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Posted: 5/2/2011 6:38:31 PM EDT
What in the shit does this mean. Is there something on the intertubes I haven't read yet? One libfuck and one independatard friend of mine of Facebook have both used this phrase in some sort of commenting within the last 24 hours.

....I am under 40 and I am a republican. I see nothing wrong with this. In fact, I feel it makes me better than most people.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:40:17 PM EDT
I was conservative when I was in high school.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:42:48 PM EDT
I was born hating liberals.  
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:42:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 6:43:53 PM EDT by CujoTwoOne]





Originally Posted By DigDug:



I was conservative when I was in high school.



Me to and even before then, pretty much all my teachers had conservative ideas which I believe formed my current political beliefs. BTW this was in a public school





 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:43:40 PM EDT
The only thing I can think of is that retarded saying:

"If you're not a Democrat by 20 you have no heart.  If you're not a Republican by 40 you have no brain."

Which is fucking stupid.

<––-Conservative college student
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:44:37 PM EDT
I'm a republican under 30.  What's their point?
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:46:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CujoTwoOne:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.

Me to and even before then, pretty much all my teachers had conservative ideas which I believe formed my current political beliefs. BTW this was in a public school
 


Public school here too.  In Jr High I remember thinking how stupid Jimmy Carter was.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:55:05 PM EDT



Originally Posted By DigDug:


I was conservative when I was in high school.


This and not necessarily "Republican."



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:57:45 PM EDT
<––––- Republican under 20. Went to public school and lives in CA!
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 6:59:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:01:00 PM EDT
I misread the title as Republicans under 40"
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:02:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Blaze454:
I misread the title as Republicans under 40"


Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:03:39 PM EDT



Originally Posted By happycynic:


I was born hating liberals.  


This.



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:04:51 PM EDT




Originally Posted By DigDug:

I was conservative when I was in high school.


I was Conservative when I was 6.





I remember telling kids in 1st grade to tell their parents to vote for Ford.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:06:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.

I was Conservative when I was 6.


I remember telling kids in 1st grade to tell their parents to vote for Ford.



Newb.

I remember a friend and me chanting "Nixon, Nixon, he's our man, McGovern's in the garbage can."

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:08:07 PM EDT
My uncle has me write a book report on Where Liberals Go To Die, by James T Evans when I was in 7th grade.  
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:08:17 PM EDT
Well  I was 1 when I first voted republican.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:15:02 PM EDT
Some people mature faster than others.  
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:19:33 PM EDT
I am 30, grew up in SoCal and and 100% (R), rightwing, conservative. Dad was middle of the road on alot, though, very into guns, but more of a fud. Mom was not smart enough to have her own opionion. I became a conservative on my own accord.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:21:22 PM EDT
I was 19 the first time I voted, and I've never voted democrat.  My grandparents were pretty hardcore conservatives and that influenced me a lot.  I'm used to being a bit of a black sheep when it comes to my politcal views versus most people my age.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:21:33 PM EDT
I remember seeing Reagen speak when I was 12
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:22:51 PM EDT
I have a theory that most people (70% or so) are liberal throughout highschool and College. Then upon graduation and getting that "good" job, more tha half of them become more conservative. Once they see that 35% of the income that THEY EARNED is taken away and given to those that refuse to do anything for themselves, alot of people start to think more clearly.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:36:11 PM EDT
There is an old saying that goes:

"If you are under 30 and a Republican, you have no heart... If you are over 30 and Democrat, you have no brain".

I have been a Conservative Republican, since I was old enough to be anything.
I'm 40 now.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:37:16 PM EDT
Commies over 40 are pathetic.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:45:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cyclic240B:

Originally Posted By happycynic:
I was born hating liberals.  

This.
 


That.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:47:49 PM EDT
I was conservative before I even knew what it meant.  The economics behind conservatism is just plain common sense.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:50:48 PM EDT
I used to be a leftist then grew a brain
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 7:51:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By happycynic:
I was born hating liberals.  


this about sums me up.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:29:21 PM EDT
Keeping up with current political events is a lot of work. Most people don't have the time to do it. They don't know what to believe because every piece of political literature put out by politicians is political spin aimed at sugar coating the issues so as not to alienate independents. For many they just do what they're told and believe what they're told to believe......so considering who it is that runs our schools, the results are predictable.

Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:29:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.


Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:31:43 PM EDT
I am a CONSERVATIVE under 40.. I do not consider myself a republican though..
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:36:30 PM EDT
I am a Liberal.  Not that kind of liberal though.  More along the lines of Thomas Jefferson.

I am not a Progressive, and I have never in my life voted for a Democrat.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 9:57:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 10:02:54 PM EDT by bigstick61]
Originally Posted By ckichinko:
The only thing I can think of is that retarded saying:

"If you're not a Democrat by 20 you have no heart.  If you're not a Republican by 40 you have no brain."

Which is fucking stupid.

<––-Conservative college student


Many of Churchill's sayings were stupid.  The guy also flip-flopped politically more than John Kerry.  The guy could go from a classical liberal to a conservative to a socialist to something somewhere in between depending on what day of the week it was.

I've been a hardcore Rightist since I was in high school.  I may have started somewhere just to the right of neoconservatism when I started high school but by my junior year I had shifted very far to the Right.  By the time I was 17 I was even calling for an end to universal suffrage and my 2nd semester Poli Sci class my freshman year in college only reinforced and refined my views in that regard.  I think the assumption of many is that it is odd or even wrong (they should have been properly "educated") for young people to be on the Right.

Interestingly it was my interest in firearms that got me interested in political ideas and that point me in the "Right" direction.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:06:19 PM EDT
I was a "conservative" as a young kid.  My parents were big Reagan fans.  Then I got to highschool, and did that nonsense.  I self Identified as an "independent" since I could never really buy into the "Blame America" shit they were feeding us.  I stayed that way until my early 20s until 9/11 happened.  I shifted from center right to HARD right and joined the Marine Corps.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:06:33 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Mattyvac:


What in the shit does this mean. Is there something on the intertubes I haven't read yet? One libfuck and one independatard friend of mine of Facebook have both used this phrase in some sort of commenting within the last 24 hours.



....I am under 40 and I am a republican. I see nothing wrong with this. In fact, I feel it makes me better than most people.


Are they talking as though they have hope of turning us?  Never in a million years going to happen.



 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:10:25 PM EDT
I was a Reagan-loving conservative when I was really little.  I had some conservative teachers, but most were closet liberals who tried to sway us in class.  I spent most of high school and then college arguing with them.  Only made me more sure of my beliefs and better able to defend them.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:11:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.


Fucking this
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:18:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2011 10:19:41 PM EDT by raven]







Originally Posted By 103:




I was a Reagan-loving conservative when I was really little.  I had some conservative teachers, but most were closet liberals who tried to sway us in class.  I spent most of high school and then college arguing with them.  Only made me more sure of my beliefs and better able to defend them.




My best high school teacher was a liberal, and after I got to college I realized she was really a college-level professor who taught high school.  And yes, a raging liberal who taught US history from a social justice/progressive perspective.  It was so much fun to argue and debate her, the other students didn't even know what we were talking about.  But when we got into it they said 'Uh oh, Evan's going to make Mrs McCutcheon look stupid again."
 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:22:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By 103:
I was a Reagan-loving conservative when I was really little.  I had some conservative teachers, but most were closet liberals who tried to sway us in class.  I spent most of high school and then college arguing with them.  Only made me more sure of my beliefs and better able to defend them.

My best high school teacher was a liberal, and after I got to college I realized she was really a college-level professor who taught high school.  And yes, a raging liberal who taught US history from a social justice/progressive perspective.  It was so much fun to argue and debate her, the other students didn't even know what we were talking about.  But when we got into it they said 'Uh oh, Evan's going to make Mrs McCutcheon look stupid again."
 


haha––sounds similar to my experience.  My favorite professors were liberals.  Usually they were excited to have someone in their classes who would actually challenge them instead of put on knee pads.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:25:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
What in the shit does this mean. Is there something on the intertubes I haven't read yet? One libfuck and one independatard friend of mine of Facebook have both used this phrase in some sort of commenting within the last 24 hours.

....I am under 40 and I am a republican. I see nothing wrong with this. In fact, I feel it makes me better than most people.


Now if they called you a log cabin republican I could see you getting pissed.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:29:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.

I was Conservative when I was 6.


I remember telling kids in 1st grade to tell their parents to vote for Ford.


I was nine telling kids to support Regan!!  It never left me.  I have leaned that way all my life.
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 10:44:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By DigDug:


I was conservative when I was in high school.






 
Link Posted: 5/2/2011 11:40:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.

I was Conservative when I was 6.


I remember telling kids in 1st grade to tell their parents to vote for Ford.


You were a Republican.  If you were a conservative, you'd have told them to write in Reagan.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 12:01:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.

I was Conservative when I was 6.


I remember telling kids in 1st grade to tell their parents to vote for Ford.


At that age you're just mimicking what you hear your parents saying. You don't really think those young kids at protest marches carrying signs with their parents have really thought things out and reached a political position , do you?
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 12:01:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
In fact, I feel it makes me better than most people.


That's your pitfall.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 12:29:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.

I was Conservative when I was 6.


I remember telling kids in 1st grade to tell their parents to vote for Ford.


At that age you're just mimicking what you hear your parents saying. You don't really think those young kids at protest marches carrying signs with their parents have really thought things out and reached a political position , do you?


It really depends upon the child.  When I was 7 or 8, I remember arguing with my dad about whether or not Bush was really a Republican (because of the tax increases, I believe).  I will say that at that point I did not understand the differences between liberal Republicans and conservative Republicans (and Democrats for that matter).  It was very black and white––a Republican was a conservative and a Democrat was a liberal.

But I come from a very involved family.  Dinner conversation was always politics and foreign policy.  Heck, the last week of August 2001 my dad and I had dinner in Gainesville after he helped me move to college as a freshman.  At dinner we debated Al Qaeda, Islamic Brotherhood, OBL and when the US would finally start fighting back.  My dad expected me to know my stuff and be read for debate.  

Early on I have no doubt it was mimicry, but my views were far more libertarian than my dad's as far back as I can remember.  There were substantive issues I was forced to defend thereby deepening my understanding.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 12:57:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2011 1:03:47 AM EDT by Dan_Gray]
Nevermind, not worth it

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Link Posted: 5/3/2011 5:43:54 AM EDT
I don't know in what context the phrase was being used, but I take it by the tone of your post it was derogatory.  

If that's the case, then I would take it as an indication that "republicans under 40" are something they fear.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 5:47:36 AM EDT




Originally Posted By -Fozzy-:

<––––- Republican under 20. Went to public school and lives in CA!




Same for me here too! Certainly made high school that much more interesting with a predominately liberal student body.
Link Posted: 5/3/2011 5:49:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tango7:
Originally Posted By DigDug:
I was conservative when I was in high school.


This.


Link Posted: 5/3/2011 5:52:22 AM EDT
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