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This Senate is the oldest in American
history. Should we do anything about it?

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/2/2021 8:30:04 AM

How old is too old to be a United States senator? Consider, for a moment, the octogenarians in office. Dianne Feinstein, the oldest sitting senator, turns 88 this month. She’s served since 1992. Charles Grassley, three months younger, celebrates his 88th birthday in September. He’s held the job for 40 years. Richard Shelby is 87. James Inhofe is 86. Pat Leahy is 81. The three men have served in the senate for a total of 106 years. And there are plenty more right behind them: Twenty-three members of the Senate are in their 70s; only one is under 40. According


They'll have to be carried out of the Senate chambers.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/2/2021 8:38:34 AM (No. 803471)
Quit voting for the old codgers.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 6/2/2021 9:00:52 AM (No. 803498)
Senator and Senile both stem from the same root word. It's a feature, not a bug. Serves to slow down the craziness........a little.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/2/2021 9:01:48 AM (No. 803499)
Proof that the voting public isn't paying attention. If they were, they wouldn't be there. Things cannot get better until we start replacing these clowns. No way we can say our leaders are doing a good job.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: red1066 6/2/2021 9:07:14 AM (No. 803506)
As long as they're not voting to turn the U.S. into a socialist hellhole, I don't care how old these people are. Look who we have as president however, Biteme has no business being in the position he's in.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: TexaTucky 6/2/2021 9:11:03 AM (No. 803511)
The problem isn't how long they've spent on this earth, but on how much of that time they've spent in the Senate.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232 6/2/2021 9:59:43 AM (No. 803576)
I remain mystified as to why anyone would want to continue to stay in office into their 80's. For G-d's sake, retire! Travel, be with your families, make your peace and make way for others. Its not like they need the money.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/2/2021 10:00:10 AM (No. 803578)
What about a left over Daisy Cutter?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Califedup 6/2/2021 10:38:50 AM (No. 803622)
The Washington Post is quite possibly the second worst newspaper in American History, Should we do anything about it? Regarding the ancient doddering Slimy Senators - Term Limits is the answer not age limits.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 6/2/2021 12:36:19 PM (No. 803787)
I am far less concerned about their age than I am about their treason.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: dst4life 6/2/2021 1:10:51 PM (No. 803829)
Yes. Many older senators have a memory of when things were better in this country. They need to be exterminated.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/2/2021 1:33:00 PM (No. 803850)
They can travel the world on private jets without paying a dime, show up a few days a week, slap backs and drink with their fellow grifters, get free haircuts, a staff to do everything for them, and when they finally croak, their families get a full year's salary all courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. Why should they retire? They've got it made.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter 6/2/2021 2:32:42 PM (No. 803919)
Well #11, if they had good memories and sharp intellect, we would see evidence of it. They are only seen in particular setups, reading off papers and getting help from numerous staffers in hearings, brief brief quick interviews, etc. We have never needed the best, brightest and healthiest Republican legislators more than now. The longer they stay the more sold out they are!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: local500 6/2/2021 8:48:02 PM (No. 804189)
Yes, stop voting demcorat, and you'll no longer see dinosaurs like Diane Feinstein and others.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/3/2021 12:02:17 AM (No. 804305)
Not a word about Nasty Nancy or Mad Max's age.
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