Unemployed and Uninspired Youth Vote Abandoning Barack Obama in 2012 as Compared to the 2008′s Hope & Change Vote (VIDEO)
Look what happens when college kids are promised the world then graduate only to find themselves with no job with no hope to get one.
What a difference four years makes. The enthusiasm of the youth vote, age 18 to 29, from 2008 that helped Barack Obama win election is down dramatically in 2012. In the 2008 Presidential election Obama outdistanced John McCain 66% to 32% with the Youth vote. However, according to a recent Fox News poll only 55% of the youth vote is for Obama and 31% for Mitt Romney. The 10 percentage point drop in the youth vote can only be described by Democrats as one thing … racism.
As reported at The Blaze, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday the young people who turned out in droves to vote Barack Obama into office were promised “pie in the sky” — but what they got was “pie in the face.”
“A lot of these kids who were all excited about Barack Obama four years ago either got out of college or they’re in college now,” Huckabee said during Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend.“ ”What they’re finding, they’re $45,000 on average in student debt when they got out of school and they can‘t get a job and they’re moving back in with mom and dad. That’s not exactly the hope and the change they were looking for.”
He said those voters wouldn’t necessarily break for Romney — more likely, they’ll just stay home.
“But if they stay home, that’s devastating for Barack Obama. He has to have that youth vote,” Huckabee said.
It’s not just the Fox News poll that shows that Obama has lost his mojo with the youth vote, but also with a recent national survey of young voters taken by Hiram College’s Garfield Institute for Public Leadership. This poll shows that Obama has lost 7% with young voters and an even more surprising piece of data gleamed form the poll is that its a 43%-43% tie as to who they think is better suited to strengthen the economy and create jobs.
The June poll shows President Obama’s support has dropped significantly since both the 2008 Presidential campaign and this January.
President Obama is preferred by 50 percent of voters age 18-29. Mitt Romney is the choice of 37 percent.
Young voters are evenly divided on whether the President and Democrats or Romney and Republicans have more ability to strengthen the economy and create jobs, 43% to 43%.
The result is that the young voters might just stay home that would be devastating to Barack Obama’s reelection chances.
When you can’t run on Obama’s record … Use the Race Card.
The Executive Director of the (CBC), Congressional Black Caucus, states that opposition to President Barack Obama is racism. How pathetic that the CBC would play the race card and use that as an excuse for the failed polices of Barack Obama. Angela Rye even went so far as to claim that Conservatives using the term “cool” is racist. Good grief.
Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, argued that President Obama has struggled during his first term due to racially-motivated opposition from conservatives who dislike having a black president.
“This is probably the toughest presidential term in my lifetime,” Rye said during CSPAN’s Q&A yesterday. “I think that a lot of what the president has experienced is because he’s black. You know, whether it’s questioning his intellect or whether or not he’s Ivy League. It’s always either he’s not educated enough or he’s too educated; or he’s too black or he’s not black enough; he’s too Christian or not Christian enough. There are all these things where he has to walk this very fine line to even be successful.”
She said that “a lot” of conservative opposition is racially-charged, citing the use of the word “cool” in an attack ad launched by Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS superPAC.
Really, questioning Obama’s intellect and education is racism? Because George W. Bush was never called stupid by the Left. When one becomes President, they becomes a target of political opposition. That has been the case with every President, Obama is nothing special. The only difference is that He and his supportive minions cannot take the heat and resort to using the race card.
The CBC has done a great disservice to actual racism. Does racism exist, of course. However, one might say there is just as much reverse racism as there is racism in the traditional sense. One thing is for certain, Americans are not opposed to Obama because of racism, they are against his policies because they are a disaster for families and for America. Oh no, but these lazy thinking individuals would rather use the race card than explain how under Barack Obama there is a record number of people on food stamps, a continued +8% of Americans are unemployed, 18% underemployed, a failed $787 billion stimulus plan, an unwanted Obamacare law, a failed green energy government subsided plan and an out of control $15.7 trillion national debt.
This is not racism, its every Americans right of freedom and liberty to express opposition as afforded by the US Constitution. What is racism … as stated at Sister Toldja, “the real racialist here is the one who sees race behind every tree and bush.”
Barack Obama – President Zero: Charles Krauthammer Say on FOX News that “Obama Is President Zero – zero economic expansion, zero jobs, zero ideas on how to cure the economy.”
“He doesn’t understand that his administration has stopped the recovery in its tracks.”
We at Scared Monkeys have called Obama President Zero for quite some time, its nice to see those in the media, even at FOX News saying the same. Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News that Obama is the reason for the poor economy, not the GOP, the Tea Party. It has been Obama’s partisan ideology, policies and politics.
Obama, not a Super Hero, but a Super Zero
Obama’s economic policies have been nothing more than an Epic Failure. Last summer Obama promised a “Summer of Recovery”. Hell, Americans are still waiting for the job recovery this summer. Americans are fed up with Obama’s promises, speeches and excuses. There is a reason why 8 in 10 Americans think we are in a recession, the Obama recession, economic growth is diminishing, job growth is nonexistent and that only 19% of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction.
Watch the VIDEO at the Gateway Pundit.
VIDEO transcript from Newsbusters.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: That assumes the speech he thinks will turn the economy around. This is not that speech. This is to frame the debate for his reelection. This is not a serious jobs proposal. It will include things he knows Republicans will reject. And thus he sets up the premise, because his own White House has now said we are going to be nine percent up employment next year as well. The premise will be we are at nine percent on election date because the obstinate Republicans who care only about reelection and not about the country have rejected the great ideas he is proposing.
More bad polling data for President Barack Obama …
According to a recent CNN poll, 8 in 10 Americans believe that we are in a recession. How could they possibly think that after Friday’s employment numbers that showed ZERO jobs were created in August and the two previous months job totals were revised downward. Americans do not care what the formal definition is of a recession. The Obama recession is one of no jobs from President ZERO. The economic indicators are heading in the wrong directions and Obama’s economic policies have been an EPIC FAIL.
Full data can be seen HERE.
Economic fears are not diminishing. More than eight in 10 Americans think the economy is in another recession, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. One-third of those surveyed think it’s serious.
While the country isn’t technically in a recession because the economy hasn’t experienced two straight quarters of negative growth, the poll’s results highlight the importance of President Barack Obama’s jobs speech next Thursday night.
At Rasmussen just 16% think that the country is headed in the right direction. Hardly the “Hope & Change” that America was looking for when they elected Barack Obama. Every one is looking to Obama’s jobs speech next week, unless you are “Ready for Some Football” instead and will be doing some tailgating ahead of the NFL Opener that pits the Green bay Packers against the New Orleans Saints. Although, Obama and his minions are already down playing his speech and lowering the bar. What a surprise that Obama is setting low expectations.
The floundering economy and predicted 9.0% unemployment in 2012 will spell curtains for Obama in 2012.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Says “I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for” in 2012 Presidential Election
This morning on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell stated that he had not “decided who he was going to vote for” in the 2012 Presidential election. It appears that Colin Powell has lost that Obama Luvin’ Feeling.After having crossed party lines and voting for Obama in 2008, Powell said that he was not necessarily going to support Obama for reelection in 2012. Really Colin? What was your first inkling to think this?
Discussion starts at the 7:15 mark of the above VIDEO
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who famously crossed party lines to vote for President Obama in 2008, said today that he’s not necessarily supporting the president for reelection in 2012.
“I haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for,” Powell said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Just as was the case in 2008, I am going to watch the campaign unfold. In the course of my life I have voted for Democrats, I have voted for Republicans, I have changed from one four-year cycle to another.
Powell stated that there are plenty of interesting Republican candidates and that he will take a look; however, did not commit nor state who he thought was the front runner. The question that should have been asked of Powell and for obvious reasons was not by CBS was … in the past Mr. Powell you praised Barack Obama’s leadership style in 2008 in endorsing him and stated that before the election that Obama “has a definite way of doing business that will serve us well.” Do you still stand by those comments?