Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Confirmed: Gen Y dumb as a box of hammers

Written By: Bob - Feb• 21•12

That is largely the conclusion that Mike Riggs makes at Reason using new Pew Internet Center data, and I can’t say that I blame him. Here’s why.

I totally  understand young voters being swept away by a charismatic candidate. I remember the excitement of Bill Clinton being swept into office during my college years on his own hopey, changey platform.  I get why Millennials voted for Obama in 2008.

But after three years of an objectively failed Presidency, where out debt has skyrocketed, government has intruded deeply into the private sector and our personal freedoms, and real unemployment stands at 15% , 41% of Millennials are still satisfied with Obama.

That means they have been convinced that Obama’s “freedom lite”  march  to Marxism is an acceptable alternative to liberty, and that, dear friends, is scary as Hell.

Many young people simply aren’t able–or willing–to see the reality that slams into them on the unemployment line and at the gas pump. Their shared denial of what occurring around them is stunning, and perhaps an indication that the MSM and Hollywood are depressingly effective in pushing the radical progressive agenda.

60% of Millennials blame Republicans for the disastrous state of the nation, even though the Senate and Presidency are held by Democrats, and they held the House through the 2010 mid-terms.

At the same time, we’re told that the nation as a whole is becoming more conservative. I’m having a hard time making sense out of their illogical choices. Is it really that easy to convince the younger generation to give up on their independence?

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  1. Orion says:

    It’s not just that – Our education system has for many years now, force-fed kids the concept that the State is the solution to EVERY problem and the source of every good thing.

    And you’re surprised when they think more of the State is a good idea?


  2. harp1034 says:

    Say what you want but the under 30s don’t vote as much as the over 65 folks. Most people get more conservative as they get older.

  3. Veeshir says:

    The funniest part is that they would accuse you of being stupid and racist.

    They get their news/are told how to think by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Seriously.
    I recently moved to AZ and lived with a friend for the last 6 months who is in her early 30s, she and her boyfriend are typical leftists, they think I’m a stupid, racist hater because I think Obama is a bad president.
    They seriously think they’re smart because they watch Colbert and Stewart and laugh at all the right times.

    It’s kind of funny and kind of infuriating as they call me stupid and yet, can’t defend any of their positions. They know they’re right and smart while I’m wrong and stupid but they don’t know why they’re right.
    They know global worming is real while I’m anti-science and don’t believe in evolution. Of course they’re smarter than I and they’ve looked into global worming so are sure it’s real, but they can’t tell me the average temperature of the Earth.

    Seriously, they are told how to think by Stewart and Colbert and that makes them smart, free-thinkers while the rest of the world are close-minded, religious zealots who hate reality.

  4. Sean says:

    Bob, there was a story here in Houston of the school sending home copies of a poem for black history month singing the praises of Obama.. The note sent home said they were REQUIRED to learn it and then sing it at some performance or other. Naturally a great many parents got very pissed off very fast. The school has since said’oh you misunderstand it was only for kids participating in the program etc etc’ *snort* The school has also taken that Poem…off the table.