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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:28 PM

 

No malarkey? Biden's old-school slogan gets mocked and praised in Iowa

[link:https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/02/democrat-voters-biden-malarkey-campaign-slogan-074727|

"I’m afraid he’s going to be disregarded as, 'Ok, boomer,'" says one Iowa voter.

By NATASHA KORECKI 12/02/2019 05:01 AM EST

CARROLL, Iowa – “NO MALARKEY!” screams the campaign slogan on Joe Biden’s bus chugging through 18 Iowa counties this week. At stops along the way, aides hand out stickers and posters featuring the rallying cry.

But when one high schooler attending the former vice president’s event in Council Bluffs was asked whether she knew what malarkey means, she squinted up at the massive bus with a puzzled look.

“Malarkey?” Cece West asked. “I’ve never heard of it before.”

West’s response highlights a potential problem with a term that Biden has put at the center of his candidacy in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. And some of the complaints about it are an extension of how Biden skeptics feel about the candidate himself.

They don’t love or hate the slogan. Some of them said it’s kind of funny; others, kind of corny. While some voters welcomed the slogan as a throwback to a calmer era, others said it will only alienate younger voters.

But many said, bottom line, they don’t quite get it.

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more malarkey at the link
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:29 PM

1. According to Oxford Dictionaries, malarkey is "meaningless talk;

 

nonsense," it came into use in the 1920s and its specific origin is unknown. There is an Irish name — Mullarkey.
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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:32 PM

2. Yes it's an Irish expression and Biden is Irish

 

Blarney means about the same thing.
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:35 PM

4. Right.

 

Kind of: talk that aims to charm, pleasantly flatter, or persuade.
"he had the “street charm” of an Irish politician, but this blarney concealed his inner self"

Kissing the Blarney Stone is said to bestow "the gift of eloquence," otherwise known as the gift of gab or just being a really good talker, upon those who pucker up. ... To properly kiss the Blarney Stone, the kisser must lean backwards and essentially kiss the stone upside down
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:34 PM

29. I'm Boston Irish....we would say, "Cut the malarkey." when

 

people were giving us bull****!
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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:05 AM

64. He actually has the definition painted on the side of his tour bus:

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:33 PM

3. Most young people won't get it but the little old ladies in the Bingo group will love it.

 

No Malarkey there, and I'm not Irish.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:37 PM

6. Those little old ladies vote.

 

And at a pace roughly double that of the young.

Alienate them at your candidate's peril.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:40 PM

9. Yeah, the article said older people vote, and we sure do. I've never missed an election in my life.

 

My candidate will do just fine. The article also said young people don't get the term. Maybe we shouldn't alienate them.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:42 PM

11. Here is some history

 



The heyday of “malarkey” on the pages of The Post came in the 1980s. There were a few little bursts before, including in the late 1800s, when Washington Senators pitcher John Malarkey was racking up a grim 2-10 record over three seasons. In the 1940s, Western High School slugger Jack Malarkey got fairly regular write-ups in the paper. By the 1980s, though, the word’s appearances were mostly of the sort that Biden would appreciate. By the 2000s, the popularity of the word had died again.

Google’s extensive index of books allows us to see how the popularity of words evolves over time. Its Ngram tool shows the frequency of words as a percentage of all words from books published in a particular year.

That data shows that use of “malarkey” spiked in books in the 1980s, just as it did in The Post. Interestingly, “malarkey” seems to have edged out “malarky,” with the latter spelling dying out from the 1960s on, as use of the former continued to gain steam. There’s a slight drop-off beginning about 2004; the Google Books data only goes through 2008.
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:46 PM

15. I've seen you post that in several Ops today, I know the story behind his name for his tour.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:23 PM

28. Talk about living in the past... and that's no malarkey!!

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:58 PM

38. I'm sort of curious...

 

...what trump's going to do with it in the next couple of days...

...I'm sure he'll have fun with it...
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:35 PM

5. How many Biden bashing posts does this make for you in the past 2 days?

 

Trying way too hard!!
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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:41 PM

31. Alert if you don't like it

 

Oh that's right you have. They have not gone your way. You have no problem with Bernie being shit on, but Biden is special. Give it a rest.
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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:12 PM

43. If you look at my posts I don't "shit" on ANY candidate. As far as things going my way, who's the

 

Front runner????

So if you don’t like it....
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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:15 PM

48. Really?

 

Keep going it is very telling and quite funny.
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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #48)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:21 PM

53. Really!

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:42 PM

32. Padt two days? More like every chance he gets

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:38 PM

7. Seems like everyone has forgotten the 2012 VP debate

 

"Malarkey" was the best line of the night and iconic Biden. He's playing off of that and I think it's great, and I'm no boomer for whatever that's worth.

Not surprising some people have forgotten all about 2012 though, considering some folks at that time were pretty vocal about having Obama primaried
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:44 PM

12. That was a great line. Do you think 10 year old kids were impressed with it though? nt

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:47 PM

16. Besides the fact that 10 yr olds don't vote.. what do 10 yr olds get outside of their world?

 

Seriously... it’s not meant to appeal to pre teens
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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:51 PM

20. Eighteen year olds certainly do vote. And they were bout 10 when that debate happened.

 

But our politicians should make an attempt to appeal to and draw them in.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:54 PM

22. They vote at half the rate of the "old ladies" that you summarily dismiss.

 

And Biden wasn't targeting 10-year-olds in that debate. The assertion that he should have been speaking to them in preparation for an election eight years later is ridiculous. And hilarious.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:13 PM

44. Thank you!!

 

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:21 AM

81. Who said he was targeting 10 year olds? No one ever. I pointed out that in the article, that

 

I actually read, it was said that young people didn't know what the word malarkey means. Why? Because they would have been about 10 when he used that word. And few 10 year old kids listen to debates. Now those kids are young 18 year old voters and listening to the candidates.. How you came up with anyone saying
that he should have been speaking to them in preparation for an election eight years later is ridiculous. And hilarious.
is in fact actually sad.


TwilightZone

22. They vote at half the rate of the "old ladies" that you summarily dismiss.
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And Biden wasn't targeting 10-year-olds in that debate. The assertion that he should have been speaking to them in preparation for an election eight years later is ridiculous. And hilarious.


They will vote after we old ladies are gone. I don't know how old everyone here is but myself and some of the people here that I know IRL don't have that many elections left. No one lives forever. Dems should start including them, listening to and addressing their concerns and make an effort to get them in our party. ymmv.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:17 PM

27. Should candidates start flinging boogers?

 

Pretty sure that 10-year-olds have always been impressed by that.
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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #27)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:44 PM

33. Maybe you were

 

I have 4 children and none of them were impressed by boogers at the age of 10.
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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:57 PM

37. Thanks for sharing. (n/t)

 

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:01 PM

39. Have fun with boogers

 

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #39)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:15 PM

47. I do rather enjoy using them to yank out hairs.

 

It may one day be my only true pleasure.
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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:19 AM

73. My 10 year old granddaughter paid more attention to Obama when he was first running than I did

 

The disdain for young voters by many is disgusting.
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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:13 AM

71. Right over your head. They aren't 10 years old anymore, they are old enough to vote.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #71)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 11:00 AM

85. Yet you presume they vote based on what "impressed" them when they were?

 

How did we end up with Ronald Reagan instead of President Bobby Sherman?

n.b.: For you whippersnappers...

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Response to Autumn (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:45 PM

34. I'm sure there is a plethora

 

of words that young people are unfamiliar with, but like all of us they will learn them over time. Meanwhile, they can very quickly pull out their phones and Google it! This is a non-issue.
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Response to PatSeg (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:14 PM

46. +1000.... oh but there are those that want it to be an issue!

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #46)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:01 AM

62. Yeah

 

And next week it will be another silly issue. Primaries really do get goofy.
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Response to PatSeg (Reply #34)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:15 AM

72. Who said it was an issue? I simply made a point that Dems should make the attempt to draw

 

in the young people.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #72)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:35 AM

74. Yes, they should

 

It was the original post that made it an issue.
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Response to PatSeg (Reply #74)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:54 AM

76. I don't see how it's an issue. No surprise that young people wouldn't know that word

 

and old people do. An article pointing that out is posted and the outrage commences.
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:45 PM

13. It seems that a lot of people weren't politically active before 2015.

 

Particularly supporters of certain candidates. So, the context might be lost on them.
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:50 PM

19. Yeah "the mockers" have no clue.. Here's the Vid of the famous Malarkey

 

in the 2016 debate when Paul Ryan, the loser, spewed his bullshite.. Biden said "Malarkey!"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287363939#post9

Winning is Never out of date!

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:16 PM

49. Thx for posting Cha! Right winning is never out of date....that's Joe

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:40 PM

8. Washington Post-Analysis: The unexpected nostalgia of Biden's "malarkey"

 

This amuses me. The Washington Post has a great discussion on this history and use of the term marlarkey



Former vice president Joe Biden is aggressively and self-consciously the following things, in no particular order: Irish American, older, a regular guy. Were those traits structured into a Venn diagram, there would be few better words to sit at the center where all three meet than a single word: Malarkey.

Biden loves the word malarkey, so much so that it didn’t take much for me to dig into The Washington Post’s video archive to find this compilation of times that Biden has referred to things using the term. Asked what, exactly, the word meant during the 2012 vice presidential debate, he said that it meant “stuff,” which was his older, regular guy way of saying that it meant BS (which is itself a Post way of saying a particular expletive).....

Cultural phenomenons recur in a cyclical fashion, though the duration of those cycles isn’t constant. It seems feasible that the 1980s brought nostalgia for a term that had emerged 30-plus years earlier — and that Biden is single-handedly powering a renaissance another 30-plus years on. “Malarkey” may be doing for Biden what “Make America Great Again” did for Trump on a smaller scale in evoking the era of President Ronald Reagan.

Most of his embrace of the term is about branding, reinforcing his political identity, and the traits we identified at the beginning of the article. He’s the guy who called Republican ideas “malarkey” and he’s the guy who uses terms like “malarkey” because he’s old and centered and willing to use normal-guy terms like “malarkey” even if that is abnormal.

There’s a corniness to it that is on-brand for Biden. It’s the sort of thing that seems like it could appeal to older voters (and older white voters) more than anyone else. That’s a group that makes up a large chunk of the population, if only a smaller part of the Democratic primary electorate. (Biden’s distinctive strength in the primary is among black Democratic voters.)
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:40 PM

10. The Washington Post disagrees with Politico

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287365167

Hmm, I wonder which media outlet we should take more seriously. Politico exists to rile people up and generate clicks.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:48 PM

17. +1000

 

I used to read their site, support them... not anymore... not for some time
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:52 PM

21. The "mockers" lose.. and so did Paul Ryan when VP Biden

 

told him "Malarkey!"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287363939#post9
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:46 PM

14. Yet "The corn is as high as an elephant's eye by the 4th of July" is common knowledge.

 

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Response to Deb (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:50 PM

18. Now now... some might think that isn't cool or politically correct...

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:55 PM

23. He should have gone with "NO BULLSHIT!"

 

Seriously, who ever advised this should be fired. It makes Biden come off as a Twentieth Century man. Old and outdated. That is totally the wrong thing to be doing.

Biden is a good man and I think would make a good president. He needs better advisers.
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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:17 PM

50. Since he is the front runner why is it you are so sure he needs to "handle it" differently?

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:03 PM

24. Whats the over/under for daily number of Biden bashes ?

 

I need to make some quick cash!
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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:18 PM

51. Let me know... I could use some holiday cash myself!

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #51)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:35 PM

59. Play the #5 horse at Woodbine in the 7th race

 

Really. If you know how.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:11 PM

25. You go, Joe. You have been pushing back against malarkey for decades:

 

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Way before white candidates his age noticed black people.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:12 PM

26. Biden envy is going around lol nt

 

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Response to msongs (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:34 PM

30. Lol. Some form of delusional. It can hit the best people the hardest. Poor guy just happens to be

 

the best qualified and likable and it sets off mass fear.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:53 PM

35. " "I'm afraid he's going to be disregarded as, 'Ok, boomer,'" says one Iowa voter. "

 

...it does sound a little old-school corny...

...considering it's meant to contrast Joe with the lying Great Satan, it does seem to lack the necessary aggressiveness and teeth...

...my granddaughter asked me what 'no malarkey' actually meant...I started to answer, thought about it and said I wasn't sure...

...I prefer 'no bullshit'...

...but then that's me...
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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:05 PM

41. So far, not disregarded. And he's the candidate with the most recent experience in national

 

governance at the highest level. Tell your little one about malarkey and drek, another Americanism.
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:20 PM

52. +1000

 

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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:13 PM

45. " Malarkey!" is what Biden said to Paul Ryan when he beat him

 

at the debate in 2012.

Winning is Never out of date.

The vid is posted here..

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287363939#post9
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Response to Cha (Reply #45)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:57 PM

61. "Winning is never out of date (Cha)." Never. Ever.

 

You go, Joe
America and the world need you.
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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #61)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:04 AM

63. Yes, I've been

 

going with that!
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Response to myohmy2 (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:23 PM

54. Who would write no bullshit on the side of a bus?

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #54)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:07 AM

69. Well, there is that. Who would? Amazing. Complaining that no one understands the word, then

 

that it’s a vintage word, now that Joe should have chosen the most vulgar translation of it.

MALARKEY!

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:56 PM

36. If you think OK Boomer is fun and acceptable,

 

Wait until you find the cranky Boomer who really takes offense and kicks your ass!

Let's lose that expression before someone gets hurt for real!

It's insulting and at work may get you fired!
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Response to SCVDem (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:03 PM

40. Lol Ok

 

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:24 PM

55. Just an FYI Joe is not a boomer

 

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:44 PM

60. In general.

 

Nip it in the bud!
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Response to SCVDem (Reply #36)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:56 AM

78. OK Boomer. /nt

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:07 PM

42. Again, I'll post my warning!

 

I'm in the camp, if not the age group that fears alienation of the youth vote we so desperately need.
It takes only one blundered response to a debate question to sink a candidate.
I've been bashed by the "Biden is the only choice" cabal here on DU so often I've lost count, and I'll likely elicit another such response by stating this:
Which of our candidates can maintain complete equanimity yet sharply retort every attack without a single hiccup stating only the facts and present realistic yet highly progressive plans will motivate a massive youth vote. Time and debates will tell, and adherence to sticking with the middle road, reach-across-the-isle, lukewarm politics during an era when our youth are at great economic uncertainty is a losing proposition.
Without that exact candidate, we're heading for a repeat episode of the 2016 false confidence debacle. We're up against far worse election rigging than ever before, and we need a candidate that excites the youth vote more than ever before.
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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:29 PM

57. If the youth voted I'd think differently. It's a different excuse every election cycle as to why

 

We could own this country and the government if they did...sadly they don’t.
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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:42 AM

82. From what I see. It seems many Dems think that the young people are not needed, nor wanted

 

in their party.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #82)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:55 AM

83. Exactly my fear, a repeat of the false confidence

 

And the number of write-in votes Bernie earned proves that "they don't vote" complacency wrong, very wrong. Many of those were co-workers of mine, frustrated with lukewarm candidates, fearful of environmental and economic uncertainty, and a few who albeit pleasant young folks to work with, are sadly lacking in intellect, and voted for the Orange menace we get sickened by daily.
This Gen-X'er "settled" for Hillary. I'll vote for whoever the Dem nominee turns out to be, but I'm hearing the same thing: they want change. They aren't (exception of one low intellect young voter I know) afraid of "socialism".
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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #83)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:58 AM

84. The Democratic party should be the party that does things for the people. The party that

 

address their concerns and their needs. That's how we win, that's how Obama won. We won't win by saying that's not going to happen.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:25 PM

56. It is perfect. Absolutely perfect. It is a word Biden has used often over

 

the years. Malarkey: it is a perfect description of the Trump WH and all Republicans. It speaks to an older, white generation of Obama voters who voted for Trump. If the rest of us will let it be it could garner Biden a landslide in the General Election. It needs to be repeated and repeated as MAGA was. Only No Malarkey is not only simple, it is also authentic to how Biden will run against Trump if Biden wins the nomination.
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Response to applegrove (Reply #56)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:31 PM

58. Perfect!! Thank you

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:33 AM

65. Alienated by a word they never heard before?

 

Geez. Increase your vocabulary.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:38 AM

66. Wait, why do "FDR Democrats" suddenly have a problem with old-school slogans?

 

And slogans from the '60s?
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:20 AM

67. Love No Malarkey

 

Now if we could just bring back Golly...
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 06:50 AM

68. I like the slogan.

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:30 AM

70. I suppose a benign word is as good a thing as any to throw at the wall.

 

Malarkey, indeed.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:49 AM

75. OMG; if high school girls don't get it, Biden is doomed! Doomed!

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:55 AM

77. It was better before it became a tagline

 

It now feels like hamfisted marketing versus its off-the-cuff endearing origin.
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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #77)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:59 AM

79. I think you are correct /nt

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:21 AM

80. "He's saying 'no bullsh--,'" says 34-year-old Bear Unruh of Carroll, Iowa."

 

EOM
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