Skip to comments.Obama's Failures Have Made Millennials Give Up Hope
Posted on 04/14/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: You know, moving on to something serious here. In recent days, in the recent past, we've talked here about the Millennials, people that are basically 21-34. One of the things I am hearing or fear has happened is that as Obama continues to break promises and Obama continues to wreak havoc on the economy and basically destroy the foundations of the American dream, which is what he's doing, that young people who, by virtue of their age, have no living experience with conservative victory. You and I do.
Those of you who were alive in the eighties, we have a memory of a conservative victory, and eight years of it. We know. But people that are 21 don't, 25, no idea. To them, conservatism is nothing more than a theory. It has no real-life dominance or victory in a lot of people's lives. So these young kids, they just all signed on to Obama in 2008. And they signed on to Obama for the reason young kids sign on to any liberal Democrat. Utopia. It's gonna be cool. There isn't gonna be any confrontation. There isn't gonna be any unhappiness. It's gonna be the perfect American novel: boy meets girl, they live happily ever after, the end.
No conflict, no confrontation, no death, no disappointment, no sadness, no failure, nothing. Obama was gonna bring all of that, which is what every young person wants. Well, Obama's failed miserably. But rather -- and this is the thing that upsets me and has concerned me for a while -- rather than blame Obama, they're just losing faith in the country. They're just thinking America's over. They're just thinking America's best days are finally behind us. There is no great American dream in my future, they're saying. They don't blame Obama. They blame the system. They blame the country. They blame whatever.
And there's a story in the New York Times: "Obama Effect Inspiring Few to Seek Office -- Eric Lesser was shaking hands with diners in a Portuguese restaurant last week when he spotted the owner of Mannys TV & Appliances. 'Oh, Ive got to get a picture,' Mr. Lesser eagerly said, draping his arm over Manny Rovithis, whose low-budget commercials have run for decades in Western Massachusetts. Mr. Lessers giddiness about meeting the local celebrity had not faded when he sat down for lunch. 'Awesome,' he said.
"Although Mr. Lesser spent much of the last six years in the company of President Obama and Washington hotshots, now, as an earnest, hug-prone 29-year-old candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, he is far more interested in people like Mr. Rovithis. Which is a good thing. Mr. Lesser, a former White House staff member, has returned home on the path Mr. Obama hoped to inspire many of his young supporters to follow when he said, 'We are the ones we have been waiting for.'
But they go on to say Lesser is the exception to the rule. The Obama effect is inspiring few to seek office. Another way of putting it, the Wall Street Journal does their version of the New York Times story, and their headline is: "Obama Generation Losing Interest in Obama -- The President who hoped to be the Democratic Reagan sees diminishing influence, plus the highest state tax burdens."
So what we have here, we have a story about how basically young people elected Obama but now they're bored with him, they got bored. And because they're bored and because the vote that they gave Obama hasn't turned out way they wanted it to, now they are down on America. They are not down on Obama. And the kids, these young people, the story makes it plane, they've figured out he's disingenuous. They've figured out he's smoke and mirrors. He's turned them off of the country. He's turned 'em off of politics.
Here's a quote from the story: "Unlike John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, who inspired virtual legislatures of politicians and became generational touchstones, Mr. Obama has so far had little such influence.
Another pull quote. "The Obama era has been a disaster for them. ... These Millennials are 'the first in the modern era to have higher levels of student loan debt, poverty and unemployment, and lower levels of wealth and personal income than their two immediate predecessor generations (Gen Xers and Boomers) had at the same stage of their life cycles.'"
So I would suggest to you in this Obama's been successful, but the point of the story is how he's failed. He has failed to inspire these young people, and they're just giving up now. This is tragic, with these people giving up on the country. And it's all about the Limbaugh Theorem and Obama escaping any real accountability. "Ah, well, if Obama couldn't do it, it can't be done. If Obama couldn't make us rich, nobody can. If Obama couldn't restore the economy, nobody can." They're not so much saying that as their indifference now is leading people to conclude it for them.
Now, the New York Times is worried that there aren't future Obamas in this group wanting to run for office. To them it's all about finding future little junior Obamas that are gonna get elected and become junior Obama's in office. And that's not happening. The Journal, their concern is that these people are just tuning out of politics period and are just down on the country. It's not good, folks, and it's exactly, I think, part of the plan, to tell you the truth.
The millenials dropping out of politics could be the best thing to happen to the US.
Julia and Pajama Boy.
“Failure to launch”
I think this is more of an east coast/west coast thing.
Here in the middle, I see many 20-something friends of my kids graduating from college, getting jobs, having kids, buying houses, etc.
Millennials in the Workplace Training Video
Maybe the little fools should just stop looking for someone to live up to what they want and start working to get what they want out of life.
Did Pajama Boy finish his hot cocoa and then sign up for Obamacare? Did he get through to the website? Did he get a better deal than he had before????
They are getting what they asked for, in spades.
After Obama there will be another lib demagogue who will promise the world. And millions of young skulls full of mush will fall for that candidate just as they fell for Obama. Those without will always fall for a candidate who promises to take from other people and give to them. Ignorant people, the ignorati, always fall for demagogues. And that’s what Democrats do best...nominate demagogues.
LOL he’s a spawn of the one percent:
Real hope is never found in government but in the freedom to build our lives the way we choose. In that sense, to the degree Obama's big government inevitably fails in its promises and "intentions", to that degree he has done us a favor IF Americans & Millenials rise up and take the country back.
I rejected the liberal paradigm by skipping four years of near-mandatory indoctrination at a college or university and instead got married to a (GASP!) successful businessman and I had kids.
Sometimes the most revolutionary acts are the easiest and most natural things to do.
It’s liberalism that defies God and His nature.
If you’re depending on a politician for “hope” in your personal life, YOU ARE A LOSER!
Just asking ya know
Hey Millenials, it’s not Obama - it’s SOCIALISM.
Grow the hell up, before you destroy the country that PROVIDES the opportunities you you’re so pissed about being denied.
Because if you don’t figure this out, you’re going to vote for Hillary when she promises to do socialism “properly.”
And then you’re going to find out that she’s speaking the absolute truth.
And you’ll also find out what socialism REALLY is.
But there won’t be another election to fix it after that.
They were taken for suckers — TWICE!
And it’s not like nobody warned them.
Maybe they’ll finally grow up and start looking at the world realistically.
Hey kids — it is time for you to become conservatives.
I’m failing to see the bad news in this story. So the millennials are coming to the conclusion that they have zero impact on the political status quo and the uniparty that runs it? Sounds like something it took many of us (myself included) a lot longer to figure out.
Perhaps I’m missing something, but isn’t a profound distrust for governmental solutions a hallmark of conservatism?
Every generation returns to it’s youth as the reference point. It’s when we first experience life on our own, whether that’s at college, with our first job or car, or in the jungles of VietNam or battlefields of Europe. This generation of Millenials came of age in the era of “hope and change”, and their time of idealism and first sense of the world were formed between Roman pillars (or Greek, whatever) and words direct from a teleprompter to their ears.
They will grow up in a world that is far worse than it might have been, should have been. Much worse in every aspect than the one most of us have experienced. And they will forever look back to their youth, and blame Obama for their miserable lives when they turn 40, 50, 60, and hope and change ring as empty as the rest of Obama’s lies.
You, sir, are an idiot.
If the mellineials
drop out of politics then only the current generation [statists] will be left.
And if you assert that mellinials are only statists, then I must ask: what've you done to disabuse them of such opinion?
I think that might be dependent on one's definition of conservative. There are a surprisingly large group [of 'conservatives'] that would throw liberty away, implicitly trusting in the goodness of government, so long as it lines up with their own personal opinions. (e.g. the War on Drugs)
Indeed. I don’t define “conservatism” as authoritarianism with lower taxes.
but no baseball, basketball or football??? i think i see the problem right there...
Yes, and I’ll bet you’re going to make sure no demagogic Democrat ever gets elected again. (excuse me, I’m coming down with a laughing fit.) And I’m usually standing on my head when I tell all my buddies no rat will be elected.
I happened to visit that neighborhood last summer, the daughter of a friend was appearing in a play in one of the local theaters.
The demographic is serious money. The per capita income was about 3X the most wealthy here in Indy.
It’s worse than that. Millennials do have a memory of GOP rule under Bush and it was an utter disaster.