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Grandpa and Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan. Seniors love him

Paul Ryan: Not as scary to seniors as Obama had hoped

The Democrats were in full throttle glee last Saturday when Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan would join the GOP ticket. They were convinced Ryan’s ideas on Medicare would sink the Romney ship in less time than an iceberg sunk the Titanic.

Tom Freiling

Tom Freiling

It’s only been one week since Paul Ryan began his stomp around America, but so far America’s seniors aren’t so spooked. The initial polling data on Ryan’s Medicare proposals aren’t lining up with the DNC’s wildest dreams, while senior citizens in Florida are turning up in droves at pro-Ryan rallies.

What happened?

One thing we have to remember about liberals is that they tend to believe their own lies. It’s our saving grace on every election day.

The first lie liberals would like you to believe is that senior citizens as a demographic group voted for President Obama in the first place. But that’s not true. Seniors turned him down in 2008.

Shortly after the 2008 General Election, the voter research organization Democracy Corp released comprehensive exit poll data of senior citizens. The survey results were astounding – and not often cited by the mainstream media. If our seniors were given the chance in 2008 to choose our President, John McCain would have handily won the race. McCain won the senior vote by nearly 11%, a veritable landslide. In fact, a mere 36% of seniors registered as Independents voted for Obama. The Democrats saw positive shifts in almost every demographic group in 2008, except senior citizens.

The second lie liberals would like you to believe is that senior citizens care mostly about their own entitlements. I think nothing could be further from the truth.

Democrats like to put grandpa and grandma in a monolithic box. If you listened to Obama-Biden and the DNC, you’d think senior citizens were a bunch of immature, selfish, cry-babies clamoring for their entitlements.

But Democrats misjudge our country’s seniors. I think the “greatest generation” is sorry to see it’s children and grandchildren grow up as the “indebted generation.” They remember an America that was more free, in less debt, and took care of its truly needy and not a hand-out nation.

I think senior citizens are a lot smarter (and less afraid) than the Democrats give them credit for. And I doubt they’ll go hook, line, and sinker for Obama’s fear mongering on Medicare. I think they’ll case their vote on November 6 for the candidate they view as most likely to save their children from eventual financial ruin – rather than the candidate who promises short-term gain.

If any demographic understands long-term vs. short-term, it’s senior citizens.

Tom Freiling, Patriot Super PAC



5 thoughts on “Grandpa and Paul Ryan

  1. I love this column. And I love our senior citizens for these very reasons. If there’s any group that has learned sacrifice and unselfishness, it’s them. We should all take a lesson.

    Posted by Celia | August 18, 2012, 9:44 pm
  2. Well put. The democrats and media never let the truth get in the way of good propaganda material!

    Posted by Cucciolo | August 18, 2012, 11:58 pm
  3. We are senior citizens! We aren’t dummies! We aren’t afraid! We love our country! We are voting for Romney & Ryan!

    Posted by LDH/LMH | August 19, 2012, 1:40 pm
    • As the left always does, they are again underestimating the American people. In this case, they are underestimating our seniors.

      They forget that our seniors understand better than anyone what it means to tighten the belt, and make do with less. Many are children of the Great Depression.

      They forget that our seniors understand that our freedoms are not free. They know liberty comes with a heavy price. They have lived through wars, some through World Wars. They don’t take our liberty for granted, like so many in the younger generations.

      Our seniors are not stupid. They’re not easily scared, like the Democrats believe. It will take a lot more than the Democrat campaign scare tactics to shake these seasoned Americans who have lived through hard times and devastating war.

      The bottom line is…our seniors are the Greatest Generation, and they recognize that the America they knew, loved, and fought for is being eroded by the entitlement, dependency culture being pushed by the progressive Democrat machine.

      They believe in the American vision of Paul Ryan. That’s why they support him. And guess what? They vote.

      Posted by Red Pill Report | August 19, 2012, 2:19 pm
  4. I may be old, but I’m not a Communist! So, this senior is voting Romney/Ryan without hesitation. They are an All-American team.

    Posted by Rachel | August 25, 2012, 3:04 am

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