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UPDATE: Democrats To Pelosi: Lady, You And Obama Totally Screwed Us Over

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

It’s great to see the democrats taking shots at the “Vapid one.”

It will allow the Republican Party a week or so to kick back and enjoy the fire fight.

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Can Nanci Pelosi read if she wanted to?

Even better is their inability to understand  the reason they got thumped and lost the House to the Republicans  in 2010 and the most recent election, the Senate, is that their tired failed programs were rejected by the voters.

House members go on the record with rare open criticism of their leaders.

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The circular liberal firing squad has formed–and Nancy Pelosi is facing incoming fire from all directions, according to Politico. After being shellacked in 2010 and bludgeoned in the 2014 midterms, members of the shrinking House Democratic Caucus are making their feelings known about Pelosi’s leadership.

Additionally, some House members think that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, Rep. Steve Israel, wasn’t honest with members of his own party about the electoral disaster they were heading into on November 4.  

The Politico

The discontent with Nancy Pelosi is breaking out in the open.

Democrats in the House have quietly grumbled about Pelosi since suffering devastating losses on Election Day, but there is a growing number of members willing to go public on their party leaders.

The list of grievances — from the election losses, to routine procedures erupting into nasty fights — has shaken the confidence many Democrats hold in their leader.

So while Pelosi will be unchallenged for the top House Democratic post on Tuesday during a closed-door party meeting, the incoming minority leader is about to be in the worst position with her caucus since the end of their short-lived majority in 2010.

“They wiped the floor with us, so no, we’re not feeling good,” said Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. “We think clearly there was a lack of a coherent and compelling message.

We believe that certainly our leadership worked hard, but there obviously was something lacking because we lost so many seats. I want to see members who have a better handle on the caucus brought in, whether they be young or old. I want people who have a good pulse of what is going on in our caucus … people who are more inclusive.”

Rank-and-file Democrats are complaining loudly that the party’s message operation failed during the election cycle. Members of the CBC are angry over the defeat of Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford. And nasty fights over ranking member spots have broken out all over the place — including another tug of war between Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer over the top Democratic post on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

A routine internal debate over proxy voting for the ranking member posts — it hasn’t been allowed in decades — turned into national news because Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a disabled war veteran expecting her first child soon, won’t be allowed to cast her vote since she can’t travel back to Capitol Hill.

Pelosi & Company Deny Pregnant Amputee Veteran Her Vote: Sure They Did Tammy Duckworth Not A Chance.

The vote has led to some bitter feelings on both sides of the dispute. And Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel is being pressed over whether he was totally honest with his colleagues over the electoral peril they faced.

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Is Iowa already sick of Hillary Clinton?

It matters little who the Republicans run in 2016, all the Democrats can offer is yesterday’s news with accompanying failed programs, socialists, Marxists and progressives.

It would be great to see her run and humiliated closing the door on one of the more pathetic women in United States History.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — 9467e3dcf065862c650f6a706700ca7fIf you’re a die-hard Democrat in New York hoping to overcome the disappointment that was Nov. 4, you’re worried.

But here in Iowa, where the first-in-the-nation caucuses are a mere 14 months away, some are breaking into a cold sweat.

Most party leaders here will assure you all conversations about the 2016 presidential nomination still begin and end with Hillary Clinton.

The former first lady and secretary of state is a sentimental favorite. Though she has not formally announced her candidacy, her well-oiled super PAC may be the most deeply rooted ever at this stage in the Hawkeye state.

“I don’t know of any party regulars or activists who are really pushing anyone else,” says Jerry Crawford, who co-chaired Clinton’s 2008 campaign in Iowa and helps lead Ready for Hillary in the state.

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Who will challenge Clinton? Vice President Joe Biden, 71, is playing coy about whether he’s running, though insiders insist he’s laying the groundwork. But would Biden run on Obama’s record or try to stress their differences? And can he go an entire week without saying something ridiculous?Photo: AP

But that may be the problem. Familiarity breeds if not contempt, then frustration.

Crawford, who has led presidential campaigns in Iowa for almost three decades, acknowledges Clinton could easily stumble out of the gate if sometimes contrarian Iowans believe they are being force-fed a unlikeable candidate.

And Crawford, principal in Donegal Racing, a thoroughbred partnership, knows a lot about front-runners and dark horses.

Iowa’s caucus season is a personality contest, and the constant challenge of both Democrats and Republicans here every four years is to find new blood. The heavy bruising Democrats took in the midterms cinched the need for a deep bench.

“Democrats are worried,” said Jack Hatch, the veteran Democratic state senator from Des Moines who sputtered in his bid to take on four-term Republican Gov. Terry Branstad. “I’m very worried.” Hatch says most Democrats in Iowa want an experienced leader who “unlike Obama is not afraid to make a decision.”

But in Mrs. Clinton’s case, he said, she’s still a Clinton. “She triangulates and Iowans don’t like that.”

Martin O'MalleyMaryland Governor Martin O’Malley, 51, stumped for a number of Democratic candidates in Iowa this year and says he’s deciding whether to run. If he does, expect the media to make many “Wire” references. Carcetti.Photo: AP

There’s a slice of the state that considers her too calculating, says J. Ann Selzer, whose firm conducts polls for The Des Moines Register in partnership with Bloomberg News.

“Her negatives aren’t all that high, but the people who don’t like her really don’t like her,” Selzer says.

Clinton knows from her drawn-out race in 2008 against John Edwards and Obama that Iowa a second time would be no cakewalk, Selzer said.

Still, the last Bloomberg/Iowa Poll taken in October by Selzer & Co. showed Clinton enjoys high favorability ratings with 76% of likely caucus-going Democrats. She was followed by Vice President Joe Biden and current Secretary of State John Kerry, both at 60%.

But it’s early. And at this stage of the picking process, no one knew who Jimmy Carter or Rick Santorum were, Selzer points out.

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The 73-year-old Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, has visited Iowa numerous times to rally party faithful for the midterms. The self-described “democratic socialist” would be a challenger to Clinton from the left, with his main issue being income inequality.Photo: AP

She and a mix of other party leaders say outliers could easily inject much-needed excitement to a race and upend a front-runner.

Most mentioned: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Biden has said he won’t decide until next year whether to run. Warren has said she is not running now, but some Iowans like her energy and wish she’d change her mind.

O’Malley, a down-to-earth leader who finishes his second term in January, gained a lot of respect this year in Iowa among the party faithful because he had boots on the ground.

Not only did he visit a half-dozen times during 2014, he sent staffers (paid for by his PAC) and raised money for Iowa candidates.

Sanders, meanwhile, has spent more time in Iowa this year than almost anyone else with White House aspirations, excluding Clinton and Biden.

A democratic socialist, he zeroes in on a minimum-wage hike, boosting taxes on the wealthy and targeting big money in politics — all big “yes” topics for Democrats. He also has the charisma to reignite young activists disappointed in Obama, politicos here say.

Celebrities Visit "Late Show With David Letterman" - September 3, 2014Who some Democrats want, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren: Progressives and the “Occupy” faithful really, really hope the 65-year-old will run, making Wall Street and the 1% the topic of the election. But Warren so far says she’s not a candidate and hasn’t built an Iowa machine.Photo: WireImage

 

But Hatch, a state senator for 22 years who is expected to retire after his term ends in January, says the Democratic Party in Iowa also has considerable work to do to help any candidate beat the field of Republicans expected to flood the state in the next year.

“In this election cycle, we were more coordinated than at any other time in terms of people, money and technology,” he said. “In the end, there was a void of leadership.”

Mike Gronstal, leader of Democrats in the state Senate, says right now, candidates with the least name recognition are trying to figure out which big names will really enter the race.

“The question is, ‘How much oxygen will there be left in a lake full of fish?’ ” Gronstal said. “If both Joe and Hillary run, maybe not much.”

Lee Rood is a columnist for the Des Moines Register.

 

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Will Democratic Corruption and President Obama’s Disappointments Effect the 2016 Elections?

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Perhaps she chose to leave the best video for last, but Lorra B.at SilentSoldier has out done herself with this freestyle collection of criminals, among those who call themselves democrats. 

(The video is a classic featuring Hillary and Obama in such rare form.)  O.K., not so rare! HA ;-)

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Democrat and corruption will become known as synonyms in dictionaries of the future.

November 13, 2014

The Obama Administration, corruption, arrests, and investigations are throwing Democratic politicians into a very negative light. Democrats seem to keep finding themselves in political and legal trouble. The Latest, though not last, pair of Democratic embarrassments are Patrick Cannon and State Sen. Leland Yee.

It is a 44-month long sentence that Former Charlotte mayor, Patrick Cannon, was sentenced with.

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Cannon plead guilty to corruption charges that carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

What was Cannon’s crime? He “admitted accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents and a Charlotte strip club owner – U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney”…sentenced Cannon to three years and eight months, according to Charlotteobserver.com.

If Cannon follows all the prison rules and completes an alcohol treatment program, he could be out by the fall of 2016.

Suspended California State Sen. Leland Yee is facing racketeering and political corruption charges.

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“Doing some pre-Thanksgiving carving of the government’s sprawling indictment against Yee and 28 other defendants, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer on Wednesday set a timetable for a trial early next year that focuses solely on the political corruption charges against the disgraced Democratic legislator and a handful of other cohorts linked to his alleged wrongdoing,” according to San Jose Mercury News.

Meanwhile, the FBI conducted a raid on the New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s office.

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Scarborough, a Democrat, informed reporters that what the raid centered around was whether or not he had mistreated his state expense report.

“There are now three Democratic state senators with federal criminal indictments against them just this session resulting already in eight felony convictions,” according to the Washington Times. “And yes, the Republican Party is essentially defunct in most of California and probably beyond reviving, but if anything can bring them back, it’s probably days like this,” reported The Washington Post.

Nancy Pelosi, top Democrat in the House of Representatives, is not a stranger to scandal herself, having been accused of steering “more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefited a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor,” stated The Washington Free Beacon.

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But Pelosi positioned herself and her cronies as America’s Mr. Clean’s Merry Maids accusing Republicans of orchestrating a ‘culture of corruption’ during the 2006 election cycle. “But, once again, the culture of corruption boomerang has swung back around to smack Democrats in their smug mugs…The cynical Swamp Drainers just hope you forget it all by election time…Don’t,” stated Michelle Malkin, author of ‘Culture of Corruption’.  

As it stands, this is only seemingly affecting Democrats on local and state levels but will these Democratic disgraces, among others, have an effect in the 2016 elections?

When you couple Democratic scandal with the disappointment in the Obama Administration, it just might.

John Sides, of the Washington Post, answered that question stating, “First, the popularity of an incumbent president does influence his aspiring successor’s chances of winning.

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Video: Obamacare Architect Said Law Passed Thanks To Lack Of Transparency, Stupid Voters

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

It’s nice to see progressives attempt to step out of the closet and pretend to be transparent.

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Perhaps the Gruber was asleep when Obama’s Health Care Denial and Rationing program was rammed through the Democrat held house and Senate behind closed doors, in the dead of night by those who voted on it but never read it.

Perhaps MIT Economist, Joathan Gruber, doesn’t see the Republican land side on Tuesday November 4th as a complete repudiation of Obama and his socialist policy, not to mention his equally failed foreign policy.

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November 10, 2014

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber helped to craft the dreaded law known as Obamacare. Video of Gruber talking about how the law was passed has surfaced. In the video he explained how the law only passed because there was a lack of transparency in the process. Oh, and voters are stupid.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

He also said the bill was “written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”

He also doesn’t regret the lack of transparency, because he’s “rather have this law” than have lawmakers be honest with the American people.

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For Pelosi, Feinstein and Boxer, D.C. is now a bleak landscape

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Despite her wild prognostication that the democrats would remain in control of the Senate following the November 4th elections, it appears Nancy Pelosi’s career is burnt toast.

It would not be surprising to see her and many of her colleagues retire rather than spend another two years as the minority party.

San Francisco Chronicle

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California’s top three Democrats in Washington — all of them older than 70 and all with outsized influence on national policy that took decades to achieve — woke up Wednesday to crippled prospects and questions about their future in politics.

With the Republicans’ Senate takeover, Sen. Barbara Boxer, who turns 74 this month and must decide whether to run for re-election in two years, will hand the helm of the environment committee to outspoken climate-science denier Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 81, must relinquish the gavel of the Intelligence Committee, where she became a national heavyweight on defense policy and oversaw a years-long investigation into torture under the Bush administration that has yet to be made public.

But the stakes may be highest for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 74, of San Francisco, the city where she retains deep roots and where she began her ascent more than 25 years ago to become the highest-ranking female politician in U.S. history.

The loss of at least 13 House seats in Tuesday’s elections gave Republicans their most lopsided majority in more than 80 years. That could dash Pelosi’s dream of serving again as speaker, next to the first female president, should her friend Hillary Rodham Clinton decide to run and win.

“The most difficult news for Democrats on Tuesday wasn’t the loss of the Senate,” said Dan Schnur, a veteran Republican campaign strategist and director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. “Rather, it was the additional losses in the House, because that makes the prospect of getting a majority back in 2016 much less likely.”

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Dem state senator’s husband busted while stealing GOP lawn signs

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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It’s become axiomatic, with their history of failed programs, the democrats must result to having dead voters still on the rolls vote, use programmed voting machines that switch Republican votes to Democrat, have their cadre register in multiple locations so they can vote more than once and now a new low, stealing campaign signs.

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Just as a fish rots from the head down, so too does a political party that depends on the votes of ineligible aliens and that fights tooth-and-nail against the sort of voter identification measures common in other advanced (and not-so-advanced) democracies.

The ethos, one that predates Obama by a century or more, has filtered down to the local level, for instance a contest for the Delaware State Senate (hat tip: The Blaze).

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In the town of Middletown, GOP lawn signs bearing the slogan “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican” had been disappearing, so GOP volunteers set up a surveillance operation and caught the miscreant, who happened to be the husband of an incumbent state senator, one Sen. Bethany Hall-Long.

The video, embedded below is hilarious, especially the thief’s denial that anyone owns them. It is a classic good guys versus bad guy situation.

“We got you, brother! We got the license plate, your face, and everything,” one of the volunteers says in the video.

And based on the evidence, an arrest warrant has been issued for Dana Amon Long. Delaware Online reports:

Police identified the suspect as Dana Armon Long, of the 100 block of Saint Augustine Court near Middletown. Police confirmed he is the husband of the state senator, a Democrat. The warrant was issued for theft under $1,500.

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Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Interesting points covered below. 

One major overriding theme, is that few Democrats stand for the protection of the U.S. Constitution.

 

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They have also failed to learn a very important lesson while they use their “hate speech below.

Their delusions, many of which become programs signed into law are typically abject failures.

A quick view of each position presented below by a Democrat shows that each utterance is a projection of their own “feelings and actions.”

The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we’ve put in place worked better than people might think.

Castigating Republicans as unreasonable rhetoricians interested only in pandering to their base has become the entire Democratic 2014 campaign strategy. If the GOP will not work with Obama because they are cruel and nasty, the logic goes, the only solution is to vote them out of Congress.

It’s not working. One of the reasons it isn’t working: Democrats are truly the party of over-the-top demonization of their opposition. Here are the top five examples from the last few months alone:

Nancy Pelosi Says Republicans Will End Civilization. On Friday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Democrats had to retain control of the Senate. Why? Because “civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.” She then claimed that Democrats were not “fear-mongers,” but instead “messengers of hope.”

TV host Bill Maher listened to this with a straight face.

Pelosi Says Republicans Hate Children. In March 2014, Pelosi stated that Republicans hate kids:

I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital lifelines for struggling families and really hungry children. This colleague’s response was telling in its blunt nature and it’s stunning in its honestly. What he said was to the Republican caucus, these people you are talking about are invisible, and the Republican caucus is indifferent to them. Invisible and indifferent. This is just plain wrong.

There are two lies here: first, that Pelosi has any Republican friends, and second, that Republicans hate kids. Given her ardent advocacy for abortion-until-birth, the opposite would seem to be more likely.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Scott Walker Beats Women. The head of the Democratic National Campaign Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), said last week that Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker “has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct.

But that is reality.” Just to clarify that she wasn’t misspeaking, Wasserman Schultz continued: “What Republican Tea Party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.” She had no comment on Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy.

Harry Reid Calls Tea Partiers Anarchists. The Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), isn’t the only Democrat to attack Tea Parties – for years, high-ranking Democrats all the way up to the White House have suggested that Tea Partiers are racists and terrorists. In September 2013, Reid called conservatives “anarchists” and “fanatics” for opposing Obamacare.

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The Democratic Party’s White Voter Problem: And A Lot Bigger Problems Than They Are Willing to Let On

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The Democrats have far bigger problems than the loss of white voters.

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They will be filled by a major backlash from the millennial generation, many of whom are college graduates with loans to pay who can’t find a decent job and must live with their parents.

Traditionally voter turn out is poor for non presidential elections.

 

 

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Nope there won’t be 4 million unenthused Romney voters who sat out rather than vote. 

The Democrats are set to be trounced as they should be in both 2014- and 2016.

 

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Why?  They haven’t had an idea or legislation that has been a success since back in the days of the big time progressive, “Ole guns and butter L.B.J.

Front Page Magazine.

When the Democrat ship of state slips beneath the waves it will be on “Douche Bag,” Deb’s watch.

Think she will be heading up the DNC following the elections? ;-)

 

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Hardly a week goes by without some Democratic Party hack putting finger to iPad and swiping out a screed about the Republican Party’s problem with women or minorities.

 

This week it was Debbie Wasserman Schultz with “The GOP’s Woman Problem.”

 

Schultz claims that the Republican Party was “rejected again by a bloc of voters that make up more than half of the electorate.” That claim is as real as Schultz’s hair color. The only bloc that rejected Romney was the same bloc that rejected Hillary; the bloc of minority voters who came out in force for Obama.

And unless Hillary Clinton also had a “woman problem” they didn’t do it over gender.

For example in the South Carolina Democratic primary, Obama beat Hillary among women by 54 to 30. That’s a much bigger split than the one between Obama and Romney among women. While Hillary Clinton beat Obama among white voters, Obama won 78 percent of the black vote,

There was no gender gap. There was a racial gap.

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Could the next generation of Republicans already be here?

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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For those students who managed to pay any attention to the ramblings of their left-wing professors, they know one thing for certain and Obama has driven it into their brains.

So-called wonderful intentions on progress don’t create jobs which they so desperately need to begin their career pathway. 

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The NY Post

 

But in contrast with our image of decadent, self-centered, pleasure-craving youth, in many ways today’s youngsters are throwbacks — spurning drugs, crime and disorder, being sexually responsible and making sound choices about education.

They might be the least disaffected, least rebellious kids since the Kennedy years. And that might have surprising political implications down the road.

A July 12 Economist piece reviewed some surprising data, finding that (contrary to popular belief) teen drinking and binge drinking have fallen sharply in recent years. The percentage of high-school seniors who have ever taken alcohol, for instance, fell from 80% to 71% from 2000 to 2010.

In 1980, that figure was 93%. Asked whether they’d had a drink in the last 30 days, only 41% said yes in 2010. In 2000, it was 50% and in 1980, 72%. Similarly, the teen pregnancy rate is slightly more than half what it was in the mid-1990s, and teens are waiting longer to have sex than they did then.

Violent-crime arrests for people from 10 to 24 are half what they were in 1995 (for males) and down 40% for females. Juvenile incarceration is at its lowest rate since 1975. Teen smoking peaked around 1997 and is now, at an all-time low of 17%, less than half of what it was then.

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