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The Baby Boomer Generation: trends, research, comment and discussion of the generation from 1946 - 1964. Includes bulletin boards, Sixties and Seventies music, culture, health and coverage of issues for Boomers

The Baby Boomer Generation is a source for trends, research, comment and discussion of and by people born from 1946 - 1964.

Covering issues on the Boomer Generation including original content for Boomers, bulletin boards, user comments, Sixties and Seventies music, Baby Boomer culture, health and coverage of issues for "Aging Hipsters."
May 5, 2010

Timothy McVey Was A Registered Republican

Here we go again - quick to seize on any bit of falsehood, the blogsphere, Facebook included, is abuzz with the still unsubstantiated rumor that Faisal Shahzad (the Times Square bomber) is a registered Democrat. And your point is what?

Painting with a broad brush like this is disingenuous, and designed solely for the purpose of pandering. If I believe the subtext of this rumor, then because I'm a Democrat, I must be an Islamic terrorist. Or worse yet, because I registered as a Republican in 1974, I must be some rabid tea partier. Neither of which is true.

Frankly, I think what I'm hearing is a collective sigh of relief from the right that this guy wasn't some home-grown terrorist, or a registered Republican like Timothy McVey. Fact is, these guys are stone-cold killers motivated by what they believe is a higher purpose - and party affiliation has nothing to do with their dementia.

And in case the right-leaning megaphone is about to blame Obama's immigration policy for giving this guy his citizenship, the facts are he got his Green Card during the Bush administration and he was a naturalized citizen by virtue of his marriage to an U.S. citizen.

Doesn't anyone check the source of this stuff? Are we so dead-set on advancing a myopic view that we lose sight of the obvious?


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