Monday, May 18, 2015

The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally.

[VV note: This article, of course, is referring to voters. But who needs older voters when special interests have gobs of money to buy influence, and when they can deceive still alive — physically if not mentally — voters that they are advocating in their best interests? Hell, most of the Supreme Court is still alive and the moneyed interests have them deceived!]

May 17, 2015

It turns out that one of the Grand Old Party’s biggest—and least discussed—challenges going into 2016 is lying in plain sight, written right into the party’s own nickname. The Republican Party voter is old—and getting older, and as the adage goes, there are two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Right now, both are enemies of the GOP and they might want to worry more about the former than the latter.

There’s been much written about how millennials are becoming a reliable voting bloc for Democrats, but there’s been much less attention paid to one of the biggest get-out-the-vote challenges for the Republican Party heading into the next presidential election: Hundreds of thousands of their traditional core supporters won’t be able to turn out to vote at all.

The party’s core is dying off by the day.

(More here.)


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