A letter to ‘whiny young Democrats’

There’s a lot of “sky is falling” hand-wringing going on in Democratic circles today but very little rises — sinks? — to the level of a San Francisco Chronicle columnist who gives “whiny young Democrats” the “what for” today.

See what happens when you wallow in hollow disappointment, trudging all over your liberal arts campus and refusing to vote in a rather important mid-term election, all because your pet issues and nubile ego weren’t immediately serviced by a mesmerizing guy named Barack Obama just after he sucked you into his web of fuzzyhappy promises a mere two years ago, back when you were knee-high to a shiny liberal ideology?

Well, now you know. This is what happens: The U.S. House of Representatives, the most insufferable gaggle of political mongrels this side of, well, the rest of Congress, reverts to GOP control like a brain tumor reverts to a more aggressive form of cancer, and everything gets bleaker and sadder and, frankly, a whole lot nastier.

Perhaps Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity came a week early.

(h/t: Julia Schrenkler)

  • vjacobsen

    I’m pretty sure I fall into this “whiny young Democrat” category, as do a vast majority of my friends (one was even quoted in the NYT today), and you know what? You know what, Mr Morford? We voted. Screw you.

  • http://www.ofwoodsandwords.com Ada

    As another “whiny young Democrat” who did indeed vote in this election, I’m not sure this post really hits the nail on the head. But I’m glad the trend of pointing fingers and transferring blame is set to continue . . . .

  • Shannon

    This sounds like Morford @ SFGate.

  • Tom

    As I mentioned in a comment in the article: 18- to 29-year-olds have the highest presidential approval rating of ANY age group right now. (I don’t have the link anymore, but feel free to check on it.) So complaining about voter turnout is one thing, but to suggest that young voters, more than the rest of the population, don’t “get it” or don’t appreciate the practical realities of politics or give in too easily is completely off base.