Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Young people have bailed on Obama. Why that matters a lot.
wapo ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 | Sean Sullivan and Scott Clement

Posted on 12/05/2013 6:14:10 AM PST by PROCON

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-160 next last
To: MrB

Hence yesterday’s Obama speech, which sounded as if it could have come straight from an Occupy camp.

A mark of sheer desperation IMO.


51 posted on 12/05/2013 7:19:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl
Prediction: Hillary will not run, simply because for one of two reasons, by 2016, she will either have health issues or focus her new title: grandmother.

The grandmother thing is what she'd like to soften her image as the venomous shrew that she is. That won't stop her from running at all.

52 posted on 12/05/2013 7:20:07 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

I agree with you.

The mediagasm over young William Jefferson Webster Clinton-Mezvinsky will enormous.


53 posted on 12/05/2013 7:21:46 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: PROCON
If 0bama and the 'rats don't have the "yute" vote in 2014, the Senate goes to the 'pubs; at least that kills 0bozo's agenda thru 2016.

Exactly... and it's not necessary to win over the whole demographic.

54 posted on 12/05/2013 7:21:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA
“Youts” are far more socially liberal than would align with the GOP. They perceive the GOP/conservatives as old scolds. We’re just NOT cool.

They are generally LIbertarian. That is why Republican'ts need to stop being so reflexively hostile toward Libertarians, whose small-government ideas largely overlap conservative ideas.

The days of the two-party oligarchy in this country are numbered. People hate both major parties, and it's getting worse for them daily. It will soon be necessary for alliances to be built.

55 posted on 12/05/2013 7:27:14 AM PST by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: EricT.

Careful. You might get banned. Or at least flamed.


56 posted on 12/05/2013 7:39:51 AM PST by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: EricT.

And considering marijuania use is becoming more legal and prevalent, many of these 20 something coach potatoes are just going to not care. 2014? Are you kidding me? They don’t do mid-term elections.


57 posted on 12/05/2013 7:42:29 AM PST by skinndogNN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA
I agree... the press will anoint her and she will be very hard to beat. She is running. Count on it.
58 posted on 12/05/2013 7:46:25 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Faith65
Consider though, that something could happen (civil unrest/ false flag event) and martial law ensues whereby the elections are suspended.

I've read statements much like this every election cycle since I joined this forum in 1998.

Thus far, the number of times that civil unrest, a false flag event, or martial law has occurred causing elections to be suspended: ZERO.

Posts like this create nothing but FUD amongst the weak minded and are used by FR's detractors to point to this forum as nothing but a bunch of whack-jobs.

Are you here to create the impression that FR is nothing but a bunch of whack-jobs?

59 posted on 12/05/2013 7:50:01 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: skinndogNN

There are a ton of scenarios as to how the millennials get bitten by zercare, but here’s the juiciest one: parents have been paying 150.00/mo or so for kids insurance, kid’s probably not even aware of it. ‘Kid’ meaning person over 18 who’s still in school.

Parents get their employer-provided insurance switched, and the new premium for kid is now $342, inform kid he will have to start paying it, or will be dropped right now during open enrollment. Kid says he can’t afford it, parents drop him and kid STILL has to go out and buy a policy.

Multiply this by 50 million families.


60 posted on 12/05/2013 8:00:34 AM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

Obama essentially ended Hillary’s chances of being elected POTUS when he proceeded with the high-definition TV transition in 2009...


61 posted on 12/05/2013 8:07:30 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
I took the test and landed a 94. Surprised me since I'm 54.

But I do play video games and have only a cell phone. But no tats or piercing of any kind.

62 posted on 12/05/2013 8:07:39 AM PST by Jay Thomas (If not for my faith in Christ, I would despair.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: stanne

There must be consequences, or the little darlings will never learn


63 posted on 12/05/2013 8:15:43 AM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Go Gordon
Your anger is misdirected, IMHO. The media colleges/universities propagandized the h$ll out of our youth. They were gullible and swallowed the lies hook, line and sinker. Why can't we find a way to punish the media and colleges/universities?

On the other hand, they may have just created a generation of life-long conservatives that never vote for a democrat again? (okay, so I can dream)

I'm a millennial and my girlfriend is 24. She's the sweetest thing, but due to years of being indoctrinated in public school and watching the media she describes herself as a liberal. She loves Obama, for no other reason than he is part of the cult of celebrity.

But, lately I have been shooting holes in her perception of the world and her perception of Obama. Recently, I broke down to her how exactly Obamacare would work and how it would strip us of our health insurance, lead to higher premiums and cause the government to make all of our health decisions. At the end of our talk she looked at me and said, "Obama is a f***ing idiot!" If she can stop her love of Obama then many millennials like her will, especially when they have to foot the bill for this monstrosity.

64 posted on 12/05/2013 8:20:36 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: usconservative

>>Are you here to create the impression that FR is nothing but a bunch of whack-jobs?<<

And then there’s your own tag line...


65 posted on 12/05/2013 8:21:41 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: MrB

I go with your assessment, MrB. Obastard is being deserted by the idiots because he’s not lefty enough for them.


66 posted on 12/05/2013 8:21:56 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: usconservative

Nope-

just pointing out the fact that our country is quickly changing and our republic is dying and nothing this administration does to get their agenda thru should surprise us. ......including what I said before.


67 posted on 12/05/2013 8:30:24 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: MrB

-——But have they bailed on their love affair with socialism?——

Of course not....only the part where they pay for it....


68 posted on 12/05/2013 8:37:15 AM PST by Popman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Popman

They have to make the connection that socialism and them paying for it are inseparable.
Until they do, they’ll just keep looking for the “right implementation”.


69 posted on 12/05/2013 8:38:24 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: erod

Now you have to prove to her - easily done - that as a Marxist he PLANNED this. Ask her: don’t you think zero should have been working on jobs all this time instead of ways to take huge chunks of people’s money every month with this scam?


70 posted on 12/05/2013 8:38:42 AM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: txhurl

Well, I told her about the Harry Reid exemptions last night, she didn’t know who Harry Reid was because she doesn’t follow politics, but when she found out that he exempted his entire staff from Obamacare, she was pissed. She’s coming around, I’m going to show her some Nancy Pelosi videos next. At least my gf is pro-life and goes to church, I can change her around, she’s a good girl just a little misguided.


71 posted on 12/05/2013 8:47:21 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: erod

Sounds like you’ve already turned her around.... keep us posted.


72 posted on 12/05/2013 8:48:25 AM PST by txhurl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 71 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

I got an 87 on the quiz, which I don’t understand since I am conservative, don’t play video games, and have no tatoos, but I guess 90% of the score must come from “only has cell phone, and has facebook profile, though I would guess even FR would count as social media, kinda”


73 posted on 12/05/2013 8:50:45 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: PGR88

“I sense the entertainment-soaked youth of America will simply go for the next clown who can be turned into a hollywood-political celebrity while running for office.”

I believe you are correct. So 0bama lied. They won’t make the mistake of voting for him again! Oh, wait...

But they will vote for the next liar who promises them rainbows, pixie dust and skittle crapping unicorns they so love.


74 posted on 12/05/2013 8:52:36 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: stanne
Raise the voting age.

To 45.

75 posted on 12/05/2013 8:56:56 AM PST by Disambiguator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: MrB
"As I posted elsewhere, I believe it is the dream of conservatives everywhere that hardcore true believers in socialism be subjected to the consequences of their ideology without affecting the rest of us."

Detroit (so far) is going to punish the corrupt pols and union fascists. Let's hope dumbo keeps the feds out of the bankruptcy process. He's already bailed out the UAW's VEBA (pension) and stuck us with the tab.

76 posted on 12/05/2013 8:58:02 AM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Wow, those are some frightening questions if that’s how millennials are defined!


77 posted on 12/05/2013 9:06:52 AM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Norseman

My own tagline is TRUTH.


78 posted on 12/05/2013 9:41:36 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: Norseman
And then there’s your own tag line...

My own tagline is truth, which HISTORY has proven correct time and again.

79 posted on 12/05/2013 9:42:13 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: PROCON
excite young people like almost no politician in history.

This is our fundamental problem in the youth stupidity: getting excited by any politician. Don't they have any personal pride or sense of caution?

80 posted on 12/05/2013 9:42:27 AM PST by lavaroise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rcrngroup

Indeed.... good cops and militaries need a new job with better people.


81 posted on 12/05/2013 9:48:12 AM PST by lavaroise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Faith65
just pointing out the fact that our country is quickly changing and our republic is dying and nothing this administration does to get their agenda thru should surprise us.

Agree. Have you by any chance seen Jonathan Turley's article today?

Here's my question to the entire forum: Since Obama as President of the United States repeatedly breaks our laws and violates our Constitution, why should the rest of us obey the laws or the Constitution?

That is the danger Obama poses to this country. Eventually people are going to figure it out and simply say "screw it."

That's when all hell's going to break loose, IMO.

82 posted on 12/05/2013 9:48:20 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 67 | View Replies]

To: usconservative

The reason the NFL ad was pulled is not so much the gun logo, but the “promise land” message for the soldier with family that it established.

We are at a cultural war between those of the promised land and the gay wanderers of the desert slated to die off who fight for specious empty “rights” like good little commi stupid animal prostitutes. These little commi prostitutes are a vector in the thuggery and admiration of anticonstitutional promises and other make believe schemes.


83 posted on 12/05/2013 9:52:19 AM PST by lavaroise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: usconservative

No I have not. I watched his testimony the other day though. I will look for his article and read it.


84 posted on 12/05/2013 10:02:12 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: Smedley

There already are and there’s no learning.

Disciline belongs at home anyway not in the field of presidential elections

Sounds like vindictiveness which is always ineffective with adolescents

No

WEs should Learn from consequences, as, no don’t our parents were saying to republicans when they lowered the voting age in the seventies over the VN draft, do not give the vote to hormonal immature voters


85 posted on 12/05/2013 10:03:21 AM PST by stanne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: Smedley

There already are and there’s no learning.

Disciline belongs at home anyway not in the field of presidential elections

Sounds like vindictiveness which is always ineffective with adolescents

No

WEs should Learn from consequences, as, no don’t our parents were saying to republicans when they lowered the voting age in the seventies over the VN draft, do not give the vote to hormonal immature voters


86 posted on 12/05/2013 10:03:23 AM PST by stanne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: Smedley

Oh, don’t worry about them missing the ten years of mizzerble suffering. Especially the wones who haven’t gotten their dream jobs making big bucks as social engineering geniuses. It’s the lack of dream jobs that is the bottom line in the Kenyan’s sliding support-—that and the bursting cost of invisible health care. And they’re starting to get the word on the deathcare mandate and already 57% of them don’t like that either. For a bunch that supposedly are in touch with the world instantly via their maxipads they are still a slow learning bunch——buttt they’re learning——and Mannn, it’s haaaarrrddd.


87 posted on 12/05/2013 10:41:08 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: erod
But, lately I have been shooting holes in her perception of the world and her perception of Obama. Recently, I broke down to her how exactly Obamacare would work and how it would strip us of our health insurance, lead to higher premiums and cause the government to make all of our health decisions. At the end of our talk she looked at me and said, "Obama is a f***ing idiot!" If she can stop her love of Obama then many millennials like her will, especially when they have to foot the bill for this monstrosity.

It's going to take a lot of people like yourself, educating others to turn the tide. Obamacare itself, over the next 3 years, will damage the liberal philosophy, but the sooner we educate others, the sooner liberals get thrrown out of government.

Personally, I'v been trying to educate people on the evils of the democrats, and over 5 years for t he evils of Obama himself. I was starting to give up trying to be the voice of reason. You post helps reinvigorate my faith that all is not lost. Thanks...(from a 53 year old)

88 posted on 12/05/2013 11:31:01 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: erod; expat_panama
“I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...”

Ditto that! ; )

Well, if 2014 goes wrong, maybe I'll be heading south to Panama!

89 posted on 12/05/2013 11:31:05 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: JennysCool

And they are the same ones who joked O into office


90 posted on 12/05/2013 11:42:19 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: InvisibleChurch

No, on that particular one, they TOTALLY BELIEVED, YOU KNOW, THIS GUY IS, LIKE, TOTALLY A GOD, MAN!!!

However, NOW they’re joking. Ruefully.


91 posted on 12/05/2013 11:51:42 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 90 | View Replies]

To: Faith65
Amen!





soon to discover hes the NO I CANT President!
92 posted on 12/05/2013 12:00:35 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: MrB

That would be my take. Much farmland and all the oil and natural gas needed to farm it.


93 posted on 12/05/2013 12:38:31 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: HarleyD

“Sounds more like many of them have finally graduate from college and don’t like living in dad and mom’s basement.”

I wondered how long it would take this generation to tire of seeing endless products hawked on TV that they can’t buy with their low-wage jobs. The young Obama voters of 2008 are probably the most bitter people in the world.


94 posted on 12/05/2013 2:02:58 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: PROCON

The truth is that they didn’t want Hillary to be president.


95 posted on 12/05/2013 3:04:42 PM PST by familyop
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Smedley

“I still want them to suffer ten more years for their stupidity. “

Correct. I have no sympathy for those Freepers who forgive liberals for what they did to the country...twice. Keep the hatred burning for they won’t have any mercy on us either.


96 posted on 12/05/2013 3:37:07 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Go Gordon

There is still hope out there. They overreached with Obamacare and now they’ll reap the whirlwhind.


97 posted on 12/05/2013 4:35:16 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 88 | View Replies]

To: Chgogal

Wish Chicago had more people like us, if it did I would never leave.


98 posted on 12/05/2013 4:36:28 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 89 | View Replies]

To: max americana

I just think they need to be held accountable.


99 posted on 12/05/2013 6:15:36 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

I’m 44 years old and scored 91 on that quiz.

Cool, I’m not an old fossil after all. :)


100 posted on 12/05/2013 7:39:14 PM PST by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-160 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson