Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

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    Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

    There was a time not so long ago when the young seemed destined to be liberal forever. Americans in their teens and 20s were to the left of their elders on social issues. They worried more about poverty. They voted strongly Democratic.


     


    In retrospect, we refer to this period as the 1960s, and it didn’t last long, let alone forever. Less than a generation after young people were marching for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, they voted overwhelmingly for Ronald Reagan.


     


    Today, of course, the young are liberal again, and it seems as if they will be forever. They favor same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization, stricter gun laws, citizenship for illegal immigrants and an activist government that fights climate change and inequality. The Republican Party, as you have probably noticed, does not.


     


    But the temporary nature of the 1960s should serve as a reminder that politics change. What seems permanent can become fleeting. And the Democratic Party, for all its strengths among Americans younger than 40, has some serious vulnerabilities, too.


     


    In the simplest terms, the Democrats control the White House (and, for now, the Senate) at a time when the country is struggling. Economic growth has been disappointing for almost 15 years now. Most Americans think this country is on the wrong track. Our foreign policy often seems messy and complex, at best.


     


    To Americans in their 20s and early 30s — the so-called millennials — many of these problems have their roots in George W. Bush’s presidency. But think about people who were born in 1998, the youngest eligible voters in the next presidential election. They are too young to remember much about the Bush years or the excitement surrounding the first Obama presidential campaign. They instead are coming of age with a Democratic president who often seems unable to fix the world’s problems...


     


    http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2014/07/08/why-teenagers-today-may-grow-conservative/feNmfZ2BxkzNpKd7IyiYwI/story.html?p1=Topopage:Test_B:sub_headline_3

     
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    They'll be conservative in the Red States because Education in those states is really bad, making it easier to
    get them to believe in fairy tales and outright lies.

     
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    They'll be conservative in the Red States because Education in those states is really bad, making it easier to
    get them to believe in fairy tales and outright lies.



    You ah wicked smaht

     
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    They're growing up with gay and mixed race friends, and technology is a big part of their everyday lives.  It's hard to see them migrating toward the party of 'traditional marriage' and drill, baby, drill.  

     
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    It seems inconceivable that America's youth is as dumb, gullible and racist as its older, whiter generation.

    But today's GOP does have some advantages:  American's short attention spans, a weak education system, and superior propaganda networks blasting across all media forms. 

    Meanwhile democrats are stuck with facts and logic.

     

     
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    They'll be conservative in the Red States because Education in those states is really bad, making it easier to
    get them to believe in fairy tales and outright lies.




    Living in the Past, arent we? Mass. education , like most blue states,  is on the decline....The public teachers unions are wrecking public education. But at least the kids get free condoms...

    Top Ten High Schools in America per US News...none in Mass.

    Located in TX (2) , AZ(2), GA, VA, FL....

    http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings?int=974b08

     
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    Seems some feathers have been ruffled given the harsh insults being hurled forth....heh, heh, heh...

     
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    Seems that it would depend greatly upon the leaders they identify with modern-day conservatism.

    It's incumbent on conservatives and republicans alike to prove they have millenials' best interests at heart.  And if the dems are doing a poor job on that score, then the repubs are doing far worse, if opinion polls are any true indication.

    Either way, it's not in millenials' expressed interest to be hating on the gays, immigrants, minorities, foreigners, agnostics, singles, etc.

    But anything is possible....

     
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    Might it not be because of the failing education children are getting?



    Did you even read the article?

     
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    The article is a bit silly.  The author implies skipping over the 20s/30s "millenials" and targeting the kids who can't even vote yet...?

    Historically, it also makes little sense.  In presidential elections especially, the younger the voter, the more likely they are to vote democratic.

    Even if "the young will always be liberal", they won't be always be young.

     
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    They'll be conservative in the Red States because Education in those states is really bad, making it easier to
    get them to believe in fairy tales and outright lies.




    Living in the Past, arent we? Mass. education , like most blue states,  is on the decline....The public teachers unions are wrecking public education. But at least the kids get free condoms...

    Top Ten High Schools in America per US News...none in Mass.

    Located in TX (2) , AZ(2), GA, VA, FL....

    http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings?int=974b08" rel="nofollow">http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings?int=974b08

    Cherry picking again, eh...?


    Per Wall Street 24/7:

    States With the Best Schools:

    11. Virginia; 10. Colorado; 9. Washington; 8. Pennsylvania; 7.  Florida; 6. Minnesota; 5. Vermont ; 4. New Hampshire ; 3. New Jersey ; 2. Maryland ; 1. Massachusetts

    States With the Worst Schools:

    10. Oklahoma; 9. Michigan ; 8. South Dakota ; 7. South Carolina ; 6. Alaska ; 5. Alabama ; 4. West Virginia ; 3. New Mexico ; 2. Louisiana; 1. Mississippi

    http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/01/14/states-with-the-best-and-worst-schools-2/" rel="nofollow">http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/01/14/states-with-the-best-and-worst-schools-2/

    Re: high schools...USN&WR ranked the top 5 states:

    1. ME ; 2. CA ; 3. CT ; 4. MA ; 5. MD

    http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/2014/04/21/how-states-compare-in-the-2014-best-high-schools-rankings  

     
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    Top Ten High Schools in America per US News...none in Mass.

    Located in TX (2) , AZ(2), GA, VA, FL....



    In a country of 300,000,000, you're going to focus on a grand total of TEN high schools?


    Cambridge, MA, has two of the best universities on the planet, so by CLC's stale pretzel logic, it should be one of the most conservative cities on earth.

     

     
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    Top Ten High Schools in America per US News...none in Mass.

    Located in TX (2) , AZ(2), GA, VA, FL....



    In a country of 300,000,000, you're going to focus on a grand total of TEN high schools?


    Cambridge, MA, has two of the best universities on the planet, so by CLC's stale pretzel logic, it should be one of the most conservative cities on earth.

     




    Ha, ha, ha ... now that's funny ....

     
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    Kind of a flawed methodology.  The rankings are based primarily on how well the school does against other schools in the state.  So if you have a state like Texas where the schools are bad, then a good school can appear to be great compared to other schools in the state.

    Once a school was deemed "good" within the state, they used College Readiness to compare school across states.  College Readiness was determined by the % of seniors that took and passed an AP class.

    They did not take into consideration SAT scores.  They did not take into consideration the number of kids that went to an Ivy or military academy.

    But based on this thread and the thread about climate change, I can understand how righties would question rankings or science trends they disagree with.  Since they are willing to cotton pick stats that they casts their views in a favorable light, they just assume everyone else does to.

     
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    Top Ten High Schools in America per US News...none in Mass.

    Located in TX (2) , AZ(2), GA, VA, FL....



    In a country of 300,000,000, you're going to focus on a grand total of TEN high schools?


    Cambridge, MA, has two of the best universities on the planet, so by CLC's stale pretzel logic, it should be one of the most conservative cities on earth.

     



    Yes, but one of them is dedicated to science.... so there's that.




    Right.  That thing some conservatives love to ignore when it suits their purpose.

     

     
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    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

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    Might it not be because of the failing education children are getting?



    Did you even read the article?



    Well, duh. I read that article.



    Are you sure?

     
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    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:

    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:

    In response to FortySixAndTwo's comment:

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:

    Might it not be because of the failing education children are getting?



    Did you even read the article?



    Well, duh. I read that article.



    Are you sure?



    Yes I did. That's why I offered an alternate explanation.



    Yes I know....which is why it seems you didn't read it. 

     
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    The #1 ranked school has 15 teachers and 240 students, 58% of whom are minority. 


    The #2 ranked school has less than 200 students, and only 20 seniors.


    boston Latin scored as well or higher than these 2 schools but ranked 57th because not all seniors took and passed an AP class. BL has 1,500 kids in grades 9-12.  In my opinion, BL is a better school because it's educating a lot more students who are doing just as well as the the kids in the small schools.  Not bad for liberal ol boston.  


     

     
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    They'll be conservative in the Red States because Education in those states is really bad, making it easier to
    get them to believe in fairy tales and outright lies.




    Pat's Fan lost in Jet Landno you re the fairy tailpdirtbags like you should be put out off your misery

    keep drinking that yellow pea colored coolaide

    ya lil scum bucket

     
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