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Barack abandons the young: The President's policies hurt the generation that put him in office
New York Daily News ^ | 11/30/09 | James Kirchick

Posted on 11/30/2009 2:00:41 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The 2008 presidential race was widely trumpeted as the "Youth Election," and for good reason. Inspired by Barack Obama's relative youth and his message of "hope" and "change," young Americans flocked to the then-junior senator from Illinois.

It is doubtful that he could have become the most powerful man in the world without them.

What did the young get for their critical outpouring of support? Though most of his youthful backers would be hesitant to admit it, the President has betrayed them on three issues of great importance to their wallets and sympathies: health care reform, the federal budget and gay rights.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hopeandchange; karma; obama; usefulidiots
"So... how's that 'Hope'N'Change' thing working out for you, then...?" ;)
1 posted on 11/30/2009 2:00:42 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: rabscuttle385; Mr. Silverback; Liz

Ping!


2 posted on 11/30/2009 2:01:33 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

By the time they get a clue, it may be too late.


3 posted on 11/30/2009 2:03:40 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'm from TEXAS -- what country are YOU from?)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I wonder if there is anyway to acquire the email addresses of the losers that voted for this marxist. Maybe just to gloat a little? or maybe to just slap them hard across their 'young' stupid/ignorant faces.
4 posted on 11/30/2009 2:05:12 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (If the First Amendment is taken away, we will be forced to move on to the next Amendment)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
What did the young get for their critical outpouring of support?

A lifetime of higher taxes, less choices, less chance of finding a job and less of a chance of buying a house or affording a family?

5 posted on 11/30/2009 2:05:29 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s OK. Generation-Whatever thinks Obama is soooo cool.


6 posted on 11/30/2009 2:05:40 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Hope! Change! Getting screwed without so much as a kiss!


7 posted on 11/30/2009 2:09:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: smokingfrog

What I was wondering was

how many of them are actually smart enough or tuned in enough to know how much these policies hurt them?

Throughout the ages, the young have always wanted NOW what their elders have had to work decades for (the prodigal son parabel wasn’t told in a cultural vacuum).

They often look to the state to use force to “even things out” and give them what they want. They were promised, or inferred, exactly this in candidate 0bama.


8 posted on 11/30/2009 2:13:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Hope! Change! Getting screwed without so much as a kiss!

Obama = Ike Turner as dim-witted 'rat voters = Tina. ;)

9 posted on 11/30/2009 2:13:20 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“Barack abandons the young”

Is there any age group he hasn’t abandoned now?


10 posted on 11/30/2009 2:15:42 PM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Well he has abandoned those of us who are not young and those of us who did not vote for him, also. I am not sure who is left on his loyalty list? Some Wall Street firms and SEUI?


11 posted on 11/30/2009 2:19:04 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

They are on eternal un-employment, $$$ with out working for them.
I like working, and my short 3 month stint on unemployment drove me nuts, but I hear from my kids there are a lot of people out there enjoying thier time on un-employment.


12 posted on 11/30/2009 2:20:51 PM PST by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Do you have the SNL image?


13 posted on 11/30/2009 2:20:57 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Do people who still support him live in some type of wonderland?

How many times does this phony need to abuse them before they wake up and smell the coffee?

It’s all about him and the way he selects people who will a benefit to serve his purpose only. When this function has been served or they question him, presto under the bus. He has no friends, pals or buddies only personally useful morons.

He is unable to ever tell the truth, therefore whatever he says is meaningless.

His only experience is in bullshi**ing.

He has placed a debt on this country that our children’s childern’s will still be paying for. He has angered world leaders with this lies and the world views him as a person who can not ever be trusted.

And still the wonderland people still can’t smell the coffee.

So,so.so sad

Sigh.


14 posted on 11/30/2009 2:23:38 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

The one great truth that rarely dawns on the liberal young:

All too soon they will be the generation being taxed to pay for all the freebies and handouts they think are so neat.


15 posted on 11/30/2009 2:43:46 PM PST by Iron Munro (Obami I-Won Kenya-obian says: "This is not your Father's America")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

A couple of questions...

...shouldn’t he be addressing POTUS as “Mr. President”?
...is it appropriate for him to actually swear at the POTUS?


16 posted on 11/30/2009 2:47:23 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Taxes, Small Government - we can do it!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

A couple of questions...

...shouldn’t he be addressing POTUS as “Mr. President”?
...is it appropriate for him to actually swear at the POTUS?


17 posted on 11/30/2009 2:47:28 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (Low Taxes, Small Government - we can do it!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
What did the young get for their critical outpouring of support? Though most of his youthful backers would be hesitant to admit it, the President has betrayed them on three issues of great importance to their wallets and sympathies: health care reform, the federal budget and gay rights.

Whether these issues are accurate or not, the one area he's absolutely DESTROYED young people in is employment & job creation. Younger folks have been hit hardest of all by this recession in terms of unemployment. He's doing NOTHING to improve the situation, and if left to follow through on his disastrous far left agenda of government health care takeover and cap & tax, things will only get FAR worse for young people in terms of job loss. I really hope they're enjoying have a cool black guy for prez while they live destitute in their parents' basements.

18 posted on 11/30/2009 3:37:38 PM PST by MCH
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
To megalomaniacs people are mere objects. And little people are little objects.
19 posted on 11/30/2009 3:41:38 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
..shouldn’t he be addressing POTUS as “Mr. President”? ...is it appropriate for him to actually swear at the POTUS?

Heaven's no! But it is perfectly alright to scream "bushitler", carry signs with "kill Bush" and otherwise defame and mock the sitting President (as long as he's a Republican).


20 posted on 11/30/2009 3:45:41 PM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men)
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To: Colvin
I like working, and my short 3 month stint on unemployment drove me nuts, but I hear from my kids there are a lot of people out there enjoying their time on un-employment.

I believe we are to refer to that as "funemployment". Carry on. :-)

21 posted on 11/30/2009 3:57:18 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: MCH
I really hope they're enjoying have a cool black guy for prez while they live destitute in their parents' basements.

Gets damp and miserable in those New England basements this time of year...

22 posted on 11/30/2009 3:58:48 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2banana

“A lifetime of higher taxes, less choices, less chance of finding a job and less of a chance of buying a house or affording a family?”

What’s that compared to having the coolest dude EVER in the White House?


23 posted on 11/30/2009 4:02:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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