View Full Version : Obama's Youth Brigade Burns Out

06-05-2010, 03:10 PM
A crowd of twentysomething true believers followed Obama from the campaign to Washington. But 18 months in, the "Yes We Can" crowd is losing faith.

Joe Boswell quit his job at Camp David. But first, he played a tennis match with Michelle Obama. Her second chief of staff, Susan Sher, is an avid tennis fan, and Boswell, her assistant, was game for a doubles match. After a straight-sets victory, he leveled with the first lady of the United States. “I was tired of going through the motions,” he remembers. “She told me to go out and save the world and come back.”

“It’s cool to my family, or the girl that I meet at the bar, but in terms of day-to-day work—am I really doing the change we can believe in?” asked one Iowa veteran.

Today, Boswell isn’t so sure he’s coming back. The 25-year-old Dartmouth graduate served as one of a “dirty dozen” of young campaign fixers who roamed the country for President Barack Obama’s campaign. Yet, less than a year into the Obama administration, “I was bored,” he says. “I like to execute things; I like to get people empowered,” he adds. Despite helping to plant the first lady’s famous White House kitchen garden and holding playdates with the Obama daughters, “I knew it was time to go when I was falling asleep at meetings,” he said. ... http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-03/obama-white-house-exodus-20-something-true-believers-burning-out/?cid=hp:mainpromo3

06-05-2010, 03:38 PM
The burnout will be quite evident in the Nov. elections. Young uns for hope and change are having a hard time finding jobs. As a great B.B. King song implies "the thrill is gone."

06-05-2010, 04:01 PM
Reality sucks don't it.

06-05-2010, 06:34 PM
another young dunderhead that didn't know shit about the real world and now does, but he gets a bigger taste when he can't find a real job

06-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Did you really think it wouldn't?

06-05-2010, 11:05 PM
“She told me to go out and save the world and come back.”

*chokes on coffee*

What the f***********?????? :mad:

06-05-2010, 11:48 PM
*chokes on coffee*

What the f***********?????? :mad:

she was probably tring to get him in the sack....can't for the life of me figure out why people think that woman is anything but ugly...

06-06-2010, 12:34 AM
she was probably tring to get him in the sackARGH!!!! :mad:

EW!!!! :eek:



Who'd fuck THAT???? :eek: