Jan 14, 201412:01 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Are today’s young turning away from welfare state liberalism?
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Barack Obama is one of this nation’s youngest presidents, but his party is skewing old. (Some would say that Democrats are also skewing the young.) Today’s young adults may be turning Churchill’s adage upside down — the one about being young and liberal, old and conservative.
The current regime’s mandatory, semi-nationalized health insurance scheme is proving to be a big turnoff for the 20-somethings. Only 24% of those signing up for Obamacare are aged 18 to 34. The program needs those healthy young bodies to account for 40% of enrollees to counter all the pre-existing conditions. (In Wisconsin, just 19% of enrollees were 18 to 34.) If the math doesn’t change by the March 31 deadline, O-care is in trouble and the feds starting levying fines.
Bring back General Hershey and the military draft!
National Review detects a shift away from youthful allegiance to liberal politics. It cites a December survey published by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics showing only 41% of millennials approve of the job President Obama is doing, while 54% disapprove.
The liberal image of young people looks an awful lot like Pajama Boy, “less concerned with finding a job, getting married, or buying a house than he is with extracting benefits from the government — in this case, health care. Pajama Boy is a far cry from the Marlboro Man or Rosie the Riveter,” National Review says.
Pajama Boy is not a one-off. You may remember a certain “Julia” from Obama’s 2012 campaign. Her life, too, was lived as a virtual ward of the state for the good things in life. Who had a prime speaking engagement at the party’s national convention? The private law school student who wanted someone else to pay for her birth control pills. So much for “I am woman, hear me roar!” This is permanent dependency!
So much for “ask not what your country can do for you.”