Obama Voter Wedler: 'I Was on the Wrong Side of History'

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 08:08 PM

By Sean Piccoli

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She is the face — and the flaming T-shirt — of voters who have turned away from President Barack Obama.

Say hi to Carey Wedler, 25, a yoga instructor and YouTube sensation with 1.1 million views for a political breakup video titled "Why I'm burning my last bridge with Obama."

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Wedler, who takes a blow torch to an "Obama Is My Homeboy" T-shirt in the four-minute clip, spoke to Newsmax TV's Ed Berliner on Monday about the young people who now hold the president in low regard whether they're politically active — like herself — or not.

"I'd say they're not very informed, but for the most part, they're aware of what the Obama scam turned out to be," Wedler said of her millennial generation peers. "As much as they're apathetic, they're not falling for his lies anymore, which I think is an improvement from a few years ago, when everyone was still sending their rallying cries out and claiming that he was the best president ever."

Wedler, who now calls herself a libertarian, was one of two "MidPoint" guests on Monday to discuss the president's diminished stature among millennials.

"Barack Obama is the very reason why millennials have become disillusioned and disengaged with politics in general," said Pete Seat, a former spokesman for President George W. Bush and author of "The War on Millennials."

"They trusted him and said, 'You know, he had his first four years; let's give him another shot. Let's give him another go,'" said Seat. "But he hasn't followed through, and these poll numbers have been going down. It's been a steep decline in this second term of his presidency," Seat said.

Wedler has skiied that downhill run.

An "embarassingly huge" supporter of Obama, she said, "clearly I was on the wrong side of history."

Wedler's estrangement, which she details in the video, springs from several issues: government surveillance, drone strikes, whistleblower prosecutions, to name a few.

She said Monday that the proverbial last straw was news of another White House hire from Wall Street.

Seat, though, offered a different but overlapping list of millennial grievances: Obamacare, the economy, student indebtedness and global chaos.

"Guess who's going to have to fix those?" he said.

Seat said Republicans have an opening right now with young voters.

"Millennials are much more fiscally conservative than the media gives us credit for," he said. "We save more and at an earlier rate in our lives than any other generation in the history of this country, and Republicans and conservatives have an opportunity in this vacuum to offer ideas.

"Don't just be the party of 'no' and opposition, but offer ideas that will actually make this country a better place for future millennials," he said, "and at the very least millennials will pay attention to those ideas because we want results."

Asked whom she'd vote for this November and beyond, Wedler quipped, "I can't not vote?"

More seriously, she said, "I'd like to see who comes out and who becomes a front runner, and who actually has a chance. But I've sort of lost faith in both parties and in the electoral system in general."

In the meantime, she's career-focused.

"I am going to do some yoga classes for the politically informed," she said, "because we can be pretty stressed out."

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