Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Idiot Vote

I am dismayed that nearly half of the youngsters trooped out to the polls. Frankly, I hate the idea that some kid who may still be in high school canceled out my vote for no better reason than that he’s a fan of Sean Penn or went to a Dixie Chicks concert.

Whenever I suggest that teenagers shouldn’t be allowed to vote for anything but student body president or prom queen, I know that someone is bound to say, “If they’re old enough to fight and die in Afghanistan and Iraq, they’re old enough to vote.”
To which I invariably respond, “You’re absolutely right. If they’re serving in the military, I agree they should be able to vote. But if they’re still in school, still getting an allowance and using their mom or dad’s credit card to buy gas, I say they have no more business electing the president than my dog Duke does.”

Let’s face it, ladies and gentlemen, if we raised the voting age to, say, 25, the Democratic party would go the way of the dodo and the Whigs. Liberals want young kids voting for pretty much the same cynical reason they want to extend suffrage to illegal aliens, convicted felons and dead people.
It takes a certain mentality, a certain degree of gullibility, after all, to believe plutocrats like the Clintons, the Kerrys, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg and George Soros.

Only the young could believe they actually intend to pay their fair share when they insist they want taxes raised on the rich or to actually think that “hope” and “change” are any more profound and meaningful than “Tastes great, less filling.”


-- Burt Prelutsky, author, writing for Pajamas Media

7 comments:

  1. Boo hoo. Why don't Rethuglicans do something then to make themselves attractive to the young rather than whine and dis them. How typical.

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  2. Because doing the right thing isn't always attractive, dumbshit.

    What do you believe in: truth or window dressing?

    Don't answer that. By the superficiality of your previous response, I know the answer already.

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  3. I also like that, based on appearances, you're defending BEING a dumbshit.

    Hilarious.

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  4. If Rethugs grew a heart and conscience, the youth would follow them. As it is, young people are too astute to follow the party of the rich, lying and self-absorbed.

    Truth is hard to stomach sometimes. But it's good for you. Once you grow a heart.

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  5. Dumbshit, politics isn't about empathy or beliefs - it's about reality - something you're clearly not in touch with:

    The Dems have won 3 out of the last 10 presidential elections. That's only 3 elections in the last 40 years. And Clinton only won two terms because he adopted Republican ideas (but then couldn't help but drop his drawers like a typical Leftist.) Are you starting to get the picture now? Or are you going to keep insisting it's everybody else that's got the problem?

    That's called being "delusional" and it's a condition that should be checked out, immediately, by a qualified doctor - preferably a specialist.

    Adults don't get a squishy over politics (we've been through too much already, getting screwed trying to help people) and insisting the rich are fundamentally different than anyone else - on a human level - just shows your profound ignorance and prejudice. What are you: Chairman Mao's lap dog? You're an American, raised in the richest country in the world with all the amenities someone can hope for, and you've got the nerve to diss being rich - while your heart bleeds for others?

    You're a hypocrite who has no idea what they're talking about.

    Grow the fuck up.

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  6. I'd say that's the number one problem of Democratic Youth:

    They don't even understand what politics is, why it is, what it's for, etc.

    You want "heart and conscience"? Go find a priest.

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  7. "People who worked for Mr. Cuomo spent a lot of time yelling at, undercutting, manipulating or punishing those who were perceived to be unfriendly to Mr. Cuomo’s interest, and rewarding those who carried their interests. (To be clear, there is nothing wrong about any of this: It is the way the game is played on that side of the line, albeit more intensely in New York than most places)."

    Is that the Democratic "heart and conscience" you spoke of? Or is there another game being played that you're not aware of? The ruthless, cut-throat, dog-eat-dog, world of politics?

    Like I said, you speak naively. You understand nothing. Someone that ignorant shouldn't even be allowed to vote.

    Grow up.

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