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(Yahoo)   Those swinging young hipsters at the National College Republicans release a 95-page report on how the GOP can re-capture the youth vote. 2-word executive summary?: it can't   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 139
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2013-06-04 02:33:08 PM
Repeat?
 
2013-06-04 03:01:50 PM

DamnYankees: Repeat?


I, for one, never get tired of hearing things like this.
 
2013-06-04 03:11:47 PM
The sad part is that my generation fell for GOP, hook, line and sinker....
 
2013-06-04 03:16:22 PM

Chariset: DamnYankees: Repeat?

I, for one, never get tired of hearing things like this.


I second this notion, let the headline carry
 
2013-06-04 03:16:22 PM
Promise free copies of Ayn Rand books to those in Freshman English who have to pay for that sh*t.
 
2013-06-04 03:17:08 PM
Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though
 
2013-06-04 03:17:37 PM

coeyagi: Promise free copies of Ayn Rand books to those in Freshman English who have to pay for that sh*t.


Except the books are geared more towards the high school freshman than college freshman.
 
2013-06-04 03:18:03 PM

crazydave023: Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though


So... become Democrats. Got it.

/BSABSVD
 
2013-06-04 03:18:26 PM
The GOP did not practice what they preached.

They talked about a small efficient government, but backed huge expansions (no child left behind, NSA, prescription drug, Iraq/Vietnam wars, etc.).

The GOP talks about fair play, but is caught bribing and cutting out competition.
They talk about personal liberty and then oppress minorities and gays.

Personal 'freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' is a quote from Franklin, not Reagan.
 
2013-06-04 03:19:11 PM
In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.

It'll probably take another 10-12 years before they start realizing they farked up.
 
2013-06-04 03:19:41 PM

NostroZ: The GOP did not practice what they preached.

They talked about a small efficient government, but backed huge expansions (no child left behind, NSA, prescription drug, Iraq/Vietnam wars, etc.).


This was not the issue. It's the fact that they are hypocrites that helps them. They are most hated when they are actually being true to their ideology - i.e. right now.
 
2013-06-04 03:19:46 PM

crazydave023: Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though


Lol.  Then they will be old school Democrats, forming union.  It's the circle of politics.
 
2013-06-04 03:20:12 PM

Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.

It'll probably take another 10-12 years before they start realizing they farked up.


Try some Tucks Medicated Pads for that butthurt.
 
2013-06-04 03:21:26 PM

coeyagi: Promise free copies of Ayn Rand books to those in Freshman English who have to pay for that sh*t.


Free copies of Ayn Rand books? Would that make the books collectivist objectivist material?
 
2013-06-04 03:21:44 PM
do more affirmative action bake sales. that'll fix everything.


(really, when you think help will come from college republicans, you're acknowledging you're already boned beyond belief)
 
2013-06-04 03:21:48 PM
The article's pretty good, actually.  Basically, the report says "keep your values, but put the social stuff on mute for a while, and concentrate on pragmatically making the country better for the young & the vulnerable".

AKA, be democrats.
 
2013-06-04 03:22:08 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Chariset: DamnYankees: Repeat?

I, for one, never get tired of hearing things like this.

I second this notion, let the headline carry


A big bucket of this. Motion passes.
 
2013-06-04 03:23:22 PM
Weird. Kids usually love watching the Guy From Monopoly get fatter.
 
2013-06-04 03:23:37 PM

theorellior: Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.

It'll probably take another 10-12 years before they start realizing they farked up.

Try some Tucks Medicated Pads for that butthurt.


That or this specialty from the Northshore.

table4five.net
 
2013-06-04 03:24:58 PM

DamnYankees: NostroZ: The GOP did not practice what they preached.

They talked about a small efficient government, but backed huge expansions (no child left behind, NSA, prescription drug, Iraq/Vietnam wars, etc.).

This was not the issue. It's the fact that they are hypocrites that helps them. They are most hated when they are actually being true to their ideology - i.e. right now.


I'd argue that their ideology is not solid, but constant changing attitude of "we're right, we're patriotic... you're wrong, you're anti-American".

Now, they are not in power.  So their ENTIRE purpose is OBSTRUCTION.  Until they get what they want, they are political terrorists.  Unwilling to compromise with their 'enemies' and are holding the country hostage until their demands are met (not passing a budget in 2 years now... debating if America can raise the debt ceiling, which was never a discussion under Bush).

Once they ARE in power, that's when you can see what they actually do.  Start a war.  Expand government without adding revenue.  The GOP has been the party of war and corporations.

The young will never get behind that.
Their only chance is to dissolve the party and start a new one (with similar people) under a different brand.
 
2013-06-04 03:25:21 PM

Amidala: coeyagi: Promise free copies of Ayn Rand books to those in Freshman English who have to pay for that sh*t.

Free copies of Ayn Rand books? Would that make the books collectivist objectivist material?


Really.  Weaken the reading pool by just giving books away?  That doesn't sufficiently punish the weak and reward the strong.  Only the ones who can buy their own copies deserve to read it.
 
2013-06-04 03:26:17 PM

crazydave023: Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though


What, you want a handout? Be glad you even have a job, you snotnosed slacker!

/this is what Republicans actually believe
 
2013-06-04 03:26:41 PM
FTFA: "Young people do not get their information the way voters used to. They carry smartphones in their pockets and purses that allow them to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere, and that give them instant access to any piece of information they may want to know. "

This is a serious problem for Republicans.  Their strength over the past decade or so is due to a truly cohesive media presence- Fox News, conservative talk radio, web sites like Drudge and Free Republic and so forth.  So long as they are all promoting the same things they can help shape the narrative Republicans see. ("Benghazi is a massive scandal"  "Obamacare is a failure"...)

But it's really tough when 10 seconds of browsing suddenly presents a different image
 
2013-06-04 03:27:40 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
Swinging young hipster Republicans in action!
 
2013-06-04 03:30:11 PM

X-boxershorts: coeyagi: Promise free copies of Ayn Rand books to those in Freshman English who have to pay for that sh*t.

Except the books are geared more towards the high school freshman than college freshman.


Not in the engineering and business schools. That's graduate level stuff for those poor bastards.
 
2013-06-04 03:30:42 PM
Who knew that insulting the young voters and trying to make it more difficult for them to vote would not convince them to vote Republican?
 
2013-06-04 03:30:44 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: FTFA: "Young people do not get their information the way voters used to. They carry smartphones in their pockets and purses that allow them to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere, and that give them instant access to any piece of information they may want to know. "

This is a serious problem for Republicans.  Their strength over the past decade or so is due to a truly cohesive media presence- Fox News, conservative talk radio, web sites like Drudge and Free Republic and so forth.  So long as they are all promoting the same things they can help shape the narrative Republicans see. ("Benghazi is a massive scandal"  "Obamacare is a failure"...)

But it's really tough when 10 seconds of browsing suddenly presents a different image


Well, one of the problems of the huge amount of media available is that people tend to isolate themselves into the sources that match their views.  I'm surprised someone hasn't made a conservative browser that will only connect to Fox News, Free Republic, Breitbart, and Conservapedia.
 
2013-06-04 03:33:57 PM

Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.


Yeah, that's it; the only reason they don't support your side is because they're stupid. Keep going with that, it's sure to get you their votes.
 
2013-06-04 03:35:04 PM
Dear Republicans - Your elected representatives have failed to magically "shrink" the size of "goverment". You're paying lower taxes than at any time in recent history. For the God-botherers in your club, abortion is still legal, and teaching "intelligent design" gets struck down constantly.

My question: How has voting for Republicans helped you? You know you're getting played, right?
 
2013-06-04 03:35:52 PM
1. Insult, demean, trivialize, exploit, and ignore the young.
2. Discover that the old die off.
3. ???

Seriously, the GOP is "The Party of No." They don't represent Americans as a whole - they represent a sad, aging little slice of America - and are determined to do as much damage as possible on the way out.

The benefit, of course, is that they're on the way out. They can't change course without angering their constituents, but can't get new constituents without changing course - they've lashed the rudder and are just riding the storm, hoping that they can survive the rocky shoals of reality once they finally hit.
 
2013-06-04 03:35:52 PM

ArkPanda: Glockenspiel Hero: FTFA: "Young people do not get their information the way voters used to. They carry smartphones in their pockets and purses that allow them to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere, and that give them instant access to any piece of information they may want to know. "

This is a serious problem for Republicans.  Their strength over the past decade or so is due to a truly cohesive media presence- Fox News, conservative talk radio, web sites like Drudge and Free Republic and so forth.  So long as they are all promoting the same things they can help shape the narrative Republicans see. ("Benghazi is a massive scandal"  "Obamacare is a failure"...)

But it's really tough when 10 seconds of browsing suddenly presents a different image

Well, one of the problems of the huge amount of media available is that people tend to isolate themselves into the sources that match their views.  I'm surprised someone hasn't made a conservative browser that will only connect to Fox News, Free Republic, Breitbart, and Conservapedia.


Surprised, are you?

http://conservativewebbrowser.conservative-americans.com/
 
2013-06-04 03:36:04 PM

Here Comes Everybody: crazydave023: Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though

What, you want a handout? Be glad you even have a job, you snotnosed slacker!

/this is what Republicans actually believe


Also don't insult half the population by calling them slackers that are just looking for handouts.
Or at least don't get taped doing it.
 
2013-06-04 03:36:18 PM

Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness...


I'm pretty sure your parents abused lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of really, really dangerous drugs.

/I know, you don't really believe anything you say.
 
2013-06-04 03:37:39 PM
I appreciate their concern about "branding" but I am a little surprised that there was no mention of "modify the message to reflect the will of the people".

OK I'm not surprised at all.

When you view the government as another product to sell and the citizens of our country as just another SKU to reach your hit point on, I'm thinking there is a perceptual issue you may be overlooking here...
 
2013-06-04 03:39:09 PM

Gunther: Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.

Yeah, that's it; the only reason they don't support your side is because they're stupid. Keep going with that, it's sure to get you their votes.


A lovely example - the GOP doesn't understand that it's that very attitude which alienates the folks they so desperately need to survive. They want to occupy the moral high ground, even as they demonstrate that they shouldn't be let anywhere near it. They want to claim superiority, even as they spew hate, violence, and war upon not just us, but the rest of the world, too. They want it to be "like the old days," when, clearly, the only absolute is change. "Adapt or die" isn't a suggestion, and the GOP is unable to adapt.
 
2013-06-04 03:39:35 PM

Mrbogey: Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.


I wouldn't call the members of the Tea Party "young people".
 
2013-06-04 03:40:59 PM
There's no going back for our society. The more accepted gays, minorities, and other/non-religious become, the higher chance a kid has of growing up knowing one or more people that match those descriptions. The kids that grow up knowing them accept them, then teach their kids to accept them too.

Sorry regressives.
 
2013-06-04 03:41:05 PM
The photo from TFA is *awesome*.  Possibly deserving of a PS thread.

l3.yimg.com
 
2013-06-04 03:41:52 PM
Hit the nail on the head

"We've become the party that will pat you on your back when you make it, but won't offer a hand to help you get there. This has to change in order to have a shot with young voters. "
 
2013-06-04 03:41:54 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: FTFA: "Young people do not get their information the way voters used to. They carry smartphones in their pockets and purses that allow them to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere, and that give them instant access to any piece of information they may want to know. "

This is a serious problem for Republicans.  Their strength over the past decade or so is due to a truly cohesive media presence- Fox News, conservative talk radio, web sites like Drudge and Free Republic and so forth.  So long as they are all promoting the same things they can help shape the narrative Republicans see. ("Benghazi is a massive scandal"  "Obamacare is a failure"...)

But it's really tough when 10 seconds of browsing suddenly presents a different image


A nice column about that very thing Here, which employs the lovely phrase "the shortening half-life of bullshiat"
 
2013-06-04 03:42:54 PM

Craptastic: Dear Republicans - Your elected representatives have failed to magically "shrink" the size of "goverment". You're paying lower taxes than at any time in recent history. For the God-botherers in your club, abortion is still legal, and teaching "intelligent design" gets struck down constantly.

My question: How has voting for Republicans helped you? You know you're getting played, right?



oi40.tinypic.com
"What are you talking about? It's kept them homos down the street from getting married. That affects everything I try to doon a daily basis.And don't tell me about taxes, libtard - we ain't one of those icky European countries. Their health care system doesn't work. I saw it on Fox News."
 
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2013-06-04 03:43:40 PM

Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.

It'll probably take another 10-12 years before they start realizing they farked up.


No, we realized that we farked up in 1980 some time ago.  The worse of the counter culture was better than today's teatard dominated GOP.
 
2013-06-04 03:44:52 PM

crazydave023: Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though


So they need to become democrats?
 
2013-06-04 03:45:05 PM
FTFA: We don't expect candidates to throw back shots with college kids, but it wouldn't hurt to have them target ads at the people who watch re-runs of Family Guy.

Uh, yeah. Young people are generally disgusted with everything Republicans say and do but that'll all change if they use their herp derp to interrupt Family Guy. I guess if you're just gonna piss the money away on tv  anyways...

Republicans who oppose gay marriage need to be careful how they discuss it-if at all

Not gonna work. You idiots really think you can hold these disgusting positions that are totally opposite of what young people believe is right and get away with it by just avoiding the issue? It doesn't matter how you craft your stupid commercials and campaign speeches. Young people use Google and can instantly find out the stupid bigoted things you actually believe.

Don't get mad at us for not falling for your propaganda. You can't win the battle by obscuring what you think behind a bunch of Frank Luntz talking points. You actually have to admit you're wrong, take your political loss with humility, and focus on other issues that affect us. Speaking as a Millenial, we're frustrated this gay marriage argument is being drawn out as long as it has been and you saying "Hey look over there" and hoping we won't notice is just insulting.
 
2013-06-04 03:45:16 PM

Gunther: Yeah, that's it; the only reason they don't support your side is because they're stupid. Keep going with that, it's sure to get you their votes.


Well when they keep demonstrating it, I think it's safe to say it's an accurate statement.
 
2013-06-04 03:46:59 PM

Mrbogey: In the 1984 and onward election many of those young people grew up with the fruits of the 1960s counter culture and resulting societal decay and economic weakness. Young people today grew up in a decent economy though have remained historically ignorant and philosophically illiterate.

It'll probably take another 10-12 years before they start realizing they farked up.


Go with that.  It meshes perfectly with the "Those of you who haven't self-deported are just too blind to see how the GOP is the better option" and "How come you blacks don't get off the democratic plantation?  Didn't you know the KKK was founded by Democrats?"  outreach programs.
 
2013-06-04 03:48:37 PM
l3.yimg.com
soon.
 
2013-06-04 03:49:45 PM
I really hate the people who do the, I just wish the Republicans would be socially liberal and be more about helping others. That's the farking Democratic party.

I have often meet people that they agree with like 90% of Democrat positions but they just refuse to consider being a Democrat because they buy into the "Democrats are evil and want to control all your life through government" BS the Republicans promote.

If you ask them to be specific they can't tell you why they are not Democrats but they bring up this Republican FUD about democrats.
 
2013-06-04 03:51:43 PM

Corvus: crazydave023: Drop the social issues and address income inequality and getting my generation stabler decent paying jobs.

/Don't think that will happen though

So they need to become democrats?


Not Democrats - liberals.
 
2013-06-04 03:52:43 PM
The Republican party is a lot like belonging to a union.  Unions protect and benefit their oldest members.  They will gladly sacrifice the well being of new members to keep the perks of older members.  The Republican party will screw over woman, the poor and non-whites but if you stick with them for a generation or two you will become their core and they will work for you, promise.
 
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