Millennials: Five Reasons Why You’re Breaking Up with Obama

Young love is fickle.  The great love affair between young Americans and the President is about to come to an end.   While the 2008 election was like the rush of hormones and giddiness that accompanies new romance, the 2012 election was more like that phase of a relationship where one person says to the other “It’s not that I don’t love you, it’s just that I’m not IN love with you.”   Obama still won the youth vote in 2012 because codependence is part of the college experience and because Romney wasn’t sexy enough to be the “other guy. ”  That said, it’s still clear that the romance is gone.  The break-up is inevitable.

Here are five reasons why:

1.  The thrill is gone.  Candidate Obama was a novelty when he ran as a modern, bi-racial incarnation of JFK.  There was a mysticism about him that made him transcendent.  His life’s story was somewhat bohemian.   He was intellectual in discourse.  He was cool under pressure.  In essence, he was that guy on campus that was “different than the other guys.”   His freshness made him attractive.  Now that the Millennials have gotten used to him,  the novelty has worn off.

Like a lot of young romances, it turns out that this guy wasn’t all that different after all.  He’s just another smooth-talker, like all the rest.  You wonder what you saw in him in the first place.

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Honor the Texas Flag

Texans love to remind people that we were once an independent republic.  We throw that around a lot. People from California, Hawaii, and even Vermont like to push back that they too were once sovereign nations.  But Texas is bigger. And we were an independent country for almost a decade. California didn’t last a month, though they did get that cool bear-flag from their republic days. Texas had its own flag as well.  It was a single star on a field of blue. It’s the origin of the “Lone Star State” nickname.  Our current flag still has the lone star to remind us of our days as an independent republic. Did I mention that we were once an independent republic?

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