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Disillusioned Millennials Dump Democrats, Blame Obama

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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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Well Well Well my ATS Brothers and Sisters, It looks like The Gen Y Crowd are getting a little bit fed up with all The Political Nonsense out Of Washington DC (District of Corruption) How Very Surprising! So, I guess it's not just us Old Pharts who've has a Belly Full of all The Malarky going on in That Human Circus known as our Seat of Government.

I can't say I Blame The Little Guys, I for one have had more than my share of The Deceit, Manipulation and Downright Murder at The We;; Anointed Hands of our Betters.

So what do you Guys and Gals think? Are The Millennia's entitled to be upset with who and what they voted for, or should they all just shut up and take it like the rest of us have for so long?

Mods, if this is in the wrong place please feel to move at your discretion. I have done a search here on ATS and there doesn't seem to be anything about this article anywhere, if I missed it somehow, then just delete the thread.

Thanks Ya'll, wether you're A Sinner or A Saint, your reply is valued.

Peace and Goodnight
Arjunanda.




In a sad reflection of the hope-and-change expectations, a new national poll shows likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama. As National Journal reports, the poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP) shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama as the president's approval rating among Millennial tumbles from 47% in April to just 43% now (and nearly 60% of young Americans disapprove of Obamacare). However, the news is not all good as the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard.



As The National Journal reports,

A new national poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama. The news is little better for the GOP: These voters, who more than any other voting bloc represent the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard.

The long-view IOP findings suggest that neither party is poised to win the largest generation in U.S. history - a pragmatic, demanding, relatively nonideological electorate raised in an age of terrorism, war, and government dysfunction.

"Millennials could be a critical swing vote," said IOP Director Maggie Williams, projecting the latest results on future elections. "Candidates for office: Ignore millennial voters are your peril." Williams is a Democrat and a former adviser to Hillary Clinton.

In the short term, the news is worse for Democrats than Republicans.
Millennials who told the IOP they will "definitely be voting" Tuesday favored Republicans over Democrats, 51 percent to 47 percent. That is a reversal of September 2010 results, when the IOP found Democrats favored over Republicans among young likely voters, 55 percent to 43 percent.
Obama's job-approval rating among millennials decreased from 47 percent in April to 43 percent, his second-lowest rating in the IOP surveys. Among young Americans most likely to vote, his job-approval rating is just 42 percent.
Obama's job approval is below 40 percent on several issues, including the economy, health care, the federal budget deficit, and foreign policy. Nearly six of 10 young Americans disapprove of Obamacare.
Among the one in four millennial voters who say they definitely will vote Tuesday, Republican-leaning constituencies are significantly more enthusiastic about the election than Democrats.
Just 49 percent of young Hispanics approve of Obama's job performance, the lowest since IOP began tracking in 2009. That's a big drop from six months ago, when his rating among young Hispanics was 60 percent, and five years ago, when 81 percent of Hispanic millennials approved of Obama's performance. Only 17 percent of Hispanic youth plan to vote Tuesday, far smaller than the non-Hispanic percentages and likely a reflection of frustration over stalled immigration reform.
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With a week to go... things do not look good for The Democrats... time to get long 'veto' pens.

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And if you're wondering why the disillusionment... here's one big reason (via The Washington Times)

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more affordable, but a study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent.

Average insurance premiums in the sought-after 23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in government subsidies, and women having their premiums rise 44.9 percent, according to a report by HealthPocket scheduled for release Wednesday.




posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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Believe it when I see it.

Most of them vote Democrat because they have been taught since elementary school that Republicans are mean racists and being Democrat is cool. Be one of the cool people, don't be a mean hater. Only we "smart ones" vote democrat.... you get the idea.

Half of them couldn't tell you what freekin continent they live on, or how many continents there are on the planet but they are the "smart ones" LOL


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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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OK Infolurker, I can see that point. But what about these young people now starting to grow ip a little and suddenly realizing that nat all that they have been taught by Educational Industrial Establishment is necessarily on the up and up.

Thank You and A Good Reply and A Star for you
Arjunanda a reply to: infolurker



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: arjunanda

Believe it when I see it.

Most of them vote Democrat because they have been taught since elementary school that Republicans are mean racists and being Democrat is cool. Be one of the cool people, don't be a mean hater. Only we "smart ones" vote democrat.... you get the idea.

Half of them couldn't tell you what freekin continent they live on, or how many continents there are on the planet but they are the "smart ones" LOL



Not all Republicans are racists but there are a lot of racists in the Republican party


And it's not because it's "cool" to be Democrat, it's just that at least Democrats don't have an anti-science agenda. You know how Republicans love to say...Science tends to have a liberal bias.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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Also all these threads from right wing sites are starting to remind me of the 2012 election.

I mean they were sure as hell that Obama was not going to win due to all of the scandals and Benghazi, then election night came and Karl Rove was crying on Fox News.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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Hi Muse7, If you read through the article all the way, you would have noticed that The Millennia's actually hold The Repub's in Lower regard than the Dems. It would seem to me that is pretty balanced. The article is more about the exasperation this group has with both parties. Your choice of Corporate Candidate Numero Uno or Dos. Thank You for your reply and Peace
Arjunanda a reply to: muse7



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:19 PM
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The same thing happened in Scotland and the other UK countries. We got fed up of the country being run by the equivalent of a four steering wheel clown car which would swing from side to side every decade. Now there are a couple of new parties; the UKIP (UK Independence Party) and the SNP (Scottish Nationalist Party) and New Labour are now unelectable. European countries with proportional representation end up with rainbow alliances from all sorts of small groups (environmentalists, far right, far left, etc...)

How ironic that the Democrats thought that all those young Mexican/Hispanic voters would be loyal to them for all eternity.
Now they face being replaced by a new "Workers Party" for those that want a good education in order to work.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:22 PM
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Hey, I agree, not all Democrats are racists but there are a lot of racists in the Democratic Party



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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Nice Reply Stormcell, Yeah, that's what I've had in mind now for quite a while. I do have a lot of contact with this group through living here in Santa Monica California. They're now calling this place silicon valley by the sea and there are many Gen Y's walking round my town to prove it and from my conversations these people don't seem enamored at all with the status quo. Thank You for your reply and A Star for your Well Thought Out Points, Peace
Arjunanda a reply to: stormcell



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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originally posted by: arjunanda
Hi Muse7, If you read through the article all the way, you would have noticed that The Millennia's actually hold The Repub's in Lower regard than the Dems. It would seem to me that is pretty balanced. The article is more about the exasperation this group has with both parties. Your choice of Corporate Candidate Numero Uno or Dos. Thank You for your reply and Peace
Arjunanda a reply to: muse7



Most millennials I know don't vote.

Myself included.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: muse7

Hey, I agree, not all Democrats are racists but there are a lot of racists in the Democratic Party







You'd be surprised how many "Democrats" are wildly racist.
Republican=racist is a popular media and political construct.
The real world us much less simple.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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PK, That's A Very Fair and Informative Reply. Thank You
Arjunanda. a reply to: corvuscorrax



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: muse7

Not all Republicans are racists but there are a lot of racists in the Republican party


Not all Democrats are race baiters, but there are a lot of race baiters in the Democratic party.


If I had a penny for all the times I've heard from ignorant democrats, "You don't like Obama because he's black", I'd be rich.


And it's not because it's "cool" to be Democrat, it's just that at least Democrats don't have an anti-science agenda. You know how Republicans love to say...Science tends to have a liberal bias.


You know what else tends to have a liberal bias? Cowards.



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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They said ALL sitting members of BOTH parties should be removed!! Your thread title is very misleading. By the way, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with them. Tired of the bull#. Republicans and Democrats are destroying this country.
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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:50 PM
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I agree that the title is misleading, but that's The Title of The Article as published and I have to go with it. You have a good point and I would have used a different title if it was my article. Thanks for your reply and Peace
Arjunada a reply to: SpeakerofTruth



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:53 PM
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Fair enough. Lol. I am just fed up with what's going on in this country.
Bought out elections. Attempted blocking of anyone who wants anything different. Voting fraud. The list goes on and on. Sick of it!! Had it up to my eyeballs, and so have many others.
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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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Me 2 SOT. I'm so over all this BS and I do take a little bit of hope from the fact that the younger voters are getting a little fed up themselves and are actually looking for a different direction for the future. A Star for your reply and Thank You
Arjunanda reply to: SpeakerofTruth



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: corvuscorrax

That's because many see the lies and know a "vote" isn't going to change it, especially when you have the TWO major parties rigging elections in their favor. The only way it will ever change is if Americans MAKE it change. Do not see them having that kind of gumption.

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