Vote or Die
! It’s a movement that began in 2004. But it hasn’t changed since then. The message is the same: we don’t care whether you’re educated, take an interest in the political process or have any understanding of the relationship between business and government… as a matter of fact we prefer that you
! We’d rather you just vote. It’s the
way. It’s the liberal way.
Election season is upon us, and you know what that means; it’s time for liberals to round up as many of the lowest-common denominator voters as they can fit onto a bus. A huge chunk of that block of course, is the ever-elusive youth vote.
You see, the more information that is given to younger generations, the less likely they’ll be to vote for a Democrat. It’s not a values thing. We young voters are selfish, and we don’t want to be stuck with
bill (old people, I’m looking in your direction). That’s why for leftists, keeping young voters ignorant is just as important as the campaign to get them to vote in the first place. And guess what? It works.
This is an area that should be fertile territory for Republicans, yet (as is often the case) they’ve dropped the ball. Sure, young people will never be a huge voting block, but that doesn’t mean that they should be ignored.
I’m not saying that Republicans need to pander and Michael “What Up” Steele the deal. What I’m saying is that conservatives need to be the antithesis of liberals. We should reach out to young people while pro-actively making a point of educating them at the same time.
If the leftist strategy is to keep young voters in the dark and get their votes, ours should be to enlighten them… and get their votes.
We can’t expect to see that with this generation, because conservatives truly haven’t invested in them.
It’s important to remember all of this. Because while those of us in the business of cable news and talk radio play all kind of silly prediction games and go on about policy talk, we’re operating in an echo chamber.
Liberals have the ears of your kids and of young adults. They have their ear in school (grades K-12 and beyond), they have their ear when they watch TV, and they have their ear when they listen to radio. Is this making sense, folks?
If conservatives don’t take a pro-active approach toward changing that equation, a generation will be lost amidst a sea of blue hair forever.