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College Talks: The Presidential Election

In Bwog’s super high-tech new feature College Talks, we find out what your classmates/randos frolicking on Low Steps have to say about stuff. Check out our inaugural installment below:

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  • Optional says:

    @Optional great video! very informative.

    Columbia stop pretending and start reading.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Yes, it’s an embarrassing video. BUT STILL:

    You’re asking students at Columbia about a medical insurance program. These are people who are required to be covered as students at Columbia. It’s likely that this isn’t an issue that matters all that much to them. That doesn’t mean that they’re completely uneducated voters. But it probably means that health care probably isn’t as intense an issue as it would be for others. If you asked them about marriage equality, women’s rights, or other social issues you might find that there are plenty of things that they can articulate more clearly.

    Anyway you can pick your key issues. Just because Obamacare isn’t one of them doesn’t mean they’re not informed enough to vote.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What I wouldn’t do to the girl in the thumbnail…

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Get a life

  • Yeah says:

    @Yeah My hope is that this was a small subset of the people that were interviewed, edited to make them sound as uninformed as possible.
    If this group represents every person you spoke with and thus an at least semi-random sampling of college-walkers, that’s something to note.

  • says: If you plan to live to old age in that country, better pick a country with universal health care. Oh, wait… you think Universal Health Care = ruined.

    Hurry up while you can, they aren’t making more land in Afghanistan…

    1. says: ^ That was meant for Shrinking Violet up there.

      1. shrinking violet says:

        @shrinking violet Thanks so much bro, if you read my comment you would realize that it’s not universal healthcare i am indisposed too, it’s Columbia students who don’t know much about healthcare or other aspects of politics then proceed to loudly impose their view upon others. Furthermore, if the blissful lack of knowledge indicated by these people is any indication of how informed the youth are, then I better get out while the getting is good. In another country, I would have to pay healthcare expenses out of pocket, but healthcare would be less expensive because insurance makes healthcare more profitable and in some ways, raises costs for everyone. And thanks for the list, but no thanks, with Spain’s youth unemployment rate way too high, the Euro holding European countries in only a fragile peace and increased racism against foreigners in Germany, Italy, Russia an England, I have no desire to get screwed as I predict Europe will be in the next 50 years, universal healthcare or not.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous It’s like how Leno used to do jaywalking!!! We should call this bwogwalking…

  • not the dark hand says:

    @not the dark hand something must be done about the wind

  • wow says:

    @wow I know this was an ambush kinda thing, but really? Even at a place as highly educated as this, only two or three people knew very vague details about what Obamacare is? It extends healthcare to 50 million people, allows people with pre-existing conditions to get coverage, allows people to stay on their parents’ health insurance up to the age of 26 (I’m looking at you, Columbians!), and imposes a tax on those who don’t buy a health insurance plan within a few years. Swear to God I Googled none of that.

    1. SEAS '14 says:

      @SEAS '14 Nobody thumb uped you because nobody knows that you’re right. “The girl in the thumbnail is hot”, now that only takes a few moments to verify, so it’s easy to vote on. I mean, I can understand why people wouldn’t know the detail of specifically how it’s implemented, but at the very least you should know that it is a law which causes more people to get health insurance.

  • Obama says:

    @Obama I am officially the President for the 2nd term.
    Thank you everyone!

  • Choppa says:

    @Choppa The girl in the thumbnail…….mmmmmmmmm

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous intelligence is attractive.

  • How did you trick people into this? says:

    @How did you trick people into this? Bwog, this is transparent and foolish.

    1. anonymous says:

      @anonymous it looks like they were using a hidden camera based on the fact that some of the people’s heads got cut off.

    2. anonymous says:

      @anonymous Also, the people who were able to answer the question probably didn’t make it into the final video, because who wants to see that?

    3. ZOMG says:

      @ZOMG RECOUNT! VOTER FRAUD! LIES! Oh wait…that’s tomorrow.

    4. Me says:

      @Me and mean-spirited. What’s the point of setting up fellow students and then posting them on Bwog for others to make fun of? Boo Bwog.

    5. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Give them a break. The interviews were obviously edited. In order to make their answers seem vague BWOG probably edited out the parts of each interview that provided a detailed response. Be nice.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Obamacare = Not like the Panopticon at all.

  • To the girl in the thumbnail says:

    @To the girl in the thumbnail You’re cute.

  • anonymous says:

    @anonymous i didn’t vote because i’m not a rich white male who owns land.

  • ... says:

    @... Pop quizzes suck.

  • shrinking violet says:

    @shrinking violet To be fair, we are all busy studying, too busy to know much about Obamacare. We just blindly vote for any democratic in office and say “Republicans are evil, so evil!”
    Honestly, if you think about it, Columbia University isn’t any more politically diverse than southern Oklahoma, every just is more hip and therefore feels better about themselves.

    1. Seriously? says:

      @Seriously? “too busy studying” is not a good excuse for why knowing nothing about a piece of legislation that will extend coverage to 30 million more Americans.

      1. shrinking violet says:

        @shrinking violet Well, too bad, seriously?, your fellow students seem to think so. Even on this site, they are too busy remarking that the girl in the thumbnail is cute and don’t really care about any of this obamacare stuff. In response, I shall plan to build some nice houses in other countries and leave when America implodes because people who don’t know what obamacare is and think that hot girls are more important than state issues are running America. I don’t give a fuck because there are no fucks left within me to give.

  • CC '16 says:

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    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Repost this if ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ you are a beautiful strong black woman ~ ~ ~
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ who don’t need Obama ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
    ╚══════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ══════════════╝

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous where did the red go?

  • Alumnus says:

    @Alumnus ::facepalm::

    What the hell is this? If I ever teach any of you kids, you are going to fail.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous if there’s anything the CORE teaches us, its how to bullshit on topics we know nothing about. cmon guys, we can do better…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous So sad. The saddest part is that they probably voted for him.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Reconciling the individual mandate with the Constitution? Helping for-profit insurers put up barriers towards a modern single-payer system? Listen; these are complicated things that only third party nerds want to understand. Obama is a hip black guy who talks about hope and change, so stop being some sort of democracy idealist and just trust him already.

  • Barnard '13 says:

    @Barnard '13 Mitt Romney. Yes, I voted for him.

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