Comments on: Younger Americans lean toward liberalism but Obama support lags http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/24/younger-americans-lean-toward-liberalism-but-obama-support-lags/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jstaf http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/24/younger-americans-lean-toward-liberalism-but-obama-support-lags/comment-page-1/#comment-406719 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:06:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25026#comment-406719 Bush and Cheney said we need to raise standards, Bush got into schools because of his family and left with gentleman C’s Ivy talk for being stupid but rich.

Cheney stayed in school long enough to avoid the draft, and grrr spells recent as resent while complaining about dumb kids.

I have one son working at a start up and another in a phd program that will keep America strong long after Cheney and Bush are just a bad memory.

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By: TG18 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/24/younger-americans-lean-toward-liberalism-but-obama-support-lags/comment-page-1/#comment-406716 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:56:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25026#comment-406716 grr,

Please provide the cite to the polling data you have posted.

Of course the “Millennials” do not have a long lifetime of observation, they have yet to live a long lifetime. The article denotes the group as “…now making the passage into adulthood.”

There are a few missteps in your logic. Having greater access to more people (being “more connected”) provides greater access to information. How does having more information diminish personal beliefs (or the figuring thereof)? If anything, having greater access to ideas and forums with which to debate those ideas augments the “act of figuring”, it does not negate it. Liberal teachers and Obama are not the only ones with access to cell phones and social networking sites.

It’s unclear why you’ve decided to include the ACLU and NAACP. The article does not refer to them.

Again, there is a misstep in logic with your accusation. How does having a higher education or being racially diverse equate to wavering? How do they equate to being self-conflicted? And, you contradict yourself! One cannot be self-conflicted without trying to figure something out!

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By: grr http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/02/24/younger-americans-lean-toward-liberalism-but-obama-support-lags/comment-page-1/#comment-406713 Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:23:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25026#comment-406713 “better educated” Hmmm! – more education, meeting lower standards.

A resent poll found that 60% 18-29 (including college grad.) could not name three branches of goverment. Many could not find Iran on the globe? 45% don’t know who VP Biden is, despite having voted for Obama.

These so-called “Millennials” even with a high degree of education, lack a long life time of observation and common sense.
Looks like Obama has been their crash-course in politics 101.

The “Millennials”, are a politicians dream, “more connected” , that means less likely to developed genuine personal beliefs, negating the act of “figuring”; someone else is always there to answer their questions (liberal teachers, Obama, media…).

President Bush and Obama are correct in saying we need to greatly raise our standards. Unfortunately as institutions and the administration try to do just that organizations like the ACLU and NAAPC threaten law suits (Nevada for example).

Our Pres. is a refection of his base: higher education, less experience, “more racially diverse”, in other words wavering and self conflicting.

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