To Vox’s Matthew Yglesias, ‘GOP’ Might As Well Stand For ‘Grouchy Old Party’

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 17, 2014 9:41 AM

No, Vox blogger Matthew Yglesias has not suggested that an appropriate slogan for the current Republican party would be “Get off our lawn!” Yglesias did, however, argue in a Tuesday post that these days, conservative politics reeks of “oldsterism,” as evidenced by developments including righties advocating large budget cuts except for programs benefiting those 55 and older; “constant bickering about Ronald Reagan”; and George Will’s “column-length rant against blue jeans.” All that and more, Yglesias declared, adds up to a “cranky” GOP that won’t win the votes of most young people.

From Yglesias’s post (bolding added; italics in original):