Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blame Reagan and Gingrich

Why are there so few national Democratic leaders in their 40s and 50s?
My generation is smart, I guess.
Did Morning in America of the 1980s mean mourning for Democrats?
Meanwhile, like most of the Republican candidates, middle-aged conservatives spent their youth in the sunshine of the Reagan era, sometimes like Michael J. Fox’s Alex P. Keaton character, surprising their boomer parents with their right-wing views. Their early adulthood was shaped by the galvanizing backlash politics of Newt Gingrich, a mode that the candidates and their congressional counterparts are now taking to absurd extremes.
Thanks, Gipper.

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