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  • Republican playbook reveals strategy to win over 'freedom-loving' millennials

    06/05/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 5, 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    GOP strategists tried to answer the question that is puzzling conservatives, Hillary Clinton and advertisers alike: what do young voters want? A group of Republicans has written a playbook that purports to answer the question puzzling Hillary Clinton, conservatives and advertisers everywhere: what do millennials want? Alexandra Smith, chairwoman of the College Republican National Committee, told reporters on Wednesday that the plan, titled Millennial.GOP, was meant to help “Republican candidates up and down the ballot” persuade young people to support the party. The plan was based on a survey of 800 adults aged 18 to 29 and focus groups in...
  • For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18-34y.o.

    05/31/2016 1:19:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household. 1 This turn of events is fueled primarily...
  • Hillary Vs. Trump: Polls show many millenials turning towards Trump if they can't have Bernie

    05/30/2016 11:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Kim McLendon
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently the presumed nominees of the Democratic and Republican party, however, Bernie Sanders and his devoted young supporters are not giving up just yet. They do have their various reasons, and among those is the thought that neither Trump nor Clinton compare well to Bernie from their point of view. If forced to make a decision between the two, which will they choose? Donald Trump’s popularity among the under-30 crowd is not exactly soaring, as dislike for Hillary Clinton has reached new heights just this month. According to Fortune, 53 percent of people under...
  • “I’m With Her”: Hillary Supporters Hired Bearded Hipster from Syphilis Ads as Their New Pitchman

    05/28/2016 4:37:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 5/27/2016 | Piper McGowin
    The joke practically writes itself here. As part of the #ManEnoughforHillary campaign, Hillary supporters just hired this guy below to do their new supposed-to-be manly “I’m with her” ads. The premise here is that he’s man enough to vote for a woman… so according to the campaign, other men should feel like they aren’t “man enough” unless, like this manly bearded man with manly tattoos, they too vote for Hillary. But this man is also manly enough to appear in giant syphilis ads plastered on public buses all over Portland, Oregon. That’s right. Hillary’s supporters managed to choose the one...
  • ABC poll: Trump surge due to massive 36% millennial swing

    05/24/2016 6:50:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 99 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/23/2016 | Ron Meyer
    A shocking new poll from ABC News reveals Hillary Clinton is losing to Donald Trump nationwide 46 percent to 44 percent. That’s an 11 percent shift from March, when Trump trailed Clinton by 9 points. What was the biggest driver in this shift in the polls? Surprisingly, it’s young voters. Clinton’s support among young voters ages 18 to 29 has dropped 19 percent since March — and Trump has gained 17 percent support from the same demographic. That’s a 36 percent swing. While Clinton leads Trump in the demographic 45 to 42 percent, this margin in the general election would...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • Poll: Majority of 18- to 29-year-olds reject capitalism

    04/27/2016 7:02:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Apr, 2016 | Rick Moran
    A curious poll out of Harvard was published on Monday showing that 51% of people between 18 and 29 do not support capitalism. But the curious aspect of this poll is that only 33% of respondents supported socialism. The dichotomy suggests that either most young people haven't a clue about the differernce between capitalism and socialism or, as the researchers believe, the opposition to capitalism arises out of anger at the status quo. Washington Post: The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42...
  • New SHOCK poll: Look who’s SMOKING Clinton with younger voters now

    03/25/2016 11:12:47 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 72 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | 25 March 2016 | Michele Hickford
    Wow! No one would have expected this. A brand new Fox poll shows, in a head-to-head with Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz has a massive 14-point lead, winning 51 to 37 among voters under 35. The same poll has rather sobering news for Donald Trump, who loses to Clinton by more than 20 percent — despite Clinton having a 67 percent unfavorable rating among these voters, according to Red Alert Politics. In total, as you can see in the chart below, Cruz narrowly defeats Clinton overall, at 47 to 44. Again, as Red Alert says, it’s terrible news for Trump, who...
  • Lasting Damage for G.O.P.? Young Voters Reject Donald Trump (52% Clinton - 19% Trump)

    03/24/2016 7:20:35 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 139 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2016 | Toni Monkovic
    To understand the concern, and in some cases the panic, of many Republican officials over Donald Trump, consider this fact: Young people generally donÂ’t like him. The potential of losing an election is one thing, but as polling numbers suggest, the Trump brand could weigh on the G.O.P. for a generation. â–  In a recent USA Today/Rock the Vote poll, respondents under 35 said they would pick Hillary Clinton over Mr. Trump, 52-19. Those lopsided numbers would be hard to reverse if Mr. Trump were the nominee because he is such a known quantity. When the respondents were limited to...
  • EMILY’s List taps Lena Dunham to court millennials for Clinton

    03/13/2016 2:45:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/16 | Mark Hensch
    EMILY’s List is teaming up with actress Lena Dunham in an effort aimed at rallying female millennial voters for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The political action committee, which backs pro-abortion Democratic women, announced the launch of its entertainment industry “Creative Council” on Sunday. “There is a true cultural moment around feminism and women’s leadership – and EMILY’s List can harness it and make sure it lasts,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock in a statement. “We’ve been reaching out to non-political industries where women are working together to disrupt a boys’ club – and finding stories and sisterhoods like...
  • Vanity--My Theory On Why Bernie Is Popular To Young White People

    02/15/2016 2:45:44 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 58 replies
    My theory as to why young, millennials are so pro-Bernie
  • Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Students’ Mock Convention Says

    02/13/2016 8:45:38 PM PST · by GilGil · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/13/2016 | Nicholas Fondos
    LEXINGTON, Va. — A gymnasium full of college students here on Saturday did what a former Republican Party chairman, a former vice president and a former speaker of the House who addressed their mock convention would not: predict the Republican nominee for president. And they did so with bravado, perhaps characteristic of their nominee, predicting that Donald J. Trump, the business tycoon who has never held elected office, would win the Republican nomination with more than twice as many delegates as the runner-up, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. For a political culture awash with polls and punditry, the mock convention...
  • It’s Official — Young Voters Have a Higher Opinion of Socialism than Capitalism

    02/09/2016 10:01:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    Bernie Sanders’ campaign has finally threatened Hillary Clinton’s winning margin enough that the mainstream media can no longer ignore him. However, much of the their discussion on Sanders still revolves around asking the same, tired question: Is America ready to elect a socialist? Putting aside the tired refrain that Bernie’s actually a Democratic Socialist — which Sanders and Larry David joked on SNL last weekend is a “huuuuuge difference” — recent polls actually have some surprising things to say about American’s attitudes towards socialism, suggesting that “socialism” is not quite as toxic of a word as the media seems to...
  • For millennials, Sanders is a grandpa who gets them

    01/17/2016 9:55:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    Bernie Sanders is no one's idea of a camera-ready presidential candidate. He's a "democratic socialist" running against an icon of the Democratic establishment. (And as satisfying as anti-establishment sentiment may feel for some right now -- the establishment is still pretty damn important.) His white hair is kind of wild, he's awkward, doesn't smile much, he hunches over and waves his arms when he speaks. He campaigns in rolled-up shirtsleeves and has pens in his shirt pocket. When it comes down to it, his radical policy positions and general cranky-grandpa vibe don't exactly scream "President of the United States."
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump speaking at Liberty University @ 10:30am today [1-18-16]

    01/18/2016 5:34:27 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 663 replies
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University’s first convocation of 2016. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM EST.
  • Alex P. B. Chalgren: I am now the South Carolina Director for Students for Trump

    01/09/2016 8:47:37 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/9/2016 | Alex P. B. Chalgren
    Alex P. B. Chalgren: I am now the South Carolina Director for Students for Trump.
  • How Bernie Sanders Can Teach Conservatives To Win Over The Youth [VIDEO

    10/18/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    As conservatives scratch their collective heads on how to win over young people, a millennial whose online audience is center-left explains why Bernie Sanders is appealing to youth. Devin Foley, the thoughtful President of Intellectual Takeout and Better Ed, explains Sanders is growing in popularity among young people because he gives voice to those who can’t find jobs, who see unfair disparities and who suffer from massive debt. Besides that, Foley says conservatives refuse to reach out to youth in ways that resonate or make sense of the fallen world to them, a world that once promised going to college...
  • Ted Cruz is the Best Candidate for Millennials

    09/24/2015 9:58:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 34 replies
    medium.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Gabriella Hoffman
    If you’re looking for a candidate who will stand for principles against the establishment in our party and against our opponents on the Left, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the man to support for president on the Republican side. I can confidently say and promise that my vote in Virginia’s primary contest on Super Tuesday-March 1, 2016-will be cast for Senator Cruz as long as he remains in the race. (Luckily, there’s no indication of his campaign suffering or him exiting any time soon.) In fact, Wall Street Journal wrote in August 2015 that Cruz is among five plausible...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Sanders schedules stop at Liberty University

    08/05/2015 6:01:08 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans on addressing students at the evangelical Liberty University next month. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate plans to visit the Lynchburg, Va. campus on Sept. 14 for the school’s fall convocation, according to Liberty’s website. Its website touts the event — held three a times a week at its Vines Center — as “North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students.” The Lynchburg News & Advance said the events frequently draw more than 12,000 people. The speeches are also mandatory for residential, undergraduate students at Liberty. Sanders’s appearance would provide him with a younger, more conservative...
  • Can Mark Levin’s New Book, ‘Plunder and Deceit,’ Rescue America’s Youth?

    07/30/2015 11:23:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-29-2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Mark Levin’s new book will no doubt be a bestseller, just like his previous offerings. But his latest work should be required reading for every recent college or high school grad just starting to make his way in the world, as well as every American voter. Levin explains in elegant, but easy to understand terms just how Washington and the elites who infest the nation’s capital are stealing our future. Woven into his narrative are both his original analysis of the corruption of our modern state and thoughts on liberty and freedom from great statesmen like James Madison and Edmund...
  • Hilllary Needs A New Gig If She Wants the Millennial Vote

    07/22/2015 1:13:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times via Yahoo ^ | July 22, 2015 | Liz Peek
    Is there a saboteur in Hillary’s camp? Given the serial missteps in her campaign (the limp announcement video and lassoing reporters spring to mind), one wonders. The latest blooper snuck into Mrs. Clinton’s economic policy speech – a mish-mash of platitudes geared to pleasing various core constituencies. She gave a nod to working mothers, small business owners, minimum-wage workers, unions and other voter blocks. But, she goofed big time when she skittered off-cliché and attacked “the so-called gig economy.” It was a glancing blow, to be sure, but damaging nonetheless. Here’s why: Hillary Clinton absolutely needs the millennial vote. And...
  • Hillary's Cribs Shock Young People

    07/04/2015 3:21:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Campus Reform Correspondent Cabot Phillips played "Candidate's Cribs" with young people in front of the White House. After trying to guess which Presidential candidate has lived in a series of mansions, many of them were shocked to find out that Hillary Clinton had lived in all four of them.
  • The GOP Can Rage Against the Dying of the Light

    05/18/2015 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Beware advice telling conservative parties to target the youth vote by adopting policies that may alienate their core older constituencies. Elections can be lost this way At Politico, Daniel McGraw has an interesting article on how “The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally”: It turns out that one of the Grand Old Party’s biggest—and least discussed—challenges going into 2016 is lying in plain sight, written right into the party’s own nickname. The Republican Party voter is old—and getting older, and as the adage goes, there are two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Right now, both are enemies of the GOP...
  • Poll Shows Young Voters Likely to Turn on Democrats in 2016

    05/07/2015 2:35:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    When the confetti cleared on Election Night in 2012, Barack Obama’s victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney looked ugly; there’s nothing reassuring about a 332–206 electoral vote smack down.Although the electoral vote totals made it appear as though it was a runaway Obama victory, the popular vote totals were actually much closer than the final electoral college tally. Romney lost by about 3.5 million votes, which is especially tough in a nation of over 300 million people.Now that numerous candidates have declared for the 2016 race, pollsters have been busy trying to get an early read on where the nation...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Doomed Attempt to Start a Young Conservative Revolution

    03/31/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Livia Gershon
    Speaking in New Hampshire last Friday night, Ted Cruz recalled a snarky aside written by New York Times columnist David Brooks, identifying Cruz and Karl Marx as the two people who "believe that power can be wielded directly by the masses." Being lumped in with Marx is a bit unusual for him, Cruz noted, but he's thrilled to be dismissed as a wacky populist by an Establishment shill like Brooks. Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and first official Republican presidential candidate for 2016, was keynoting the New England Freedom Conference, put on by Young America's Foundation, a far-right group...
  • Millennials for Jeb: The perfect confused Web site for a politically confused generation

    02/17/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-17-2015 | Philip Bump
    There is a lot to be confused by at the new Web site, Millennials for Jeb. Millennials, who are officially* referred to as #Millennials, often shun the sort of aggregated group identity that's implied by a call for the entire generation to vote for the former Florida governor. And yet, here's a Web site encouraging all however-many-million of them to turn out and vote. For Jeb. "Despite the potential to be a real political force, only 21% of Millennials cast a ballot in the 2014 election," the site reads. "We believe this shows that the current political system does not...
  • Youth Vote Is Key to 2016 and Saving America

    01/27/2015 4:29:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    Barack Obama was ushered into the Oval Office by a wave of young supporters and first-time voters in 2008. However, they are now among those most disillusioned with Obama and his regime, and they are the ticket to winning the 2016 presidential election and preserving the heart and soul of our republic. Politico recently posted a story that started with the words, "Coming soon to a battleground state near you: White House campaigns combining census reports with Instagram and Twitter posts to target teenagers who aren't yet 18 but will be by Election Day 2016." With more than 8 million...
  • VIDEO: Students shocked to learn Hillary Clinton is 67, hasn’t driven since 1996

    12/16/2014 9:49:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 101 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Jennifer Kannaby
    College students at Florida International University were shocked recently to discover that not only is Hillary Clinton 67 years old, but she also hasn’t driven a car since 1996. Lauren Cooley, a field representative with Turning Point USA, recently asked 20 students if they knew these fun facts about the possible 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. Of those interviewed at the public research university, home to roughly 50,000 students, only six guessed Clinton is in her 60s, but of those, they still thought she was younger than 67, Cooley told The Fix. Most thought she is in her 40s or 50s,...
  • Hambycast: Rand Paul's campus challenge

    10/03/2014 12:15:04 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | October 3, 2014 | Peter Hamby
    "I am not opposed to birth control," he said. After a pause, he elaborated. "That's basically what Plan B is. Plan B is taking two birth control pills in the morning and two in the evening, and I am not opposed to that." ... Another student here pressed him on "the drug war," asking if Paul would support legalizing marijuana, cocaine and heroin. He said he wasn't supportive of drug use, explaining that pot "is not that great," but said drug laws should be left up to states. Colorado and Washington are experimenting with legalized marijuana, he said, and we...
  • Julia and Pajama Boy, a Millennials Love Story

    07/25/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2014 | Lee Cary
    A Millennial Love Story began the day Pajama Boy (P.J.) met Julia in a rope line outside an elite venue for an Obama fundraiser. They chatted excitedly as they awaited his coming. Talking while texting friends, they soon realized that they both attended the same Obama for President campaign event back in 2007 while in college, although Julia had fainted and missed part of Barack’s awesome, inspirational speech. They hardly minded when it was announced that the President had entered through a back door and was already inside the hotel – a place where their presence was prohibited by the...
  • Young People Will Reject Liberalism’s Lies

    05/19/2014 4:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    When the whole shoddy edifice of the progressive project collapses under its own dead weight, it will largely be because the liberals forgot to breed enough mindless minions to keep shoring it up. The left has always depended on a never-ending parade of credulous children to revitalize its dwindling ranks as the march of time and maturity depletes them. Liberal youth would grow up, look around, realize how progressivism is a disaster, and largely stop buying into the nonsense. But now, young people are wising up earlier. This is bad news for liberals, but great news for America. Our youth...
  • James Clapper Giving Speeches To Students, Begging Them To Stop Thinking Of Ed Snowden As A Hero

    04/21/2014 4:12:15 PM PDT · by opentalk · 32 replies
    techdirt ^ | April 21, 2013 | Mike Masnick
    A few weeks back, I read a Washington Post story "Inside the admissions process at George Washington University" and noted this interesting tidbit towards the end: GW also asks students to list a role model and two words to describe themselves. As for herself, Freitag said, she would list “Martha Stewart/Tina Fey” and “sassy/classy.” This year, she’s seeing a lot of Edward Snowden citations. I had thought about writing it up, but decided it was a pretty small thing, really. It's not secret that, as a group, younger people have a much more favorable impression of Snowden than older people....
  • Gallup: Young people more likely to align with Democratic Party

    03/30/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    UPI ^ | March 28, 2014
    March 28 (UPI) -- Young U.S. voters have become more likely to identify with the Democratic Party since 2006, a Gallup Poll said Friday. Gallup said the movement is fueled partly by increasing racial and ethnic diversity. But the poll found whites between the ages of 18 and 29 have also shifted to the Democrats in recent years.
  • College Students Fail to Name a Single U.S. Senator

    03/26/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, MRCTV's Dan Joseph went to American University to give the student body a little general knowledge quiz. When asked if they could name a SINGLE U.S. senator, the students blanked. Also, very few knew that each state has two senators. The guesses were all over the map, with some crediting each state with twelve, thirteen, and five senators. So, when it comes to politics, the students at American University are a little rusty - but, they passed with flying colors when it comes to pop culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKaYnHlpD9M
  • Rand Paul's Heading Deep Into Democratic Terrain: Wants to lure young and black voters to the GOP.

    03/20/2014 7:08:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/20/2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    The conservative 2016 contender wants to lure young and black voters to the GOP, so he's taking his message to them. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BERKELEY, Calif. – Rand Paul's swing through Berkeley is just the beginning of his foray into traditionally Democratic territory. After his visit to this liberal stronghold, where he's speaking to students about the NSA and privacy, the Kentucky senator will make stops at the National Urban League in July and at the NAACP in the coming months, if an informal invitation from the group is made official. He's also plotting a trip to Chicago and Milwaukee, Paul said...
  • Watch: Rand Paul's Entire Speech at UC Berkeley

    03/20/2014 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/14 | Breitbart TV
    On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the University of California, Berkley at an event hosted by the university's Berkeley Forum...
  • President Obama warns youth: Sign up for Obamacare or we will charge you a penalty

    03/15/2014 8:07:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama warned young people that if they don't sign up for Obamacare by March 31, they will face a penalty -- if they can afford it. During an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest, Obama explained that young people might be charged a fine if they don't get insured. "If you can afford it — you just decide you don't want to get it because your attitude is 'nothing's ever going to happen to me' — then you'll be charged a penalty," Obama explained. Obama was careful to specify that people who can't afford Obamacare will not suffer a...
  • Medical marijuana ballot called 'plan' to help Crist beat Scott

    02/01/2014 4:58:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 1/24/14
    “It is no coincidence that Charlie Crist's law partner and biggest supporter, John Morgan, is financing medical marijuana,” said Gainesville-based GOP consultant Alex Patton. “It's a plan.”
  • March for Life - and ProLife Movement - Now Led by Young Adults

    01/22/2014 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30. A 28-year old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation". Kristan feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group. “The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, husbands and wives…. But [we’re] determined to set it right. We’ve seen the ultrasounds of our...
  • Millennials Jump Ship over Obamacare Bait and Switch

    12/18/2013 5:36:56 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | December 5, 2013 | Edward Morrissey
    It took long enough for the demographic that will pay the most for Obamacare to finally figure it out. Now that the wealth transfer from younger and healthier adults to older sicker ones through Obama’s mandating of unneeded comprehensive insurance for the latter has become clear, millennials have not just steered clear of the health care exchanges – they’re steering clear of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party now, too. For the past two months, Barack Obama’s approval numbers have slid for both his performance and his personal qualities. This week, the Real Clear Politics average of his overall approval...
  • Millennials Finally Turn Against Obama, Want Recall

    12/16/2013 11:54:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A majority of 18-to-24-year-olds now say they would recall Obama as president if they could. It is finally happening; young people who overwhelmingly supported Obama are now turning away from him in droves. The hope and change he promised never materialized, instead replaced with deteriorating conditions. A new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that Millennial approval of Obama has dipped to the lowest ever, at 41 percent. Their dissatisfaction with Obama now mirrors the rest of the country. Similarly, 56 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 disapprove of Obamacare, compared to only 39 percent who support...
  • This wasn’t supposed to happen — young people now hate Obamacare, are becoming less Democratic

    12/04/2013 10:52:34 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 45 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 12/4/13 | David Freddoso
    We keep hearing about what I like to call the Holy Grail theory of demographic change. This is the argument that the future is inevitably Democratic because Republicans aren’t just losing young people — they are structurally unable to win them, and will become more so over time. But what if this Holy Grail never appears? I don’t have any solid, irrefutable evidence that it’s happening, but Harvard’s Institute of Politics has just come out with a new survey of Millennials — whom they define as those aged 18 to 29 today — and its findings don’t provide a lot...
  • Gallup: Young voters not engaged on ObamaCare

    12/03/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If there’s one thing that feeds the ObamaCare beast, it’s young, healthy consumers — the same people who voted and worked to put Barack Obama in the White House twice. In order for the system to work, insurers need to get them into the system, paying exorbitant premiums for services they will likely never use, in order to keep prices down for older, less healthy Americans who not coincidentally tend to be more politically engaged. Gallup inadvertently tested that hypothesis and proved it its latest survey: Americans younger than 30, a key group targeted by the Affordable Care Act, continue...
  • Young Americans Lose Health Care

    10/29/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    WASHINGTON, DC— Millions of Americans have received notifications from their insurance providers that their policies are being cancelled or altered due to the Affordable Care Act over the past four weeks. Reports on the number of cancellations nationwide vary and are still rolling in. Some project as many as 20 million will lose their current coverage under Obamacare. Young Americans for Liberty decided to look within its network of activists and supporters to see if they had been impacted. Sure enough, many had. YAL is currently collecting and posting images of insurance cancellation and alteration notices from within its network...
  • Not all millennials are white and privileged!

    10/19/2013 2:36:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | October 18, 2013 | Sydette Harry
    A lot of us are fighting for an education, battling inequality and marching for justice. Quit calling us lazy! [SNIP] ....... I’m an early millennial, born in 1984, and when I started my education, I was able to attend a classroom that had gifted and special-ed programming in my neighborhood with an average class size of 20. Current millennials in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia are having sit-ins and organizing unions, as their schools are closed with class sizes of 29 called too small. When children are left crying at the end of the year because their schools won’t reopen, what...
  • Can the GOP Win Over Millennials in 2014?

    10/18/2013 12:25:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    RCP ^ | 10-18-2013 | Adam O'Neal
    The RNC’s “Growth and Opportunity Project,” released in March, .... 14 recommendations intended to attract young voters, including forming a “celebrity task force,” empowering younger voices in digital issues, having Republicans appear more frequently on previously ignored media outlets, and making the party more welcoming. The (College Republican National Committee)'s report, released in June, focused exclusively on young voters and was scathing in its assessment of how negatively young voters saw the Republican Party. Most salient among its findings were the feedback from focus groups composed of potential Republican voters. In addition to noting that they didn’t expect the GOP...
  • Times Are A-changin' For Conservatives

    10/14/2013 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 11 replies
    chrissstreetandcompany.com ^ | 10/13/13 | Chriss W. Street
    Many conservative writers become so emotionally traumatized when presented with the growing evidence that liberalism’s grasp on America’s youth is shrinking, they revert to denial and name calling. An especially virulent out-break of this malady over-whelmed Selwyn Duke upon reading my September 4th article, ‘The Millennial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism’. Since Mr. Duke published his manifesto, “It’s the Liberalism, Stupid”, he regularly trumpets as settled science to conservatives his theory that “there has been a consistent, but accelerating, degeneration ever since” the founding fathers established the Republic. But when a conservative rejects two hundred years of American Exceptionalism, he accepts...
  • Grasping at Straws: WaPo Writer Claims Young People Starting to Sign Up for ObamaCare

    10/12/2013 7:46:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 12, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    If Washington Post writer, Sarah Kliff, of the WonkBlog had been the music director aboard the Titanic, the last tune played on the deck of the sinking ship would probably have been Happy Days Are Here Again. I make that claim because Ms Kliff has taken upon herself the role as pollyannish cheerleader for the "train wreck" known as ObamaCare. In her latest desperate search for a nonexistent silver lining, Kliff has conjured up what she imagines to be an indication that young people might, could be, maybe, possibly are interested in signing up for ObamaCare. Here is Kliff imagining...
  • The Millennial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism

    09/04/2013 6:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2013 | Chriss Street
    The media claimed that conservatives must become more moderate or face permanent irrelevancy after the supposedly solid liberal millennial generation of 18-29 year olds that overwhelmingly supported reelection of Barack Obama. These dire warnings reminded me of the media geniuses who proclaimed after Jimmy Carter's presidential victory in 1976 that the 18-29 year olds of the Baby Boomer generation would always vote as a liberal bloc. Four years later, Baby Boomers abandoned liberalism and began reliably voting as Ronald Reagan conservatives for the next three decades. As Millennial support of President Obama has plummeted this year, it is liberalism that...