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New Survey Explains Why So Many Young Folks Vote Democrat
Stop the ACLU ^ | 4-3-10 | unattributed

Posted on 04/03/2010 10:26:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Edited on 04/09/2010 9:05:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Jared Rogalia, 25, a Hertz rental car manager-trainee in Alexandria, is as cranky as someone twice his age when he complains about his generation’s work ethic. Here’s how Rogalia characterizes his age group: “The first is: really spoiled and lazy. The second is: We’re free-spirited. And the third is: They’d rather be poorer and have free time than have a lot of money.”


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: millenials; pew; workethic

1 posted on 04/03/2010 10:26:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.

Millenials: Arrogant. Groupthinking. Traitors.

2 posted on 04/03/2010 10:30:37 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: smokingfrog

i found out why—

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg98BvqUvCc


3 posted on 04/03/2010 10:36:07 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: smokingfrog

You also have to realize these are indoctrinated young people through textbooks teaching them America is racist horrible etc. Obama was positioned as a uniter /centrist (morons believed this?) and voting for him would rid our nation of its collective guilt.

Young people are ignorant through lack of life experience. They are easy targets for Democrats and Dems go after them. Young white people are taught to be ashamed of their race and history. Voting for Obama was sold as the cool thing to do.

Now... hopefully they are waking up. Universities though are where the young are radicalized. Listen to the interview with Obama’s communist college buddy. Becoming a professor (though Obama was never more than an instructor) and ‘community activist’ were acceptable paths for socialists.


4 posted on 04/03/2010 10:36:24 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: smokingfrog

My sister is 24, she voted Republican. My Mama raised her right :-) she didn’t get sucked into the whole Obama mania crap. She said he was a phony from the moment she saw him.


5 posted on 04/03/2010 10:38:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: smokingfrog

Well, what did you expect? None of these kids ever lost or failed at anything in school. If they finished last, they still got an award. If they failed, they were labeled as “defered achievers,” or some such rot. Why would they have developed a “work ethic?”


6 posted on 04/03/2010 10:40:54 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got Seven? [NRA Life Member])
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To: smokingfrog

If you are not a liberal at 20 you have no heart.

If you are still a liberal at 40 you have no brain.


7 posted on 04/03/2010 10:47:50 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: Talisker

“After a long, long seminar on dealing with these folks as employees, we decided that the class content could have been boiled down (generically) to “gimme! I’m entitled!””

From what I am seeing and being told from others who have to “suffer” through working with these people, this is absolutely correct.

They are arrogant and group thinkers. However, they aren’t motivated enough to rise to the level of being traitors. They simply don’t care enough to interfere with their personal, selfish narcissism.

There are exceptions to the rule. And when you talk to the rare few who don’t follow the herd, they will tell you to not trust or believe there are members of their ranks that will be capable of being leaders when they inherit this country. That is really alarming because they don’t see themselves in that role either.

They were not raised as individuals and they truly do not like the older generation and in a lot of cases they don’t like their parents. Many see their older counterparts as hinderances to their promotion at work. It rarely occurs to them that they might have to pay their dues to move up in the ranks.

Very alarming and very sad.


8 posted on 04/03/2010 10:48:34 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama, YOU LIE!!)
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To: smokingfrog
Spoiled, no work ethic and no understanding of American History. Useful idiots for the socialists. . . We have a lot of work to do to try and educate them. . They're a big voting block.
9 posted on 04/03/2010 10:49:45 PM PDT by Art in Idaho
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To: Art in Idaho

At that age I had a strong work ethic, but virtually no knowledge of US History or how the government is supposed to work. I’m 58 years old, but government education back then was pretty poor.


10 posted on 04/03/2010 11:00:17 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: smokingfrog

They will have a sobering moment when they learn that the Baby Boomers who raised them will have nothing to pass on to them because we had to pay for the ponzi scheme called Social Security and Medicare - instituted, managed, and consumed by “The Greatest Generation”.


11 posted on 04/03/2010 11:01:32 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty
It rarely occurs to them that they might have to pay their dues to move up in the ranks.

I'm 45, and I have never understood this whole "paying your dues" business. Why should anyone have to "pay any dues" in order to achieve higher rank, status, or pay? Workers should be rewarded according to the quality of their work, not on the basis of how may years they've been punching a clock or how good they are at kissing ass.

I say if a person of 24 can do a better job than I can, they deserve to be my boss and make more money than I do.

12 posted on 04/03/2010 11:02:52 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: smokingfrog

Because they are stupid and run their live based on what they think is “Cool”?


13 posted on 04/03/2010 11:04:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: smokingfrog

What the author doesn’t account for is that the more spoiled and entitled the individual, the more enraged when they don’t get what they want.

When they can’t find work in this worsening economy they will hold Obama personally responsible for all their woes. And I don’t think all his various Obama Youth Corps programs will be able to employ a significant percentage of them.


14 posted on 04/03/2010 11:36:51 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: smokingfrog

The “young folks” polled don’t pay taxes, ie., they’re still leeches...
...making them, naturally, part of a core Democrat constituency.


15 posted on 04/03/2010 11:46:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smokingfrog

It’s simple. They don’t understand the way the world works because all they’ve ever done is school, which is an unnatural situation led by liberals.

I remember when I was in high school. Weekly Reader published a quiz on “Are you a Republican or a Democrat” (This was when 18 year olds first got the vote). Almost every kid in the class, including me, was superliberal, according to the quiz.

So I took it home (I wasn’t supposed to) and gave it to my conservative mother. She answered the quiz opposite every answer I gave, and explained WHY. It was hard to understand her logic, but now I realize she was right in all her answers, simply because I’ve now been there.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 12:04:47 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m 26 and work until my supervisors practically shove me into the break room to rest for a bit.

I learned from the best. My dad. :)


17 posted on 04/04/2010 1:12:44 AM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Crazieman

I used to do that until I realised that none of the ‘work ethic’ generation work that way. Laziness isn’t the sole provenance of the young, regardless of what survey answers say. I personally think the younger generation is more honest about what they truly value.

Personally, I would rather spend more time with family and friends then I would at work. My family is the most important thing in my life after God.

For most of us, work really isn’t that important. It doesn’t define us, because ‘work’ is a nebulous concept. It comes and goes as it pleases.

I’m sure older generations made the connection with work because that’s what work was. You started at the bottom and worked your way up to the top. These days, it won’t work that way anymore. They will dump you when they don’t need you anymore and you have to find another job. This is why it’s unhealthy for us to define who we are by what we do.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 1:25:46 AM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: smokingfrog

Everyone under 40 should be sent to camps and force fed grits and Bob Wills music.


19 posted on 04/04/2010 1:37:13 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,)
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To: smokingfrog

because they are f-ing idiots would be my guess.


20 posted on 04/04/2010 1:53:23 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

The #1 reason we homeschooled our kids was so that they would not follow the herd. It worked! They are individuals.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 3:05:09 AM PDT by cookiedough
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To: smokingfrog; All

Parasites versus Producers...


22 posted on 04/04/2010 3:37:04 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into America's Twilight...)
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To: smokingfrog

I really hate generalizations like that. I am 27. I work about 70 hours a week, make just under 120k a year, scored significantly more than 2 standard deviations above the mean on every standardized test, and never had the benefit of a university education. I am socially liberal, protectionist, believe in a strong, capable, well-organized welfare system, and definitely do not consider myself ‘lazy’. I do value my life experience as a whole, and the well-being of human beings, more so than I do money. Money is just a pathetic tin god that we, unfortunately, have to cooperate with in order to sustain ourselves.

I’m sorry about the rant, but I am incredibly offended by some of these comments. Most people in my generation do not have a sense of self-entitlement, nor do they want to avoid working. However, my entire generation does feel collectively lied to by the promises of the world that we’re finally learning to put aside our differences and evolve a little bit. The world is still the same miserable, stinking, self-serving hell hole it always has been. That, a lot of us find pretty dis-spiriting.


23 posted on 04/04/2010 5:01:16 AM PDT by panzergrenadier
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To: All

vote democrat.. it’s easier than working.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 5:03:26 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: smokingfrog

Well, a generation who spent its formative years wearing styrfoam helmets on bikes, never allowed to fail, and do not understand the connection that work=success, not working= failure, is pretty much content to live off government handouts, in effect bought and paid for by the Dems since they hand out more. A generation ripe for becoming serfs....


25 posted on 04/04/2010 5:27:22 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: smokingfrog

I saw that first hand last night. My cousin and her husband, both highly paid yuppie types quit their jobs and traveled around the world for three months. Now they are living with her parents trying to find work.

A conversation at a party got around to politics. He told me that he “trusted his teachers” to be unbiased and he really didn’t didn’t care about anything. He’s been fully brainwashed.


26 posted on 04/04/2010 5:31:58 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: cyclotic

Only a total collapse at this point will wake people up.


27 posted on 04/04/2010 5:35:06 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: TigerBait

Gullible and need to be motivated would fit many


28 posted on 04/04/2010 5:56:11 AM PDT by Son House ("Warning! Warning!" "That does not compute" "Danger, Will Robinson!""Oh, the pain...the pain!")
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To: cyclotic

His “teachers” are probably the red-diaper-doper babies that used to tell us to “never trust anyone over 30.”


29 posted on 04/04/2010 6:58:02 AM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: smokingfrog

Before I even clicked on the thread me thought was “THEY ARE LAZY”!


30 posted on 04/04/2010 7:47:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 43north

You have MUSH for a heart if you are a Liberal at 20...MUSH.


31 posted on 04/04/2010 7:48:06 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: gitmo
At that age I had a strong work ethic, but virtually no knowledge of US History or how the government is supposed to work. I’m 58 years old, but government education back then was pretty poor.

I had the opposite experience and my Texan school district was superior, history was very important to us.

32 posted on 04/04/2010 11:14:19 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: I still care
It’s simple. They don’t understand the way the world works because all they’ve ever done is school, which is an unnatural situation led by liberals. I remember when I was in high school. Weekly Reader published a quiz on “Are you a Republican or a Democrat” (This was when 18 year olds first got the vote). Almost every kid in the class, including me, was superliberal, according to the quiz.

That would have been the 1972 election, in that election, the 18 to 29 year old vote went 52% Republican to 46% Democrat.

33 posted on 04/04/2010 11:18:38 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: ansel12

I went to schools on military bases until I was a Sophomore in High School, then went to NC schools. I don’t think I ever had a US history class.

Other than a public speaking class and a French class, I could easily have skipped high school and not missed a thing.


34 posted on 04/04/2010 11:21:40 AM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: ansel12
Thinking about it, 72 is right. If I recall there was only one kid in the class who came out and said he was a Republican. The teacher was trying to guess how each of our quizzes turned out, and most were liberal. Perhaps the Republicans weren't admitting it.

By my first presidential election I am glad to say I turned around and never had the ignominy of voting for Carter. I still remember someone canvassing for Carter just outside the election zone, and he approached me. Sometimes I wonder if he ever was ashamed of his gullibility. By the next election Carter was history- bad, bad history.

35 posted on 04/04/2010 11:32:00 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: gitmo

I’m 58 years old, but government education back then was pretty poor.
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I will be 66 in less than two months and I received an extensive education on history and the workings of governments in public school in South Carolina. Did things change that much in eight years? My wife is your age and very intelligent but she doesn’t seem to have had as much emphasis on history and government in her school days. She is vastly more knowledgeable about those things than most recent college graduates though. Schools now seem to be mainly day care centers.


36 posted on 04/04/2010 5:20:00 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer

I don’t know. I got a pretty good math and science education, but History was neglected. I attended schools in North Carolina, on military bases around the world, and in Virginia.

I’ve self-educated on history and other subjects. I found English classes VERY frustrating. Every year we would be introduced to the noun and later to the verb. And everybody in the class acted like this was a complete new subject to them.

In my opinion, you get about 3-4 years of education in the 12 years of public education.


37 posted on 04/04/2010 5:42:32 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty; Art in Idaho

Please take heart, there are thousands of homeschooled children who are VERY different from this group. My oldest is 18, very conservative, very opinionated, there are many more like him. I’m so thankful he is now a voter, and my 16 year old will be able to vote in 2012. Don’t rule out their generation just yet!


38 posted on 04/04/2010 6:01:07 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: Marie Antoinette
Please take heart, there are thousands of homeschooled children who are VERY different from this group. My oldest is 18, very conservative, very opinionated, there are many more like him. I’m so thankful he is now a voter, and my 16 year old will be able to vote in 2012. Don’t rule out their generation just yet!

That's good to hear. They're the hope of this Sacred Republic. . BTW, Good Job!

39 posted on 04/04/2010 7:52:35 PM PDT by Art in Idaho
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To: B-Chan

Interesting assumption that a 24 yr old would have the experience to be your boss, when perhaps, you have served in a position for more years than he/she has. That tells me more about you than it does the 24 yr old.

I included in my comments the “exception to the rule” factor. I always allow for individual abilities and attributes.

You are missing the point here. It is the entitlement mentality, instant gratification, the “I deserve to be in that position” ideology. No one deserves to be anywhere that training, experience, personal traits and work ethic doesn’t come into place. And, I think most people would agree, that College and Technical training is the beginning of a long journey into the job market.

You have to “pay your dues” and learn your trade or skills. As an employer, I can tell you that it means a lot to me and if you aren’t willing to put forth the effort and gain the experience, you will never succeed.

Kissing ass??? LOL Whatever....


40 posted on 04/05/2010 9:59:29 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama, YOU LIE!!)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

It is the entitlement mentality, instant gratification, the “I deserve to be in that position because I’ve been punching a clock for twenty-six years here” ideology to which I’m referring.

I don’t have a boss, by the way. I’m a writer.


41 posted on 04/05/2010 10:04:12 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

I think that was a wise choice on your part. I like anime and manga by the way.

Good luck to you in your endeavors.


42 posted on 04/05/2010 10:15:25 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Obama, YOU LIE!!)
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