Right Wing Freaks Out After New “Rock The Vote” Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

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Screen capture, Rock the Vote, “Turn Out For What” on YouTube

Conservatives are having a virtual meltdown over the latest “Rock the Vote” video, featuring rapper Lil Jon, along with a cast of celebrities like Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne, Darren Criss, Ireland Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and more.

Lil Jon re-recorded his hit song “Turn Down For What” to create a midterm voting anthem that almost immediately went viral.

Here’s the video:

That’s an awesome video. It’s fun. It’s funny. Judging from how fast it went viral, I’d say it definitely appeals to voters and potential voters. That’s a good thing.

But of course, conservatives hate everything about it.
The reaction from the right over this video is a good illustration on why young people do not vote conservative.
The editors at the Washington Free Beacon are having a melt down over the video showing two people in one voting booth. “SHAME” the headline screams, “Rock the Vote Video Glamorizes Illicit Voting Practices.”
Really, because apparently young people take everything they see 100 percent seriously… or no, wait, I think that’s conservatives.
Over at Breitbart the outrage is centered on what they say is the video’s “promotion of abortion and marijuana.” Because… well, if I had to guess, I’d say it’s because it’s Breitbart.
It’s the comments from every day people who really illustrate the point, however. To sum it up, the response from the right has been either:
“OMG, this is just a terrible, terrible example for young people!”
“You kids should be listening to a Ronald Reagan speech instead.”
Here are a few of the comments that popped up on Rock the Vote’s facebook page:

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and this really odd post:

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Over doze? OK, I can see how some people who smoke marijuana might end up over dozing, (can’t we just call it sleeping in?)
but naked rights? The purge?
It’s good to know that most young voters are better informed on marijuana than their older, definitely not wiser, self-appointed advisers.
There’s probably little else that really illustrates how wide the gap is between conservatives and younger voters, then the guy who just posted the Ronald Reagan speech twice, saying: “This is what a president should sound like.”

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Let’s hope conservatives are using that guy as their spokesman for the right wing “youth vote drive”.

The goal of “Rock the Vote,” which has been around since the 1990’s, is to get young adults to participate in the political system. According to the organization’s website roughly 12,000 Americans turn 18, everyday.

In keeping with their goal of engaging new, young adult voters in politics, “Rock the Vote” ads feature popular music, well-known celebrities, and topics that young adults care about in order to get the message across.

Conservatives, on the other hand, keep showing that they cannot relate at all to young adult voters. They hate their clothes, their music, their celebrities and most of all, their big ideas about how to change the world and make it better. That’s why they work so hard to try to keep the younger generation from voting at all.

The fact is, midterm elections are generally decided by a majority of older, whiter voters. But this time things could be different. If younger voters do turn out in droves this November, they could change the course of history, and conservatives know it.

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info