Author Topic: Millennial Madness: What Happens If Young Voters Bolt Both Parties? By Ron Fournier  (Read 433 times)

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Most college aged kids are going for Rand Paul but seem to understand the significance of the democratic party being full of lies. I don't think they will fall for Hillary's change. I also don't think they will stay home as they don't want the debt burden on them.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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After watching Mr. Fournier on "Special Report's" panel a couple of times, I have come to the conclusion he's an asshat.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Most college aged kids are going for Rand Paul but seem to understand the significance of the democratic party being full of lies. I don't think they will fall for Hillary's change. I also don't think they will stay home as they don't want the debt burden on them.
Do you have a source, for the claim (opinion, feeling?) that "most" college aged kids are going for Rand Paul?

I think they supported Obama in 2012.
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Whether younger voters are going for Rand Paul or not now, it seems to me that Rand Paul has the best nose of the bunch for figuring out how to attract them to the GOP.  That may be another good reason to run him as the nominee in 2016.

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My source is 3 of my kids. One just graduated college the other started med school.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I believe in 2008 a lot in college went for Obama for a buck and a free laptop.  There were witnesses that said McCain/Palin signs were being taken down at polling places near or within a college. No one knew what the hell was going on. They had ads in the local paper way ahead of the election from moveon.org paying people to drive people/ round-up people to vote. And that year straight party tickets and 3 week voting suddenly were a way of life.

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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My source is 3 of my kids. One just graduated college the other started med school.
Here is a summary about "sample size" in statistics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sample_size_determination
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Here is a summary about "sample size" in statistics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sample_size_determination

I was waiting for that link. Thank-you so much.

It says, my sons said, that  A LOT of kids at their college a few years ago; all were diehard Ron Paul and now Rand Paul supporters.
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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Having gone to college not too long ago-- and admittedly, it was a relatively conservative student body-- I can say that there is a pretty large Paulite contingent in my age group. Most of them are white, however, and that doesn't bode well against the Democrats' plan to breed their own voters into a majority.
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Here is a summary about "sample size" in statistics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sample_size_determination

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My first time to vote was 1972, and I was an idealistic 24 yo veteran, gone back to college, and a McGovern supporter.

I walked a precinct in my town, on election day. Boy was that a learning experience. I was shocked at the negative reception I received, by residents (the Silent Majority). It confirmed what my Dad had been saying to me.

I learned that my circle of young friends, workmates, relatives is not reflective of society at large. By the 1976 election I was a newly minted conservative and Republican and therefore Gerald Ford voter.

I had by then taken Statistics, and grown older and wiser.

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Libertarians generally are withdrawing from any election that does not have Ron Paul or now Rand Paul as candidates. I see this constantly.  Tree of Liberty is constantly at it.  Also on a Pool Forum, AZ Billiards there are posters constantly saying why support someone, (my words) who is not perfect.

It is a distraction and I comment whenever something like the above is posted.

I live in a very blue, union town, and when I went to college here, it was very liberal.  Of course, it is easier to be liberal when you are young.  Turn 30, 40, ... 60 and just about everything liberal is an issue.  Issues that impede freedom and liberty.

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I think this will hit the Dhimmies especially hard because they BS'd young blacks into supporting Obama and got exactly nothing for it.  And none of them are going to go vote for some old white cracker lady like the Hildebeest.


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I just talked at length with two young Hispanic men who work in fast food. One is a citizen, but I doubt the other one is.

They BOTH said the Hispanic vote is available to the GOP. They don't like Obama or Hillary.

I specifically asked if legal status would suffice; e.g. NOT a path to citizenship. Both said it would gain many Hispanics, who share conservative values.

I asked if having Rubio, Cruz, Martinez or Sandoval on the ticket would do it. They said absolutely yes.

There is a sample size of two.
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I just talked at length with two young Hispanic men who work in fast food. One is a citizen, but I doubt the other one is.

They BOTH said the Hispanic vote is available to the GOP. They don't like Obama or Hillary.

I specifically asked if legal status would suffice; e.g. NOT a path to citizenship. Both said it would gain many Hispanics, who share conservative values.

I asked if having Rubio, Cruz, Martinez or Sandoval on the ticket would do it. They said absolutely yes.

There is a sample size of two.

obviously anecdote does not a proof make; however, it's a good start and it does indicate that there are some things that the GOP should be doing, notwithstanding that certain factions within the GOP do not like them.


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