Illinois politics with a twist of the knife
What's with Gen Y? Young people just starting out with careers and looking at their futures?source is Survey USA, 529 LVs, 9/17/09 - 9/19/09
They haven't figured out they will have to pay our public pensions.
BB - I know this is me being lazy, but could you post a link to a good site that classifies the generations? I have absolutely no idea if I am gen X or Y.
Robbie, I have no idea ...check the survey link at you'll see an * but I couldn't find the note and didn't have time to hunt around for it. I'm just guessing x is college age, y are young adults, and so on until my mature cohort which I don't share much with politically here...I thought the blip for Topinka among young adults interesting. Blagojevich and supporters talk about helping working families etc but basically it's a geriatric party... and I think becomeing more so... They vote, are activists, and really influence, but they're not the future.I probably read in more then here and what they says about what JPT's strategy should be I don't have a clue. She seems up a creek... maybe she can turn it around in the debates... but I don't think she comes off well and especially with women.
of course, there's always Fitz always looming out there...
Boomers used to be pretty well defined as those born from 1946 to 1964. Gen X used to be the "twentysomethings" of the 90's. I suspect the Ys would be the early 20s & younger crowd.
Robbie, Wikipewdia has some useful information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_X
Boomers in the 1960 were anti-establishment. Don't trust the system!Boomers in the 2000s not only want to beat you over the head with it, they want it to be an encompassing.Hyprocrites.
Only a moron, or someone so blinded by partisanship to render them useless, could conclude that a 48-28 GenX split favoring the Dem candidate and a 45-39 GenY split favoring a socially moderate GOP candidate translates into the Dems being a "geriatric party."Pathetic.
It's the 54 32 split with boomers and 50 41 split with mature I was looking at.
...looking at cause the Gen X'ers never get around to voting.It's the employed vs the pensioners.The kids don't bother to vote.
Actually the "kids" voted in greater numbers in 2004 than they had for years...you know those pesky "facts" you hate so much.Additionally, to try to make assumptions about the future of a party based on a state election between a Democrat with a huge ethics cloud over his head and a socially moderate Republican who is loathed by Christofacist element of the GOP is just plain dumb.
Gen X'er's are, roughly, people born in the late 60's through late 70's. They are, generally, 30-somethings now, with young families. Gen Y is late 70's and early to mid 80's. I'm on the cusp of both. Gen Y's split is surprisingly low. What happened to the hippie/activist anti-establishment youth? 16% of Gen-X'ers are all for the Greens, but only 7% of the Y's? What is the Jones category though?
now it makes more sense. The image in the post is erroneous. The full SUSA graphic has Gen Y, then Gen X. I still don't get this Jones thing though...
Jones are the cohort keeping up with the "Jones". I don't know what age that would be but younger then me for sure.What did I get wrong in the chart, flip the X's and Y's around?I think the numbers are in right order thought, with the youngest being for the Gov.
Gen Y'ers are part of the South Park libertarian leaning generation. They don't like nannies or socialism so much.
I totally agree Jeff. My generation of liberals aren't the socialist worker's party liberals. They are the pro-choice, anti-excessive government generation. And by the way, I watched Virgin Mary bleeding episode of South Park last night. Hilarious!!!
Anon 3:02-Actually, in the 2004 election, young voter turnout was no different than it had been in previous elections. That is why the Dem/liberal voter turnout effort fell flat on its face. Remember the Russel Simmons hip-hop tour where you got in free if you registered to vote. They claimed they signed up over a million voters in that drive alone. Not to mention all of the Soros voter reg drives. And how many of those people went out to vote? No more than usual. YOU need to check those pesky little things called facts!! The libs always forget to that. DARN!!
Any senior who approves of Blagojevich is already headed down the road to senile dementia. And I'm a senior, lest this sound politically incorrect. He's corrupt, he can't manage money, he mismanages simple management tasks, the state budget is in trouble. What's there to like? Seniors should know better.
I suppose I can swing an answer on the Gen Y-ers (being one myself).When most of us were just tuning in to politics (turning 18 and receiving the right to vote), Rod Blagojevich was coming into office. Granted, George Ryan's last term in office isn't ancient history, but our actively political memories mainly contain a Governor named Blagojevich.The "true believers" out there, the die-hard Democrats and Republicans, vote the party line. As for the rest, they've seen what Blagojevich brought to the table and figured a change was in order.(Best explanation I have)
18 year old kids being hard liner D's or R's? They haven't been in the real world long enough to break from their parents influence. There is no military draft for them to worry about, yet, and the tax man hasn't been knocking very hard on their door. Best to let them check back in 10 years from now.
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