Skip to comments.Millenials Rejecting DemocRATS Due To Spying
Posted on 06/25/2013 6:58:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
The revelations by former National Security Agency operative Edward Snowden that the United States government has been spying on all Americans may be causing a permanent political shift by the American Millennial generation (youth born between 1980 and the year 2000) away from President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Contrary to the main-stream-medias claims that Millennials dont worry about online privacy, research demonstrates young people are extremely sensitive about who has access and can engage in mischief with their digital lives. As Snowdens spying disclosures continue, the blow-back against Obama and the Democratic Party is alienating this future dominant voting bloc.
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Well, this aligns with the natural direction of party affiliation, as the millenials get “mugged”.
It’s still all about gimmee gimmee gimmee.
Most Obamadrones don’t care what he does as long as they get their “free” stuff.
Wait until they find out how much it’s going to cost to recharge their “smart” phones once the Kenyan gets his new “global warming” scam regulations in place.
And when the truth dawns that there are people you just can't keep out no matter how hard you try, I think these people feel real betrayal. "Hey, that breaks the rules! It's not supposed to be that way! I'm supposed to have control over my stuff!"
That, coupled with a poor economy for young people with entry-level job skills ought to make young folks ripe for the Conservative message. If only we had a political party that wanted to sell such a message. Sigh.
Then, they snorted a few times, rolled over, and went back to sleep.
You have your marching orders. Do everything you can to inform your friends. Increase your sphere of influence.
WE are the GOP Leadership.
A golden chance to re-explain the promise of America's freedom, as its champion, to a generation who has never heard of it.
A chance to point out how the American traditions the GOP is supposed to support have been distorted and abused by the left....and nothing.
Millenials are captive—as long as they walk with their heads down, the government has them buy their thumbs.
Yawn - 2016 comes around they will be marching for Hillary like they did O-Twink
True, if presented with a binary choice.
But if someone along the lines of Ralph Nader jumps in and makes the surveillance a core issue ...
We are not potted plants. God gave us a brain and a voice for a reason.
Just think back to your youth. How many things did your parents tell you that you dismissed back then as fuddy-duddyism but now you see as obvious.
Yes, I agree. My family uses technology but is not a slave to it.
GOP Leadership is an oxymoron.
After what I have seen these last 6 years or so - my faith in the average American voter is Z E R O
those concerned with privacy will far more likely go with some form of libertarianism than with the republicrats who are busy sounding just like the democrats in their defense of the NSA snooping on us all.
The millenials aren’t about the gimmedats as much as they are about the “I’m a good and superior person because I’m a ‘progressive’”.
Simply put, they’re in it for the idealism.
This is why the voting age should be 25.
Sadly you're 100% correct. Throw in a rock star VP like DeVal Patrick and let the youts march in lockstep.
I guess the young folks are learning that all that hopey changey stuff was just a bunch of malarky!
Nice. Here’s hoping your apathy is not contagious. Let the rest of us do the heavy lifting. People like you just get in the way.
Or the guy (I think the Mayor) from San Antonio with the s##t eating grin.
Spread the news.
Actually I think there’s a good chance it will be NJ Fatboy for VP.
There will be a mediagasm over the “bipartisan” ticket.
I see vote numbers like Baraq 2008.
This is why Barry will be doing a major suck-up to the extreme Enviro-Left today.
The DUmmies are p*ssed. And Barry is getting scared.
The fact that he still has to secure his base should be a source of encouragement for us.
Really depends on which millenials. Obamanomics is crafted to give handouts almost exclusively to minorities and women. Caucasian male millenials will not, over the long haul, benefit from Obama handouts. To a lesser extend, minority male millenials also will not benefit: As the government becomes increasingly cash-strapped, the Obamanauts will have to choose between male minorities and female minorities. They won’t pick males. Indeed, this has always been a tension, but it will become exacerbated over time if we stay on this course.
They still won’t vote GOP but neither should we...
DUmmies => totally misplaced idealism and self-righteousness with a huge dose of the F-word to make them sound hip/intelligent to each other.
Obamanomics is crafted to give handouts almost exclusively to minority men and women - they're totally PO'd that white women (and their husbands) are able to get around their intent by putting the businesses in their wives' names.
Who said anything about voting GOP? Inform and enlighten and let the chips fall where they may.
Is that because the CIA, FBI, NSA et al know the cute code words they use for marijuana and other forms of dope?
The public polling data analysis I saw following the 2012 presidential election show that a majority of white young voters (Young defined as under 30) did in fact vote for Mitt Romney. Minority youth (black, hispanic, and Asian) voted so overwhelmingly BHO, that youth vote wound up once again decisively in the Obama camp. The older you are in America, the whiter you are, the more likely you are to vote GOP. Younger people are much less white and much less likely to vote GOP. With respect to the white vote, the percentage Romney received-—close to 60%-—several decades ago, would have been more than enough to guarantee him a Nixon or Reagan-like landslide. If you could factor out union members, Jewish and gay voters, from the white voting universe, whites do in fact vote almost as overwhelmingly Republican as blacks, hispanics, and Asians vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Race and frequency of religious observance seem to be the biggest factors determining party preference—not socio-economic factors. Why blacks and hispanics vote overwhelmingly Democrat seems perfectly understandable, why Asians do is still somewhat of a mystery.
Ive thought for some time that young voters were not paying attention to the problems of the economy, the impending issues re social security, medicare, the deficits, changing demographics, terrorism, reverse racism, including that in admissions and employment. Somewhere along the way they will need to wake up. The future is not bright for them IMO unless they start thinking for themselves. I’ve had several friends express fears of the world their children and grandchildren are facing, and I can’t say that I blame them.
Until the bus hits them crossing the street.
I have said this for awhile now. They will spout some BS like we are all one family, once country yada yada...
People can blame boomers all they want, when it is all said and done I will blame the millenials for the fall of our country and their uniformed voting.
I don’t believe it. Seriously.
Damn those 12 year olds!
As a Millennial who naver supported Obama I can attest to the fact that I care about the privacy of what I post online.
Many, but not are expect that when you post something on say Facebook to just your “Friends”, it is not easily spread around round by others. Yes, someone can take a screen shot, etc. but that is not easy. Many are concerned about how much the government is getting involved in their lives since the NSA leak.
I disagree; one big problem we have is the multitude of different ages that we have that vie for entry into manhood:
One part of the problem is that societally we don't have a coming-of-age ceremony that acts as a psychological anchor-point/doorway for the transition; Jews, for example, have the Bar Mitzvah [done at 12] to mark coming of age, some African societies have
kill a lion, and so forth. The point is that these are concrete events that a man can consciously point to and say
I am a man!
Windows: Alt+Print Screen.
True, however I’m referring to a simple click on a link to share with others.
You’re right - the problem is not that “teens” are not mature enough to be responsible because of their age.
It’s that our society has allowed the concept of “teen” to be defined as a period of irresponsibility.