GENERATION DUH: Gen Y’s Political Stupidity In a Single Chart

A new survey from the Pew Internet Center confirms every suspicion I harbor about people my age: Despite unprecedented access to information, technology, wealth, and food, we are basically retarded.

That young people voted for Obama en masse in 2008 is excusable; he was young and charismatic while John McCain was (and still is) repulsively old and cranky. (Insert obligatory Churchill paraphrase here.)

Everything else on that chart is an indictment of our right to vote. If only 50 percent of young Obama voters (between the ages of 18-29) believe Obama has not changed “the way Washington works,” it stands to reason the other 50 percent believe he has. This means half of young Obama voters either do not know “how Washington works,” or they are stupid.

Read more: Reason.com

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