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petebrown
petebrown
I try to avoid comforting predictive political theories of the Coming Democratic Majority variety, but I have to think there are a bunch of Republican-affiliated demographers looking at images like this and feeling nervous about the future.

adiabatic
adiabatic

@petebrown The most interesting thing about the Judis and Teixeira book is that its authors have opposite(ish) opinions now.

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petebrown
petebrown

@adiabatic Yeah, while I appreciate that they’re not still banging the drum for their original premise, it kinda seems like they’ve just swung the same error in the opposite direction.

adiabatic
adiabatic

@petebrown No, I mean, Judis has changed his mind but it seems Teixeira still thinks the literal EDM is on track. If both Judis and Teixeira thought that we'd be in for a permanent GOP majority (or otherwise had the same opinion as each other) that'd be less interesting, IMO.

chris
chris

@petebrown I saw David Hogg interviewed and they have plans for another march on the anniversary of Columbine and a town hall in every Congressional district. They may be young, but they know that all of this is just the prelude to an election. They are amazing.

petebrown
petebrown

@adiabatic Ah, sorry—I misunderstood. I’ll admit I haven’t really kept up with either of them in the intervening years.