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What lies ahead? It would be wonderful if grumpy old white guys could find it within themselves to forego their age-old prejudices, but that's about as likely as a white Christmas in hell. No, being died-in-the-wool miscreants, as their influence diminishes grumpy old white guys are probably going to become even grumpier and more intransigent. Let's not forget how malicious South Africa's minuscule white minority became during its apartheid years.

Expect grumpy old white guys, purely out of spite, to do everything in their power to hamstring popular, but "non-traditional" leaders like Barack Obama and Angela Giron. In a democracy that was predicated on unvarnished slavery and genocide, one should always expect a measure of hypocrisy in the political arena. It may be naive to hope that there is any room for idealism in American politics, but, if we're going to be honest, we need to acknowledge that politics is first and foremost about winners and losers.

For too long, grumpy old white guys rigged the political game to their distinct advantage. Even though they have now become an increasingly fractious minority, grumpy white guys would like nothing more than to continue scoring political victories--no matter how underhanded. It's up to the supporters of America's new breed of politicians, like Barack Obama and Angela Giron, to show grumpy old white guys that their days of political ascendancy are over. As are their days of unfairly rigging America's democratic political system.


Tim McGettigan is a middle-aged cuss who teaches sociology at CSU-Pueblo .

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Tim McGettigan is a professor of sociology at CSUPueblo. Tim's primary research interests are in the areas of science, technology, society (STS) and the future and Tim blogs about those topics at the following sites: The Socjournal, (more...)

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It's up to the supporters of America's new breed o... by Timothy McGettigan on Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36:29 PM
"The Constitution clearly indicates that US democr... by Natalie Oberman on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:14:50 AM
I wish old Teddy would run for president!... by Bill Johnson on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:53:56 AM
There's another group of grumpy old white men, inc... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:05:24 AM
Disgusted with President Obama? Step back, take a ... by Earl Smith on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:28:03 AM
because he stifles dissent, allows the cops to use... by sand fessler on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:06:19 AM
But for those of us who are actually leftist/progr... by Anna Van Z on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:08:13 AM
Not sure what this is supposed to mean? I am NOT d... by Earl Smith on Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 10:37:27 AM
Obama is not perfect. No human being is. As presid... by Timothy McGettigan on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:32:03 AM
Grumpy Old White Guys United sums up the way ... by Earl Smith on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 10:24:38 AM
That race card's getting pretty tattered and dog-e... by Natalie Oberman on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 at 11:45:16 AM
what race card?... by Earl Smith on Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 10:38:42 AM
Since our nation's founding, dark skin has always ... by Timothy McGettigan on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 9:38:55 AM
Ignorance indeed Timothy.  You got that part ... by Natalie Oberman on Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:38:38 PM
You have no idea what an "old boy" is if you think... by Timothy McGettigan on Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 4:26:40 PM
You seem to kind of evasive and fluid on just who ... by Natalie Oberman on Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 7:52:12 PM