Skip to comments.Tough Political Realities Quiet Youth 'Obamamania'
Posted on 09/22/2009 2:45:33 PM PDT by pissant
Young Americans showed their collective power when they helped vote President Obama into office. Inspired by his message of "change," they knocked on doors, spread flyers, voted for him by a 2-1 margin, and partied like rock-the-vote stars when he won.
Since the election, though, that fervor has died down _ noticeably. And while young people remain the president's most loyal supporters in opinion polls, a lot of people are wondering why that age group isn't doing more to build upon their newfound reputation as political influencers.
"It's one thing to get excited about a presidential candidate. It's another thing to become a responsible citizen," says Jennifer Donahue, political director for the New Hampshire Institute Of Politics. She and other political analysts thinks they have yet to prove themselves.
Professors and students themselves also are noticing the quiet on college campuses, which were hotbeds for "Obamamania" during the campaign.
"They're supportive, but in a bystander kind of way," says Laura Katz Olson, a political science professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
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Well..duh...maybe it’s starting to dawn on them that THEY ARE THE ONES who will have to PAY for his majesties desires! (I can only hope!)
Short Attention Span Bump.
And pay back thousands of dollars to the government because of their student loans.
Maybe they’re starting to look for jobs now. Oh, you mean elections have consequences? Who knew...
Repeal the 26th Amendment. Stupid idea.
how’s it feel to be yesterday’s Hooola Hoop, Barry??
Well I believe many voted for Obama based on his being the first black president in the USA. His color appealed to them more than his politics.
Now many of the smart ones feel they have been duped and many of them are still waiting for their “stuff” to arrive in the mail or in their box of Coco Puffs.
Cause their too busy texting each other saying how important they are. The one that are not, now realize what a natural born sneak, cheat and liar Obama is and that they were playing the part of useful idiots.
>> a lot of people are wondering why that age group isn’t doing more to build upon their newfound reputation as political influencers
Because they’re fundamentally lazy. They want want want and want, but they don’t want to pay their dues and move up over time, they want it handed to them NOW. By Mommy and Daddy, or Bambi and Michelle and Harry and Nancy — who cares, frankly, as long as SOMEONE takes care of ‘em.
That’s why ‘Rat-sized Big Government appeals to the little darlings.
Just another example of the dumbing down affect in our society.
Carroll says. “We’re the ‘me-me-me’ generation.”
At least she’s honest about Obama’s supporters.
They’re staring at the job market, and not liking what they are seeing. Probably staring at the deficit too, and wondering what that will mean as they shuffle out of economics 101.
So, you kiddies are just now begijng to notice that Obummer is a clueless hack? Slow on the uptake, aren’t y’all?
His youth vote have moved on to the next trend.
They won’t show up for the midterm elections...ROFLMAO!!! I can’t wait. Who votes? Those people who shosed up in Washington, DC 10 days ago..that’s who.
Well, I had a real epithet all written up to post, but let me just say that if you have ever come upon someone who was a really, really dangerous type and was sizing you up and down, you’d never forget it. Or, when you see shadows of snakes running up and down a person and just know the guy’s up to no good, you get little hairs standing all over your body.
You kids ain’t seen nothin’ yet from 0bama. Y’all have no internal compass and are goin’ to pay for that. We’ll be tryin’ to stay alive ourselves and might not be able to shield you. Better man up. No more hiding in Mom’s apron strings or Dad’s garage.
They'll feel more involved when they get their health care insurance bill.
Maybe we need to repeal the voting age amendment and push it back to 21.
Ya think they have figured out they have to pay for all this spending???
I’m sure their parents are equally pleased.
“Maybe theyre starting to look for jobs now”
That’s it. Plus they are watching their parents lose their jobs and are worried about being able to afford further tuition.
Unemployment goes from 5% to 9.8%, -CHANGE!
I would say half of them were only in it half-way (through the ‘hype’)..