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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Uh, Kids? You have to actually SHOW THE FUCK UP at the polls!
Posted by Jill | 9:40 AM
All through this primary season, we've heard a lot of holier-than-thou crap from young voters about how it's THEIR time, and WE fucked everything up and now THEY will take the reins and create a new day say hallelujah amen.

Sometimes it's been almost enough to drive one into the Hillary camp where people like me are SUPPOSED to be, were it not for the endless Clinton family drama and the sucking up to the very people we defended them against in the 1990's and the fact that Hillary is now saying that Israel is worth global thermonuclear war and proving she can be just as crazy as McCain is.

But what the kids don't seem to realize is that it's not enough to talk and blog and stuff envelopes and cold-call and knock on doors. THEY THEMSELVES HAVE TO SHOW THE FUCK UP AT THE POLLS.

And in Pennsylvania yesterday, they didn't:

It's pretty easy, based on the exit polls, to see where we went wrong. We had the black vote at 18% when it turned out to be 14-15%, and we had the under 45 vote at 41% when it turned out to be 31%.

58% of registered Democrats in Pennsylvania are over 45, which means that 42% are 45 or younger.And if only 31% showed up, well, that's a sizable part of the Obama loss margin right there.

Your guy doesn't win if you don't show up to vote, folks.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Huh. I'm a kid now? I don't know if I should be insulted or take it as a big compliment! ;-)