the old, white men I've met will vote against their own interests as long as they can vote for an old, white man. This election cycle, their interests and prejudices align.


I truly believe one of the biggest reasons for the Trump presidency is that we, as a society, did not give white people any safe outlet for expressing and working through anxieties regarding to changing demographics in America.

Implying that voting for Biden is nothing more than a slightly less repulsive form of bigotry isn't going to win many over to our cause.
 
2020-05-18 11:32:37 AM  
What I'm gathering from the Mango Monster's moves is that he has zero concern about the election.  He either knows the fix absolute or intends to declare an emergency cancellation.
 
2020-05-18 11:32:58 AM  
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2020-05-18 11:33:32 AM  
Subby, it's actually the other way around. Seeing as those over 65 are now generally pro-Biden, he's killing more Biden supporters. Moreover, if you break it down more you'll find that people of color over 65 are absolutely pro-Biden and willing to vote. They are also at heighten risk. Add it all up and he'll be killing more Biden voters than Trump voters
 
2020-05-18 11:35:59 AM  

Magnanimous_J: Kubo: Honestly, I think part of the reason that there has been such a swing in the "old white man" camp is because the Democrats are putting up an old, white man. Biden gives the racist, sexist contingent a reason to vote Democrat and remain racist and sexist. I hate that it's that way, but most of the old, white men I've met will vote against their own interests as long as they can vote for an old, white man. This election cycle, their interests and prejudices align.

I truly believe one of the biggest reasons for the Trump presidency is that we, as a society, did not give white people any safe outlet for expressing and working through anxieties regarding to changing demographics in America.

Implying that voting for Biden is nothing more than a slightly less repulsive form of bigotry isn't going to win many over to our cause.


Well fark them. They're lucky we didn't execute them as traitors after the Civil War. Fark their anxiety, coddling them got us into this mess in the first place. We coddled them for over a farking decade, yet they're burning down the entire country because we stopped sucking their balls.
 
2020-05-18 11:36:37 AM  

thatboyoverthere: Magnanimous_J: Kubo: Honestly, I think part of the reason that there has been such a swing in the "old white man" camp is because the Democrats are putting up an old, white man. Biden gives the racist, sexist contingent a reason to vote Democrat and remain racist and sexist. I hate that it's that way, but most of the old, white men I've met will vote against their own interests as long as they can vote for an old, white man. This election cycle, their interests and prejudices align.

I truly believe one of the biggest reasons for the Trump presidency is that we, as a society, did not give white people any safe outlet for expressing and working through anxieties regarding to changing demographics in America.

Implying that voting for Biden is nothing more than a slightly less repulsive form of bigotry isn't going to win many over to our cause.

Well fark them. They're lucky we didn't execute them as traitors after the Civil War. Fark their anxiety, coddling them got us into this mess in the first place. We coddled them for over a farking decade, yet they're burning down the entire country because we stopped sucking their balls.


I meant century.
 
2020-05-18 11:36:52 AM  
The Old God had a 100% kill rate and they still flocked to him. I have a feeling they'll get over it.

"Well, I'm not dead yet."
 
2020-05-18 11:37:21 AM  

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2020-05-18 11:39:11 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [i0.wp.com image 580x414]


Holy crap....that is weapon-grade stupidity right there
 
2020-05-18 11:39:12 AM  

harleyquinnical: Kubo: Honestly, I think part of the reason that there has been such a swing in the "old white man" camp is because the Democrats are putting up an old, white man. Biden gives the racist, sexist contingent a reason to vote Democrat and remain racist and sexist. I hate that it's that way, but most of the old, white men I've met will vote against their own interests as long as they can vote for an old, white man. This election cycle, their interests and prejudices align.

This is so depressing in its truth.


Generally, white men (or at least older ones) criticize bigotry as a form of cowardice and weakness, which works better for that crowd.
 
2020-05-18 11:40:14 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [i0.wp.com image 580x414]


You know it's bullshiat because the Republican caricature is wearing a mask.
 
2020-05-18 11:42:22 AM  

InvertedB: Zeb Hesselgresser: [i0.wp.com image 580x414]

You know it's bullshiat because the Republican caricature is wearing a mask.


They don't even have a bazooka on them!
 
2020-05-18 11:43:41 AM  

saywhonow: Zeb Hesselgresser: [i0.wp.com image 580x414]

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Also, that cartoon shows the opinion of about 15% of the population at best. An overwhelming amount of the population still sees the distancing and the restrictions as a good idea, including a majority of Republicans.

Anyone thinking that opening everything back up is a good idea is basically not listening to anyone other than a tiny fraction of the abundantly stupid in this country.
 
2020-05-18 11:47:00 AM  
Has anyone told the old people that minorities are also dying at higher rates? They may not be willing to die for the economy but what about dying for the economy *and* a chance to take some minorities down with them?
 
2020-05-18 11:49:04 AM  

ElwoodCuse: "will enough Trump voters die to counter Biden ignoring Latinos and people under 45?"


Trump thanks you for the support your dumb words have been giving him.
 
2020-05-18 11:50:04 AM  

Subtonic: InvertedB: Zeb Hesselgresser: [i0.wp.com image 580x414]

You know it's bullshiat because the Republican caricature is wearing a mask.

They don't even have a bazooka on them!


Normal People: Why are you wearing a gun.

Gun Lover: If someone starts a-shooting, I want to have a gun to protect everyone.

Normal People:  You know, you can also protect people by wearing a mask?

Gun Lover: Hell no!  Why would I want to protect other people?  fark them!
 
2020-05-18 11:58:42 AM  

mofa: LarryDan43: Action Replay Nick: Are Older Voters Turning Away From Trump?

Something tells me that a lot of them are going to be staring at their mail-in ballot and suddenly remember that brown people and the evil scourge of socialism are a lot worse than dying.

Maybe they will remember that Biden put a lot of brown people in prison.

You've already confessed that you're really good at explosive diarrhea. :D


I do my best.

Not really
 
2020-05-18 11:58:47 AM  

whatsupchuck: He's not trying to kill off his base, he's trying to golf and bask in the adoration of his deplorables. Neglecting his base to death is just a pleasant side-effect.


Actually, he is active...
He's pushing for the destruction of many different government entities and policies.
Of course, he orders others to do this.
But it still takes a bit of time and attention to shout orders.
Then you golf afterwards
Because it's wearing ordering chaos.
 
2020-05-18 11:59:07 AM  
Don't worry. I'm sure they'll shut polling places in some blah areas to balance it out.
 
2020-05-18 12:02:16 PM  

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What that cartoon doesn't show is that if Uncle Sam goes out too early, he will be back inside in four months, but this time the door will be bolted shut, padlocked, and welded while he sits there choking on lung fluid.
 
2020-05-18 12:15:43 PM  

LarryDan43: I do my best.

Not really


We know.
 
2020-05-18 12:38:55 PM  
This, more than most things, has confused me about this situation.  You'd think the Republicans would want to protect their base, but there have been Republicans who have legitimately called for the elderly to sacrifice themselves to help the economy.
 
2020-05-18 12:40:16 PM  

Walker: "They can still vote for me when they're dead right?"
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Ask mayor daily.
 
2020-05-18 12:42:14 PM  
It's ironic given that Republicans have spent years trying to build up the idea that dead people vote for Democrats in big numbers.
 
2020-05-18 12:46:03 PM  
You and 538 underestimate how much boomers hate young people and just about anything else.
 
2020-05-18 12:46:55 PM  

nmrsnr: [Fark user image image 720x666]
Replace "kids" with "parents" and it's almost literally true of the 2020 election.


The 2016/2020 version:

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2020-05-18 12:57:35 PM  

sinner4ever: You and 538 underestimate how much boomers hate young people and just about anything else.


Hmm who should I trust, a website that is dedicated to trying to interpret polling data or a darker that thinks polling itself is a scam and that his feelings are better than "data"

It's a real conundrum for me jimmy
 
2020-05-18 12:58:03 PM  
The GOP is definitely taking the loyalty of its voters out for a spin.

They won't be disappointed.  Maybe a few olds will let their better sense prevail, but the large majority will pull that lever because they don't want illegals socializing their Medicare.
 
2020-05-18 1:05:24 PM  
I'm super OK with this.  Letting Trumpers die means we can eventually have nice things.

But we're always going to have motards if we don't focus on education.  Train up the young folks to maybe not be so f*cking derpy, and we might have a fighting chance at civilized society.

This is a big reason I wanted Liz.  Hopefully Joe picks her as VP and she basically runs the show, then runs for the big chair again in 2024.  Or he makes her SecEd.  Or something.  FFS.

Education is the key.
 
2020-05-18 1:06:14 PM  

RyogaM: Subtonic: InvertedB: Zeb Hesselgresser: [i0.wp.com image 580x414]

You know it's bullshiat because the Republican caricature is wearing a mask.

They don't even have a bazooka on them!

Normal People: Why are you wearing a gun.

Gun Lover: If someone starts a-shooting, I want to have a gun to protect everyone.

Normal People:  You know, you can also protect people by wearing a mask?

Gun Lover: Hell no!  Why would I want to protect other people?  fark them!


They don't care about protecting other people.  They just want to be big shots.  This proves it.  The gun is a penis extension, and the mask isn't.
 
2020-05-18 1:13:55 PM  

leehouse: This, more than most things, has confused me about this situation.  You'd think the Republicans would want to protect their base, but there have been Republicans who have legitimately called for the elderly to sacrifice themselves to help the economy.


It's because they're putting what's best for the country ahead of politics, he typed with a straight face.
 
2020-05-18 1:22:25 PM  
It's time to reopen the economy while understanding and accepting that yes, a majority of those age 45 to 80 that suffer from comorbidities will die when they contract covid-19. It's not a matter of if but when.
/almost typed that out with a straight face.
 
2020-05-18 1:32:27 PM  

dionysusaur: What I'm gathering from the Mango Monster's moves is that he has zero concern about the election.  He either knows the fix absolute or intends to declare an emergency cancellation.


Or: he is an egomaniacal narcissist who cannot comprehend the idea of losing
 
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