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Young People Deserting Obama
HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 05/04/2010 | Ron Meyer

Posted on 05/04/2010 12:19:04 PM PDT by george76

I'm always entertained when older folks try to reach out to people my age. It's hardly ever a pretty sight and most of the time these attempts end up being hilarious. I found myself chuckling at Barack Obama's most recent effort to beg young voters to come out to the polls this November.

No one is buying it anymore, especially young people.

Even the most liberal of my generation are frustrated with the President... The radical environmentalists on college campuses across the country were furious when Obama opened up the coasts for limited drilling.

Young Americans are realizing they did not get the politician they bargained for.

Better yet, some of us are realizing that the Obama presidency is punishing our future. Down the road, we will be the ones forced to pay off the record-breaking deficits and debt that Obama's budgets and trillion-dollar spending programs are leaving us.

There is little doubt that Obama will have a hard time reconnecting with the new voters he had in 2008. While he may get the koolaid-drinkers, it appears most everyone else is dissatified with him and his policies.

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1 posted on 05/04/2010 12:19:05 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Yeah, massive unemployment will do that...


2 posted on 05/04/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: george76

What’s the old saying?

If you’re young and you aren’t a liberal, you don’t have a heart; but if you’re old and you aren’t a conservative, you don’t have a brain!


3 posted on 05/04/2010 12:22:28 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: george76
Saw somewhere today the Obamistas think they can recover in time for the 2010 midterms because of a better economy. Good luck with that . . . .
4 posted on 05/04/2010 12:22:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: george76; Slings and Arrows

Along with the Arctic Monkeys and Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah... trendy flash in the pans don’t hold up when “your friends” no longer friend them on facebook.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 12:22:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: george76
Young people are turned off by argumentative and divisive politics.

Time to grow up. It's been that way since Adams vs Jefferson... didn't you kids study history?

6 posted on 05/04/2010 12:23:19 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: george76

Democratic party is a zoo stuff full of spoiled white kids who want an end to economic growth and ethnic grievance hate mongers who only want SUVs and bling for themselves, a real steady coalition, not.


7 posted on 05/04/2010 12:23:35 PM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: george76

This isn’t a “bargain!” The youth of this nation helped elect a Marxist Socialist; a man who has no intention of living up to his campaign promises. I’m a mere 30 years old, and I could see through his fake BS.

They should make it so that ownership of a home is a requirement to vote. Like Obama says, they have no “skin in the game.”


8 posted on 05/04/2010 12:23:59 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: george76

Lead by mathematics majors...


9 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:09 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: george76

barack to the future


10 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: GourmetDan
What’s the old saying?

If you’re young and you aren’t a liberal, you don’t have a heart; but if you’re old and you aren’t a conservative, you don’t have a brain!

Yeah, that's the saying. However, considering the shackles liberalism puts on people, I argue that liberalism is a heartless ideology.

11 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:18 PM PDT by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: george76
No one is buying it anymore, especially young people.

They get to pay for their own enslavement.

12 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:20 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: george76

“Young People Deserting Obama”

Corrected title: “Obama Destroying Young People”


13 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:46 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: george76
some of us are realizing that the Obama presidency is punishing our future. Down the road, we will be the ones forced to pay off the record-breaking deficits and debt that Obama's budgets and trillion-dollar spending programs are leaving us.

Did you think you would get good stuff free? Get out of the cart and start pulling, Jr.

14 posted on 05/04/2010 12:25:58 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: george76

How does the author know that young people are disappointed in Mr. Obama?


15 posted on 05/04/2010 12:26:29 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: george76

To the young college former Obama zealots I say, “Look at Greece; that is your/our future!”


16 posted on 05/04/2010 12:26:58 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: GourmetDan

There’s actually something to what you say. The younger generations, in the colleges, are normally liberals because of the professors. Once they get out of college and find out what the real world is like, most become conservatives. That is of course, except for the ones that don’t want to admit that they were lied to by the professors.


17 posted on 05/04/2010 12:29:00 PM PDT by RC2
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To: rhombus
Young people are turned off by argumentative and divisive politics.

In 2004, I heard a mother say this to her friend. Her daughter had "given up" on voting because first she'd heard that Bush was bringing back the draft. Then she learned that only Democrats were sponsoring such legislation. She "figured" she couldn't trust "either one of them" rather than ACCEPTING that the MEDIA had lied to her about Bush bringing back the draft.

Until kids wake up to the Pravda Media, they will fall for this BS. Who's up for some deprogramming?

18 posted on 05/04/2010 12:29:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: george76
The Tea Parties and the conservative movement have began to offer a new hope of fiscal responsibility and a dedication to liberty.

Hmmm, are you willing to pay for your own college education, your own health insurance, your own children... or did you want to stay on your parent's health insurance until you're 26?

19 posted on 05/04/2010 12:29:41 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: george76
Excuse me, but I smell a RAT.

1. Obama comes out for a little offshore drilling -- looks good for a week or so.

2. Oil Rig explodes ... the followiing is from http://www.saltycajun.com/forum/showthread.php?p=145198

The Lights Went out; and Then...

Witnesses state that the lights flickered on the Deepwater Horizon. Then a massive thud shook the vessel, followed by another strong vibration.

Transocean employee Jim Ingram, a seasoned offshore worker, told the U.K. Times that he was preparing for bed after working a 12-hour shift. "On the second [thud]," said Mr. Ingram, "we knew something was wrong."

Indeed, something was very wrong. Within a moment, a gigantic blast of gas, oil and drilling mud roared up through three miles of down-hole pipe and subsea risers. The fluids burst through the rig floor and ripped up into the gigantic draw-works. Something sparked. The hydrocarbons ignited.

In a fraction of a second, the drilling deck of the Deepwater Horizon exploded into a fireball. The scene was an utter conflagration.

3. Obama changes mind on offshore drilling.

4. Obama looks good ... much better than before.

5. Coincidence? Planned ahead? Staged?

6. I smell a RAT.

20 posted on 05/04/2010 12:29:50 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years.)
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To: RC2
That is of course, except for the ones that don’t want to admit that they were lied to by the professors.

"Losing my religion..."

For some, that reality is too earth shattering.

Whatever happened to "question authority"?

21 posted on 05/04/2010 12:29:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: george76

You mean they finally woke up that Obamacare was a fascist plan that THEY will pay for?

Poor babies. Paying back student loans AND being forced to buy ins. they don’t need. ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!


22 posted on 05/04/2010 12:31:44 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: EscapedDutch

Most libs I know believe that liberalism (socialism) is “freedom” because you don’t have to be “enslaved” to taking care of your basic needs.

Look up the video “Acorn Girl” on youtube for an example.


23 posted on 05/04/2010 12:32:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Prodigal Sons

Nothing for you, go away. Go to Hell.

24 posted on 05/04/2010 12:32:16 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: george76

It’s looking more and more like Obomber’s plan for 2012 has to involve massive voter fraud-it’s his only hope.


25 posted on 05/04/2010 12:32:35 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: colorado tanker
"Saw somewhere today the Obamistas think they can recover in time for the 2010 midterms because of a better economy. Good luck with that . ."

Yep, the economy is just roaring back to life! ;-)

26 posted on 05/04/2010 12:34:07 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: a fool in paradise

Another part of the equation is that they have been told the pernicious lie of “people (ie, you) are basically good” and they seek all avenues of affirming their goodness.

Espousing liberal policies makes one feel good about oneself, especially if you go no further and examine the effects of those policies in the real world.

Without God in their little self-centered atheistic lives,
they have nothing else to wrap their self-worth around.


27 posted on 05/04/2010 12:34:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: george76

My kids all voted for Obama. Never again.


28 posted on 05/04/2010 12:37:12 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: rarestia

“They should make it so that ownership of a home is a requirement to vote”

I have been saying the same thing about bonds for years. How is it remotely fair for people who don’t pay property taxes to be the deciding margin in a vote for bonds?


29 posted on 05/04/2010 12:38:28 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: colorado tanker
Saw somewhere today the Obamistas think they can recover in time for the 2010 midterms because of a better economy

Yeah, that $3.09/gal I pumped into the Sante Fe yesterday certainly makes my pocket book a little lighter. Gas prices are going to destroy any glimmer of a recovery and unemployment will continue to rise.

30 posted on 05/04/2010 12:40:09 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: george76

Awwwwwwwww. Not good news for the ‘RAT strategizers:

These are the notes taken by a participant in a National Organizing for America Strategy Session that took place on Monday, May 3 in my area of Central Florida.

Attention: RE: Alan Grayson (D) Orlando, Fl.

May 3, 2010 OFA Strategy Call

Event format: David Plouffe, Mitch Stewart, and female commentator in w/ about 15 people in “studio” audience. Each state had an on-line chat with an OFA moderator to answer questions. Viewers could call, tweet, text questions. I was impressed with how easy it was to access this event and how every form of media was used. They even texted reminders 15 minutes before the session began.

2010 Mid-Term Election Strategy

1 Concentrate of First Time voters

2. Re-connect with First Time voters of 2008

Actions

1. Door knocking

2 Phone call

3. Peer-Peer discussions

4 Social networking (very important in reaching young voters)

*OFA will provide tool necessary for grassroots workers such as phone banks, talking points, printed material.

Two Immediate Requests of Campaign Workers:

1 Host a house party

2. June 5th National Day of Action (similar to “Knock for Change” in June of 2008)

Profile of First Time Voter

Likely gets news from social media outlets so your social networking circles are very important.

They don’t absorb in-depth political news, so talking points are important

They are cynical about whether their vote matters, so pledge cards are effective (have them sign an OFA card promising to vote)

They know very little about the political process (where to vote, deadlines to register, etc) so, provide this information.

ALL INFORMATION “must be easily accessible on-line requiring very few keystrokes. If they have to dig for it, they won’t.

Importance of the Message AND THE MESSENGER

The message is important but the messenger is very important. “Peer to Peer” means the messenger. Should share the “same experience” as the community. They emphasized the importance of “neighbor to neighbor” contact, as well.

They spoke about the need for the message to be beyond winning the election, it must be visionary. (Basically their message is help Obama complete his vision by voting for democrats. They realize that Obama is their best salesman and they will engage him as much as possible). They intend to use the message that Republicans put big biz, big insurance, big oil above families. Democrats support families thru expanding health care and college loans. Also, when the Republicans talk about spending , democrats intend to point out the Bush spending.


31 posted on 05/04/2010 12:40:38 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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To: colorado tanker

“They should make it so that ownership of a home is a requirement to vote”

Good one. Wait until summer hits. All the college and high school kids on break competing with adults and illegal immigrants for the few jobs that are out there.

They’ll be hoping for change real fast.


32 posted on 05/04/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: pabianice

“My kids all voted for Obama. Never again.”

Too bad they’re too old for a spanking. :)


33 posted on 05/04/2010 12:42:41 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OldNavyVet
I smell a RAT.

Obomas entire agenda is based on green (not actually green as in leaves - more like green as in currency) technology and green taxation. There's no way in hell he'd agree to off shore drilling - unless he knew in advance he'd have a way out of it.
A rig explodes, and his green agenda is back on the table - big time.
"Why, he couldn't have had anything to do with it. Big oil was his friend. He really, really liked off shore drilling."

Never listen to what a politician says. Watch what they do.

34 posted on 05/04/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: EscapedDutch
"Yeah, that's the saying. However, considering the shackles liberalism puts on people, I argue that liberalism is a heartless ideology."

Oh liberalism definitely depends on keeping constituents trapped in their dependency.

It's just that when you are young, you don't have enough experience to realize that.

If you haven't figured that out by the time you are old, then you don't have any brains.

35 posted on 05/04/2010 12:46:58 PM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: numberonepal; CriticalJ
I think unemployment has basically peaked, but I don't see it going down much any time soon. It's a lagging indicator and usually last to recover. The MSM has pounded the “jobless recovery” theme for so many years I don't think their cheerleading for Obama and a recovery will convince anyone as long as it stays around 10%.
36 posted on 05/04/2010 12:51:58 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: pabianice

Everyone who voted for Obama is a child, regardless of age, and regardless of their reason for voting for him.


37 posted on 05/04/2010 12:52:30 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: GourmetDan

When you’re young, you’re used to your parents providing for your needs - food, shelter, medical care, transportation -

so it’s easy to get a youngster to believe that the gov’t should provide these for everyone.


38 posted on 05/04/2010 12:52:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: george76

I would imagine that the former Obama boosters of 2008 on the young side have simply forgotten about him. It’s his older supporters who will follow him over the cliff now. They are waiting for their checks in the mail.


39 posted on 05/04/2010 12:58:13 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: george76

Too late dumbasses.The damage has already been done and the idiot young people will be paying for this long after us old gits are dead.Morons.The hope and change that destroyed America.


40 posted on 05/04/2010 12:58:55 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HerrBlucher

A simply wonderful line, HerrBlucher; too correct to be believed by the American people.


41 posted on 05/04/2010 12:59:01 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: george76

“Better yet, some of us are realizing that the Obama presidency is punishing our future.”

Some of us?? Good luck here because if it is just some then it is not good. But loads of other idiots have no clue because like almost all TV viewers - they are brainwashed. Even so called conservatives watching Fox/Saudia keep watching the liars and paying $50 to 100 a month in their money to have their lives destroyed. Good luck.


42 posted on 05/04/2010 12:59:30 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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To: Mich Patriot

As bad as that it, they were voting to slap GWB around more than they were voting for Obama. I still believe that GWB is responsible for these horrors though his inaction.


43 posted on 05/04/2010 1:00:20 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
I would imagine that the former Obama boosters of 2008 on the young side have simply forgotten about him.

He doesn't look so cool on a T shirt anymore. He's just some old guy who won't shut up.

44 posted on 05/04/2010 1:00:29 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: a fool in paradise

Idiots using FaceBook are having info about them resold.


45 posted on 05/04/2010 1:00:29 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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To: numberonepal

Actually, only Republicans are blamed for high gas prices. Democrats always get off scott free courtesy of the American people.


46 posted on 05/04/2010 1:03:13 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: OldNavyVet

Me too.

There are two things which seem to be downplayed in the media coverage:

1) the cause
2) the victims.

When the coalminers died, you would see footage of people taking to their families, and occasional shots of their funerals. Now there’s nothing about these dead oilmen.

Why?


47 posted on 05/04/2010 1:06:09 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

“Young People Deserting Obama”

“Corrected title: “Obama Destroying Young People””

Young people and all Americans easily fooled by TV propaganda and inane crap for the masses like: iPods & music/liberal bands, Hollywood’s crap, ALL TV, ball games, and other crap.


48 posted on 05/04/2010 1:06:35 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators & Estefan-Rubio)
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To: rhombus

...”didn’t you kids study history?”

Um, it’s now called Social Studies, not History.


49 posted on 05/04/2010 1:07:43 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (Please God, watch over our country.)
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To: CriticalJ

Most of the college kids needed to look for summer jobs on spring break, or they’re out of luck.

This year my two college aged kids were lucky, but gone are the days when they would just turn up somewhere and get a job on the spot. They had to hustle.


50 posted on 05/04/2010 1:09:41 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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