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Buyers’ remorse: Youth ditch Obama. Millennials now hope for White House change
WashTimes ^ | 8-29-11 | WashTimes

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. Obama’s term in office, however, many of this group - known as Millennials - have been forced to learn how to subsist on pocket change. This isn’t 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, they’re “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 who’s really been struggling to find a job,” explains Paul Conway, president of Generation Opportunity.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; buyersremorse; change; election2012; generationy; millennial; millennials; obama; vote; youth; youthvote
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It is VERY TELLING of why Obama is becoming so shrill and desperate.

1 posted on 08/30/2011 10:19:34 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Interesting how gaining wisdom a becoming less liberal is one and the same.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: tcrlaf
There was a great line a day or so ago..I think it was from a blog on TheHill.com....

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

3 posted on 08/30/2011 10:24:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: tcrlaf
There was a great line a day or so ago..I think it was from a blog on TheHill.com....

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

4 posted on 08/30/2011 10:24:16 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: tcrlaf

Caveat suffragator?


5 posted on 08/30/2011 10:28:08 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: tcrlaf

They voted for Hope and ended up with no Change in their pockets.

Elections have consequences.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 10:30:45 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: tcrlaf

The old saying is true.....

Be careful what you wish for (i.e. change) you might just get it.


7 posted on 08/30/2011 10:30:45 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: sam_paine

There is a group on Facebook “I will not vote for Obama in 2012”.


8 posted on 08/30/2011 10:30:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: tcrlaf
Ahhhhh, to be young and stupid again. Who can forget those days...

"while Obamacare will squeeze money from these healthiest of Americans through fines and forced participation to subsidize treatment for old sick people."

You know, I never thought about it this way. My one daughter sold me down the river voting for Obama and my kids are in this age group. Even though a lifetime of teaching, she made the mistake and fell for "Hope and Change". Perhaps Obamacare isn't so bad. It's a way to get back at all of these idiot young people who voted for Obama. I'll get a hip replacement even if I don't need it. Just to get back at the Hope and Changers....
9 posted on 08/30/2011 10:33:10 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: tcrlaf
Well, he's losing the Yute vote. According to another article, he's losing the Hispanic vote. All he'll have left is the Coloured vote, and they only make up 12% of the population. It looks like Obama is toast...
10 posted on 08/30/2011 10:35:20 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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...


11 posted on 08/30/2011 10:35:50 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: ken5050
Just like with Carter, it's getting harder to find anyone who says they voted for him in 2008. Oh, there's the die hard lefty crowd who still have their 2008 Obummer sticker but they're mostly the usual academic types. The fact is Barry is our affirmative action president with predictable results. With all the qualified black folks out there it's a crying shame this guy was the first black president. He's set black folks back fifty years, at least. It'll take a while, but the results of his being elected are going to be far reaching in ways the fascist crowd can't even imagine.

JMHo

Regards

12 posted on 08/30/2011 10:37:13 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: tcrlaf
Perhaps next year, young voters won’t be so easily duped by empty slogans.
One can only hope.
13 posted on 08/30/2011 10:40:19 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“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.


14 posted on 08/30/2011 10:40:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: tcrlaf

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


15 posted on 08/30/2011 10:40:52 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
My one daughter sold me down the river voting for Obama
Does she regret it?
16 posted on 08/30/2011 10:43:52 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Rashputin

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.


17 posted on 08/30/2011 10:44:13 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: tcrlaf
This article only proves to me my assertions that Obuggery is a by-product of the brain-dead reality television sub-culture that are youth have been inundated with.
18 posted on 08/30/2011 10:45:00 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: tcrlaf
"It seems that every generation must learn the hard way how damaging Democrat rule really is, to cut through the media propaganda."

Thinking back to my youth, I can't be too hard on her or young people in general. I was idealistic and thought government could solve a lot of the worlds problems. I admit it. However, I was never dumb enough to vote for Jimmy Carter or Walter Mondale over Ronald Reagan.
19 posted on 08/30/2011 10:45:00 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: tcrlaf

What’s his support among Muslims, illegals, and dead people?


20 posted on 08/30/2011 10:45:07 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: tcrlaf
...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.

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'.

21 posted on 08/30/2011 10:46:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sarah’s choice also: “AB0”


22 posted on 08/30/2011 10:46:40 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: no dems
"Does she regret it?"

She avoids talking about it and I don't want to pound her with "See I told you so!!". I'm hoping it was a good learning experience for her and hopefully reinforces the things I told her over the years. I think she does. Unfortunately we all have to suffer for her and many other young people's "lessons"...
23 posted on 08/30/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: GatorGirl

This time they will cut out the middleman and just vote directly for the Unicorn.


24 posted on 08/30/2011 10:49:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: sam_paine

If I were a politician I’d change my name to “Anybody But Obama” and run for POTUS. lol


25 posted on 08/30/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Cowboy Bob

All he’ll have left is the Coloured vote
____________________________________________________________

No, that’s not all. He’ll still have the Union Thugs,
the gays,
the baby-killers,
same-sex marriage proponents,
Welfare Queens,
Chicago-style Election-riggers,
lazy Rednecks drawing SS Disability and
a whole helluva lot of uninformed, stupid American people.

He’ll be o.k.


26 posted on 08/30/2011 10:49:26 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
I was never dumb enough to vote for Jimmy Carter or Walter Mondale over Ronald Reagan.
Yeah, but, in '08 McCain was no Reagan.
27 posted on 08/30/2011 10:52:35 AM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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.


28 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:40 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: tcrlaf

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.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 10:55:49 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: no dems
"Yeah, but, in '08 McCain was no Reagan."

True, but then again Obama was no Carter either. I think Carter is the only person in America happy right now. His legacy is looking better every day.
30 posted on 08/30/2011 10:56:35 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Cowboy Bob

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.


31 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:24 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


32 posted on 08/30/2011 10:59:26 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL! A Unicorn would be a better President!


33 posted on 08/30/2011 11:01:42 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Rashputin
Absolutely concur 100%

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?

34 posted on 08/30/2011 11:02:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: MNDude

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.


35 posted on 08/30/2011 11:06:07 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Cowboy Bob
The black vote is also concentrated in mostly blue states anyway which greatly lessens the impact of their slavish vote for The One.
36 posted on 08/30/2011 11:07:09 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: tcrlaf

raise the voting age to 25

18 year old kids should not be allowed to vote, fer crying out loud.


37 posted on 08/30/2011 11:09:39 AM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: tcrlaf

It seems they’ve learned an important life-long lesson (just as I did coming of age during the Carter Administration)


38 posted on 08/30/2011 11:14:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Unfortunately we all have to suffer for her and many other young people’s “lessons”...
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Gotta kind of liken it to ‘them’ burning down ‘their’ neighborhoods then gripe when WE didn’t rebuild them fast enough.

ONLY WORSE!!!!!!!


39 posted on 08/30/2011 11:15:15 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: JPG
The black vote is also concentrated in mostly blue states anyway which greatly lessens the impact of their slavish vote for The One.

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.

40 posted on 08/30/2011 11:24:32 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: tcrlaf
Anyone who thinks osama will be easily defeated next year is a fool.

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.

41 posted on 08/30/2011 11:35:25 AM PDT by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2012)
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To: Cowboy Bob
All he'll have left is the Coloured vote, and they only make up 12% of the population.

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.

42 posted on 08/30/2011 11:36:53 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: lone star annie
He is no different than the first black Miss America who got busted making nude photos with a woman.

Best thing that ever happened to her in the long run. Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and still cleaning up every Sunday night on ABC.

43 posted on 08/30/2011 11:39:27 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: RockinRight
and Rubio VP

Ineligible.

44 posted on 08/30/2011 11:42:01 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

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.


45 posted on 08/30/2011 11:44:08 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: fnord

Good thing the boomers got that changed. Funny how when the shoe is on the other foot that they want to change it back...


46 posted on 08/30/2011 11:47:11 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: BenKenobi
"What did you think of the 48 percent of the Boomers who voted for McCain? They really sold us down the river."

If you're talking about the general election I don't think so. I'm sure most of them voted holding their noses knowing it was the lesser of two evils. The only reason I voted for him was who the VP candidate was. No, the true tragedy are that people like myself didn't even get to pick my candidate before "Independent" voters in New Hampshire did. Now that's ridiculous and those are the people I blame. All the idiots in the first primary states that chose McCain as our nominee. In Pennsylvania the vote was already decided. In fact, I changed my affiliation to Democrat, voted for Hilary to participate in Rush's operation Chaos...
47 posted on 08/30/2011 11:50:08 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“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.


48 posted on 08/30/2011 11:55:01 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: BenKenobi

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.


49 posted on 08/30/2011 12:02:53 PM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: BenKenobi
"That’s a fact, btw. Boomers split 48/48, between Obama and McCain."

Oh, okay I misunderstood you. I thought the boomers voted more for McCain than Obama. I did not realize Obama split the vote with McCain on that. In that case, they need to buck up and do the right thing. With Obamacare, I'm sure a lot of them soon to be medicare recipients have changed their mind. If not, I hope they get denied their knee replacement and are told to take a pain pill.
50 posted on 08/30/2011 12:03:17 PM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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