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Obama Campus Fervor Losing to Apathy as Students Sour on 2012
Bloomberg | Mar 29, 2012 | Andrew Theen

Posted on 03/30/2012 5:30:32 PM PDT by neverdem

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; nobama2012; obama; ricksantorum

1 posted on 03/30/2012 5:30:41 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

bmflr


2 posted on 03/30/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: neverdem

Romney sure isn’t going to excite them


3 posted on 03/30/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: neverdem

I think many of the students won’t acknowledge it but somewhere, deep inside some of them, they know this President and his party have severally hampered and degraded their futures.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 5:37:07 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: neverdem

Interesting article, I’m not surprised at the apathy and lack of fervor among young people and college students in particular. Think about it: No/few job prospects and a massive student loan debt hanging over their heads.

It’s no wonder that the Media/Dems are looking to cook up a race war to get the juices flowing and President Obama will be there above the fray urging calm while in the background pumping up the rhetoric.

At least that’s what my crystal ball is showing for the future of the country.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 5:37:42 PM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
The polls showing obama with 48% approval ratings can't be realistic if he can't even reach that high on college campuses. He is in big trouble if he can't even sway college kids.
6 posted on 03/30/2012 5:47:41 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: neverdem

“We told you so”


7 posted on 03/30/2012 5:47:47 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey "Unifier" and MSM: Demand Spike Lee apologize. OK check. Next?)
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To: The Working Man

Race war?

Serious question. How will that help obama?


8 posted on 03/30/2012 5:52:37 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: GeronL
Maybe it's just the Massachusetts connection. Massachusetts Presidents and Vice Presidents, and Presidential candidates, just aren't very exciting.

John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Henry Wilson
Calvin Coolidge
Michael Dukakis
George H. W. Bush
John Kerry
Mitt Romney

The Adamses and Coolidge may have been prety good Presidents, but they weren't long on excitement.

The exception that proves the rule is John F. Kennedy.

(Wilson was the VP during Grant's second term.)

9 posted on 03/30/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GeronL

“Romney sure isn’t going to excite them”

He should try with Ron Paul, but in the end he doesn’t have to he nearly has to keep the passive and dissolution with Obama.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 6:04:45 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: neverdem
It's not too difficult.

A tyrant can only scare and bully people so much, and they become inured.

And, a Goebbelsian "big lie" (even with the obedient help of media fellow travelers) can only succeed to the point at which people start believing their own eyes and experiences.

All regimes based on fraud, deceit, and corruption eventually fail.

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11 posted on 03/30/2012 6:07:39 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: StAntKnee

Votes aren’t the end game .. the maggøt wants a Reichstag fire.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU baraq !)
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To: tomkat

Votes aren’t the end game .. the maggøt wants a Reichstag fire.


Exactly.

And the evil bastard is going to end up in his own Fuherbunker.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 6:15:29 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: StAntKnee
Race war?

Serious question. How will that help obama?


Because it gets sold as blacks/minorities struggling to protect themselves from the depredations of the republicans, who always let themselves get tarred and feathered by liberals/democrats with the "hater" epithet, and the pitch will be "if you're a person of conscience who wants to protect the oppressed and downtrodden, then you'll join us in the fight against the forces of evil."

Everyone, particularly younger people, who tend to be rather ovine when it comes to what they do - not having sufficient experience to have developed a set of mature principles to guide their own behavior, they tend to follow a charismatic trend-setter simply in order not to be the odd man out - fancies themselves a person of conscience who, of course, will fight the good fight to protect the innocent from the forces of evil, and since it takes wisdom more than intelligence to tell the difference, a race war would make it possible for the democrats/liberals to make that rhetorical, but substantively false, pitch to the younger crowd which, so far, appears to be suffering from a surfeit of apathy this time around.

For those who believe that good intentions trump actual results, a race war is always a useful rhetorical device.
14 posted on 03/30/2012 6:16:22 PM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: tomkat

Welp! I’m no conspiracy type.

But his guy is behaving so badly, i can’t figure out a dinged thing so anything could be possible.

Never try to reason with a drunk or debate a madman. Eh?


15 posted on 03/30/2012 6:18:09 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: tomkat

Welp! I’m no conspiracy type.

But his guy is behaving so badly, i can’t figure out a dinged thing so anything could be possible.

Never try to reason with a drunk or debate a madman. Eh?


16 posted on 03/30/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: StAntKnee

Well, I’m on campus, and a Catholic one at that, and all I ever see are drooling fans of Democrats who think Republicans are trying to send women “back to the dark ages” in terms of controlling birth control. It’s as if NOTHING else matters to them in life.

Of course, it’s a wealthier school in a more liberal and very insolated area ... sort of like the very epicenter of the entire problem type of area, if you know what I mean.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 6:31:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: neverdem

Everybody across the board is apathetic because nobody’s satisfied and there are no real choices. Liberals haven’t received their promised utopia. Conservatives haven’t received the resistance we hoped would come from 2010. No matter who wins, Obama or Romney, nothing will change for either side.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 6:32:17 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: GeronL
Romney sure isn’t going to excite them

No matter. They will stay home and not vote, which is as it should be. Unless they have had a taste of the real world and found that liberalism isn't all it's cracked up to be, I'd rather they just don't do it.

19 posted on 03/30/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Who you gonna believe on the economy? Obama or your own lying wallet?)
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To: Oceander

It’s not just the race war, either. The evil Republican “war on women” is big with single women in the 20s. My own daughter has succumbed to that ridiculous theme without any critical thinking of her own (I am ashamed to say). To her, the most important issue of the day is a woman’s right to murder her unborn baby.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 6:42:46 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GeronL

none of our candidates right now is going to get them excited, boring take one for the team Santorum , old Newt with baggage and Romney the elitist say anything to get elected.

Col Allen West and Sarah would have rocked the base and there would have been so much excitement about that ticket but yet again the GOP wants their elitist liberally social guy because all they care about is their own pockets and their power.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 6:47:11 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: StAntKnee

Race war may have been to inflammatory. But I stand by the concept of generating conflict as a means of eliminating apathy as far as the Dems are concerned. If they can keep their targeted demographics glued to the TV then they can move them to vote in the desired manner and thus continue the current administration.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 6:48:05 PM PDT by The Working Man (No child left behind should be: No Child left a dime.)
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To: neverdem
There is hope for the future. A couple of thousand students were chanting “End the Fed” at a Ron Paul rally at the UW-Madison Thursday. They cheered at eliminating the IRS. Such thoughts have not been uttered on this campus for the last 50 years.
23 posted on 03/30/2012 6:55:51 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: Hamilcar_Barca

That is good news. All the young people, college kids and 20s, seem very excited about Ron Paul.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 7:46:38 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: GeronL
Romney sure isn’t going to excite them

He doesn't have to. Let the kiddies stay home if they want to. They were a huge margin, almost 2:1 for Obama in 2008.

25 posted on 03/30/2012 7:49:35 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Oceander
For those who believe that good intentions trump actual results, a race war is always a useful rhetorical device.

Bring back memories of the 1960s, when the GOP got 60 percent of the white vote in 2010? It doesn't sound too smart

26 posted on 03/30/2012 7:55:58 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

How many people remember the 60s? Even a lot of the people who are old enough still really remember that era, and people who were born in the late 70s and 80s - and are therefore of voting age - have no concept of what went on then, their connection with real history having been almost completely severed by the liberalism infecting most public schools.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: Oceander
their connection with real history having been almost completely severed by the liberalism Communism/atheism/depravity infecting most public schools.
28 posted on 03/30/2012 8:15:29 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 8:38:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Verginius Rufus

George H. W. Bush can’t be considered a “Massachusetts candidate” or a “Massachusetts president.” He grew up in Connecticut, where his dad was a US Senator for quite a long time, and went to Yale. Most of his adult life has been spent in Texas, which he represented in Congress for one term.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 9:42:48 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Psycho_Bunny

The students who will graduate this May know plenty of people who graduated several years ago who are underemployed or unemployed. Like you said, they won’t admit it for the most part.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 9:58:02 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Oceander
How many people remember the 60s?

That doesn't matter. What matters is the reaction Obama's race baiting and class warfare gets. He's killing the Jacksonian Democrats with his environmental and energy policies too. The rats didn't do very well in the elections of 1968 and 1972.

32 posted on 03/30/2012 10:32:02 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Oceander

And remember Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dorn/Weather Underground, it’s part of how they organize off campus. On campus will be organized too, it would be short sited to think otherwise.


33 posted on 03/31/2012 6:12:43 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: neverdem

Growing up is hard.


34 posted on 03/31/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: justiceseeker93
Yes, I was playing a little fast-and-loose...if I included GHWB, I should have left out Coolidge since he was born in Vermont.

I don't think there will ever be signs at the Massachusetts state line saying "Welcome to Massachusetts--Birthplace of George Herbert Walker Bush."

35 posted on 03/31/2012 11:56:59 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: The Working Man

0bama will solve much of your scenario by promising the kidz “student loan forgiveness”.....all from his ‘stash’.


36 posted on 03/31/2012 11:58:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: peeps36
"He is in big trouble if he can't even sway college kids."

Bobo can't win. He has no path to victory. His team has admitted they're playing off the Kerry map.

37 posted on 03/31/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: neverdem

Yes, it does matter, because it’s only those who either remember the 60s, or who have a strong understanding of the actual history of the 60s (and the 70s, to boot), who have sufficient understanding to know what the inevitable consequences are when you start a race-war. Those who do not are all too susceptible to being coopted into thinking that they’re participating in just another virtuous fight for liberation.


38 posted on 04/01/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: neverdem
Someone who has played golf and acted like he's retired while in office isn't going to appeal to struggling college students.
39 posted on 04/01/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: GeronL

40 posted on 04/01/2012 2:59:44 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: 4Liberty

41 posted on 04/01/2012 3:02:44 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: neverdem; caww; true believer forever; b9; onyx; Marguerite

Check this out..someone emailed the info to me in regards to Obama’s visit to Wisconsin.

When Obama stopped in at Master Lock in Milwaukee Wisconsin last week, he was walking the plant and stopped to talk with a plant employee and looked up at the banner hanging on the wall and said to the workers and people around him,

“It is great to be in a union shop, especially one as old as this union is “ - - — pointing to the banner.

He then said, “A Union shop since 1848” - - - and then he went on to talk on what that banner stood for

and how important it was to display it and show your union support.

The worker then said to Obama that it was the flag of the State of Wisconsin - - which was founded in 1848.

DUH!

This was only reported by a local radio station in Milwaukee (11:30AM) and not by the major news networks - - -


42 posted on 04/01/2012 6:37:09 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Am not surprised by Mambos entirely missing the mark on this....arrogant people generally show they are really dense when they’re trying to smoosh the public. I hope he continues messing up....he and Michelle love to be away from the Whitehouse and doing the community organizing thing. It’s a role they are more comfortable in then running the country as Pres. and First Lady...of which the suit never fit.


43 posted on 04/01/2012 9:09:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: Oceander
Yes, it does matter, because it’s only those who either remember the 60s, or who have a strong understanding of the actual history of the 60s (and the 70s, to boot), who have sufficient understanding to know what the inevitable consequences are when you start a race-war. Those who do not are all too susceptible to being coopted into thinking that they’re participating in just another virtuous fight for liberation.

You're not seeing my point. Folks will react to protect their interests like they did in 1968 and 1972, especially when it hits them with violence or in the pocket book. They don't have to remember 40+ years ago. Human nature doesn't change.

44 posted on 04/07/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
You're not seeing my point. Folks will react to protect their interests like they did in 1968 and 1972, especially when it hits them with violence or in the pocket book. They don't have to remember 40+ years ago. Human nature doesn't change.

That didn't do that much to change the minds of the vapid 20-somethings who voted for Obama. Some people, many below 30, but increasingly, too many people over 30 too, can't see the forest for the trees.
45 posted on 04/10/2012 7:49:24 PM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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