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Friday, September 12, 2008

The young demographic will overwhelmingly elect Obama!

This is an argument I keep hearing. I heard it in 2004 and 2006. While 2006 resulted in some gains for the Democrats it was not the anti-war landslide the pundits were predicting.

So, Democrats are getting people registered. Lots of young people. "We're going to win this election, see how many people we're registering!"

The capacity of young, wide-eyed energetic liberal types for self-delusion never ceases to amaze me.

Unfortunately for them, logic will prevail: Trouble is, young people generally don't show up to vote. They talk and talk and talk particularly about how much they hate Republicans (until they grow up to be one) and can't we just love each other. But when it comes time to actually vote, they are usually too busy talking to girlfriends about their boyfriends, getting high or playing video games to actually go vote.

When these young wide-eyed idealists actually get around to getting a job, buying a house, and trying to support a family, they notice that in exchange for the 50% of their lives that they give up to the government through taxes, they get exactly squat in return. Then they get some sense and start voting Republican.

The Republicans got smacked in 2006 largely because they grew fat at the public trough and forgot why we sent them there. Congresscritters, there is work to be done - the government hasn't shrunk at all since 1994, in fact it's grown faster than ever. If Republicans want to regain control of Congress, you must return to your roots.

Democrats having trouble forming complete sentences...

Watching blog posts of late, with polls showing McCain taking the lead and Obama losing his electoral college advantage, as usual the Democrats have become reduced to incoherent raging as their form of political expression:

Democrats: Anyone who votes for a Republican is an idiot. Republicans are liars. Red states have lower IQs than Blue States! Red States are flyover states, people with any sense only live in big cities!!!!

Republicans: Then I suppose I am an idiot, a hick, and a retard living in the wilderness, but I am just not going to vote for socialists. Have a nice day.

Remember there is a clear historical trend that we are still in. Republicans have won 7 of the last 10 presidential elections, from 1968 through 2004.

Obama is a big-government, tax-and-spend, promise Peter's money to buy Paul's vote, socialist / liberal.The American public is clearly rejecting this philosophy, yet the Democrats keep trying to elect big-government socialists from big, corrupt cities. The only Democrat to win in recent years was Bill Clinton (from a small state) who got elected only by lying about being a moderate (and other things). When Clinton showed his true socialist colors by trying to socialize medicine and enslave America's doctors, America responded in 1994 by electing by a landslide the first Republican congress in 50 years.

Here's the list:

John Kerry: big city liberal/socialist, LOST!
Al Gore: liberal/socialist, LOST!
Michael Dukakis: big city liberal/socialist, LOST!
Jimmy Carter, sliberal / wimp, Lost reelection
Walter Mondale: Was VP on three separate LOSING Dem tickets over 12 years. Hint to dems: stop nominating losers.
George McGovern: liberal / ultra socialist, LOST!
Hubert Humphrey: liberal / socialist, LOST!
Barack Obama: liberal / ultra-socialist ... TBD.

Do you guys see a pattern here yet?

Seriously. When the Democrats stop promoting socialism and stop pandering to dangerous left-wing groups including known terrorist organizations such as Earth First, you might have a chance of winning the presidency.