Skip to comments.Why millennials have abandoned Obama
Posted on 03/17/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by george76
The day before the Iowa caucuses in 2008, I wrote about the massive crowds of young people at Barack Obama rallies, noting that his candidacy would collapse if they dont show up.
The next night, after Obamas victory celebration in Des Moines, Obama strategist Steve Hildebrand spotted me in a crowd. The kids showed up! he said fiercely.
They did. But where are they now?
An army of 15 million voters under 30 swept Obama past Hillary Clinton and John McCain and to the presidency in 2008. More than 12 million helped him return in 2012. But now his presidency is on the line and the Obama youth are abandoning him in his hour of need.
The administration announced last week that only 1.08 million people ages 18 to 34 had signed up for Obamacare by the end of February, or about 25 percent of total enrollees. If the proportion doesnt improve significantly, the result likely will be fatal for the Affordable Care Act.
Asking them to pay money to join a health-care exchange, it seems, is too tall an order
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” and the Obama youth are abandoning him in his hour of need”
Often does when the bill shows up.
The numbers are even worse than they seem.
about 75% of those who have enrolled... are ones who lost their coverage due to Obamacare.
Almost no one who didn’t have coverage before signed up.
I am sure those with AIDS ran to sign up, but anyone else with half a brain didn’t bother.
Sometimes, the kids realize who the LIAR is.
Many of them have no job, no prospects, and tons of debt.
They are desperate.
Revolutions are often fought by desperate young men with little hope of advancement.
I only know one couple who signed up. They are longterm unemployed and found that obamacare with subsidies was cheaper for them than cobra. They have health issues so it was a win for them I guess.
The young aren’t stupid; they lack experience. Most now have enough experience with obama to understand what he’s all about.
Those young idiots thought it was soooo cool and soooo hip to be part of the group that voted in the first black president. They could brag for decades how they were a ‘part of history.’
They are now disillusioned, unemployed, jaded and broke............................
He killed the economy. They don’t have jobs. The jobs that do exist have slashed their hours so that you could’t afford 0’Care even if you wanted to but even then the insurance has such high deductibles you wouldn’t be able to get any benefit from having it.
Any other questions?
He sounded great when he was handing out free stuff like Santa Claus and claiming “the rich” or someone else would pay for it. Now they are waking up to the fact that there aren’t enough “rich” to pay for this insane spending binge and there is no one else to squeeze for money.
The millenials are more interested in a “free” single-payer health system. They don’t see Obamacare as going far enough.
I have a suspicion that they will vote for Hillary in droves if she promises to steal from someone else and give it to them. It worked for Obama. That and the thrill of voting for skin color. Will the “first” woman be as enticing, regardless of her policies?
“The millenials are more interested in a free single-payer health system. They dont see Obamacare as going far enough.”
60s liberal types are saying the same thing. You know what scares me about obama? As bad as things are, if he could run a third time, I think he’d win again.
But then, what happens when the parents are out of a job, no longer have health care and will not sign up?
What happens when/if the parents sign up for Ocare, does that not BY LAW keep the children under 26 on that OCARE with them?
I am so confused..............
next they’ll be excited to vote for the first woman president.
And slashing the EPA, cranking up cheaper coal energy, gutting the Agg department... that would crank up manufacturing and agricultural jobs.
Not sure many have the education to understand how that works.
After learning that, I'm now against Obama Care!
Ahh...po widdle 0bama...his kiddies “abandoning” him in his “hour of need.”
Dana Milbank, geez, get a bib or something to keep your 0bama slobber off your shirt! It’s really pretty gross.
And as for those millenials, they aren’t “abandoning” 0bama so much as they’ve now realized that all along, he was throwing them under the bus. Maybe one day even Milbank will realize that 0bama uses people. It’s what narcissists do.
Even the publically educated?, whatever morsel of hope hides therein.
Ah yes...the aforementioned "Those with pre-existing conditions".
That "guaranteed issue" mandate can triple premiums. Guess what...
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t Milbank a reliable liberal? If Milbank says something detrimental about the
man child, it may true....because you KNOW he really doesn’t WANT to report the negative stuff about Zero.
And historically stupid.
They’ve finally pulled their heads out of their asses???
1) He implied they would be getting their health care for free. They’re not.
2) He implied they’d be getting student loan relief. They have not.
3) As a group they are highly, highly agitated over the Edward Snowden revelations.
4) They are about to become as riled-up over Obama’s lack of action on Net Neutrality as they are about Snowden.
5) His fifteen minutes are up and he’s just not that cool or hip anymore.
They voted for him now they have to pay for it for the rest of their life so much for thinking they took the bait hook line and sinker.
We told them so
The “Obama Stashers” are finally waking up? Gawd, they’re stupid.
Obama led them to believe that it would not be them paying for all this wonderful Utopia.
They figured out they may not have had health insurance before, but at least they weren’t forced to buy it.
Fact is white youth voted for MR over BHO in 2012. BHO overwhelming carried the youth because the younger you are, the more non-white you are in the US. Therefore, the political divide in this nation is far more racial than it is generational.
They’re busy smoking pot and playing video games in their mothers’ basements.
These kiddos are about to discover that they really aren’t being “asked” to enroll ... any more than a local business owner is “asked” to buy “fire insurance” from a big guy named Vito.
I have three neighbors who's kids are living at home due to being able to find meaningful full-time work.
One of them has a masters degree in forensic sciences and completed a one year tour with the FBI. He has no local prospects despite being a very smart and personable young man. I've known him and his family since he was 6 years old.
I'm within 18 months or so of sending my oldest off to college. He wants to get into Law Enforcement and hopefully into the FBI. I'm wondering if college is worth it since he'll likely start his career with the county sheriff's dept (we know the Sheriff and we've all chatted.)
I feel bad for the "kids" I know that are fresh or 3 years+ out of college, have meaningful degrees and cannot find full time work.
“Often does when the bill shows up.”
And, the truth never does.
“...soooo hip to be part of the group that voted in the first black president.”
And probably the last black president, thanks to Hussein.
...because a smug know-it-all attitude actually doesn’t pay the iPhone bill?
Many people 18-24 don’t even know who the prez is. Obama is not on their social radar. they are not vested in the idiot.
Milbank is a reliable Lib, but he also gets his rocks off by poking sticks into peoples’ eyes. He’ll generally go after Repubs and Conservatives ( witness him wearing a day glo hunting vest after Dick Cheney shotgunned that guy) but if he sees a good opportunity to stir up controversy and anger by taking shots at Dems/Libs, he has a hard time passing it up.
Does that mean there were other black kids who did regret voting for the Bamboozler-in-Chief?...............
Ok She writes, the younger generation Is unable to remain loyal to a cause’
So she gets her obligatory, ‘it is not Obama. It’s the entire generation’ in
Then she interviews for backup. She places the interview as far from her idiotic assertion as possible. He says, ‘the institutions are weak’ They are
Obama is weak and our cultural institutions are as well. She wants to blame the Internet and kids’ reliance on electronics.
I assume she’s all for indoctrinating these kids to be stupid in public schools and all too willing to then blame them. She should be glad they’re smart enough to reject the interloper
They are taught for twelve years not counting at home and in the media, that this country is bad.
What institutions are standing up to a daily onslaught? The USMC has to admit women to elite combat units. They do not have the upper body strength. They cannot be out in the field with normally developed men.
The NFL cannot admit women. They can not play. So that institution will get destroyed
Gays infiltrated the catholic seminaries in the seventies while Vatican II was in this country being vastly misinterpreted. What are kids supposed to do with a church that bends to the cultural norm?
Today, there is white repeated struggle waging in the northeast. Homosexual activists and their commercial, media, and political supporters will not allow Saint Patrick to be honored without a complete temper tantrum
In NYC, manhattan, St Patrick wins the day as his devotees as the men who run it wisely brought it to the USSC, and declared it a private institution which honors one guy and all he represents. No hatred, gays are as usual welcome, just not to use the parade to tell about what they do in private
In the pro life march on Washington, the crowd is 400,000 plus,every year, and growing. The average age is 22 yo Smart healthy kids who use their earned time and resources to do nothing but stand in the cold January rain and snow in defense of the victims of abortion
The institutions that withstand the onslaught are vastly attended by young people who as all young people do, hunger for the truth and loathe hypocrisy
This Washington Post will be another casualty of not being a worthy institution and will suffer and die from the deserved neglect of young people
They have no use for it.
The majority of kids will always know the liar. That’s been my experience teaching high school English. They are hungry for truth and they get in trouble with adults who live Iives of falsehoods and bs
“You come here with a head full of mush, and you leave here with a head full of mush and a $100,000 in debt.”
Millenials are the most selfish, self centered generation in history. They were more than willing to vote for a man who greased their collective egos by telling them they were the ones they had been waiting for. Now the bill is coming due and they are bailing. Just like the college girls who couldn’t give up a little of their data plans or drink one less latte grande to pay for the birth control pills. The rest of their millennial compatriots aren’t going to give up their toys to pay for health care as long as they can stay on mommy and daddy’s or go to the ER.