We’re doomed. Doomed, I tell you. College students explain why they’re voting Democrat this year

Instapundit, Hot Air, and others have pointed out the juicy irony that Jon Stewart invited Cat Stevens, aka, Yusuf Islam to the “Restore Sanity” rally. If you’re not familiar with Islam, you can read all about it here. But what struck me most about the “Sanity” rally wasn’t the man who approved of a Fatwa on Salman Rushdie, he can’t vote. No, it was the the college students that screamed “doomed” in my ear …

From a post called “Quotes of the Day” at Hot Air, this is just enough to get me to ignore Doctors orders, race to the package store, and drink until either my drugs or the booze kill me. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Help. (Bold is mine)

“Most attendees at Comedy Central political spinsters Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s rally to ‘Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ had no clue for whom they are voting on November 2. They did, however, know they’re voting Democrat, down the line, because, they said, Republicans don’t fit their mold of ‘moving forward’ in the country.

“For instance, Liz Pifer, a student at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa., told The Daily Caller that though she plans to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday, she didn’t even know who was running for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat. She later said that she thought Joe Sestak was running, and that she’ll probably vote for him because he’s a Democrat. As for House candidates, she said, ‘I don’t know who’s running.’”…

“Shoshana Senn, 15, of Arlington, Va., thinks Tea Partiers are ‘dumb.’”

For this kind of critical thought, they go into debt? OK … one more, because I want you to visit AP’s post:

“‘We don’t have any place to turn,’ said Michelle Sabol, 41, a jewelry designer from Pittsburgh who was wearing a grey cap with a carpenter’s level sewn on top. “Why are these Democrats running away from Obama’s accomplishments? It’s a kick in the gut.’…

“‘We came because we feel like this is a safe place to be reasonable,’ she said…

“‘We want to say, ‘We exist,’’ said Jonathan Erwin, 20, an architecture student. ‘We have a voice. Jon Stewart is only the enabler.’”

Parents … I would ask for a refund. No, seriously, I would. Go ahead. Call the provost. That’s right. Show them these quotes and demand a refund. Tell them, “I give you 40 grand a year and this is the kind of thinking I get from my son/daughter? What, are you kidding me? My kid doesn’t even know who the candidates are and they are calling the Tea Party people dumb? I want my money back. Now.”

There, now doesn’t that feel better? Oh baby, it’s a wild world.

UPDATE: I forgot the link to AP at Hot Air . It’s been restored. Sorry.

14 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The kind of people that attend this comedy concert were guaranteed lefties anyway.  Most came for the drugs and alcohol.


    College students should be prohibited from voting until they are 18 for the same reasons that they are not permitted to drink: they aren't mature enough to handle it.

  2. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    "Drugs and alcohol (and sex??). Are we back in the 60's or have all the exhortations by countless "leaders" over the last 50 years had no effect on how young people think and act?

  3. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    It's amazing that many of the creeps who attack Fox News get their news from … Comedy Central.

  4. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    That is IF and I mean a BIG "IF" college age students are even going to bother to vote at all, since they are either not happy with what Obama has or has not done, or consider this to be just another off-year election, would even bother to go down to watch what I call an extention of "Comedy Central".

    GREAT ending to you about the NEED for the parents of college age students to start demanding that either the colleges TEACH what they are supposed to do, END THIS RADICAL LEFT NONSENSE, "OR" DEMAND THE COLLEGE TUITION BACK! Great article Jim! :)=^..^=

  5. Wind
    Wind says:

    Tim you are so right…and what is amazing is they believe all they hear.  I am afraid that the progressives have done their job well and these poor kids will have to relive what Europe went through…at our expense.

  6. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    this has nothing to do with the rally to restore sanity and/or fear. I watched the entire thing and there was no encouragement to vote either way. If such a think helps people to explore their choices then it was a positive thing. You will find uneducated voters just about everywhere, even tea parties. Surely you have seen those videos.

  7. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Give the tea party movement CREDIT, it has brought new life to a dead GOP by bringing in conservative, principled persons running for public office. Tuesday will be an interesting day indeed.

  8. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    C'mon, Jim.  Don't you remember being young and "idealistic"???  Conservatives are usually the "enemy" of youth.  They'll grow up and wise up like we did.  My role models were Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary. Theirs are Jon Stewart and Colbert – At least they had substance to them and weren't literally a joke 😛


    Reformed Former Hippie 🙂 🙂 

  9. socialenemy
    socialenemy says:

    I'm 24 years old and for the longest time I actually believed everything I heard on Comedy Central, that is until a former co-worker of mine reamed me out for saying I'd vote Obama without knowing anything about him. In 2008 I turned on 1080 for the first time and have not looked back.

    My point being, the school system from beginning to end is brain washing kids today and I am proof of that. I had a sociology teacher take us on a class trip to see "Bowling for Columbine" without, as I recall, ever offering us an alternative take on the movie, just "Here ya go kids, NARA BAD! Funny fat man, GOOD!"

    I've felt for a while the driving, drinking, enlisting and voting age should all be the same age, why should we become adults in stages? So whose with me on upping the age to all of the above to 21? Anyone? Anyone? Bueler?

  10. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I am with you, social!  I see college students every day, and they can be brainwashed by a tweet or a text.



  11. phil
    phil says:

    I had to leave the University of Massachusetts 50 years ago (when I was young and idealistic!) because, even then, it was all progressive/socialist crap. During the ensuing half century, I received my Doctorate of Coprotholigy from the the University of Hard Knocks. Too bad today's little mush-brains haven't experienced any lumps yet, but they will, they will!

  12. Wind
    Wind says:

    Gillie, I too was going to Pete Seeger , and hanging out with Arlo….but when you suddenly are parentless and have to survive, common sense clicks in and you see life a bit differently. Good comments from everyone here.

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