Wednesday, November 19, 2008

WOW 34% - I’M CELEBRATING

Written By D

I just read that the Dems got 66% of the youth voter turnout. Sixty-six percent, that is, of the small total of young voters who bothered to vote at all.

Now, the pundits want to spin this as the GOP in a downward spiral. They tell us we will suffer for generations because we have lost the youth vote. Our party offers nothing … we are in crisis … yadda, yadda, yak, yak, etc., etc.

SO WHY AM I CELEBRATING?

Remember that big youth turnout that the liberals were touting … it didn’t materialize. Despite the fact that Libs spent plenty of time and money trying to inspire, buy and brainwash our young people, by overwhelming numbers they yawned and were totally underwhelmed. LESSON: Don’t ever believe that a few thousand loud mouthed radical leftos (LMRL) speak for the majority of our young people because they don’t.

If you lived through the Sixties you understand that those chaotic campus protests were never composed of more than a few thousand LMRL who espoused Marx, but mostly never bothered to actually read him. The success of their small movement was based on anti-war sentiment, the draft, media sympathy and, to some extent, the chance to smash things and get free sex and drugs. The minute Dick Nixon eliminated the draft, the party was over. I still believe this was one of the two smartest things Nixon ever did for America because once again, peace and quiet spread over the land.

I remember they tried to once again kick start their radical movement on campuses when “W.” went to war. They dredged up some old hippie professors who were still stoned on their nostalgia from the Sixties and tried to rally our youth to protest the war. It fizzled big time. They could never get more than a thousand people to march even in Boston, the left college capital of the world. So the press just made up numbers to provide cover for their big flop. Polling data at the time actually showed that the vast majority of young people supported the war.

NOW CONSIDER THIS …

Without any prompting, money, support or encouragement from the Republican Party, 34% of the youth turnout still voted for the GOP. That is astounding. Despite LMRL get in your face, we have cool rock concerts and parties, t-shirts, a big campus organization and you GOP losers don’t have anything, 34% still went out and voted GOP … AND, ABOUT 85% didn’t vote at all.

That is a lot of young people refusing to drink the Red Star Laced Kool-Aid. And, that is good news for us and bad news for the LMRL. So before you begin believing there is a big youth movement to the left, consider the real numbers.

NOW IMAGINE THIS …

The Republican National Committee finally comes to their senses and actually focuses some of their attention and money on building up support among young people and making them feel welcome in our party … not because they can be counted on to vote in larger numbers today, but because they will vote in larger numbers in the future.

They can start doing common sense things, like stop calling someone in their 40’s a Young Republican. Last time I checked, forty is middle aged. What does someone who is twenty years old have in common with someone who is forty? Not much. Face it RNC, Young Republicans are people 18 to 25 years old.

How about starting by creating a website just for Young Republicans that is actually geared to their interests? Oh yea, and make it entertaining because the current website even bores me. Then, how about going through the voter records and identifying all people 18 to 25 years old who are Registered Republicans … mailing them a postcard with a website address asking them to join the site for free. The only rule for joining is you must be a Registered Republican and it will be verified through the site. Include politics but also things like meet-ups and yes, even dating … in other words help the Young Republicans find each other so they will know they are not alone. We have to let our young people know we care about them and their interests. Let the left offer them boring idol worship and indoctrination, while we offer them freedom of expression and fun.

There is plenty that can be done but the main point is, appeal to the young in ways that appeal to them and leave the indoctrination to the left.

RNC PLEASE WAKE UP – There are a lot of young people waiting to hear from you, don’t let them down, reward their loyalty and quite possibly you will expand their ranks.

ONE LAST THING …

If you share my belief that our young people are an important part of our party, I urge you to contact the RNC and tell them about it. You can send them your ideas and suggestions at
http://www.republicanforareason.com/

2 Comentários:

Jules said...

Nice one, D.

PALINATOR!!!! said...

"How about starting by creating a website just for Young Republicans that is actually geared to their interests? Oh yea, and make it entertaining because the current website even bores me. Then, how about going through the voter records and identifying all people 18 to 25 years old who are Registered Republicans … mailing them a postcard with a website address asking them to join the site for free. The only rule for joining is you must be a Registered Republican and it will be verified through the site. Include politics but also things like meet-ups and yes, even dating … in other words help the Young Republicans find each other so they will know they are not alone. We have to let our young people know we care about them and their interests. Let the left offer them boring idol worship and indoctrination, while we offer them freedom of expression and fun.

There is plenty that can be done but the main point is, appeal to the young in ways that appeal to them and leave the indoctrination to the left."

BRAVO! I concur and will your words and this blog when I respond to Mike's email. I think this year was tough on many republicans and collectively,the RNC needs to rework their sites and offerings to women and minorities who have been silent but voting since the party's inception. Great post!

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