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  •  This isn't the anti-Vietnam crowd in power (3+ / 0-)
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    Rick Aucoin, Zinman, kurt

    This is the conservatives who were corrupt before they went after government power and lied their way into office. Since then many of them have lied, stolen and manipulated their way to wealth because they had control of government power. The Great Recession is the fruits of their efforts, and they have built on it with Shock Doctrine tactics to prevent any regulation of the industries and banks who created the mess America is currently in.

    The baby boomers were not all of one mind, I can assure you. Many like Mitt Romney were pro-war (but send the plebeians to fight), anti-union and anti-Civil Rights.

    The fact that it has become harder and more expensive to work and also raise children at the same time there have been no real pay increases since 1980 have kept a lot of people out of politics. Politics is a leisure activity.

    Then a lot of baby boomers bought the idea that increased Civil Rights to Blacks and women have meant that the income Whites had earned was being given away to minorities. A lot of the boomers when they got some reward felt it threatened and adopted the popular conservative ideas. Not all of us did, but a lot.

    Then there has been the massive growth of the conservative think tank industry feeding propaganda into the public media even as the mass media itself has been dying off.

    All of this and America has elected as Presidents one paranoid nasty crook with an even more crooked Veep, a senile manipulable actor, and then handed the Presidency to the idiot first son of a Texas Oil family.

    You ask what happened to the baby boomers. You know them. They're the generation that is starting to retire now and has no savings, no pension, their kids have moved back in and brought the grandchildren, and meanwhile their home has lost its value even if it wasn't foreclosed by a thieving crooked bank. Some are caring for wounded veterans. Oh, and don't forget that Boehner, Cantor, Ryan and the insane tea baggers are fighting hard to take away their Medicare and social security.

    Does that explain to you what happened to the baby boomers? They damned sure aren't the ones in power in Washington right now.

    The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 04:00:33 PM PDT

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