(Video) Why the elderly are fleeing the Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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Consider this to be a coda to yesterday’s post about the Gallup poll showing the electorally active senior vote shifting decisively away from the Democrats. It’s anecdotal evidence, but still illustrative:

Key line, per David Freddoso:

“Not only did my premium go up,” this 91-year-old New York gentleman notes, “but my coverage went down.”

And it’s not just the Democrats’ lock on the senior vote that’s been endangered by Obamacare’s trashing of the healthcare system: I don’t know how Mr. Centola’s son feels, but I’m willing to bet he’s not happy with the people who foisted this mess on the American people — and his father. Were it my parents or grandparents being jerked around like this, there would be steam coming out my ears and I’d be looking forward to the chance to vent it on election day. I suspect there are many more children and grandchildren who feel the same way.

Ticking off a large, politically active group is not a path toward happiness on election night.

Hectic day today, but I couldn’t let this one go by without notice.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    In the recently concluded primary voting here in TX, the polling station where I worked processed almost 900 voters, only five of whom were commiecrats. The rest were mostly elderly Republicans, some battling obvious physical limitations and possibly some ailments not readily apparent. The oldest of them all was 92.

  2. Carlos says:

    Yeah, the Democraps are having a real problem convincing those old enough to have been educated in a relatively good school system that what they were taught then was wrong, that two plus two doesn’t really equal four, and that just because premiums go up and coverage becomes non-existent doesn’t mean you’re not better off than before…

    Those typical Democrap lies only work on those young enough to have been indoctrinated by a communist union given free rein by the communist bureaucrap overseers in the government.