Younger Republicans Split with the Oldsters over Climate Concerns

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    Nov 21, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    "Roughly six in 10 Republicans and GOP-leaning independents under age 50 think the government should limit greenhouse gases even if it causes a $20 increase in their monthly bill; fewer than half of Republicans ages 50-64 or over 65 support this policy. Support is only slightly higher among Democrats under age 50 than those over age 65, which is statistically insignificant. Support does rise to 78 percent among Democrats under age 40."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/19/the-polls-are-clear-younger-republicans-support-action-on-climate-change/

    There’s a global warming generation gap in the GOP, like on the issue of gay marriage
  • mybud

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    Nov 21, 2014 7:34 PM GMT
    The old farts believe that science will destroy their wallets..
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    Nov 21, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    My fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 21, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    Why are young people even voting republican at all? They must be against someone's civil rights since that's the only thing republicans stand by, other than the keystone sludgeline.
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    Nov 21, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhy are young people even voting republican at all? They must be against someone's civil rights since that's the only thing republicans stand by, other than the keystone sludgeline.

    Maybe because they don't want to go with the party that wants to take all their money in the name of "the environment" (just a smokescreen for communism)?
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 21, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.
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    Nov 21, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.

    You do realize that the single mom, working a part-time job making $7.50 per hour, with 18 kids in a three-room cottage also has to pay electric bills right?
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 21, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe saidWhy are young people even voting republican at all? They must be against someone's civil rights since that's the only thing republicans stand by, other than the keystone sludgeline.

    Maybe because they don't want to go with the party that wants to take all their money in the name of "the environment" (just a smokescreen for communism)?

    Republicans' war on drugs, "defense of marriage," and rejection of immigrants sounds more communistic than any democratic policy. Democrats try to include everyone in democracy. Republicans just want the power to be controlled by an oligarchy.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 21, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.

    You do realize that the single mom, working a part-time job making $7.50 per hour, with 18 kids in a three-room cottage also has to pay electric bills right?

    You do realize that your 18 kids comment reveals your disdain for single moms. Plus, democrats want to raise minimum wage way past 7.50 an hour.

    Either way, you can't argue with the science of climate change and maintain any credibility. Something needs to be done and young people see it as a bigger deal than retirees who don't give a fuck.
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    Nov 21, 2014 7:53 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.

    You do realize that the single mom, working a part-time job making $7.50 per hour, with 18 kids in a three-room cottage also has to pay electric bills right?

    You do realize that your 18 kids comment reveals your disdain for single moms. Plus, democrats want to raise minimum wage way past 7.50 an hour.

    Either way, you can't argue with the science of climate change and maintain any credibility. Something needs to be done and young people see it as a bigger deal than retirees who don't give a fuck.

    I do not deny the existence of climate change. I just don't think that big government should get in the way of business, the free market, or individual freedom either.
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 21, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.

    You do realize that the single mom, working a part-time job making $7.50 per hour, with 18 kids in a three-room cottage also has to pay electric bills right?

    You do realize that your 18 kids comment reveals your disdain for single moms. Plus, democrats want to raise minimum wage way past 7.50 an hour.

    Either way, you can't argue with the science of climate change and maintain any credibility. Something needs to be done and young people see it as a bigger deal than retirees who don't give a fuck.

    I do not deny the existence of climate change. I just don't think that big government should get in the way of business, the free market, or individual freedom either.

    You obviously don't care about stopping climate change if you want business as usual.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 22, 2014 4:12 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhy are young people even voting republican at all? They must be against someone's civil rights since that's the only thing republicans stand by, other than the keystone sludgeline.
    You are an idiot for saying that "all republicans" are against civil rights for certain people. Young people are voting republican because they have seen the serious damage done by democratic do gooder initiatives. They also most likely learned about the almost irreparable damage done to the older, northern US cities by longtime monolithic democratic rule with all its costly silver bullet redevelopment programs, endless pandering to crooked organized labor and the unmotivated urban poor and the never ending cycle of tax increases.

    My home state of New York was fucked up by the democratic party and it is still the worst state in the US for taxes and dead last in job creation. The democratic party has had monopoly control over my hometown of Buffalo since 1961 when the city's population was 532,000. After 50+ years of monolithic democratic rule in city hall, Buffalo's population tumbled to 262,000 in 2010. I guess that says it all. But MINNEAPOLISMOTORMOUTH (HottJoe) hates statistical facts because it sheds the actual truth on the failures of the democratic party. Go figure.
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    Nov 22, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    " democratic do gooder initiatives "

    INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO MARRY IN 35 STATES...and counting.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 22, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    Determinate said" democratic do gooder initiatives "

    INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO MARRY IN 35 STATES...and counting.
    Turning most of the older northern cities into gloried section 8 poverty reservations where decay, disinvestment, and drugs are rampanticon_evil.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 22, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.


    Right, the Bush tax cuts were named after Democrat President Bush. Memory issues Joe?

    Marijuana Damages Brain for Life, Northwestern University Study

    The habit of smoking pot during teen years causes long-term brain damage, according to a Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study.

    Two years after young adults (early twenties) quit smoking marijuana, researchers found changes in the sub-cortical regions of their brains associated with memory and reasoning, indicating the long-term effects of chronic use. They were also found to perform poorly on memory tests.


    http://www.universityherald.com/articles/6232/20131216/marijuana-damages-brain-smoking-pot-brain-damage-northwestern-university.htm
    That sounds exactly like MINNEAPOLISMOTORMOUTH, no wonder he is an EXTREMIST LIBERAL HEN spitting out all the loony leftist hyperboleicon_lol.gif
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    Nov 22, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.

    You do realize that the single mom, working a part-time job making $7.50 per hour, with 18 kids in a three-room cottage also has to pay electric bills right?

    You do realize that your 18 kids comment reveals your disdain for single moms. Plus, democrats want to raise minimum wage way past 7.50 an hour.

    Either way, you can't argue with the science of climate change and maintain any credibility. Something needs to be done and young people see it as a bigger deal than retirees who don't give a fuck.


    Sure can't since it's been 'changing' for 4.7 billion years and unlikely to stop anytime soon.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 22, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian said
    HottJoe said
    libertpaulian saidMy fellow young people will change their minds once they have to actually pay the bills.

    Republicans only want to lower taxes for the top 1% though, so no one really listens to them when they talk about tax policy.

    You do realize that the single mom, working a part-time job making $7.50 per hour, with 18 kids in a three-room cottage also has to pay electric bills right?

    You do realize that your 18 kids comment reveals your disdain for single moms. Plus, democrats want to raise minimum wage way past 7.50 an hour.

    Either way, you can't argue with the science of climate change and maintain any credibility. Something needs to be done and young people see it as a bigger deal than retirees who don't give a fuck.


    Sure can't since it's been 'changing' for 4.7 billion years and unlikely to stop anytime soon.
    Probably if MINNEAPOLISMOTORMOUTH and others like him would stop smoking marijuana global climate change might slow down somewhaticon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • tazzari

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    Nov 22, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    I do not deny the existence of climate change. I just don't think that big government should get in the way of business, the free market, or individual freedom either.


    If not government (elected!), then who should? Surely business-as-usual isn't the way to stop pollution, deforestation, sprawling cities, floating continents of garbage, depleted fish populations, loss of farmland, etc.

    Take Climate Change out of the equation - what excuse do we have for wrecking the environment? Somehow "business" isn't a sufficient answer - and at the same time, renewable energy and related projects hold out a promise of huge business expansion and profit.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 23, 2014 1:22 AM GMT
    Every GOP presidential candidate will have to swear that climate change does not exist... it's what happened in 2012, and it's now part of the party's belief system, similar to their belief that gay Americans are second-class citizens who do not deserve to be treated equally under the law.
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    roadbikeRob said
    Determinate said" democratic do gooder initiatives "

    INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO MARRY IN 35 STATES...and counting.
    Turning most of the older northern cities into gloried section 8 poverty reservations where decay, disinvestment, and drugs are rampanticon_evil.gif


    Rob, Though I appreciate your perspective, I think you need to consider that you've created your own negative conditions.

    Few people living in your area could possibly be as unhappy as you present yourself.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 26, 2014 3:29 AM GMT
    Determinate said
    roadbikeRob said
    Determinate said" democratic do gooder initiatives "

    INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO MARRY IN 35 STATES...and counting.
    Turning most of the older northern cities into gloried section 8 poverty reservations where decay, disinvestment, and drugs are rampanticon_evil.gif


    Rob, Though I appreciate your perspective, I think you need to consider that you've created your own negative conditions.

    Few people living in your area could possibly be as unhappy as you present yourself.

    No my friend, the negative conditions in the older northern cities were created by the unchallenged, 50+ year rule of the democratic party and their disastrous urban policies.