My Generation





By Frank Green

After seniors walloped Democrats out of office this past election, it revived the idea, and the frustration, that the left simply can’t win over old people. That they’re too hidebound and bigoted to embrace progressive ideas. That people just get cranky and right wing when they’re old.

Turns out that’s not true. Right now we just happen to have a conservative batch of old people, but that hasn’t happened always been the case and it won’t always been the case. The senior vote is traceable back to whichever party was popular about 60 years earlier, when the views of the current seniors were getting formed. In other words, old people are just like everyone else.

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