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Old 07-13-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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No they don't. Millennials reflexively lean to the left, partly because of their youth and partly because of late night comedians like Stewart and Colbert. Just wait till they get real jobs and real responsibilities...they'll begin to understand just how badly Obama and the Democrats screwed them. IMO the millennials will end up the most conservative generation ever.
As a millennial, i am laughing at you.

seriously, why do people talk about ideology as if it actually changes over someones lifetime ???

Seriously, there is no generation that started off 100% liberal and then went 100% conservative.

in 1996, Bill Clinton won 53% of the 18 to 29 group.

That means that group is now(mostly) in the 30 to 44 group.

You know what Percentage Barack Obama won in 2012........ 52%

The 18 to 29 group in 2012 voted for Barack Obama with 60%, even if they become the most conservative voting block by their 60's then they would probably still be majority Democrats.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Somehow I doubt that the current government spying on everyone is going to be very popular. Especially when the government tries to control what is said over the internet.



I just hope they refuse to be as blindly partisan as so many are today.
And you think Republicans and Moderate Democrats are going to stop this in the age of wanting safety from the unknown?

Millineals won't be partisan driven, but they will be the ones pushing the candidates they vote for further to the left. So I am doubting you will be happy with the direction they are choosing to go politically.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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The majority of millenials don't vote
If this is true than it's the fault of their parents. My kids have always voted because we taught them that it's their responsibility as the next generation.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So, millennials support a solid safety net and want an efficient government that exists to help the people but general keeps its nose out of private affairs.

That does not bode well for the Republican party as a whole, which doesn't support any of those things. It does look good for the tiny minority of Republicans who aren't controlling sociopaths.
Keeping government small and out of the free market IS the safety net.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Keeping government small and out of the free market IS the safety net.
I don't think you know what safety nets are.

Safety nets prevent this kind of poverty.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Keeping government small and out of the free market IS the safety net.
as another poster said, you seem to not know what a safety net is. The free market does not create a single safety net.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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Among other things, what this poll shows is that Republicans will *soon* need to make drastic changes in their party's platform if they want to attract millennial votes.

Rs seem to believe that conservative economics and conservative social values are one and the same. Their focussed attack on liberal social/cultural values is costing them big-time.
As the millennial s grow up an mature and start becoming affected by the liberal policies and they see the taxes they are paying, many will become repubs.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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As the millennial s grow up an mature and start becoming affected by the liberal policies and they see the taxes they are paying, many will become repubs.
I did.....when I found out it was MY money they wanted to take......I looked at things very different.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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When the "millennial" grow up and see how the Republican Plutocrats are avoiding paying their fair share of the cost of running the country the former kids will work very hard to make these people pay up.

I also believe there should be a very Liberal economic and social safety net. These would free up potential entrepreneurs to try and run their own businesses without the risk of impoverishing their families. This is the very thing Republicans fear most. Competition and a threat to their Mega Mansion exclusivity.

I, as an early "Baby Boomer" and Vietnam Vet, will help as much as possible. One thing I have learned as a child is to know my enemies. The Millennial kids are not my enemies. The Republican plutocratic monopolists ARE.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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You're wrong.

I'm one of those millennials. I have a "real job" and "real responsibilities." I pay more in taxes than many people earn.

I also have the ability to look at "real facts" and do "real math." And those two things mean that when a Republican comes out and tells me he's going to solve all our woes with tax cuts and more defense spending, I don't mindlessly swallow the exact same nonsense that's been failing and bankrupting this country for decades.
But, you apparently mindlessly swallow the nonsense of the Obama administration and the Democrats that we can spend our way to prosperity. How's that been working out? Not very well. And when they run out of other peoples money ... Game Over!

And how is it that a country is to remain strong against our enemies with constant reductions in military spending (and announcing to our enemies that we are doing so, and reducing our weaponry)?

Peace comes through strength, not through negotiations and arms reductions. Our enemies see our weakening state ... and they wait. Will we be able to defend ourselves against the next attack on our homeland, which could come at any time?

You are showing your naïveté.
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