This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy discuss how the Democratic Party electorate may not be as young or educated as everyone’s been led to believe, will Gropey Joe Biden survive in the #MeToo era, Cory Booker’s plan to give every baby a grand, and the fireworks between Candace Owens and Democrat committee members during a hearing about hate crimes.
There’s a case to be made that Democrats are younger than they were at the beginning of the decade. Those younger than the age of 40, for example, made up 6 more points of the Democratic vote in the 2018 midterm than they did in the 2010 midterm, according to a Catalist (a Democratic firm) estimate of the national voter file. The exit polls illustrate a similar trend.But even if Democrats are younger than they once were, Millennials and Generation Z voters (roughly those younger than 40) are still very much the minority of Democrats. They made up just about 29% of all Democratic voters in the 2018 midterm, per Catalist. In fact even when you add in those 40 to 49 years old, you still only account for about 44% of Democratic voters in 2018. In other words, the AARP demographic (age 50 and older) were the majority (56%) of 2018 Democratic voters, per Catalist. And in case you were wondering, those ages 65 and older (27%) made up about double the percentage of Democrats who were younger than 30 (14%).
Creepy Uncle Joe’s behavior has finally upset the left
His non-apology, apology:
Joe says he can adjust to the “new” social norms… but are these new?
“I understand personal space is more important than it’s ever been.” pic.twitter.com/ZCLnHbyy3r
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 3, 2019
Cory Booker’s Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Reparations
Sen. Cory Booker is introducing a Senate bill to study reparations for African Americans — a companion bill to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s legislation on an issue that has become a litmus test for 2020 presidential hopefuls.
“I will be introducing a bill to study reparations proposals for African-Americans – the Senate companion to @JacksonLeeTX18’s HR40 bill,” Booker tweeted on Monday. “Our hope is this will finally begin to right the economic wrongs of persistent racism, white supremacy & implicit racial bias in our nation.”
The bill, H.R. 40, by Lee (D-Texas) would create a congressional panel to study the possibility of reparations for the descendants of slaves. Former Rep. John Conyers of Michigan first introduced the legislation in 1989.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is introducing a bill aimed at closing that gap. His idea is to give lower-income kids a sizable nest egg (nearly $50,000 in some cases) that they could use for wealth-building purchases, like a down payment on a house or college tuition.
These “opportunity accounts” would, theoretically, make sure all children have significant assets when they enter adulthood, rather than just those who grow up in wealthier homes.
Candace Owens Owning the Congressional Libs
Vox writer Matthew Yglesias praised progressive groups for misleading Americans about their taxes Monday.
In a tweet, Yglesias praised the “messaging success” over President Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The president signedthe bill into law in December 2017. At the time, then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said the bill would save families making $73,000 per year more than $2,000.