He's got a point
By - killHACKS
I just turned 35 yesterday. Now to find a billion dollars
Hey, I turned 35 last week! We’re you ‘04? 👩🎓
I just turned 36, but ‘04
Someone has a fall birthday
Unless they're time travellers, I think it's safe to say they were.
I was confused for a second since i thought you meant *2004*, the year i was born
I think they meant 2004, as in graduated high school in 2004.
Hello fellow Gen Z.
I'm also 35 and graduated in 04!
I just turned 35 on Wednesday! Who wants to GoFund my presidential campaign?
I will but in order for my bank to send your bank money, I'll need you to write me a $1,000.00 check. I'll return back to you immediately, of course. It's a complicated banking system ya know?
So… is my platform “I’m 35 and sick of this bullshit”?
So its official.. This is the Reddit primary?
Vote JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion.
Y’all are gonna wanna support Pete Buttigieg
Just gofundme it. People throw money away on there all the time. I'll vote for you if you aren't batshit crazy.
Ok but our generation doesn’t even want to turn 30
I've been 29 for 8 years now and I'm confused why everyone is so afraid of 30. 🤷♂️
Beginner. My moms been 29 for almost 40 years now. She’s got some real magic in her.
You’ll all learn that 30s are so much better than your 20s
I can’t see how it could be worse
Exactly. I wouldn’t want to be in my 20s again
To be honest I also can’t see it going better either, I just see a depressed idiot working a horrible job, the same thing I do already
Least you have a job mate.
Source: unemployed depressed idiot
I work for my family and they don’t pay me
This one is way more accurate; plus, your body starts to betray you.
My back already hurts
Old people stop acting like you're a teenager who they treat like child (mostly), so that's nice.
But I like being a child
Except for the random unexplained injuries.
That probably happened in your 20s coming back to haunt you.
But I do agree about this. The body certainly is reminding you that you aren’t in your 20s anymore.
*laughs in 33.
Better then the next generation who may want to get 30 but doesn't know if they can manage to get 30
I turned 30 this year. Actually loving it!
My generation is 45-55 and we haven't even gotten a chance yet
That, IMHO, is when it starts getting good.
The problem is, if you have any new, different, or good ideas you will never get a party endorsement, and without that, the media will not follow you, and without that, you lose.
Yeah the real suggestion is when we all turn 70 to vote for a 35 year old instead of a 70 year old
Time for a new media
Trump did it by being a populist. The “establishment” Republicans all hated him.
Kind of, but he got away with it by having identical policies to all the other republicans, so it didn't actually threaten those in power.
Yeah, they would've preferred Jeb, but that's just more to save face.
I mean you said that without a party endorsement, the media won’t follow you and it’ll make it impossible to be elected. Trump didn’t get endorsed by the establishment. He made the establishment bend over to him because he convinced a bunch of racists to outnumber the “normal” Republicans.
I agree with him not going TOO far from conservative policies though. So I agree with you in that.
Your cynicism is misplaced. Bernie got tons of media attention. So did Trump.
But media attention isn't a 1:1 to votes. You still need the votes. And there are too many millennials who would rather bitch about X or Y (incorrectly) than actually *fucking vote.*
Yes, Bernie got lots of media attention, but the bottom line is that the party didn't give him the nomination, they went with someone who represented the status quo.
The party doesn't hand out the nomination you numbskull. It's decided by voters who vote in the primaries.
Holy fucking moly.
Why are Berners *so fucking dumb?*
Or you can be like Bernie where the media will cover you constantly, but with relentless attacks.
That was kind of Pete Buttigieg's whole thing....
Yeah the reason why these old people keep on getting voted in is because young people don’t vote
But it was Pete Buttigieg…
Who is great.
I found him easy to understand but unfortunately today people want sound bites and not complex reasoning.
It’s not so much word salad as it is vapid. There’s no substance. He tries to appeal to the masses, but can’t even do that because he doesn’t ever actually take a position on either side of any issue. He rarely commits, and when he does, he often changes his stance once he’s in front of a different audience. In this way, he is very similar to Trump—a chameleon, willing to say whatever his current audience wants to hear.
Much of it is also consultant/business-speak. As a consultant, this was one of the first things I picked up on, and I’m fairly certain anyone who’s ever dealt with consultants also identified this pretty quickly. He often reframes things, diverts, and is intentionally obscure.
Was he, though?
Yes. He’s consistently spot on in so many ways. His infrastructure plans are great. Pete going on foxnews and showing them all whose boss every once in a while is hysterical, and he works on his short comings.
He wasn’t ready to be President yet. But that doesn’t make him not great. (And tbh, most 35 year olds aren’t. Just not enough experience. It really should have been either Harris, Booker, or Gillibrand. But I honestly can’t be mad at Biden so far.)
I liked Pete at first, but once I started reading about his time as mayor, I just can’t support him anymore. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He was a *terrible* mayor. Sure, he’s attended top institutions and says all the right things, but when it came down to it, Pete never followed through on anything.
He’s a true politician; a bullshit artist. I don’t trust him at all.
He has brought some good ideas to the table regarding infrastructure. I’ll give him that.
This. Thank you. He’s so transparent and I feel like I’m crazy for being the only one who sees it. He lacks consistency and talked a big progressive game until it seemed to vanish overnight when it was convenient to a different base who could elevate him more?
Nah it's just a lot of people on this sub who cream their pants over milquetoast centrists who adopt progressive language without wanting to make a real difference.
Buttigieg was a bad mayor and folded the instant his rich donors wanted him to change his platform. He would be quietly horrible leader.
It became very apparent from this thread that there’s some type of coordinated effort going on to boost his image and improve public opinion/perception. There are too many users in this thread throwing heaps of praise towards him, yet their comments don’t contain any specifics and they give zero reasons for praising him. And when I asked a user who disagreed with my comment to provide specifics, they never replied.
This happened in multiple subs today.
I don’t know why there’d be a campaign like this going on (perhaps in preparation of a run in 2024, backed by Pete’s new special interest donors), but there’s definitely something weird going on.
Of course, it could just be that there are a ton of idiots who don’t properly research things before they decide to speak. That’s always a possibility too.
Ice town costs ice clown his town crown
Yeah, I saw what you're talking about, but my takeaway from it is very different than where you ended up. From what I could tell he'd have been an outstanding president. His first go at mayor yielded really good results, and barring the bad press surrounding something outside of the scope of anyone in his offices control (because you are referencing the firing of his police chief, which was 100% the right thing to do), his time in office was well spent.
Also, fun fact: he's better than Biden who has upheld the war on drugs and been on the wrong side of history literally his entire life.
Lol. Consistent is the last word most people would use for him. He started as a progressive but fell into a centrist narrative pretty quick into the race. Sure he’s really great at breaking down policies but I have no faith he wouldn’t just do what is politically easy just to fit in in Washington. People really just ate up the fact hes educated and gay and overlooked that he’s elitist as hell and has no business being president, but only got so far cause he’s a white palatable politician. I think he’s doing great in the position he’s in but has a lot to learn before he takes on more influential roles in the DNC.
I think Pete will go far.
But he’s just so… mayonnaise
Pete, why do you think why you can’t get the African American vote
Pete: idk…maybe this (points at face)
Not enough CIA polish needed more work from Kinsey
I have a lot of faith in younger people because I can see the ways you are doing better than past generations, but it is very important that all of you vote in every election from the day you are eligible. It's also very important that you keep beating the drum of sanity and driving out the liars. Reject misinformation and disinformation. Don't let your peers buy into bullshit and lies either.
Also, you can be 18 and run for city council. You can infiltrate this fucked up system and change it in many positions that aren't president.
"Someone from our generation turn 35, find a bunch of rich sugar daddies to pay for a billion dollar campaign, get the political leadership to actually give you a shot, and tell the "Liberal Media" to stop sabotaging your campaign"
But I like the idea..
Tell all media to stop sabotaging American democracy for monetary gain*
The media isn't, Rightist propagandist claiming to be journalism are.
They're both doing it for capitalistic gain. Citadel alone controls a good portion of broadcasting and their evil crosses both sides of the isle.
Markiplier will be old enough to run for President in 2024
Fuck no, we don't need a fucking celebrity president.
Unless they have the right letter next to their name on the ballot
Hey chief, that only works for the horse paste sucking side of the aisle.
Just in time
I vote to resurrect the Thanos 2020 campaign if it comes down to Trump vs Markiplier.
Unfortunately, Thanos is not a US Citizen
*Snaps fingers.* He is now. Any more questions? /s
Oh you sweet summer child. It is not that simple
It doesn't have to be someone that young, just someone that isn't old enough to collect social security.
Tammy Duckworth is 53 and would be amazing. She covers every base - female, minority, disabled, veteran, war hero, and all around bad ass that isn't afraid of a fight.
She'll be 56 in 2024. If she served 2 terms she would still be 12 years younger than Biden when he was elected.
We did something like that. He was 38. It was pete buttigeig. Hopefully it will go better next time.
Pete was a neoliberal, just like the incumbent.
There'd be little to no functional difference between his administration, and the already existing decades of neoliberal/neoconservative neglect that led to trump in the first place.
Then they will still be compelled by the systems in place. The better option is more of us run for office. Cuz if you didn’t realize the President is all powerful, if they were trump would have gotten away with a lot worse things
Every generation says this. Hopefully this will be the on to do it.
Are we just gonna ignore that someone posted D’angelo Wallace’s tweet on r/WhitePeopleTwitter?
If I had a nickle for every racist comment from people who can't read the sidebar, I could fund a candidate myself.
I mean Bernie was a decent candidate and he didn't win so ...
There gotta be someone under 60 that could win, just sayin'
Not to complain but the person here is dark skinned
And the point of bringing this up was...?
Isn’t this subreddit called WhitePeopleTwitter?
Ah, I see. I believe this is a "whoosh" moment.
Yeah, it happens to the best of us
And to me too
Ye I'm not racist XD
Tweets from people of any race are allowed here... why would you have a problem with that?
The...name of the subreddit maybe?
I’ll be 35 in 5 years but I’m pretty sure this kid is a Zoomer and talking about Zoomers and not Millennials…
Yeah that’s a zoomer.
That's gen z
There was Andrew Yang... he had some good shit in mind.
Except it’s close to impossible to implement any of it.
Exactly why the DNC hated him. #yanggangforever
Except his plans could not function in anyway what so ever in realty.
Since when does r/WhitePeopleTwitter care about what policies would function in reality?
(Tiktoker become president) Hi guys, only 1 month back in Afghanistan and I already pulled a devious lick of a taliban training camp, POGGERS!
Talking like this generation is actually gonna vote and not waste their time making fucking tik toks about how everyone should vote
I would love to see him run when he's old enough.
How is this whitepeopletwitter when dangelo wallace is african-american?
I can’t wait until us millennials are finally in charge.
the same people who just turned 35 happily voted for the last two Presidents, soooooo
Vote for me?
I’m 36, who wants to help me run a campaign? I have a ton of baggage but I’m also overly confident in my abilities
36, but I don't want that headache.
We had Yang for a hot minute last time around. He's not that young but way better then what's been offered so far. Maybe one day
You guys had a shot with Andrew yang I know he ain’t 35 but he’s younger than most others and is a POC and I liked some of his ideas. His idea of giving everyone a $1000 kinda ended up happening with the pandemic. So it wasn’t so crazy after all.
While funny. Kanye fans exist. And they are also that age.
It would only work if your generation voted.
Im 52 and I cant wait for the younger gen to take charge. My peers are totally inept.
Can't wait to vote for AOC for president
I thought that too but my generation got fed up with slow change so we doubled down and kept electing our grandpa's thinking he was going to give everyone a dollar and lollipop but he got mean like that old neighbor lady who kept our toys.
It'll happen to your generation too.
People: We want a president who still has a stake in the world he'll live in after his presidency.
America: Best I can do is an octogenarian with a workin' class accent.
People: We want a president who still has a stake in the world he'll live in after his presidency.
Same people: \*don't vote\*
America: I guess I'll go with whoever the octogenarians voted for
[Pete Buttigieg has entered the chat.]
[Thousands of elderly black voters in South Carolina decided they weren’t going to back a gay man.]
[Pete Buttigieg has left the chat.]
Doing it. 👍
We just got an irresponsible, tantrum throwing kid outta there for fk sake! Give people some time to heal dude!
I'm old AF and I totally agree.
Pete Buttigieg already ran and still lost to a giezer.
You don’t get one until GenX gets one. Wait, what? You forgot about us again? Oh well, guess I go back to watching ‘The Breakfast Club’.
Gen Xer here. We're claiming Obama.
Some...but not all...ways of dividing the generations.put him with us.
Ok, I’ll take Obama.
We need the government to stop being full of old people who paid for college by waiting tables and don't know how to rotate a pdf. They are running this country into the ground.
I'd suggest getting behind Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez. She is currently 31, I think, so now would be a good time to start pushing her to stand at a future presidential election.
As an EU immigrant to the US, I find her politics centrist. She also seems intelligent and not one to take shit from anyone.
She’s too unpopular to ever win national office. Whether justified or unjustified, her reputation makes her incapable of winning any of the critical swing states.
Maybe if she was actually an effective legislator beyond publicity stunts and tweeting we would.
No because our generation has social ansxiety
Speak for yourself, tf you mean we all have social anxiety.
Won't make a bit of difference. Money and party platforms determine how a president will govern.
Truest comment in the thread getting downvoted..
And what generation would that be? Gen Z? Because they thought Millennials would save them, but look how that turned out...
Wasn't there this one candidate that ran on UBI as a platform who is within our age group and was passed over because he's not an ancient old white guy?....
Andrew Yang I believe is who you're talking about.
Yep! We had him and Buttigeg (spelling?) And they were both pretty instantly demonized even by their own parties. Lol
Buttigeg would have never won because he's gay. Maybe in 20 years, but I don't think a gay person could win now. It sucks, it's not fair, but it's the world we live in.
Ah I forgot the straight portion of the old rich white guy equation, that we've only diverted from once thus far in history. 🤔 (though arguably Lincoln and a couple others dabbled in dudes, but not openly)
Ok, well realistically, who would the best candidate be?
Buttigieg (sp?) And Yang were two options
Two terrible options… Both are snakes and wholly unqualified.
As opposed to a pair of geriatric fucks?
I didn’t say that. I said Yang and Pete were unqualified.
Buttigieg was a mayor of a medium sized city and yang has a law degree.. so *wholly unqualified* is a stretch, if you're comparing them to the average American.
I’m not comparing them to the average citizen…
Pete wasn’t a good mayor and Yang’s ideas aren’t realistic in any way.
You’re using fallacious logic to draw your own conclusions.
I'm sure you think Trump was very qualified
This comment is why leftists ALWAYS fail. Buttigieg is a fantastic choice and represents 99.9% of the issues that ya'll stand for but because he doesn't PERFECTLY match your ideology he is as bad as trump to you.
For those who don't know, he has a pretty good commentary channel on YouTube where he backs everything up with evidence.
that guy who made the josh fight is running for president in 2037
Doesn't matter president. We need all new government. Anyone over the age 65 force to retire. New judges new everything!
I think you have to be 35 to serve, not to run. In other words, born on or before Jan. 20, 1990. 31-year-old people can announce their run today.
You say that now. Remember: Trump’s kids are all “our age.” Be careful what you wish for.
AOC is getting closer!
Bruh. We could have had Andrew Yang
AOC might soon
What if the person is conservative? Would you still vote for that candidate?
Yes, because they're young enough to change their vpositions given adverse evidence.
Thank you guuci wallace
Toothpaste tubes were made of an alloy of lead until the 1970s. I remember when they suddenly switched to plastic. Nor to mention paint, gasoline, and the ink used to print onto food wrappers.
We of the older generation have our brains steeped in lead. I have hope that a new rationality will emerge when we all die out.
And deal with the crackpots and racists old men that look like skin and bones?? fuck that
We don’t have the money to run for president.
Our generation has just as many dumbasses and evil shitheads in it, dont forget.
Its always been that way and always will be. I heard and felt this way when I was younger too.
I've thought about it, but it'll be 11 year minimum for me.
We’re so fucking close. Big changes to come in the next decade I presume
Turning 35 in 2023.....so maybe!
We’re going to just skip millennials?
Can’t just run. Gotta win, too.
I’d be too terrified that shit I said on Reddit/MySpace/Facebook/Deviantart/etc 10-20 years ago would get dug up
Madison Cawthorn still has another 10 years to go before he can run. Charlie Kirk a little less than that…
Be more specific. The youngest party leader in New Zealand, at 30-something, is a right wing piece of shit who wants to undo our minimum wage increases and gut public services.
D'Angelo Wallace is literally so based
When does AOC turn 35?
Lame. That “person” turns 35 thru years of living, working, and theoretically learning wisdom of things. That person that turns 35 matures AND will most likely make the same decisions the current elected officials make