Skip to comments.Buyers’ remorse: Youth ditch Obama. Millennials now hope for White House change
Posted on 08/30/2011 10:19:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf
President Obama coasted into the White House thanks in part to the youth vote, individuals aged 18-29 who bought into his vague promise to bring change. During Mr. Obamas term in office, however, many of this group - known as Millennials - have been forced to learn how to subsist on pocket change. This isnt quite what they were expecting when they turned out in historic droves in 2008.
According to a recent poll commissioned by Generation Opportunity, 57 percent of Millennials participating said they will learn more about the policy positions of presidential candidates in the 2012 election than they did in 2008. This is bad news for Mr. Obama, who is encumbered with a record that hurts young adults. His $825 billion so-called stimulus robbed the private sector of cash needed for job growth, while Obamacare will squeeze money from these healthiest of Americans through fines and forced participation to subsidize treatment for old sick people.
Young people are disillusioned after 2008, when the message was change, points out Surbhi Godsay of the youth-research organization CIRCLE. Now, she says, theyre concerned about employment. And for good reason.
Statistics show that Millennials have been hit hard by the high jobless rates around the country. The unemployment rate for 16-24 year-olds is a staggering 18.1 percent, down from the record-breaking high of 19.1 percent a year ago, while 25-34 year-olds face a rate of 9.7 percent, higher than the national average. Among Millennials, Everybody knows somebody whos really been struggling to find a job, explains Paul Conway, president of Generation Opportunity.
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It is VERY TELLING of why Obama is becoming so shrill and desperate.
Interesting how gaining wisdom a becoming less liberal is one and the same.
The question was posed: DO you know ANYONE who didn't voge for Obama in 2008 who will vote for him in 2012?
Think about it...major implications
The question was posed: DO you know ANYONE who didn't vote for Obama in 2008 who will vote for him in 2012?
Think about it...major implications
They voted for Hope and ended up with no Change in their pockets.
Elections have consequences.
The old saying is true.....
Be careful what you wish for (i.e. change) you might just get it.
There is a group on Facebook “I will not vote for Obama in 2012”.
Young people who voted for Obama destroyed their own future.
It seems that every generation must learn the hard way how damaging Democrat rule really is, to cut through the media propaganda.
KARMA can be a cruel teacher...
“All he’ll have left is the Coloured vote, and they only make up 12% of the population”
His black support has fallen to 83% now, from 90% in may.
It was 97% in 2008.
As far as the youth vote you can thank
Our colleges who brain wash the students with Marxist BS
But more so Hollywood who portrays the Black guy as the hero who saves the planet and has the white guy as comic relief or playing second fiddle
Really sad the way the public laps up this obvious racial bias without a complaint
He is no different than the first black Miss America who got busted making nude photos with a woman. This was a terrible embarrassment for my black coworkers and they were very ashamed.
What’s his support among Muslims, illegals, and dead people?
Obama brought change - lots more of those same young people are unemployed now. That's change. He didn't say 'change for the better'... just 'change'.
Sarah’s choice also: “AB0”
This time they will cut out the middleman and just vote directly for the Unicorn.
If I were a politician I’d change my name to “Anybody But Obama” and run for POTUS. lol
All he’ll have left is the Coloured vote
No, that’s not all. He’ll still have the Union Thugs,
same-sex marriage proponents,
lazy Rednecks drawing SS Disability and
a whole helluva lot of uninformed, stupid American people.
He’ll be o.k.
If you get that hip done, take time to thank your daughter and make sure she knows her voting allowed you to have it done on her dime, at the expense of her purse.
I can personally attest to a lot of friends I have who are disillusioned. Unfortunately there’s also a good number who are diehards regardless, but they’re beyond reasoning with at this point.
If Perry is the nominee (with his “SS is ripping the youth off” talk) and Rubio VP (Hispanic connection)...Obama might be happy if he wins CA, IL and NY.
This is sweet, a whole new generation is re-learning what those of us who lived through Carter learned.
You have to have a Carter to make a Reagan.
And in this case you have to have an Obama to make a Perry.
LOL! A Unicorn would be a better President!
Rememebr all those stories right after the election? The GOP is dead....The Dems will rule for 30 +years..... We are all socialists now...etc..
Well, Obama has delivered chnage, and hop e for the rest of us..he's gonna leave with a conservative in the WH..GOP controlling the House, and a 55-57+ conservtaive GOPs enate majority..as well as 30+ GOP governorships, and contgrol of most state legislators..
Who said the guy didn't do anything?
The quickest and most efficient way to turn a liberal into a conservative is to let liberal policies hit them in their pocket book. As soon as those policies impact them personally, they become conservatives in the blink of an eye.
Thus, only fools, idiots, mentally challenge asshats, uber wealthy elites, and career welfare recipients are in favor of the progressive agenda.
raise the voting age to 25
18 year old kids should not be allowed to vote, fer crying out loud.
It seems they’ve learned an important life-long lesson (just as I did coming of age during the Carter Administration)
Unfortunately we all have to suffer for her and many other young people’s “lessons”...
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Gotta kind of liken it to ‘them’ burning down ‘their’ neighborhoods then gripe when WE didn’t rebuild them fast enough.
Watch in 2013 Madison Avenue will conveniently drop most of the smiling black faces in their ads, trying to sell black as honest, virtuous, intelligent, trendy, crafty and wise. Michelle and Barak's Black hegemony willl last less then Hitler's Third Reich. If I were a black member of the vampire class living in Philly, Detroit or Chicago, I would be real nervous, Yous about to get off the gravy train, we gonna beat your Messiah like a red headed stepchild. Watch Grant Park election night all the pouting faces of the black intelligentsia and glitterati like Oprah. Back to being like everyone else that night fatty.
There are millions of Americans who, like me, will not vote for the lesser of 2 evils and, so far, that's all the GOP contenders not named Ron Paul. If we can't get positive change, then let the end get here while I'm still able enough to survive it.
By the time the election gets here next year, the dems will have had 4 years to take the actions necessary to increase the already massive amounts of voter fraud they commit during elections.
Millions of new voters, actual ones, will be voting for the first time next year... naive young people and hordes of the unskilled and uneducated dregs of the third world - who do you think they'll be voting for?
barak hussein's base hasn't gone anywhere and it's in their (short term) interest to re-elect him... as far left as the GOP has moved, they'll never outpromise the dems as far as goodies to the parasite class goes. Maybe a few of his white guilt liberal supporters will have been bitch-slapped by reality enough to pass on him this time, but I doubt there will be any mass defection from his base. The best we can hope for on that front is low turnout of his core supporters.
Face facts - at best, we'll probably get another Reagan, and unlike 1980, a president who just slows the rate of gov't growth isn't nearly good enough anymore. This nation is near the edge of the abyss. We need a president who will go to DC fully and sincerely committed to the drastic reduction in size, expense and power of the federal gov't.
Break that down even further:
12% of the US population is 37 million. One third of that is children under 18 (12.2 million) for a subtotal of 24.8 million. Subtract another 20% who are convicted felons in states where they can't vote (5 million.) Now we're down to a black voting population of 19.8 million.
Black voter turnout in 2008 was a record 65.3%. No way is that going to happen again. Let's be very generous and call it 50% (10 million.) So now we're left with 9.9 million voters, at least 5% of whom will vote Republican (0.5 million.)
Final black vote for Obama (and this IMO is high) would be 9.5 million.
He is toast.
Best thing that ever happened to her in the long run. Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and still cleaning up every Sunday night on ABC.
What did you think of the 48 percent of the Boomers who voted for McCain? They really sold us down the river.
At least the young folks are wising up. Last survey I saw that Obama’s still got 52 percent of the 18 or so crowd.
Down 14 points from election day. Best of any age category.
Good thing the boomers got that changed. Funny how when the shoe is on the other foot that they want to change it back...
“If you’re talking about the general election I don’t think so.”
That’s a fact, btw. Boomers split 48/48, between Obama and McCain. Young voters usually don’t make a difference, because of the numbers. The only time they do, is if the older generation has significant support for Obama.
“I’m sure most of them voted holding their noses knowing it was the lesser of two evils.”
Well, not enough of them did and enough stayed home, and enough voted for Obama, to put him in. If they go, say, 43-53 against Obama in 2012, he’s toast.
a correctable mistake was made, no sense making it inviolate.
btw, when the voting age was changed the draft was still around (although close to ending). as long as the government could draft 18 year olds, damn straight they should be able to vote.