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  1. #1 Poll Finds That 42% Of Young Americans Would Elect A Socialist President 
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    Poll Finds That 42% Of Young Americans Would Elect A Socialist President
    https://summit.news/2019/11/29/poll-...ist-president/

    19% Of Republicans would vote for socialism

    A new poll conducted by Rasmussen has discovered that 42% of Americans aged 18 to 39 would happily vote for a socialist presidential candidate.

    “Forty-one percent (41%) of Democrats say they would vote for a presidential candidate who identifies himself or herself as a socialist, but only 19% of GOP voters and 16% of unaffiliateds agree,” Rasmussen notes.
    I wonder who those 19% of Republicans would vote for socialism?

    Sad, that young people want to have socialism. They should go visit Venezuela, North Korea, or Cuba to see what socialism can do.
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    They’ve never done shit in their lives. That’s why socialism sounds great to them.
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    Typical Rasmussen 'bunny-hole' question.

    Proving nothing, when asked during an election-cycle. It's too broad.
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    Another factor in civil war II starting, probably the unseen qualifier that does get it cranked up.
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    My 19 year old niece declares herself a socialist. She has worked jobs since she was 14, so it's not like she's never done anything.

    She's just young. We argued about health care. I told her I liked my employer-paid plan and would like to keep it. I told her that people like her want me to give it up so that I can have some rotten government plan that won't provide for my needs as I get older.

    She also told me (regarding the New Green Deal) that it's easy for me to be against it because I'll be dead by the time it all catches up with everyone. I told her that I wasn't opposed to it completely, but it needs to be debated, researched and that compromises will probably be made because that is the democratic process, as opposed to a freshman congresswoman coming into the house and making demands that the policies be enacted as a whole without debate or looking at cost effectiveness.

    I'm waiting for her to say something about a classless society so I can throw a Lennon lyric at her. Her debate skills are getting better, I used to be able to use Grandpa's tricks on her and get her to say stupid things, like our gay wedding cake discussion, when I twisted it around until I got her to admit that gay lobby groups don't target Muslim bakeries because they are afraid they'll be killed-I then accused her of being a Muslim-hater".

    Even my sister, who also considers herself a socialist, thinks her eldest daughter needs a take down.
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    Kind of reminds me of graduating from tech school at Texas A&M in 1989... My parents: “So you’ll be getting the hell out of here soon then?” Me: “It can’t happen soon enough.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecate View Post
    Kind of reminds me of graduating from tech school at Texas A&M in 1989... My parents: “So you’ll be getting the hell out of here soon then?” Me: “It can’t happen soon enough.”
    Outta where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Outta where?
    I lived with them in San Antonio, while I went to Texas A&M. I worked part time at HEB at the time and took on no student debt. They kept a roof over my head while I finished what I had to do and I very much appreciate it. They couldn’t wait for me to get out, and I couldn’t wait to get out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tecate View Post
    I lived with them in San Antonio, while I went to Texas A&M. I worked part time at HEB at the time and took on no student debt. They kept a roof over my head while I finished what I had to do and I very much appreciate it. They couldn’t wait for me to get out, and I couldn’t wait to get out.
    Sounds like a win-win!
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