Survey: Recent college grads wising up about Obama

posted at 11:12 am on May 20, 2011 by Tina Korbe

A recent informal survey of 500 post-grads primarily between the ages of 22 and 28 — 83 percent of whom voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 — found just 27 percent of Obama’s previous youth supporters plan to vote for him again, The Daily Caller reports. That’s a drop of almost 60 points.

In contrast, of those who voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, a vast majority — 80 percent — said they would vote GOP again. An 80 percent majority of those newly disillusioned by Obama said they would consider voting for a Republican in 2012, too.

Why the change? Probably that first paycheck — or the lack thereof.

The bad news for Obama was underlined May 19 with a report by a job-firm Adecco that roughly 60 percent of recent college-grads have not been able to find a full-time job in their preferred area. One-in-five graduates have taken jobs far from their training, one-in-six are dependent on their parents, and one-in-four say they’re in debt, according to the firm’s data.

Overall, roughly one-third of young voters have some college education, and one-half have college degrees, said [Kellyanne] Conway, [president of The Polling Company based in Washington D.C.]. Many are underemployed or unemployed, they’re worried about their debts and economic trends, and they’re worried about the value of their educations, she said. In 2012, she said, “I suspect a fair number will return to Obama, but maybe not enough, and not in the [swing] states where he needs them,” she said.

But maybe another factor is at work here, too. J. Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel, has suggested young people have no direction in which to rebel — except to the right.

[Today's liberals] compliantly conform – like little windup, patchouli-daubed lemmings – to a carnival-prize caricature of what they imagine nonconformity to look like. You know, the usual stuff: neo-Marxism, environmentalist activism, sexual relativism, big-government nanny statism, an actions-without-consequences rendering of reproductive rights, and other such populist nonsense. Simply put, today’s progressive nonconformist conforms …

So what is a young person – brimming over with that instinctive, defiant impulse to rebel against “the man” – to do?

Well, in this up-is-down, spend-money-to-save-money world, conservatives have become the contemporary nonconformists. Today’s rebellious youth are telling the progressive establishment to put its moral-relativist, redistributionist party-line pig swill in its well-used chamber pipe and smoke it.

I’m inclined to think he could be on to something. Independence, self-reliance, personal responsibility — they’re attractive traits. Maybe folks my age have finally figured out a little of that mix would be attractive in them, too. We’re probably a long way from a true “conservative is cool” culture — as Barber points out, we have pretty entrenched liberalism in media, academia and elsewhere to overcome — but, at the very least, this survey suggests a few of those kids who sported “Yes, we can” T-shirts two years ago have decided they’d like to try their own hand at “hope and change” by creating opportunities for themselves — and by voting out an administration that makes it harder to do that.


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They finally realize that hope and change won’t pay the rent or fill their bellies.

mizflame98 on May 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Or maybe it has to do with the fact that these grads realized entirely on their own that the Empty Suit is indeed empty.

pilamaye on May 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Maybe folks my age have finally figured out a little of that mix would be attractive in them, too.

Most of the young people I know feel this way, but not all of them nor their friends. But perhaps there are enough of you right-minded young people to give some real hope to the rest of us.

ladyingray on May 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Idealism meets reality. I just love it.

nimrod on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

To add to the survey, though I’m not within the age category of the article, I have recently graduated from college. I voted for Palin/McCain in 2008 and would happily vote for the GOP again if they can present a compelling argument.

Weebork on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

They finally realize that hope and change won’t pay the rent or fill their bellies.

mizflame98 on May 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Or maybe they are at the point economically right now that they HOPE they have enough CHANGE just to get a meal at McDonald’s!

pilamaye on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Obama’s been a good President – as far as educating Americans on the superiority of limited government goes. His overreaches keep putting people in touch with the reasons the founders put limits on government.

Maybe another four years of this would be a good thing for Americans – which is why I’m not sweating this next election. The only way we can lose is to elect an establishment Republican – who will simply confuse Americans on what conservative values really are – which is what both Bush’s did.

HondaV65 on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

I read about this survey earlier this morning. It will be very fascinating to see what these 18 to 26 year old voters do in 2012. It appears that Obama may be in more danger in some states than we think he is.

Exactly how can the Republican nominee reach this group in a national campaign? They will have to have a really good social network and media strategy and ramp it up quickly. It will take a huge effort to overcome 16 years of institutionalized progressive indoctrination.

karenhasfreedom on May 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM

There are few things that will make a person less liberal and more conservative than coming home after flipping burgers for 12 hours, and seeing how much is taken out of their paycheck.

DrAllecon on May 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM

All that shoe-throwing at the PBHO party was for naught? Bummer! Ok back to the PS3.

Bishop on May 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM

The college students and post graduate students, regardless if they have a job or don’t, will vote AGAINST Republicans. Fervently. They will swarm to the polls in high numbers for the same reason they did the last election: to push gay rights.

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Hey Kiddies, wish in one hand and Obama in the other. And see which one fills up first.

nimrod on May 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

I suppose this proves education isn’t a total waste of money.

Or, perhaps another defeat of the ivy towers by the school of hard knocks.

Vashta.Nerada on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

conservative is cool. Never had so much fun before.

:happy grin:

perries on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

There is nothing like entering the real world and seeing no jobs available. That will wake just about anyone up!

jeffn21 on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Mugged by Reality

Thune on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Most of the young people I know feel this way, but not all of them nor their friends. But perhaps there are enough of you right-minded young people to give some real hope to the rest of us.

ladyingray on May 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

“A” and “B” students vote R, “D” and “F” students vote d. It’s a lifestyle.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

How does that saying go?

“If you’re under 25 and are conservative you have no heart…if you’re over 25 and liberal you have no brain.”

Amazing how the real world can smack you upside the head.

spaninq on May 20, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Reality is setting in. Like they say, if you’re not a liberal in your 20s, you have no heart. If you haven’t become a conservative by the time you’re 30, you have no brain.

parteagirl on May 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Naw, they will be home free on Daddy’s health coverage till they are 26. They need to keep him working.

a capella on May 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

What? The youngins’ don’t want to transfer their income to those that had 40 years to accumulate wealth? Pure greed on their part!!

WashJeff on May 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I still know some young people in their late 20′s that still cling to the idea that we need to spend more money and tax the top 2% to get us out of this mess. They are willing to excuse Obama’s debt because he’s trying to take care of those who are unemployed. Makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes when I talk to them.

mizflame98 on May 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

My son and two oldest nephews will be able to vote in 2012.
The nephew that turns 18 this year definitely leans left. No surprise considering that his mother is a ‘Catholic’ who prays to a female god. My Spawn and the other nephew-both turn 18 in 2012-are center-right.
Both despise Obama.
There is hope for the future

annoyinglittletwerp on May 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

That’s what happens when your karma runs over your dogma.

Patrick S on May 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

It must have been the redistribution of THEIR wealth that has disaffected them.

Obama suckers

Roy Rogers on May 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Did the youth not turn rightward for Reagan?

blatantblue on May 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Well, in this up-is-down, spend-money-to-save-money world, conservatives have become the contemporary nonconformists. Today’s rebellious youth are telling the progressive establishment to put its moral-relativist, redistributionist party-line pig swill in its well-used chamber pipe and smoke it.

It is funny how the nonconformists of the hippie era all had uniforms, albeit of the dirty Levi and tie-dyed type.

Vashta.Nerada on May 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM

I hate to break it to you, kiddies, but Obama IS “The Man’! Rebel against him!

parteagirl on May 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Roy Rogers on May 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

I’ll bet you never met obambi.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

HondaV65 on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Think SCOTUS…

…are you sweating, yet?

ladyingray on May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I was Right Wing when Right Wing wasn’t cool.

mankai on May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

The college students and post graduate students, regardless if they have a job or don’t, will vote AGAINST Republicans. Fervently. They will swarm to the polls in high numbers for the same reason they did the last election: to push gay rights.

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

..hooooo boy, assertions like these just cry out for supporting statistics, surveys, and links. Got any, champ?

The War Planner on May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

So college educated kids are finally getting some real learning?

rbj on May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

We can hope that all those that voted for little Bammie just to pat themselves on the back for voting for the first black president can now move on and vote more intelligently.

These are the same people that buy a Prius so they can park it in the driveway to demonstrate to their neighbors how superior they are.

slickwillie2001 on May 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

But maybe another factor is at work here, too. J. Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel, has suggested young people have no direction in which to rebel — except to the right.

As a 27 year old conservative living in Madison this is the way to the younger voter. So far I have seen just as many Ron Paul 2012 stickers as Obama 2012 stickers. This is how we can get young people to stop Obama. They don’t need to vote Republican they just can’t vote Democrat.

sammypants on May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Did the youth not turn rightward for Reagan?

blatantblue on May 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM

I did. I was 18 and proudly voted for RR.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

HondaV65 on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

I’m convinced you were going to vote D all along.

Vashta.Nerada on May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

They finally realize that hope and change won’t pay the rent or fill their bellies.

mizflame98 on May 20, 2011 at 11:15 AM

And it doesn’t get you high when you smoke it, either.

“Hope and Change” is the modern-day snake oil.

BobMbx on May 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Liberalism is immaturity and naivity. Those that stay that way are too egotistical to admit they’re wrong. Instead they search for explanations to proove their beliefs to themselves.

There are positive aspects to liberalism if not applied to governing.

Vince on May 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

How many of these enlightened have degrees in “Feminist Studies” or “Transgender Marginalization Issues”?

I could get a kid fresh from a trade-school welding program a great paying job by tomorrow afternoon. Yeah it would mean having to get their hands dirty and some hard labor…soooo…forget it.

Bishop on May 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

I did. I was 18 and proudly voted for RR.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I turned 18 two weeks before the 1988 presidential election. My first vote was for GHWB.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

National Association of Anarchists.

Even they have rules.

BobMbx on May 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM

So what is a young person – brimming over with that instinctive, defiant impulse to rebel against “the man” – to do?

Well, in this up-is-down, spend-money-to-save-money world, conservatives have become the contemporary nonconformists. Today’s rebellious youth are telling the progressive establishment to put its moral-relativist, redistributionist party-line pig swill in its well-used chamber pipe and smoke it.

This pretty much describes how Michael J. Fox made his acting career as Alex P. Keaton on “Family Ties”, which debuted during the middle of Reagan’s first term in 1983. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

jon1979 on May 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Now all we need is a candidate untainted by corruption, and power, that truly believes in America, and won’t be swayed by a bunch of liberal morons telling them their way is the only way.

I’d almost lost hope for a majority of our young people, but now I have hope again. And just think of the irony. If it hadn’t been for Obama, and his stupidity…I wouldn’t be so optimistic right now.

capejasmine on May 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM

What? The youngins’ don’t want to transfer their income to those that had 40 years to accumulate wealth? Pure greed on their part!!

WashJeff on May 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

They spent 40 years supporting the younguns’. Dumb a$$.

Vince on May 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM

I turned 18 two weeks before the 1988 presidential election. My first vote was for GHWB.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Mine was 1980 and RR really did not need my vote as out here in the west it was already over by 5pm but I went anyway.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Or, perhaps another defeat of the ivy towers by the school of hard knocks.

Vashta.Nerada on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

The ultimate cross-town rivalry.

Fortunately, the University of Hard Knocks is undefeated.

BobMbx on May 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM

They don’t need to vote Republican they just can’t vote Democrat.

sammypants on May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

That won’t do it. A split vote = a Dem in office.

BacaDog on May 20, 2011 at 11:37 AM

It’s amazing how that perspective changes when you have skin in the game.

John Deaux on May 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

HondaV65,

You could not be more wrong. If O is reelected nothing we do will matter. At least 1 of our conservative Supreme Court Judges will retire giving the left total control over our futures.

Howcome on May 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

[Today's liberals] compliantly conform – like little windup, patchouli-daubed lemmings – to a carnival-prize caricature of what they imagine nonconformity to look like.

Tina, you need to quote less partisan viewpoints to make your points stick. That one was almost over in Lew Rockwell land.

unclesmrgol on May 20, 2011 at 11:39 AM

They will have to live in an America that 0bama is forcing into decline. They will have to pay up as 0bama sends our wealth to islamic hellholes. They will have to live in their parents house until they’re 40.

A lot of waking up is going on here.

Rebar on May 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM

HondaV65 on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

I would agree that the Bush’s made their fair share of mistakes, but they didn’t hate their country. Four more years of Obama is a HUGE mistake, and will drive this country down to irreparable damage that it may not EVER be able to overcome!!!

capejasmine on May 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM

There are few things that will make a person less liberal and more conservative than coming home after flipping burgers for 12 hours, and seeing how much is taken out of their paycheck.

DrAllecon on May 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM

AMEN TO THAT! My son works evenings at a pizza place, and will be starting college in the fall. I heard him say after the last paycheck… “I HATE this! Look how much they took out! It’s a quarter of my paycheck!”

One more of my kids now firmly in the conservative camp!

dominigan on May 20, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Mildred: What’re you rebelling against, Johnny?

Johnny: Whaddya got?

novaculus on May 20, 2011 at 11:43 AM

My degree was in the sciences, so I don’t know if my fellow student colleagues are representative of the school (since sciences tend to lean conservative except for biology), but of those who did vote for Obama in 2008 primarily did so because he was black and they wanted to be “part of history”. Since there will be no “historical” aspect to it this time around, I am not sure if these same students will wish to pull the lever for Obama yet again.

They also might not vote for Obama this time around because they will know his politics, whereas they didn’t know (or care) in 2008.

Weebork on May 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Overall, roughly one-third of young voters have some college education, and one-half have college degrees,

I suspect one of those recent college grads wrote this article.

keep the change on May 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Does anyone actually believe those numbers? Go to a bar on any weekend and ask 10 random kids in their early 20′s. The results will look nothing like this. In any event,

According to the GOP’s current platform:

Gay marriage and social liberalism is bad. Tax cuts for the rich (despite the fact that they failed to create any jobs during Bush’s term and are the cause of our deficit) are good. Cutting of public jobs that are typically filled by 20-25 year olds, such as teachers, police officers and civil servants is good. The increase of private sector low paying/no benefit jobs are good. Zero reform of Wall Street practices that have caused a huge funnel of capital into the upper-spheres of society, sucking any potential out of the lives of recent college grads thanks to the lack of opportunity caused by these dramatic increase in top end salaries thanks to the slashing of entry level positions and compensation is good. The move towards defined contribution plans and away from defined benefit plans, along with the general failures of 401k plans and the endangering of Social Security thanks to the fact that the wealthy only pay Social Security on the first $100,000 of income which results in the younger generation feeling like they will be working until they die is positive.

Is the Dem plan any better? No, not really. But why would a young person in their right mind vote for a GOP candidate? Anyone whose taken econ 101 will see how crazy the Paul Ryan plan is (not affecting the deficit until 2020, assuming unemployment will drop under 3% (lol?) and pretending like tax cuts will lower unemployment with zero real world proof to the affirmative and tons to the contrary). All the Dems need to do is make a promise to help with the student loan bubble, which was mostly driven by ~private~ colleges and ~private~ loan companies giving shitty degrees for outrageous amounts of money to the children of working class people who had no way to know they were getting suckered, and they walk off with 95% of the youth vote again. Although I assume they will anyway.

Rainsford on May 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Taking advantage of the ignorance of young people is what Liberals do best.

29Victor on May 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

I did. I was 18 and proudly voted for RR.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM

That was my husband’s first vote as well. He likes to rub it in that I was too young to vote in ’80. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on May 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

What? The youngins’ don’t want to transfer their income to those that had 40 years to accumulate wealth? Pure greed on their part!!

WashJeff on May 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Amen.

They spent 40 years supporting the younguns’. Dumb a$$.

Vince on May 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM

They chose to have kids and they chose to support the. They chose to keep people in power who would not reform the system, they chose to go along with whatever an R or D told them.

These kids have no choice, big difference bud.

Thanks to “They” for voting for and continuing Generational theft. At least my parents and grandparents had the guts to explain this and apologize to me for this, what are you telling your kids?

MadDogF on May 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

I was twenty when I voted in 1976 for Gerald Ford. I even talked my best friend–from a family of Catholic Democrats–to vote for Ford. So don’t blame me for Carter, I did my best. ;-)

theotherone on May 20, 2011 at 11:48 AM

The college students and post graduate students, regardless if they have a job or don’t, will vote AGAINST Republicans. Fervently. They will swarm to the polls in high numbers for the same reason they did the last election: to push gay rights.

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Pssst…..There ain’t that many of them who are gay, and how is gay marriage going to get the yoots a job?

Sekhmet on May 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Rainsford on May 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Good grief.

Anymore leftist/communist/radical nut talking points?

darwin on May 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM

..hooooo boy, assertions like these just cry out for supporting statistics, surveys, and links. Got any, champ?”

Gee Champ, Hotair has a headline about the latest Gallop polls. Ignoring it doesn’t make it less true.

I’m in the trenches with college kids; it’s how I earn a living. Gay rights is their issue because it’s part and parcel to their identity, as individuals and as a generation. Gender and gender rights is not only a new (and booming) curriculum, it’s a major at most colleges.

The issue will not go away until Gay Marriage prevails as a right in every state. Why would Andrew Sullivan quit now? I guarantee you that he’ll shred any candidate who opposes gay marriage, the same as he shredded Palin

They will swarm to vote, yes, in droves like lemmings

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Perhaps there’s hope here.

Still doesn’t address the sad reality of all those profs, reaching middle age and beyond, who still not only believe in horsesh*t politics, but continue to teach it to these kids like it was gospel.

somewhatconcerned on May 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM

They will swarm to vote, yes, in droves like lemmings

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Funny how they didn’t “swarm” like “lemmings” in the 31 states that held gay marriage referendum votes.

Rebar on May 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Pssst…..There ain’t that many of them who are gay,

Wow.
What kind of blinders you sporting there buddy?

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Maybe some young folks are recognizing the inconsistency of railing against “the man”, then asking the government to do everything for you.

Conservatism, at its core, is a lot closer to the mentality of live and let live than liberalism is. And young folks instincitvely gravitate to that mentality.

hawksruleva on May 20, 2011 at 11:59 AM

They realized the obvious. “Hope” is not a strategy.

kurtzz3 on May 20, 2011 at 12:02 PM

MadDogF on May 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

That you are an idiot. A self centered one at that. Generalize much? Bud?

Vince on May 20, 2011 at 12:02 PM

The world of academia becomes the world of reality.

The Unicorn King is naked!!!!!

Hening on May 20, 2011 at 12:03 PM

I’m in the trenches with college kids; it’s how I earn a living
c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Part of the problem.

Vince on May 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Pssst…..There ain’t that many of them who are gay,

Wow.
What kind of blinders you sporting there buddy?

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Umm, maybe in your Gay Studies department you get a disproportionate sample, but most people in general are not gay. Meaning that gay issues have limited impact on their lives, especially once they leave University and go out into the real world.

The abstraction of the gay person they don’t personally know longing to get married starts to matter less than the concrete reality of having to live in their mothers’ basements because there are no jobs.

Sekhmet on May 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Don’t fool yourselves.
The shallow brained juice boxers who have been marinated in leftist PC cult think by the “education” system and pop culture media will vote against the icky Republican candidate and for the 0 basically again because he’s a “cool black guy”.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 20, 2011 at 12:13 PM

kids who sported “Yes, we can” T-shirts two years ago have decided they’d like to try their own hand at “hope and change” by creating opportunities for themselves

.
Isn’t that just submitting to the nature of reality? If you don’t do it, it doesn’t get done.

What you think = %10
What you Do = %90

ronsfi on May 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM

The abstraction of the gay person they don’t personally know longing to get married starts to matter less than the concrete reality of having to live in their mothers’ basements because there are no jobs.

Sekhmet on May 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM

If they have the booming “Gender and Gender Rights” major, they’re going to be living in that basement for a long, long time.

Rebar on May 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM

And now people like me, who had the brains to realize this from the beginning, can say to them “what took you dolts so long?!”

Let’s hope my generation hasn’t wrecked things beyond repair already.

Uncle Sams Nephew on May 20, 2011 at 12:19 PM

A recent informal survey of 500 post-grads primarily between the ages of 22 and 28 — 83 percent of whom voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 — found just 27 percent of Obama’s previous youth supporters plan to vote for him again, The Daily Caller reports. That’s a drop of almost 60 points.

Ok, math-wise not sure I’m following here…

If it’s 27% of the total survey, then the drop was 60 points…

If it’s just 27% “of Obama’s previous youth supporters”, then that’s a 73 point drop…

Midas on May 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Not to worry, in 2012 the hot music group of the day will put out a hip “VoteObama/WeLuvObama”-type music video on YouTube and the youth vote (those that do vote) will rush to vote for Obama.

Same with the black, Hispanic and Jewish vote. Huff and puff they will, but on November in 2012 they will vote Obama.

albill on May 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM

d’oh!

cmsinaz on May 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

agree on that one…saw it first hand here in az…

cmsinaz on May 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Faster, please.

Noocyte on May 20, 2011 at 12:40 PM

“A” and “B” students vote R, “D” and “F” students vote d. It’s a lifestyle.

VegasRick on May 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM

And that’s not just for college kids-O’bama set a new alltime record with 70% of the high school dropout vote in 2008.

Wonder how many college dropouts voted for O’bama?

Del Dolemonte on May 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM

Rainsford on May 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM

DU is down the hallway. Last door on the Left.

Del Dolemonte on May 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM

dominigan on May 20, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Good for him for being a go-getter at such a young age.
With his eyes already opened, he should be able to see the liberal propaganda masquerading as curricula in a whole new light.

Good luck!

DrAllecon on May 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM

I don’t think young people need to become straight laced religious Christians in order to rebel against the Liberal establishment. That suggestion just reinforces the Liberal caricature of what being a Conservative is. Ben Franklin led a pretty wild life. So did Elvis Presley and Ted Nugent. None of them embraced Socialism or any other Left wing belief.

What would really drive liberals nuts is to see young kids with long hair wearing tie dyed gadsden flag T shirts.

I like my weed and my booze (in moderation of course), and if I see a woman with a nice booty walk by me, you’re damned right I’ll turn around and enjoy the view. I’m not breaking any of the 10 Commandments by doing any of these things, unless that woman with the nice booty happens to be my neighbor’s wife.

One can easily be a fun loving randy critter and not only still embrace fiscal, Constitutional, and foreign policy Conservatism, they can also lead a pretty moralistic life as well.

ardenenoch on May 20, 2011 at 12:46 PM

I voted for Palin/McCain in 2008 and would happily vote for the GOP again if they can present a compelling argument.

Weebork on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

So you figure that getting rid of Obama isn’t good enough? Hummm

whbates on May 20, 2011 at 12:48 PM

***

would happily vote for the GOP again if they can present a compelling argument.

Weebork on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

The prospect of Obama nominating the SCOTUS replacements for Kennedy, Scalia, and, if he wants off, Thomas.

BuckeyeSam on May 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I’m in the trenches with college kids; it’s how I earn a living
c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Part of the problem.

Vince on May 20, 2011

Thanks.It’s not easy being an independent in a sea of democrat lemmings.
Next thing you know the republicans will be throwing the independents and libertarian conservatives under the bus.
Oh wait,that already happened.

c.j.ammenheuser on May 20, 2011 at 1:07 PM

New Chicago Walmart. 25,000 applicants 350 openings.
Harvard admits one of 15 applicants. Walmart has drug screen. harvard doesn’t.

seven on May 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Change you can believe in
It’s like barf me out… Gag me with a spoon!

J_Crater on May 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

A recent informal survey of 500 post-grads primarily between the ages of 22 and 28 — 83 percent of whom voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 — found just 27 percent of Obama’s previous youth supporters plan to vote for him again…

Oh, they’ll say bold things in response to a survey, but do you really think those hipster doofuses, when the rubber meets the voting booth, will actually vote for Newt/Sarah/Mitch/Mitt/etc.? Not likely.

KS Rex on May 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

I don’t care.
Obama is great.
He’s the gutsy OBL-killer.
Sarah palin can’t win.

AH_C on May 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Pre-2008 election:
Hope + Change = OBAMA!!

Pre-2012 election:
Hope + Change = OKEYDOKE

or is that BAMBOOZLE?

Wise up youngsters. You can still save the Republic…

Khun Joe on May 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Maybe another four years of this would be a good thing for Americans – which is why I’m not sweating this next election. The only way we can lose is to elect an establishment Republican – who will simply confuse Americans on what conservative values really are – which is what both Bush’s did.

HondaV65 on May 20, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Exactly. Give me another term of Obama than a RINO in the WH

AH_C on May 20, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Socialism is cool when mom and dad pay the bills. When you have to pay them yourself, not so much.

angryed on May 20, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Oh, they’ll say bold things in response to a survey, but do you really think those hipster doofuses, when the rubber meets the voting booth, will actually vote for Newt/Sarah/Mitch/Mitt/etc.? Not likely.

KS Rex on May 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

More likely they’ll just stay home playing on the xBox, and that’s almost as good.

slickwillie2001 on May 20, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Oh, they’ll say bold things in response to a survey, but do you really think those hipster doofuses, when the rubber meets the voting booth, will actually vote for Newt/Sarah/Mitch/Mitt/etc.? Not likely.

KS Rex on May 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

If even 10% of 18-25 year olds who voted for Obama in 2008 vote against him in 2012 it will be enough to swing close states in our favor.

angryed on May 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM

The ‘adult babies’ story has scared them straight. Under Barry that could be them in a few years.

BHO Jonestown on May 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

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