Hope & Change for the Youth: A Meager 55% of Americans Between Ages 16 and 29 Have Jobs

The Youth has lost that Luvin’ Feeling …

A question to the youth of America that supported and campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 … Hows that “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for ya?  In 2008 the youth of America blindly followed the promises, rhetoric and bumper sticker slogans of Obama propelling him into office and actually believing that  “we are the ones that we have been waiting for.”

From 2008 to present day, the American youth has learned an inconvenient truth, Obama’s promise of hope, change and jobs was BS. They were repaid for their actions with no jobs. Talk about a buzz kill for any Obama reelection effort.  The youth will most likely stay home when it comes to Obama’s reelection and on election day. Presently, only 55% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have jobs. As stated by Weasel Zippers, the economic train wreck rolls on.

In 2008, the youth vote helped sweep Barack Obama into office.  Americans 18-29 spread the word on social media, energized fundraising and went to the polls.

In 2012, the youth vote is moving on and throwing those omnipresent “Hope” bumper stickers and t-shirts in garbage bins.

Not because of apathy.  Not because another candidate generates more enthusiasm.  Not because of his character.  Not because they think voting is pointless.  The 18-29 vote is up for grabs in 2012 because youth can’t afford cars to put bumper stickers on and those t-shirts are worn out from too many days sitting on the couch unemployed.

Obama used these kids naivety in 2008 and since has done little to nothing to help the energetic, grass roots youth. Not only are barely 50% employed, earlier this year, Americans’ student loan debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever. Not to mention the continued increase in debt will be the responsibility you today’s and tomorrows youth. So what do the millennials say … NO BAMA! According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, only 49% of millennial voters approve of Barack Obama, down a whopping 23 points from February 2009.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

But while 18-to-29 year-old Americans are reliable Democrats, their enthusiasm for Obama and presidential politics has waned, setting the stage for an uphill struggle to turn out the vote.

Forty-nine percent of millennial voters approve of Obama, according to the Pew Research Center, down 23 points from February 2009.  They are also the least interested in or engaged with the current campaign, the study found.

Only 17 percent of millennials said they are following election news closely, while just 13 percent said they’ve given a lot of thought to the candidates, a 15 point drop from the same period four years ago.

Barack Obama … 90 Rounds of Golf, But First Time Visiting Pearl Harbor Since Becoming President


What is wrong with this picture? Barack Obama has played 90 rounds of golf;  however, his visit Thursday to Pear Harbor was the first time since becoming Commander in Chief. December 7, 2011 marked the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of more than 2400 brave souls. However, President Obama was no where to be found. Yet, he manages to visit Peal Harbor for the first time in between rounds of golf and shaved ice with the family while on vacation in Hawaii. As fate would have it, there were reporters there, imagine that.

President Obama on Thursday evening made his first trip to Pearl Harbor since becoming commander in chief.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama visited the USS Arizona Memorial, where they observed a moment of silence in a room in which the names of crew members who died 70 years ago this month have been inscribed.

Obama, who visited the memorial before he was president in 2008, did not make any remarks at the memorial, according to a pool report. But he and the first lady dropped white and purple orchids into the sunken battleship.

What an example he has set as Commander in Chief. At some point this man will pay a political price for using the military as a political prop. Remember in November!

Pelosi’s Daughter Says She Wants (Prefers) to Retire … Now Pelosi’s Office Says Daughter is Wrong when she Says the California Democrat wants to Leave Politics

This has all the making of a 1970′s Miller Lite Beer commercial with the former and dearly departed Yankees manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner.

Just the other day it was reported by Big Government that Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi said her mother wants to leave Congress and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors. Of course my first thought was, wow, what a martyr Pelosi is. Heavy is the crown that Pelosi wears.  Pelosi borrows a line from God Father III, “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.”

She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying.

There are many of us that want her to retire right now as well.

Well, looks like the news has hit Nancy Peloi’s $10,000 a night hotel room in Hawaii. A spokesman for Democrat House Minority Leader Pelosi says that the story just is not true. How could Pelosi think of leaving Congress, how would she be able to use inside government information to make stock trades? Outside of the Beltway, this would be a crime.

However, the point could be moot after the 2012 elections if Democrats lose even more seats in the House, the GOP regains control of the Senate and Obama loses reelection. If any one, two or all three of these things occur, Democrats are going to have to go a different direction in leadership. It is hard to imagine that Pelosi would stay in Congress as just a back bencher.

Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for the House minority leader, said it’s simply not true.

“This may be wishful thinking on the part of a right-wing blog, but it is totally untrue,” Elshami said. “When the day comes and Leader Pelosi’s work is done, she won’t be announcing it there.”

Alexandra Pelosi didn’t deny uttering the remark but declined to expand in an email to POLITICO.

One way or another, if Dems lose control of the Senate, Obama loses or the House goes further Republican … Democrats will look for new leadership in the House and Nancy Pelosi will retire.

Daily Commentary – Friday, December 30, 2011 – Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year!

  • Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year from all of us at Scared Monkeys Radio

Daily Commentary – Friday, December 30, 2011 Play Now Download

Americans see President Obama as the Farthest Candidate from Them Ideologically Including All Republicans

Barack Obama … the most out of touch candidate for American ideology …

According to a recent Gallup poll should cause yet more concern for President Barack Obama for the 2012 elections. Americans see Obama as the farthest candidate from them ideologically than any of the GOP primary candidates. Should this really come as a surprise as Barack Obama is the most liberal and polarizing President ever elected. Although many Americans are not not sure of some of the Republican candidates, they have had three years to figure out exactly what Obama’s ideology is. 57% consider Obama vet liberal/liberal, while 15% polled were smoking crack stating that Obama was very conservative/conservative. If Obama has not yet convinced America that he is not “very liberal” at this point, it is a lost cause. America knows exactly what Barack Obama is and stands for, there is no fooling the public like 2008.

What should further trouble Obama is that Independents consider Obama the farthest away from their ideology as well.  As for Republicans, enough said. However, just how out of touch are Democrats with the main stream of society? They think Barack Obama is spot on with their ideology.

This is coupled with other polling data showing Obama loses a hypothetical match up with Mitt Romney 45% to 39%.

UPDATE I: Barack Obama’s job approval rating back down to 41% approval – 50% disapproval as per Gallup!

Girl Scouts of USA Dump Far Left Media Matters for Links to Media Bias

Girl Scouts dump Media Matters … I can but Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and Samoas again!!!

Under extreme pressure and national attention, the Girl Scouts of the USA have decided to no longer tell Girl Scouts to no longer go to uber-Lib website Media Matters to learn about media bias. Needless to say, the Girl Scouts organization got an ear full and their emails were swamped by irate individuals who learned that the Girl Scouts were telling 6th through 8th grade girls to refer to Media Matters, a far Left and bias website. In the future, the Girl Scouts org might want to consider the source themselves before making policy.

Girl Scouts constantly reviews our materials based on feedback and suggestions we receive from our members and we update our materials on a regular basis,” said the statement. “As a result of this process, upcoming reprints of journeys materials will not include links to Media Matters.”

One question still remains … how liberal have the Girl Scouts of America become if they allowed the Media Matters issue in the first place? Who could ever have thought Media Matters was appropriate and not a far Left website?  The Girl Scouts only reversed this policy because of public outcry and negative PR, I guarantee the hierarchy thought there was no issue with their initial stance. These folks have obviously lurched to the LEFT, how unfortunate that they would ruin what should be a middle of the road, non-political organization for kids. Instead, the LEFT is looking to indoctrinate young girls under the guise of Thin Mints.

Despite Obama Endorsed Occupy Protesters, Socialism Looked Upon as Negative by 60% of Americans

Occupy protesters  … THEY ARE THE 31%!!!

According to the Pew Research Center, not even the Barack Obama endorsed Occupy protesters can change the fact that Americans look upon socialism as negative and capitalism positive. Even with all of Obama’s rhetoric and railing against capitalism (VIDEO), he loses the battle.  Socialism was looked upon negative by 60% and favorable by only 31%. Meanwhile, capitalism had a 50% positive rating and a 40% negative one.

The recent Occupy Wall Street protests have focused public attention on what organizers see as the excesses of America’s free market system, but perceptions of capitalism – and even of socialism – have changed little since early 2010 despite the recent tumult.

The American public’s take on capitalism remains mixed, with just slightly more saying they have a positive (50%) than a negative (40%) reaction to the term. That’s largely unchanged from a 52% to 37% balance of opinion in April 2010.

Socialism is a negative for most Americans, but certainly not all. Six-in-ten (60%) say they have a negative reaction to the word; 31% have a positive reaction. Those numbers are little changed from when the question was last asked in April 2010.

As stated at Weasel Zippers, looks like Newsweek was wrong, we are all not socialist now. Imagine that, Newsweek was wrong again.

Medical Examiner Dr. G Speaks Out Regarding the Casey Anthony Murder Trial and the Death (Homicide) of Caylee Anthony

 ”We’ll never know what happened until the perpetrator states what happened.”

This morning on NBC’s Today Show medical examiner Dr. G.,  Dr. Jan Garavaglia, discussed the trial of Casey Anthony and the issues that hampered the case against Casey Anthony and the lack of justice in the  “homicide” of little Caylee Anthony. Six months after Casey Anthony was found, “not guilty”, Dr. G explains what happened.

Dr. G. defended her position that the death of Caylee Anthony was a homicide of undetermined means. Dr G. stated that, “My job is not to determine who did it. My job is to determine what happened.”

Six months after the disappearance of Caylee, with only skeletonized remains, hair, duct tape and a few weathered objects to work with, Garavaglia concluded that “the cause of death will be listed as homicide by undetermined means.”

It was Garavaglia’s determination that allowed prosecutors to move forward and charge Anthony with murder, but many believe the “undetermined means” part of that also allowed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Dr. G will be having a TV special, ”Dr G: Inside the Caylee Anthony Case,” on Sunday on TLC  that will go into the forensic evidence and review aspects of the case that they jury obviously missed. Granted she admits that the delay in finding Caylee’s body and the willful and purposeful hiding of the body caused issues in not being able to get for evidence from the recovered remains. Dr. G. stated that she is not making any money from this, “First of all, I’m not making a penny off of it.  I never wanted to. Anything I make from that show, because it’s part of my regular series, will go to children’s charities.”

“Well, obviously we always have to look at the last person who was seen with the child — the person who is legally, morally, ethically responsible for the child,” she said, alluding to Caylee’s mother. “What stories do they give? What happened? We never did get anything from (Casey) on what happened. Yet we found (Caylee) with duct tape, discarded in the woods. That tells a lot.”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Says US Behind his Cancer … Well Alrighty Then

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has come up with a new conspiracy, the US is behind his bout with cancer and those around who have allied themselves with the South American dictator. Well alrighty then, just when Chavez was beginning to say some things that made sense, along comes this whopper.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hinted that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer affecting several leaders aligned with him in South America.

Chavez, speaking a day after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, said the Central Intelligence Agency was behind chemical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and that it’s possible that in years to come a plot will be uncovered that shows the U.S. spread cancer as a political weapon against its critics.

So Chavez blames the US for cancer. Maybe these folks might want to blame socialized medicine and the lack thereof of proper medical care. I would tend to agree with the American Thinker, when it comes to trying to inject an individual with cancer cells and the probability of that person actually contracting cancer. If you can get that closed to a crazed dictator, you would most likley inject them with air and create an embolism or some other toxic serum rather than taking the chance of  them contract cancer.

Chavez, who was diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer in June and had a baseball-sized tumor removed in Cuba, has called for a regional summit of leaders who have battled cancer including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva and Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo.

“I’m just sharing my thoughts, but it’s very, very, very strange,” Chavez said. “Evo take care of yourself, Correa, be careful, we just don’t know,” he said, referring to Evo Morales and Rafael Correa, the leaders of Bolivia and Ecuador.

Rasmussen Election 2012: Romney 45% Jumps into Lead Over Obama 39%

Hypothetical match up, Obama now trails Romney …

Talk about a reversal of fortune. According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, Mitt Romney has jumped ahead of Obama and has his biggest lead over the “The One”, 45% to 39%. Just last week Romney trailed Obama 44% to 41%. What has to be most concerning for Barack Obama is that an incumbent president is polling under 40%. Normally it is an issue if an incumbent polls under 50%, but under 40% is a disaster.

Romney’s lead over Obama has grown by this much

Mitt Romney has now jumped to his biggest lead ever over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. It’s also the biggest lead a named Republican candidate has held over the incumbent in Rasmussen Reports surveying to date.

The latest national telephone survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the former Massachusetts governor, while 39% prefer the president. Ten percent (10%) like some other candidate in the race, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Presently in the Rasmussen polls, Obama has a 45%-55%, approval/disapproval for his job approval rating. Meanwhile 72% think the country is headed in the wrong direction, while only 22% think the country is headed in the right direction.

← Previous PageNext Page →

Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

  • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
  • Red (comments)
  • Dugga (technical issues)
  • Dana (radio show comments)
  • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
E-mail It