Dems Losing The Yutes
Tipping point approaching. From The NY Times, Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats
The college vote is up for grabs this year — to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama.
Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008.
The Times attributes the decline mostly to the poor job market, but I think it runs deeper, as two of the students interviewed indicated:
Philip Stricker, 21, a biology major who voted for Mr. Obama but says he has not been paying much attention to politics lately, uses a nontechnical term to describe the phenomenon.
“There’s a vibe,” he said on a recent afternoon, while pumping weights at the gym. “Right now it seems like Republicans just care a lot more than Democrats.”
A spokeswoman for the university’s chapter of College Democrats, Mandi Asay, 22, said her group battled apathy on one hand and anger on the other.
“People are angry — about the budget deficit, health care plan, angry about this and that,” she said. “I feel like Republicans definitely, definitely have a chance of getting back on their feet.”
The yutes should be angry. Under Obamacare, they will be subsiding their parents’ health care coverage at a time when they should be saving; the mountains of debt run up by Obama will be repaid by them; and for the first time they have a future less bright than their parents.
Obama has forced the yutes to grow up fast. Who’da thunk?
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It appears that the indoctrination by the Left on the campuses cannot withstand objective fact.
Bring on the Re-education Camps!!
It is a shame so many must suffer in order to learn a lesson. If only we had more documentaries on the Carter Presidency, we may have taken McCain's comments about the similarities between Obama & Carter more seriously and thought twice before voting for single-word campaign signs.
Please, someone change it back – quickly.
Yutes, as always, have to learn the hard way.
As a yute, I voted for Carter. That was the last Democrat I voted for. When you are young, you think much more unrealistically about how things should work because you don't have life experience.
Like all warnings for yutes (drinking, smoking, etc.), the best teacher is experience, the school of hard knocks, of which many yutes are entering unwillingly.
The prospects of spending a borrowed fortune to obtain an education that won't provide you with a job upon graduation is rather sobering. Too add insult to injury the youts will start their adulthood with a mortgage (student loans) before they can even get a job that might provide them with an income to pay the second mortgage (their home mortgage) all the while paying an exorbitant amount of their incomes in taxes to provide jobs and benefits to other people without any real benefit to them. Indentured servitude is their future. It's starting to dawn on them just how royally screwed they are by their elders and their elitist progressive betters.
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