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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Geriatric Party

Quick, name a nationally prominent Republican who is under 60 years of age. Those paying even minimal attention to the political game can likely name Tim Scott (52), Marco Rubio (46), Mia Love (48), Ted Cruz (46), Rand Paul (54), and Trey Gowdy (51) among others.

Today’s Republican Party has something the Democrat Party is lacking: youth. Some of the would-be up-and-comers in the Democrat Party have had enough of being stymied and pushed to backbench status.

A recent Fox News column, “Pelosi bid to regain House speaker role facing new threat from rebel Democrats,” has shined a spotlight on what many in Democrat strategist circles will clandestinely confess is a mounting issue -- those in the spotlight, who have with firm control of funds, fundraising, and messaging are old: "A rebel group of Democrats in the U.S. House is pushing a petition to change party rules for electing their speaker -- in what is viewed as a bid to stop current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from regaining her former role."

A younger generation of Democrats is saying to the old codgers, "Move out of the way and let someone else have the reins!” Or at least let us touch them once in a while.


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