There’s something I’d like to clear up as my friends, and indeed the entire country, continue the relentless swing to the right. I am not leaning to the left because I lack maturity.
The claim is that young voters vote Democratic because of their idealism and that mature voters vote Republican becuse they are pragmatic, or seasoned, or wise, or whatever. I call bullshit. These same people have no problem with idealism when it inhabits a perfectly executed touchdown reception, golf swing, or automobile. They are less enthusiastic when idealism is trying to care for the sick, feed the hungry, or train an out of work septagenarian so that he can still be useful.
Stop calling the other side dumb. It doesn’t help.