NYT: Millenials and Gen Z Are Leaning Left and Show No Signs of Change

New York Times: “When the Pew Research Center studied [whether voters become more conservative as they age] in 2013, for example, it found that the cohort of baby boomers who turned 18 under Richard Nixon was much more Democratic than the later cohort of boomers who turned 18 under Jimmy Carter.

“Overall, according to the General Social Survey, boomers, who came of age during the turmoil and transformation of the 1960s and 1970s, are still more liberal than not. Gen Xers, who came of age during the Reagan revolution, started off more conservative than their older counterparts and have become the most consistently conservative generation in the electorate.

“The case of Millennial voters is where things start to get interesting. As children of 9/11, the War on Terror and the 2008 financial crisis, Millennials — born between 1981 and 1996 — entered the electorate much more Democratic than their immediate predecessors. But while they have gotten a little more conservative in the years since, it has been at a much slower rate than you’d expect.

“What’s more, the gap in the number of Millennials who identify as Democrats rather than Republicans is huge, with more than twice as many self-identified Democrats as Republicans. The next cohort on the roster, Gen Z, is even more liberal and Democratic than Millennials, and shows no indication of becoming substantially more conservative as it ages.”

Ask Dr. Democrat: When are Biden’s Poll Numbers Going to Improve?

Dear Dr. Democrat,

When/if do you expect President Biden’s approval numbers to exceed 43? Do you think there will be a sudden turn or a gradual one? I guess I’m wondering how you see it playing out since my understanding is that you think Biden will win.

Just Curious in Jacksonville

Dear Curious:

Let’s hope Joe Biden gets a rally-round-the-flag effect from the current international crisis in the Middle East very soon. Bibi Netanyahu sure hasn’t.

Biden’s polling will turn around by the time primary voting starts early next year, if not sooner. We’re having a shadow Democratic primary right now: It’s Biden versus an unknown youthful godlike figure, and the godlike figure is winning. The problem is, he or she is not real. Just like what happened at the end of the primaries in 2020, Biden will be a better choice than an imaginary candidate who never materializes.

Just as importantly, the GOP nominee will be against reproductive freedom, gun sense and climate initiatives — all of which was polling above 60% the last time I checked. Not to mention educational freedom, voting rights, LGBT rights, etc., etc. In other words, a very toxic running very far from mainstream voters.

It’s not going to be easy. It never is. A lot of our coalitions are uneasy and unhappy, as they always are. But every GOP candidate who’s polling around 2% is telling us that he or she is a threat to democracy and opposes all those things our side believes to be essential.

When that threat materializes next year, it will be very motivating indeed.

California GOP Conclave Laughs at Plight of Elderly Victim of MAGA Political Violence

When their wannabe dictator Dear Leader says, "Laugh," they say, "How loud?"

Yahoo News: “Former President Donald Trump drew laughs from California Republicans on Friday after he ripped Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and mocked her husband, Paul Pelosi, over a brutal hammer attack against him.

“’We’ll stand up to crazy Nancy Pelosi, who ruined San Francisco. How’s her husband doing, by the way, anybody know?’ said Trump in remarks at a California GOP convention.

“’And she’s against building a wall at our border even though she has a wall around her house, which obviously didn’t do a very good job.’

“Trump was referring to the attack that left Paul Pelosi with serious injuries after a man entered the Pelosis’ San Francisco home in an alleged attempt to kidnap the now-former House speaker in October 2022.”

Because of class-less, cruelty-is-the-point public displays like this California’s MAGA-driven Republican Party has been shedding registered voters since the 1990s. Today just 23.8 percent of Californians are registered Republicans. Democrats are 46.9 percent of the electorate – up 5 percentage points in the past five years; independents are 22.5%.)

Trump Demonstrates Cognitive Impairment in Speech to Christofascist Conclave

Warns Biden will start World War II; claims he's leading Obama in the polls

Logo for rally of Christian fascists in Washington, DC

Daily Beast: “‘Just think of it,’ Trump said. ‘We would be in World War II very quickly if we’re going to be relying on this man.’ This is unlikely; World War Two ended 78 years ago. Trump also seemed to suggest that he is leading former President Barack Obama in polls of the 2024 race, despite Obama not being in the contest. ‘As you know, crooked Joe Biden and the radical left thugs have weaponized law enforcement to arrest their leading political opponent, and leading by a lot, including Obama—I’ll tell you what,’ Trump said.”

Nazi Marcher in Orlando Shouts, ‘We’re All DeSantis Supporters!’

Neo-Nazi marchers in Orlando in September 2023 who shouted, "We're all DeSantis supporters!"
Neo-Nazi marchers in Orlando in September 2023 who shouted, “We are all DeSantis supporters!”

Rolling Stone: “Members of white supremacist and antisemitic hate groups marched outside Orlando, Florida, on Saturday screaming invectives, raising the Nazi salute, and yelling ‘Heil Hitler’ and ‘white power.’

“’We are everywhere!’ neo-Nazis can be heard shouting in a video shared by former Florida House of Representatives member Anna V. Eskamani. Later in the footage, they yelled, ‘Heil Hitler’ while performing a Nazi salute…

“When right-wing figure Laura Loomer appeared at the march, recording the Neo-Nazis with her cell phone, the crowd began to chant ‘faggot, faggot’ in her direction. Loomer explained she was at the rally because she was getting her hair done nearby.

“’We’re not voting Trump, Laura!’ one marcher shouted at her. ‘We’re not voting for the right wing! It’s the kike wing.’

At this, another marcher shouted, ‘We’re all DeSantis supporters!’”

DeSantis Super PAC Admits ‘Electile Dysfunction’ – ‘We Need to Stay up and Go Hard’

From an urgent plea to donors from Puddin’s Super PAC: “Said strategist Jeff Roe, on a leaked recording: ‘Now let me tell you a secret — don’t leak this. We need to do this now. We’re making a move now. The day after Labor Day we’re launching and we need your help to stay up and go hard the rest of the way. We need 50 million bucks.'”