Skip to comments.In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era (Barf Alert!)
Posted on 01/12/2009 9:56:37 AM PST by 444Flyer
NEW YORK-When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing on the horizon.
To a number of social analysts, historians, bloggers and ordinary Americans, Jan.20 will symbolize the passing of an entire generation: the baby boomer years.
(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...
Well, this boomer (born 64') isn't going anywhere and it's nowhere near over.
Just another mindless puff piece. There will be thousands of them in the days ahead.
The Boomer era won’t be over until the generation is mostly done collecting their Social Security and Medicare benefits. If you know what I mean.
Well, this boomer (born 64’) isn’t going anywhere and it’s nowhere near over.
Damn straight!! This charlatan commie is not going to end America for any of us who have the guts and sense to not let it happen. The Constitution lives, no matter what this maggot and his goons do to it, and so does America and its freedoms!!!!
“Gen Xers are known to be more cynical, less optimistic,” says social commentator Jonathan Pontell. “Xers don’t write books with the word ‘hope’ in the title.”
.......and us conservative memebers of Gen X know a fraud when we see one.........
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It just seems odd to me the that the baby boomer generation only got two presidents in office. I think it’s too early to make that call.
Say goodbye to the ‘Worst Generation’.
If the WWII generation was ‘The Greatest Generation’ which I can agree with, the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation.
Most of the crappy, liberal politicians that infest Washington today are over age 63.
The “boomers” were raised by the “greatest generation”....in my opinion, many in the “greatest generation” failed in their responsibilities as parents.
I never understood how people born in 1964 could be post-war Baby Boomers.
"Gladys, I need some lovin' tonight. I've been away at the WAR!!!!"
"Forget it, Abner. That line stopped working long ago. I have a headache. I have hot flashes. You don't look like Audie Murphy in his prime anymore and it's 1963. The war has been over for 18 years."
You're full of it.
Obama represents the choke hold of boomer 60’s and 70’s style red activism on our culture.
I’m a hale and healthy 60, have my retirement papers in the que, and should see 85 without undue effort. I’m going fishing and, since the Kenyan and the ‘Rats are in power, spending my time figuring out how to exploit the System like it was a five dollar crack ‘ho.
Well we don't care what you think.
Why? Obama's a boomer, and the next President is likely to be a boober as well. ....and the next.
Why? Obama's a boomer, and the next President is likely to be a boomer as well. ....and the next.
‘The boomers were raised by the greatest generation....in my opinion, many in the greatest generation failed in their responsibilities as parents.’
You prove my point. Some 30 to 40 years later your still whining about your parents did you wrong.
Yes Sarah, I'm talking about you. ....and "boober" is a compliment, btw.
These people are so stupid they don’t realize that 1961 was a boomer year!
in my opinion, many in the greatest generation failed in their responsibilities as parents.
They had some poor parenting skills across the board, but it probably had a lot to do with Boomers being raised on watching TV, too.
it is extremely sad that anyone would allow themselves to be categorized by assocation based strictly on birth year. these sorts of conversations are worthless for that very reason.
Barack Obama IS a baby boomer. He’s the tail end of that group.
Nothing is ending. Barack Soetoro was brought up politically by marxists, communists, and anarchist of Cold War Socialism.
His IS the tail end...;).
A conservative of Generation Reagan (misnomingly referred to as “Generation X”) may one day attain high office in this country.
Those “youth” who remember the Reagan years (from when they were in jr. high, high school, college) are hitting 40+ these days.
This really makes no sense. The whole article is crap. It was something for a desperate news day with nothing to write about...I know..I have been there, today included.
But wow. The article even admits Obama himself is a Boomer.
Is that the new Pepsi logo? (snicker)
Can’t the media count? Obama is a boomer he was born in 1961 the boom went throguh 1964. DUH
*Say goodbye to the Worst Generation.
If the WWII generation was The Greatest Generation which I can agree with, the Boomers are the worst, most self centered generation.*
Agreed, but one can easily imagine how that happened. On one hand, you’d have some parents in those days being very, very strict due to the lessons of the Depression/WW2...and others being very lax for the simple reason that Johnny or Judy smoking dope and wearing love beads was far less of a hassle than getting shot at by Germans, Italians or Japanese.
For a real hoot on this topic, read Joe Queenan’s “Balsamic Dreams”.
Yep. Just an inconvenient fact that doesn't quite fit into the story line.
55,000 plus names mostly of us 'Baby Boomers' are engraved on a wall dedicated to those that some say 'died for naught'. I see it as they, with their 'self centeredness' died to give you the right to call them the worst generation.
Here is the wikipedia entry Generation Jones
Sadly, Obama himself is a member of this generation. Here is an article on Generation Jones in the Election of 2008
Here is a short except describing GenJones:
I’m getting waaaay sick of hearing about BO and how oh so great he is or will be. Geeze, let’s call him MESSIAH and get it over with, kay?
Boomer (’50) here, and darned proud of it.....
The “greatest generation” has stood in the way of abolishing the Soshcurity Ponzi scheme, sat on their hands while abortion was “legalized,” totally bought into the government-school hoax—what’s so great about them?
The "slacker" generation often shows up in these threads to trash the Boomers.
The consumers of "grunge" music deserve little to no attention.
Thanked and Never forgotten.
Vietnam “Reflections” by Lee Teter
How about a not natural born President, and this under the eyes of the Supreme Court when rejecting appeals.
The SCOTUS has been a target of the socialists for a very long time. The courts are also targeted as facilitators of socialism and a totalitarian, authoritarian government.
It is just sad that over half of the American public DOES NOT GET IT.
I thought I could handle my emotions when I first visited the ‘wall’ many years ago but I was wrong. I could not keep back the tears.
Now that I am an old vet, I thought maybe now I could handle my emotions. After clicking on the link you provided I am wrong again. I guess it’s something one really never gets over.
I do appreciate your posting of the link.
This Boomer (class of 47’) thinks that Bambi is in for one hell of a rude awakening .
I always thought it was the generation of babies born after the GI's returned from WWII. I always have thought I was the quintessential "Baby Boomer" - born in 1946 and graduated High School in 1964 when you were born.
If we are of the same generation then we should indeed have great political clout.
“Bambi” - that’s the best one I’ve heard yet....
.. when Obama and the Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) implement their government health care system it will literally be the end of the Boomers, at least a large portion of them.
The system with its "national priorities" as in other government-health care countries could deem curative treatment too expensive given the patient's condition and/or "lifestyle."
The alternative? Palliative care.
The real purpose of the rush for government managed health care? Solve the Social Security / Medicare problem. I bet.
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