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.