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Why millennials have abandoned Obama
Wa Po ^ | March 14 , 2014 | Dana Milbank

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 don’t show up.”

The next night, after Obama’s 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 doesn’t improve significantly, the result likely will be fatal for the Affordable Care Act.

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Asking them to pay money to join a health-care exchange, it seems, is too tall an order

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: healthcare; millennials; momjeans; obama; obamacare
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

” and the Obama youth are abandoning him in his hour of need”

Often does when the bill shows up.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 9:29:48 AM PDT by FAA
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To: george76

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.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 9:30:13 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: george76

Sometimes, the kids realize who the LIAR is.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 9:31:27 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

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.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 9:35:03 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: george76

The young aren’t stupid; they lack experience. Most now have enough experience with obama to understand what he’s all about.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 9:36:03 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: george76

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............................


8 posted on 03/17/2014 9:36:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: george76

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?


9 posted on 03/17/2014 9:36:26 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: george76
What happened is a little thing I like to call reality. There are two blades, at least, to this particular sword. I've seen multi-bladed swords in movies and at Renaissance fairs, so don't laugh.

First, some of the youth who voted and supported Great Leader are merely talkers and as long as it doesn't cost them anything they will support any leftish cause. It (Great Leader) was cool and free and he promised free goodies. So why not vote for him? They may do so again. But as far as taking money out of their pockets and using energy to sign-up? Don't think so. Rockford Files is on so chill and go away.

The second element, however, are those former supporters who have realized what government mandated health care means. It means that said health care isn't free, that it's an inferior product and that it is unnecessarily complex - as government mandated pudding would be, were there such a thing. So, they're not going to sign-up.
10 posted on 03/17/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: george76

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.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 9:37:58 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: george76

The millenials are more interested in a “free” single-payer health system. They don’t see Obamacare as going far enough.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 9:38:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: FAA

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?


13 posted on 03/17/2014 9:39:37 AM PDT by spudville
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To: ScottinVA

“The millenials are more interested in a “free” single-payer health system. They don’t 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.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 9:41:56 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: george76
I thought the young was able to stay on their parents policies until age 26...., so then they are covered, right?......

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..............

15 posted on 03/17/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Red Badger

next they’ll be excited to vote for the first woman president.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 9:43:34 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: george76


17 posted on 03/17/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT by kabar
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To: redgolum

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.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 9:44:48 AM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: george76
"Asking them to pay money to join a health-care exchange, it seems, is too tall an order!"

After learning that, I'm now against Obama Care!

19 posted on 03/17/2014 9:45:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Too bad Obama does not take OUR borders as seriously as he does the Ukraine!)
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To: george76

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.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 9:46:05 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: george76

Even the publically educated?, whatever morsel of hope hides therein.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: george76
A young woman speaks about being fooled by Obama. I think this awakening is occurring far and wide ...but far too late.
22 posted on 03/17/2014 9:46:49 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I am sure those with AIDS ran to sign up

Ah yes...the aforementioned "Those with pre-existing conditions".

That "guaranteed issue" mandate can triple premiums. Guess what...

23 posted on 03/17/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: george76

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.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 9:49:43 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red Badger
they were a ‘part of history’....They are now disillusioned, unemployed, jaded and broke...

And historically stupid.

25 posted on 03/17/2014 9:50:12 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: george76

They’ve finally pulled their heads out of their asses???


26 posted on 03/17/2014 9:50:43 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: MNDude

Moochelle...................


27 posted on 03/17/2014 9:51:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: george76

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.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

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.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:48 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Red Badger

We told them so


30 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:57 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: george76

The “Obama Stashers” are finally waking up? Gawd, they’re stupid.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 9:53:23 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: george76

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.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: spudville
The young skulls full of mush who were so easily conned in 2008 have grown to regret their ignorance and naivete'. But there will be by 2016 a whole new generation of first time voters who will be just as naive, and since they know no history, they will be the left wing con artists' easy prey.
33 posted on 03/17/2014 9:55:51 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: george76

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.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: george76

They’re busy smoking pot and playing video games in their mothers’ basements.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 9:56:50 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Red Badger
Fox news had a group of millenias on this morning. There was only one black kid out of the group who didn't regret voting for obama. He was disappointed with obama but gave obama a pass because he could only do so much with the economic mess he inherited. There is no hope for a moron who still can't admit he voted for a corrupt fraud with brown skin. At least the other 19 millenials understood their mistake. There is some hope for the future.
36 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:19 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: george76

“Asking them”?????

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.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: redgolum
They're also living in their old bedrooms or the basements of mom and dad's house.

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.

38 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:35 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FAA

“Often does when the bill shows up.”

And, the truth never does.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:47 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Red Badger
But they discovered that he’s actually the first red president. And they also discover that they rather like their freedom (mostly).
40 posted on 03/17/2014 9:58:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Red Badger

“...soooo hip to be part of the group that voted in the first black president.”

And probably the last black president, thanks to Hussein.


41 posted on 03/17/2014 9:58:40 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: george76

...because a smug know-it-all attitude actually doesn’t pay the iPhone bill?


42 posted on 03/17/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: george76

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.


43 posted on 03/17/2014 10:01:32 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 10:02:45 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: peeps36
There was only one black kid out of the group who didn't regret voting for obama.

Does that mean there were other black kids who did regret voting for the Bamboozler-in-Chief?...............

45 posted on 03/17/2014 10:03:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: george76

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.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 10:05:04 AM PDT by stanne
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To: freeangel

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


47 posted on 03/17/2014 10:08:37 AM PDT by stanne
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To: george76

“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.”


48 posted on 03/17/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: FAA

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.


49 posted on 03/17/2014 10:16:59 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Baynative

bttt


50 posted on 03/17/2014 10:17:29 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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