Skip to comments.Young, plugged in and Democrat (Barf in the nearest can Alert)
Posted on 05/24/2007 1:12:52 PM PDT by MooseMan
While everyone else is focusing on Bush incompetence and the red-state/blue-state standoff, a more significant and quiet revolution is under way among younger voters. They are identifying more and more with the Democratic Party.
In an effort to classify the newest generation of voters, researchers say obvious things about those now ages 18 to 25. These so-called Gen Nexters rely heavily on technology and the Internet. Knew that. They maintain close contact with parents and family. Figured that. They wear a ton of tattoos. Yes, of course.
What most people may not realize is how noticeably these people are moving away from the Republican Party, compared with the same age group 20 years ago, which was much more comfortable with the GOP.
Forty-eight percent of Gen Next identify more with the Democratic Party while just 35 percent feel connected to the GOP, according to recent data from the prestigious, nonpartisan Pew Research Center, making this the least-Republican generation of all generations currently voting.
The 2006 mid-term elections revealed a proclivity for Democrats among most voters. The tendency is to dismiss this voting bloc because younger people are notoriously lame at voting. But Pew noticed an uptick in their participation in the 2004 presidential election.
"I see the Democrats as offering a new response to a lot of issues right now," said Mike Alston, a 20-year-old sophomore at Seattle University who's active in Young Democrats. "Global warming is huge now among my generation. We've had Republicans leading both houses and the presidency and they have had no answer to global warming."
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Either that or it's WISHFUL THINKING:
Brainwashing by the NEA having short-term effects. Wait ‘till they turn 30, expect to earn a decent income and discover that:
a) Government jobs don’t pay squat.
b) Businesses are only looking for people with real skills
c) If they are making some decent income, the government is confiscating way too much of it, or
d) All of the above.
...according to recent data from the prestigious, nonpartisan Pew Research Center, ...
I'm sure the Seattle Grunge Generation 2.0 with facial tatoos, blue hair, enough metal in their face to fill a 10 gauge shotgun shell, and a variety of bad drug habits -- are all Democrats.
If they remember to vote (or the Donkey machine does it for them, as is a Seattle tradition) then they will continue to be part of the neo-socialist coalition imposing illegitimate governance of Washington from King County /Seattle.
None of this is representative of anything larger, in my opinion, however.
Not to mention they have been told that everything comes easy if you wish REALLY hard for it and you cannot be told no since it hurts your self-esteem.
I know plenty of less than 30’s that think they are CEO material after a couple years on the job of just coming to work 6+ hours a day.
Fascinating layer upon layer of deception.
They vote more dem than any other gen currently voting [This has always been true] but they fail to demonstrate that they are doing this more than say the 60s generation at that time.
There probably has been an uptick for dems in this group but they have lost a lot in that category during the last 20 years. This age group revered Reagan as a hero. This is highly problematic for dem spinners.
Any time I read something like this I always think about that one NY reporter who said after Nixon’s landslide victory, “I don’t know anybody who voted for Nixon.”.
As Sir Winston Churchill was oft quoted, "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain".
Only serves to demonstrate that this writer has the IQ of rock. Most kids associate with Dims and their fairy tale view of the world. As they mature, have to start paying taxes and have responsibilities (kids, mortgage, etc.) they grow up & wise up.
Funny story. My son who is 28 was talking to my neighbor, George, about how Bush is a fool, yadda yadda yadda, all the usual liberal gibberish. He had only recently met George and since he is a 50 year old guy in shorts and barefoot all the time (it’s Arizona) with white hair and looking like Dr. Emmit Brown from “Back to the future”....He ASSUMED George is a lib. Man, did he get an earful! LOL! Me, I never assume someones politics by appearance. At times it might surprise you.
That's only part of it.
George Bush is an embarrassment. His gaffes and verbal buffoonery haven't gone unnoticed.
If a young person is looking for a political party to latch on to, would they seriously consider the party headed by a guy that comes off sounding like an idiot?
Reagan had the opposite effect. He even managed to turn my 50 year old dad and long-time Democrat into a Republican.
Reagan knew the value of inspiring, direct and clear communication. He had charisma and confidence.
Bush is no Reagan. He's the GOP's Carter, only less articulate!
I'd like to see a survey on just how many of them would prefer to bike, walk or take public transportation instead of borrowing the car.
That will tell you how huge it is.
That`s about the scariest looking thing I`ve ever
seen. That can`t be real tho,I hope.
Let me guess, they live in their parents basement?
There has ALWAYS been this claim floating around, that young folk vote a Democratican ticket.
Mostly to stick a finger in their parent’s eye, more than from any conviction.
But about the third or forth time they actually get around to voting, they begin to see the wisdom of staying away from too much “innovation”.