McConnell freezes again: Should we be looking at age or term limits?

article image placeholderMitch McConnell freezes up during news conference for 2nd time this summer
But if you put it on term limits instead of age limits, that still would disproportionately affect older workers. This also really doesn't address the fact that there is a difference between biological aging and chronological aging. People age differently. There is a diverse subset of people that age differently have mental capacities, some mental deficiencies, some people do not. And how do you put that into a law?

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Mark Lesser
@marklesserart · 1:06
You. This topic has been on my mind for a while. I was going to do a swell kese about it, but frankly you handled it better than I did. We absolutely need a maximum. I don't know why we don't. I would be curious I haven't looked if this ever came up in history before or was ever challenged before. For all the reasons and examples you stated. Those were are all exactly great examples why we should consider this
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Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:49
I think we should have age limits because, you know, when as we grow old, we do forget things. I don't know if we're as sharp as we used to be and wisdom does come into the play. You know, we we're glad you have the wisdom. However, if you're on the Supreme Court, you know, how much can you really do?
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Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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@daily

Thank you for bringing more nuance to this, talking about how age limits might not work and so on. I have a few thoughts. Term limits, I think, can also be to our detriment as a nation and also maybe a detriment to the individuals, partially because of how things have always been run this way. Right. As soon as you put term limits in, when someone comes in, there's not really a major onboarding of what it is to be a politician
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Maurice Lekea
@malekea · 4:49
Hello everyone. While I agree with some of your views but I also kindly disagree with some others because this is not a personal business. This is about the country, the face of the country. If you have your own business that you created long time ago and now you turn 9100 or beyond and you don't want to let go, you don't want to leave it to your children or your grandchildren, yet you are not hurting the nation, you're hurting just yourself and your family, right?
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Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 2:00

@malekea

However, I'm just going to keep having faith that God's going to work it out and that this country is going to get better, because it can. It can get better. Because if we want better, we got to do better. Right? But thank you so much because I really enjoyed what you said. Bye
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Marilyn Bloodworth
@ladyB521 · 2:32

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The American people, we do not trust the government. The government is not our friend. The government does not truly care about the people. This is my personal opinion. When you're talking about getting in people that want to really help, I think you do your term, whether it's four years, six years, trains in your last two years, start training the younger generation to come in and carry your mantle or your mantle that is good to go in so that they can make the difference
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Evelyn Phipps
@LadyFi · 1:58

@ladyB521

Hello. Thank you so much for commenting. I really do appreciate that. And that is exactly how I feel. I feel like this world's going to hell in a handbasket, because people, they just want power. They want money, they want prestige. They want to be up on the stage where it's all about me. Me. Instead of training, like you said, the new generation. Give them your knowledge. Tell them what we need to do, do
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Tanya Coles
@MsColes77 · 4:06
And so once they've served their term limit, if they've done their two terms, three terms, whatever the limit is, then it's time for them to have a seat and let somebody else come and fill that spot. I don't think that they're entitled to be able to serve as long as they want to. I think that there should be a limit on the number of terms they serve, and that keeps fresh faces and fresh voices and fresh perspectives on Capitol Hill
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Harvey Pullings II
@The79thstreetkd · 4:50
I think there needs to be more urgency and I think we need to look at it as as a way of making sure that we have a country in the next coming years, but absolutely come up with term limits age. I'm not too sure how that would go, but this has to be figured out and figured out soon. Bye
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Arty Goodman
@ArtyGoodman1 · 5:00

Time to go… time for change… neither is likely to happen anytime soon.

If the voters want to vote for a 90 year old, then the voters are likely more uninformed than they should be, and their voting rights should apparently be looked at more closely. But, yeah, McConnell needs to go. And if it was up to me, I would see some form of age limit. I don't know what it is that would be most acceptable or most universally agreeable, but sometimes we get too old to get it done right. Thanks for listening
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Robert Jenkins
@Guruball1 · 1:12
You? Yes, I agree with you 100%. But I think that what we need to do is have after the age of, let's say, 70 or 75, that the senators have to now come in every six months and take a mental and a physical test just to make sure that they can handle the position. Because there's a lot of work to be done. They travel, but there's a lot of mental work that they have to do
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Renee 🪬
@RensLens · 5:00
These women are useless. And they even went so far as to claim that they're evil and the antichrist which then gave them justification to execute these women and hang them up on Main Street for all the town folk to see. And so that just shows you how our culture views aging, particularly with respect to women. So I don't know if there's an easy answer, but I think we do want to be careful in keeping all of that in mind
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Maurice Lekea
@malekea · 5:00
And the people watching, the family members, the relatives? And is that a good thing that you continue encouraging that person to keep up the seat? We don't want to lose it. Otherwise the Democrat is going to take the seat. This crazy. That's the problem. So yes, I agree with you. He deserved to respect it. But he deserved to respect himself too, by just walking away
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Eluchianna Olive
@Luchianna · 4:56
I think to me, it's like you're making somebody feel like, again, he doesn't want to step aside because that's been his life. But the way we talk about it, we're putting basically a stigma on certain things that we all should be alone. We should be trying to figure out what causes that. That's just saying that a person that may be older in their eighty s ninety s can't do a job. And that's, to me, age discrimination
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Jeremiah Myer
@Jeremiah73 · 4:43

@daily

Let us offset that with a candidate on our side that is abhorrent to a huge portion of the United States. Or let us, instead of that, let us put a candidate in there that's in his 80s that is visibly in decline. It's just ridiculous. Yes, there should absolutely be an age limit. And election reform, we should go ahead with that too. Let's have one six year term for the presidency and then you're out, you're done
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Scharlette Donald
@sharlettespeaks · 3:43

Term limits are completely necessary

We're still not doing that. It's a perfect example of how Congress needs to do better in terms of how these term limits would keep them from doing better in their lives or missing out on a career. They will not they will not miss out on careers because most people, as you mentioned earlier, do not really start their political careers until they are 30 plus years of age
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