Youth in Revolt Against Obama! 54% of Millennials Now Disapprove of Him!

According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, 54
percent of folks ages 18 to 29 disapprove of the job Barack Obama
is doing. In March 2009, fully 60 percent approved of the

I’ve got a new piece up at The Daily Beast that argues
Obama has lost the kiddos not in spite of his policies but because
of them. Here’s a snippet:

Back in 2008, Barack Obama seemed like the coolest cat to hit
the national scene in a long time, almost scientifically engineered
to appeal to idealistic young Americans. He was the perfect
combination of a dream dad and an older brother who could run you
ragged up and down the basketball court, wink and nod about smoking
dope, and hip you to some older but still cool music, you know? In
2008, the Pravda of youth culture,Rolling
, slathered the future president with praise for being so
with it that he even knew how to use…an iPod. We were all pretty
sure that his eventual Republican challenger, John McCain, had
stopped listening to music when Rudy Vallee went electric or
Stephen Foster released his Chris Gaines record or something, but
there Obama was, listening to Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheryl Crow, and
even Jay-Z. “I have pretty eclectic tastes,” Obama told Rolling
Stone. He even went on to invoke “Maggie’s
,” Dylan’s classic song of generational defiance and opting
out. “It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political
rhetoric,” explained.

Yeah, well, it’s all over now baby blue. Like Bush before him –
and in many wars, even worse than Bush before him – Obama has
personified the failure of leaders to speak plainly, honestly and
directly and to enact simple, effective, financially responsible
policies that speak to Americans’ hopes and dreams. The great
political continuity in the 21st century is one of
transpartisan failure and the continuing flight from party
affiliation by more and more Americans.

from Hit & Run

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