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A Pyrrhic Victory for America’s Youth
National Review Online, by Scott W. Atlas

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/12/2012 5:37:45 AM

Dancing in Chicago, young voters gleefully celebrated President Obama’s victory. Indeed, voters younger than 30 may well have changed the outcome of the race. They represented 19 percent of all voters, even more than they did in 2008, and they favored President Obama by 60 to 37 percent, according to exit polling. One college student asked me, “What exactly are they so excited about?” Presumably, they aren’t celebrating their job prospects. Under this administration, unemployment of younger Americans and recent college graduates is not very different from the scandalous unemployment rates of youth in failing European countries


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/12/2012 6:04:20 AM     (No. 9008318)

Unfortunately not only they will reap what they have sown.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rasputin, 11/12/2012 6:20:39 AM     (No. 9008328)

As Mayor Koch said, "The people have spoken, and they must be punished."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/12/2012 6:20:41 AM     (No. 9008329)

With their morals as loose as their thinking, at least their Valtrex will be ´free´. This election really was about free birth control and abortion. Pathetic.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 11/12/2012 7:09:23 AM     (No. 9008379)

Maybe they think that obamacare means free health care? Maybe they think that now film stars and music pop stars will want them to hang out with them? Maybe they won´t have to pay back student loans? Maybe they were waving around their arms just to show of their new tattoos.

Bless them. Just not a whit of common sense.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/12/2012 7:43:35 AM     (No. 9008422)

Very few of the college aged students that voted would have received a passing grade in the high school civics class I took in 1976. Here´s an example of who is deciding our fate.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/12/2012 7:49:26 AM     (No. 9008435)

Open letter to Obama voters:

All of you who voted for Obama have done so preaching “good intentions”.

However there are unintended consequences. The under 40 demographic voted to direct Washington to disinherit them, tax their retired parent´s dividend income that they are living on, force small business employees to fire employees and NEVER grow beyond where they are right now.

The “Taxed” pay for government services that the “Untaxed” use and yet they are accused of NOT paying their fair share. For every government job created, 5 private sector jobs need to be create to cover the salary with those tax receipts. Washington has failed to create that environment on Main Street so they borrow without conscience and our children’s financial future is savaged!

Charities will now receive less in contributions because Washington has confiscated those donations to spend on government waste in the form of higher taxes without any conscience and lack of fiduciary responsibility (continued).

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/12/2012 7:49:51 AM     (No. 9008436)

(continued)(open letter to Obama supporters)

Congress collects 1 million dollar pensions, have their own Cadillac health care plans, refuses to be audited and has create a 16 trillion dollar accumulated deficit and also a 120 trillion dollar unfunded liability fiasco.

This is all been able to occur because the Media and the MSM have successfully demonized ANYONE who just wants to balance the budget and characterized them as haters using the Progressive Hate-Cards of Class | Faith | Gender | Race | and political party.

This march to Big Government will culminate into complete collapse of America just like Rome. Your vote will be held to account in the upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016. The two party system is financially devastating the middle class and but you continue to be a willing participant in this atrocity. I am closing my business of 28 years because of the 28% of voters (like you) who voted for Obama. My two employees will also be unemployed because of your vote.

Your conscience will haunt you because you believed the thieves on Wall Street and the idiots in Washington. I did not! But please continue to outsource your thinking and destroy America. For me, I will continue to advocate less government and more Freedom!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hamrman, 11/12/2012 8:29:08 AM     (No. 9008491)

Yeah, let us see if these young dancers are still doing a dance after four more years in purgatory?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/12/2012 8:57:30 AM     (No. 9008548)

It disturbs me that so many of these young people seemed so unmarked by life. Their faces show no signs of having ever had to worry about anything.

I wonder how many are still being subsidized by parents and grandparents?

The day after the election one of these charming creatures called on behalf of my alma mater. I don´t think she liked what I told her.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/12/2012 9:07:24 AM     (No. 9008569)

It´s pretty obvious that the majority of them are not voting based on the issues.
Sadly, many of these people are ripe to be taken-in by con artists of one kind or another.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/12/2012 9:20:54 AM     (No. 9008590)

Yea! Four more years of unemployment and free stuff!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/12/2012 9:58:08 AM     (No. 9008703)

I feel like dancing, too -- I no longer feel any fear or concern for these brainless, hedonistic kiddies and the mountains of debt that will come crashing down on them in their middle years -- debt run up by the hero for whom they voted. Absolved!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/12/2012 12:02:39 PM     (No. 9009001)

Celebrating their power? What did they win?

LOL and reference the man in that awful old Movie, "Army of Darkness" who chops off his misbehaving hand and as it crawls across the floor asks ,"Who´s laughing now?"

Is that what "pyrrhic" Means? LOL>

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/12/2012 1:51:22 PM     (No. 9009233)

There is a saying that " Youth must be served." and another that says: " Youth must be served and then carried out." I am still pondering that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: oldsfc, 11/12/2012 6:47:32 PM     (No. 9009771)

#14, do you think these clowns care? They live in their parents home, get free food, laundry, no utility bills. If I could have slept till noon every day and had all my needs seen to, why work? The fun will start when mommy and daddy say no more. Or they pass away and their lazy offspring can´t pay the taxes on the property. Oops.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/12/2012 7:01:29 PM     (No. 9009795)

If someone up to age 26 is considered to be a child for the purpose of being on their parents health insurance, why are they otherwise considered to be capable of adult responsibilities like voting? Just saying.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: santokitime, 11/12/2012 10:26:55 PM     (No. 9010147)

No 6 hit it on the head. There will be less donations for charity.

As I drive thru the McDonald Drive thru I was asked to donate to Ronald Mcdonald´s.

I told the kid to give me my coffee and then told him to get his donation from his Federal government.

That is the new norm. They wanted this life style. So be it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/12/2012 10:32:03 PM     (No. 9010160)

I read this somewhere else today, but it does seem apropos:

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - Henry Louis Mencken

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