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Republicans lost the election because they have one constituency: old people, particularly old white people.
Old white people tend to vote in higher numbers than every other constituency. So in interim elections, and in gerrymandered House districts, they can win. But in statewide or national elections, with the turnout associated with Presidential elections, they lose. Republicans lost the swing states by wide margins. There is no reason to think this will change if Republicans themselves do not change.
The story of this election is demographics, but not the one playing out in the media. It is all about younger people--the boomer echo--reaching voting age and voting at higher rates than their predecessors. Just as the boomers altered the political landscape in the 70's and 80's, their children are altering it now. Their political views are very different than their parents. And their political influence will continue to increase. Your children are taking over, as they should. They will shape the country to their liking, not yours.
This change may be very confusing to a generation that has had undue political influence since the 60's. But there is no dark force acting here, no foreign puppetmaster rigging elections. It is simply nature + democracy. You're getting old. That's it.
"Republicans lost the election because they have one constituency: old people, particularly old white people.
Who worked their entire life and want to keep what's theirs. The democrats have young people and 5th generation minorities who think they are entitled to the old white people's money.
Who were privileged their entire lives and have become a bunch of blinder-wearing narcisissists. 30 years of debt, unsustainable old age entitlements, unfunded pension funds-- you built that. Not your kids. But you expect your kids to pay for them, don't you?
You are right though. Democrats have people with a future, not a past.
"Who worked their entire life and want to keep what's theirs. "
Can you name one name of one of them, who makes over 250k adjusted gross income, which is what it is on, not gross income? I am one of those people above in your quote, and I voted for Obama, because he is on our side. Name one.
You have been brain washed. Do you know about Grover Norquist?
"old people, particularly old white people."
Oh you mean old, mean white people like Nancy and Harry? Harry, the old white guy that wouldn't allow a vote on Obama supposed budget submissions. That same old white guy?
They are old white people, yes. Of course, you can see thinking in terms of broad demographic groups does have limitations. The problem Republicans have that they are only competitive among old people and white people. As you slip out of those groups you get less.
We all know that Obama's last budget was superseded by the debt ceiling fiasco. Americans know better. You can keep tooting this horn, but it's just you tooting your own horn all by your lonesome.
Old white people tend to vote in higher numbers than every other constituency.
Why do you think that is? Perhaps because they are smarter, care more, no more about how our government actually works that those that haven't been around long enough to understand that yet, or because they have reasons to care that the government isn't taking all their money to give to non-taxpayers?
Republican's still think it is 1980 and only white people live in the land. As more old people die out and minorities become more of our demographic profile, the Republican party will have less influence unless they drastically change their governing philosophy. Right now they are too much under the thumb of Tea Party types and the extremists at Fox News. To start they should renounce all of the pledges made to Grover Norquist. Second they should get rid of their extremist culture views. They should also dump trickle down economics. It doesn't work.