In 2008 did college students become “Obama Zombies”?
Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2011
Just a few hints:
Even The Onion got in on the Obama Zombie theme. “They have proven that their minds can be taken over my empty rhetoric”…
A group sat outside of the polls and interviewed voters coming out of the polls. This speaks for itself (the energy policy question was prophetic):
I have my own personal story about Obama Zombies:
During the 2008 election I was in Dr. Bennion’s 400 level elections class.
Dr. Bennion asked the class, “Who here believes that young people are supporting Obama because they have increased knowledge?” Everyone in the class except myself and the only black male in the class raised their hand.
“Who believes that young people in have been taken in by slick marketing?” The black male and myself raised our hands.
So Dr. Bennion put the onus on me to justify my position. This was easy.
This was shortly after Joe the Plumber had his confrontation with Barack Obama. So I asked the class, “Who here has heard about Joe the Plumber?” Almost everyone raised their hand. “Who has heard that Joe the Plumber is no good because he owned property taxes on a property he used to own? Almost everyone raised their hand again. “Who here heard that Joe doesn’t count because after all he isn’t even a real plumber because he didn’t have his own plumbing license and worked as an apprentice under his boss?” Again almost everyone raised their hand.
Then I dropped the bomb (now keep in mind that this is a room filled with seniors in poli-sci and alleged political junkies). I asked, “OK now who here can name me two of the three employers Barack Obama had before he ran for State Senate?” – Silence.
“This is what I thought. You can tell me minor details about Joe the Plumber and you do not even know the basic employment history of your chosen candidate. You are political science majors. People are going to be counting on you to give a professional analysis. I rest my case.”
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