Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Changes of Today Ruin a GOP Narrative

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:21 AM Permalink

A quote from the preceding post by the Vidiot himself: "Now they just said that the majority of people 18-29 under Reagan are republican now. (Uh, no.)," referring to a bare statement on George Stephanwhatever's show this morning, which immediately brought to mind this post from Crooks and Liars just two day ago that tells a totally different story about today's GOP:
This is about what you’d expect, but Democracy Corps has released yet another survey demonstrating that the Republican Party is losing young people in droves. Among 18-29 year olds, 50% have a favorable view of the Democratic Party compared to only 35% for the Republican Party. There are plenty of reasons for this, but basically they hate George Bush, they hate the Iraq war, and they hate religious conservatives.

The good news, of course, is that people are brand loyal. Once they make up their minds in their twenties which party they like better, they generally stick with it for the rest of their lives. So the Republican Party’s deal with the devil to embrace the Christian Right might have helped them out for a while, but in the long term it’s a disaster.
That group from the Reagan era would now be aged 44-55, and would be among the groups of older and especially independent voters that are also turned off on the GOP. They make up a large portion of the 70% or so of Americans opposing the war.

So when you wish to place a little smiley-face on a disaster in motion, cite meaningless stats from 26 years ago and hope no one looks at the current statistics.

And so ends another chapter of the ever-continuing story of Peyton Place…uh…I mean the ever-continuing propaganda, disinformation, half-truths, and outright lies of the GOP.

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