Skip to comments.`We can do it,′ say young believers fueling Sanders campaign
Posted on 03/08/2020 2:19:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Theyve watched their parents and friends struggle to pay medical bills. Theyve spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people dont have the same worry. They live at home instead of the college dorm to try to cut down on what theyll owe in loans. They question whether to have kids in an environment where the effects of climate change are getting worse by the day.
The young Bernie Sanders supporters who gathered for a Super Tuesday watch party in Michigan came with reasons both personal and ideological for wanting him to be president. But they were all asking the same question: Why cant things be different?
Young people are aspirational, said Jaclyn Schess, 24, a health economics researcher at the University of Michigan. She sat on a folding chair inside the Sanders campaigns Ann Arbor office watching returns projected on a screen from the online news network The Young Turks. We can look at whats happening now without being weighed down by the failures of the past and say Our country deserves better. ... We can do it.
They dont believe his ideas are unrealistic or unaffordable. To them, the main argument that President Donald Trump and others have used against Sanders that hes a socialist who wants to give everything away for free isnt at all scary and may be a point in Sanders favor.
AP VoteCast shows these young voters more likely than those older to be liberal ideologically. Sixty percent of voters under 30 across eight Super Tuesday states surveyed described themselves as liberal and 39% said they are very liberal. But they have historically turned out to vote at much lower rates than older voters, a trend that has continued this primary season.
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There is nothing aspirational about communism. It leads to tyranny, poverty, and death.
These knuckleheads remind me of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz. “I do believe, I do believe...”
Who doesn’t love Alphabet??
He’s securing the slacker vote
OK OK, but who gets Mayor Pete’s followers:
No, young people are naive . . . And insecure
This is the main reason I supported and worked for George McGovern in 1972 when I was in college.
Then I got smart and realized that leftism wasn’t the answer.
We can look at whats happening now without being weighed down by the failures of the past and say Our country deserves better. ... We can do it.
If you ignore the failures of the past they will bury you. Failing to learn from history is unfogivably stupid.
It’s fine if these young idiots want to go all in for Bernie. It’ll make them all the more disillusioned and unlikely to vote in Nov when the Dems had the nomination to demential-suffering Joe Biden or someone like Hillary who didn’t even run in the primary.
The goal of socialism is communism - V.I. Lenin
Where? They don't know. Some of them spend any time in Venezuela? Now we're talkin'...
“Theyve spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people dont have the same worry. They live at home instead of the college dorm to try to cut down on what theyll owe in loans.”
Cry me a f**king river!!
If they’re so broke how do they get to travel all over the world? And what’s wrong with living at home and save some money?
What spoiled ingrates!
Living @ home?
The universities are responsible for much of the debt. High costs for worthless degrees.
I have or have had relatives in Israel and the UK which both have socialized medicine. All, including one who was quite poor, go to private doctors.
Actually the university are just feeding off the federally guaranteed student loan program (thanks to Obama). They’ll throw money at any idiot whether or not they have even the slightest chance of repaying that loan. There are no qualification requirements. And the universities just keep increasing their tuitions... because they can.
It’s the subprime mortgage crisis all over again. And guess who’s on the hook for that?
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