"Stephen Colbert sent me an email, and Stephen Colbert is the young person's Oprah," the sophomorically witty young Obama voter above right — signalling membership in the tribe of cool! — answered The Blaze reporter Benny Johnson's question "What issues brought you out to vote today?"
"Was this election truly a rebuke of conservatism and its principles? Or was it a function of the masterful marketing of emotions, niche issues and even revenge?" ponders The Blaze reporter Benny Johnson, who asked young voters waiting in line at a polling place in Boston's South End Tuesday "some simple questions concerning why they showed up today to perform their civic duty." While Karl Rove implodes and pundits examine the entrails of changing demographics vs white people who didn't show up at the polls vs the cold technical brilliance of President Obama's ground game to explain Mitt Romney's epic loss, Johnson goes directly to the source, where unself-aware cult members regurgitate the party line:
The answers usually began with a declaration of unwavering support for the president. So what were the issues that animated them in the campaign? Their answers were largely couched in generalities, warm pockets of feel-good social "rights" issues, that sounded line-and-verse like Obama campaign talking points …
To any conservative wondering where they went astray this cycle, observe the religious-like conviction of the voters here when rattling off their liberal talking points. However, beyond the rhetoric, how much do these eager voters know about our American government?
Their answers are sobering. "I mean, I think we have to keep going in the direction we're going, forward," said one pretty young thing who had swallowed the Kool Aid. More anecdotal findings from Conservatives4Palin's Mel Maguire:
One of my teenage relatives has been telling me what her classmates are saying, and none of them has so much as a marginal grasp of the issues. Many of them supported Obama because he’s black, and others were convinced that Romney was going to make abortion and contraceptives illegal. Many even said they wanted their parents to be able to keep collecting food stamps, and they believed Romney was going to end the program because he didn’t care about the poor. None of these things are true, but we now have Bill Maher comparing us all to Nazis.
Unlike the anti-statist Tea Party surge of the 2010 midterms, this time the Gramscian march through the institutions is the big winner. Like the Constitutionally-challenged voters cited by Johnson and Maguire above, the bright young leaders — and followers — of tomorrow, immersed in the politically correct, identity-politics matrix of academia, popular culture and the lamestream media, seem unaware of their having succumbed to the mind-numbing brainwashing perpetrated upon them by the Con-Man-in-Chief and his fellow travelers.
Update: Arnold Ahlert at Jewish World Review is on the same page:
We must protest, however, that a well-written tweet can be a work of art in the "Less is more" sense.
Crossposted at Riehl World View.