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ObamaCare’s millennial disaster
New York Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/6/2013 4:43:35 AM

When Barack Obama was catapulted into the Oval Office in 2008, it was with the help of millennials who turned out in record numbers and voted for him two-to-one over the GOP’s John McCain. Now his signature issue — ObamaCare — is in deep trouble. Once again, he is looking to America’s young to come through for him. Once again too, he’s relying on a campaign of speeches and public appearances to get them to do so. But in sharp contrast to 2008, he’s making his new appeal to a much more jaded demographic. According to a Harvard University poll released this

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/6/2013 5:05:25 AM     (No. 9642435)

Any form of liberalism is a prepackaged disaster,it´s only a matter of time when false promises are exposed.It´s hard to tell what a college kid tinks these days,especially ones who have conservative parents barking in their ears about the real way to get ahead."But Dad,that´s not what Professor Brainbarnacle said."

But I wonder how many thought Obama would be a student loan forgiver at some point?I wonder how many thought healthcare was a reward,just for being a college student? What do these kids think when they hear foreigners are getting free or reduced cost tuition? "Hey,I´m an american,why am I getting shafted?" They need to go to diversity classes to get the answer.

When you coddle kids with equal outcome propaganda,you´re destroying the kid for life and it´s how you wind up with mass shooters who don´t see the system working for them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/6/2013 5:39:11 AM     (No. 9642449)

This reminds me of the old Twilight Zone television programs where the story wrapped around a person who made a DEAL WITH THE DEVIL that was just too good to pass up with a guarantee from the devil that it would be a win win deal for the person. Well, in the end, the person lost everything and ended up in eternal torment while the devil laughed at them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/6/2013 6:48:38 AM     (No. 9642492)

It´s amazing how much wisdom young people gain once the Bank of Mom & Dad discontinue the automatic deposit program and start forwarding their bills to them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/6/2013 6:52:16 AM     (No. 9642499)

I think Obama was elected (and re-elected) on idealism, something he portrays so well in his speeches.....but now, and only now, the millennials are seeing that the words and deeds do not match............it would be nice to say that they saw glimmers of this all along, as NO speech ever matches the reality (he is getting to the bottom of Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Fast & Furious et al) but the truth is the light came on only when our young realized that they, in general great health and with minimal or no jobs and huge college debts, will be expected to pay for wildly overpriced insurance that doesn´t even FIT them,----or face a fine....which might be minimal to the man who is again spending $4 million bucks for yet another Hawaii Christmas vacation but which hurts them personally. All to keep the Obama tent up! I feel sorry for them, and yet THEY are the reason Obama was re-elected. It is about time they grow up-----and feel the pain the rest of us are feeling.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 12/6/2013 7:05:04 AM     (No. 9642509)

The morning after the big party is always the worst... the hangover, broken promises and last, but not least, the clean-up bill. Welcome to the sunrise, boys and girls!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/6/2013 7:34:00 AM     (No. 9642540)

I believe that some millennials have graduated from the school of hard knocks. That is what happens when you fall for a smiling sweet talking liar and reality slaps you in the face. You learn a lesson you won´t soon forget. Having said that, I am not convinced they would not go to the polls and vote for him again. These kids are not critical thinkers. The indoctrination they are fed is deeply embedded and they are programmed to hate Republicans. They will fall again for the next sweet talking liar that comes down the path. Words mean more to them than actual actions. It is all about the optics.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sagman, 12/6/2013 7:34:06 AM     (No. 9642541)

Once WaterWalker realizes talking up ObamaCare to the Millenials is a loser, he´s going to change the subject. For one scenario, See Obama War Room: Grapes of Roth just posted at blogslucianneloves.com

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/6/2013 7:41:07 AM     (No. 9642549)

There are voting blocs that will forever vote for communist democrats the millennial students are one and blacks being the other.
Republicans should never be foolish to think they could sway these groups to vote for them. Some might but they will do it on their own. It´s like George W. Bush wasting jet fuel to campaign at the NAACP it´s not worth the effort.
This worthless group of little communist in training are getting shafted by their Lightbringer and will find out the hard way.
That fine education and student loan debt along with the high cost of health care will really come in handy while mopping the floor at Burger King while hoping to move up to the drive through window. Suck it up millennials you just got screwed royally by Obama.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/6/2013 8:07:08 AM     (No. 9642586)

Every Republican Senate candidate should run on repealing Obamacare. They will win in a landslide.

The millennialis and the entire country want this abomination gone!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/6/2013 8:12:37 AM     (No. 9642595)

The Democrats are verging on a major defeat. They believed that they would succeed in subjugating the citizenry by gaining control of their healthcare. But the advance has stalled as a result of bureaucratic incompetence. Every day they are losing ground as more and more future voters desert the cause.

The use of the “nuclear option” by Harry Reid was a somewhat desperate attempt to trade an almost certain long-term loss of power (when the Republican’s take the Senate in 2014) to gain reinforcements right away on the Judicial Bench.

But two factors will ensure the Democrat’s ultimate defeat. First, the foundation of their strength and power is weakening. That foundation is the television media. In the past, television has been able to manufacture victories out of flickering lights. But that power is threatened by the growth of the Internet and social media.

The second is that leadership of the opposition will soon be in the hands of Ted Cruz.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/6/2013 8:45:29 AM     (No. 9642651)

It is not necessary to be a prophetic political predictor to foresee what is happening. Everything I (and many others) have been saying about 0bama, the sycophantic cult surrounding him, his grandiose yet obviously fraudulent promises, his brazen lies, has come true.
What puzzles me is that people who are well educated, successful in life, reasonable decision makers are saying they realize this now or are still not accepting it. I keep telling my Lib friends "If you had exhibited the same rationality and discerning power at your job you would be fired long ago instead of having a successful 30/35 year business career." Can someone explain this?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Avogadra, 12/6/2013 9:01:18 AM     (No. 9642669)

Somebody suggested that Obamacare may be Obama´s Viet Nam. You remember Viet Nam. Night after night on the news we saw young men dying for no particular reason other than the fact that government thought it was a worthy goal.

Starting January 1, 2014 we will hear of people dying because of Obamacare. They will have lost their insurance. They will have been put on Medicaid and been given substandard treatment. They will have been caught in a decision by the death panels. The only group who will be unaffected by this are the very rich, who can buy their way out of it (very much like Viet Nam). It will grind on and on. And eventually Obama will become a pariah in much of the country, just like LBJ.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/6/2013 9:10:18 AM     (No. 9642682)

Let them wallow in their smug arrogance at voting twice for the hip and cool one while they look for a decent paying job so they can move out of their parent´s house, pay off their student debt and pay for a new smartphone upgrade.

Two continuing problems: until Conservatives take back/over control of the public schools and higher learning - we will have generation after generation of millenial idiots.

And second - television. Ever since the 1960s and the first televised presidential debate, the presidential campaign has become all about appearances and not substance. So long as we are into optics -the threat of another Obama will continue.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 12/6/2013 10:00:52 AM     (No. 9642780)

Did anyone see the latest McCoy cartoon: "No Virginia there is no ObamaClaus"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 12/6/2013 10:26:06 AM     (No. 9642825)

Well. I guess i am more blessed than i ever realized! I´ve got nieces and nephews who are in the "millennial" category, BUT they are thinkers. They are therefore conservative.

There is a logical sequence there. They think, therefore they are conservative (politically).

They do tell me that some of their friends/acquaintances are thoroughly resistant to facts, to the truth.

So the question: how did these great young people turn out to be such exceptions? Primarily, they were raised in families where there was discussion, impatience with status quo "thinking" and with simple regurgitation of what anybody tries to inculcate (starting with the cartoons they´d watch as children!).

So it seems that it is a habit of the mind: thinking about things, reasoning, practicing logic and common sense; these separate the Individual from the motley rabble of sheep.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: geronimo, 12/6/2013 10:54:09 AM     (No. 9642868)

Assuming they buy into Obama´s plea "I need your help", the millennial disaster is going to become a lot worse when practical experience hits these "Young Healthies" upside the head.

Let´s assume further that a YH has a policy costing him $200 a month with a $4,000 deductible. My experience with deductibles - auto, home, etc. - has been that the deductible must be satisfied completely before any insurance compensation is paid.

What happens when our YH, who normally visits a doctor rarely, incurs a sudden medical bill of $3,000? Imagine his astonishment when, in addition to paying $200 faithfully every month, he now finds he´s got to pony up the whole $3,000 in cash and never sees a dime from the insurance company. His out of pocket expense for that year is $5,400.

As #10 notes in the comment about social media, Facebook hath no fury like a YH burned by his Messiah.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/6/2013 10:55:09 AM     (No. 9642872)

This younger generation is just now learning that all of those neat toys that they so like (video games, iphone, ipad, computers, big screen TV´s etc.) cost MONEY. And that is something that they don´t have. And can´t get any because they can´t find a job. And they are getting notices that their student loans are overdue payment. So, for at least time, they are turning against Obozo. However, if the job outlook should turn upward by many degrees (which I seriously doubt) these same millennials will jump right back into the same ditch. After all, that´s all they know having been thoroughly indoctrinated in socialism for their entire lives. (unless they have conservative parents of course).

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/6/2013 11:59:02 AM     (No. 9642999)

Pie in the sky tastes great...
as long as it stays way up there in the evanescence...
and as long as you never get the bill.

But then...
Someone comes along and says...
"One slice of O-BomberNation KommieKare... over easy... comin´ up!"
And then... "Here´s your slice!"
And finally...
"Now... here´s the bill for it."

Hey... wait just a minute.
It´s supposed to be cheaper, better, funner, gooder...
and pro-black and anti-slavery to boot...
This has gone from "feelin´ groovy" to...
"Hey... this whole thing sucks!"

Well, of course it does.
The Wannabe Kommie Dicktater has thrust down your throat...
an exploding cigar...
of HillaryKare...
and "Cradle to Grave TeddyKare"...
reborn and rebranded as O-BomberKommieKare...
and the joke´s on YOU!!

Don´t choke on it now.
Better put some ice on it.
Numb the pain... doncha know...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/6/2013 1:07:15 PM     (No. 9643149)

The kids have the Marxist Jerks number...it´s spelled LIAR!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/6/2013 1:16:14 PM     (No. 9643164)

I have talked a lot with friends who have Millennials at home, living in group apartments. an/pr the park bench. The park bench ones so poisoned their relationship with their conservative parents that the bench was their only solution.

All these millennials hate living at home, because they have to follow their parents rules or leave. The kicker to all this is the mass majority of them voted for No-Bama.

Now they are feeling the pain of having to buy health insurance, pay for a roof over their heads, and keeping the lights on.

These young adults are disillusioned and afloat in a sea of no hope or change, and I for one do not cry for their rescue. They choose their own path.

Now they are living their dream with the consequences of their decision.

They are not liking the manifestations of their choices. Some times you just have to learn the hardway.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/6/2013 2:57:35 PM     (No. 9643323)

I have had the pleasure of mentoring several well educated millennials and found that in general they have a thirst for mentoring. To say they were malleable wouldn´t quite be accurate, rather they had never heard of certain points of view before and had the capacity and interest to objectively explore. I get a sense that they know they have been in BS world.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: leonardo, 12/6/2013 3:34:50 PM     (No. 9643377)

Obama´s hidden message to the Millennials was:
"If you want your brain-full-of-mush, you can KEEP your brain-full-of-mush (SUCKERS)." Now they have buyer´s (and LIAR´S) remorse? Millennials, once you sign up for socialism, unless your skills are extraordinary, get used to swabbing the floors at McDonalds and living in your mom´s basement while "those more deserving" get to "ride in the cart" while YOU pull. You didn´t KNOW?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/6/2013 5:13:44 PM     (No. 9643490)

my My cut the kids some slack.
After all --many of the anti-millennial youth posters must have used bad judgment at least once in their almost perfect youth.

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A Washington Post story purporting to expose the Koch brothers as behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the Keystone Pipeline has been exposed as an utterly false propaganda operation, hilariously wrong and politically malicious. Even worse, one of the writers behind the story is married to a political operative in the left wing Koch-demonization machine. The Washington Post was recently purchased by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, who ought to take a hard look at the reporters and editors who collaborated with the left wing smear machine, and while he is at it, should send a note of thanks to John Hinderaker, the blogger

Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants
as ´Risk Takers,´ Defends Common Core

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:24:57 PM     Post Reply
In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law. Bush also said he

Why Does Michelle Obama’s
Mother Live at the White House?

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PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 9:28:09 PM     Post Reply
Here’s a question I’ll bet nobody ever asked Jay Carney at a White House press briefing: Why does Michelle Obama’s mother live at the White House at taxpayer expense? (If someone has asked, please send link for me to stand corrected.) Now that Michelle Obama’s mother has caused a disruption on the latest exotic vacation for the first lady, perhaps it is time for some answers about why Marian Robinson is even on the trip to China. Worse, why is she appearing in official photographs with Chinese officials? Drudge is reporting in big bold lead letters that Marian Robinson is barking

Black preschoolers more likely
to face suspension

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Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling & Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
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Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department´s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation´s districts with preschools reported suspending at

Michelle Obama: It´s very rare
that I have the chance to travel
outside of the United States

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 12:50:07 PM     Post Reply
During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason. "It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China." Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first

First Lady Challenges Americans to ´Try
a New Fruit or Vegetable Each Week´

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Cybercast News Service, by Timothy Hill    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/20/2014 6:16:05 PM     Post Reply
College basketball can wait. Did you know that March is actually National Nutrition Month? Today, First Lady Michelle Obama urged Americans via her "Let´s Move!" initiative to challenge their family members to eat one new fruit or vegetable per week in March to faithfully observe the occasion. "March is National Nutrition Month and you can celebrate by challenging your family to try a new fruit or vegetable each week," First Lady Michelle Obama said in an e-mail to supporters today. Never mind that there were less than two "each weeks" left in National Nutrition Month when the e-mail challenge was


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