Monday, July 23, 2007

Leaving Boomers Behind

by Michael Barone - July 23rd, 2007 - The New York Sun

For the past 15 years, our politics has been a civil war between two halves of the baby boom generation —


We see it in the hate-filled reactions to Bill Clinton and George Bush. And we are tired of it. Most voters would like to move on to something new.

It's not clear whether we will.

To make this a confrontation about the baby boomer generation is rather myopic. This confrontation is about socialism, something that preceeded the baby boomers and that will not end with their passing.

The continuous failure, again and again, of the liberals favorite economic system has created a rage on the left that is not amenable to logic. This drives their hate and hostility against anyone who will not adopt their love of socialism. Two generations of the left's control of the Main Stream Media (MSM) has created a backlash on the right that is equally outraged and outrageous.

This is not about baby boomers. This is about socialism. Trying to tag this as a confrontation within one arbitrary generational boundary is ridiculous.


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