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America's Youngest Generation Could Be A Problem For The GOP

As one of the older Millennials I found this article interesting. The GOP likes to always insult my generation as entitled and a bunch of snowflakes simply because a majority of us don't subscribe to their bs ideology. Looks like Gen Z will join Millennials as the next generation to get their wrath.

America’s Youngest Generation Could Be A Problem For The GOP
Gen Z is growing up, and right now it looks solidly liberal.

America’s youngest generation is growing up with political views similar to those of the millennials who precede them, according to a new poll, which found Generation Z to be diverse, left-leaning and largely hostile toward President Donald Trump.

The Republican Party “now has a TWO generation problem,” GOP pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson wrote on Twitter. “I am often asked if the pendulum will swing back and if Gen Z might actually be more right-leaning than the Obama-era Millennials. Current verdict: no.”

That data comes via a new report from Pew Research, which defines millennials as those born from 1981 to 1996 and Generation Z as those born after that. Under those definitions, the 2020 election will see a crop of Gen Z voters ages 18 to 23.

So far, according to Pew, today’s teenagers and youngest adults look pretty similar to the millennials now in their mid-20s to 30s ― and notably distinct from older generations. Just 30 percent of Gen Zers ages 13 to 21 and a nearly identical 29 percent of millennials surveyed said they approve of Trump’s job performance. About 60 percent of both groups said they agree that increasing racial and ethnic diversity is good for society.

Members of Gen Z stand out for their support for more government: 70 percent of those polled said the government should do more to solve problems, compared with 64 percent of millennials and 53 percent or fewer of older Americans.

Young Republicans look especially different from older members of their party. About half of Gen Z Republicans surveyed said they believe the government should be doing more, while just 38 percent of millennial Republicans and a third or fewer of older GOP generations agreed. Forty-three percent of Gen Z Republicans said that black Americans are treated less fairly than whites; only 30 percent of millennial Republicans and fewer than a quarter of older Republicans said the same.

Demography, of course, isn’t necessarily destiny. The GOP also faced prematurely dire claims about the party’s future after the 2012 presidential election. Young Americans’ opinions will have an effect on politics only to the extent they turn out to vote.


Youtube is Down Worldwide

I tried watching some videos on YouTube but they wouldn't load. At first I thought maybe it was my computer but after googling some articles have come up stating that YouTube has crashed all over the world. I wonder if the Russians took it down.

60 Minutes Troll's Trump with Giannis' big hands

I found this funny


Karen McDougal interview by Magic Johnson and Howard Stern in 1998

I found this clip very entertaining. In this clip Karen is being called out as a gold digger by Howard Stern.

Mark Cuban's presidential hopes take on heavy baggage with Mavs' 'culture of sexual harassment'

A bad basketball team and an admission in a podcast with Julius Erving that the team was tanking -- I thought these were Mark Cuban's biggest problems coming out of the All-Star break. For about 24 hours.

Then the Sports Illustrated bombshell dropped Tuesday night, a portrayal of the Dallas Mavericks organization as a "Real Life Animal House," and Cuban's world changed, possibly forever. While there are no direct accusations against Cuban in the lengthy article, it's his organization that he micromanaged that is under fire for "a culture of sexual harassment" and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.


Lavar Ball makes fun of Trump's hand size

Go to the 15:00 minute mark to hear Lavar make fun of Trump's hands and feet.

Star Trek wonders how could people elect Trump

Stone Cold stuns Trump

Old clip of Stone Cold pulling his move the stunner on Trump but I always enjoy watching it.

The Rock vs Trump in 2020

Myself and a friend of mine were randomly speculating on what if the wrestler the Rock who goes by Dwyane Johnson ran against Trump. Keep in mind we were both joking about this and not taking it seriously. We laughed at how depressing it would be if came down to those two 2020. I then thought about an insult the Rock would use against Trump in a debate. It came to my mind that the Rock would say "Trump has put the country in a slump and I'm the guy to get us over this hump. Vote for me and dump this jabroni chump like a pile of crumbs in the garbage." So just chiming in does anybody have any clever rhymes or insult for Trump in 2020. I thought this could be fun thread.

How come Dems never use scare tactics to get people to vote?

I was just thinking about this the other day of how Republicans have always been successful at getting their base to show up to vote through scare tactics. We know the typical scare tactics they use such as racism, death panels. I was thinking about how Dems could have done their own scare tactics during the '16 election. For example they could have had commercials of people losing their health insurance due to the republicans taking it away and then dying or going bankrupt. They could have also had commercials that dealt with Net Neutrality and said that the Republicans plan to take away your Internet. Another idea I had is a commercial that shows a bunch of rich people laughing about all the money they are going to steal from the middle classes by having tax increases on the middle class and the poor.
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