President Obama has renamed the generation under 40 years of age
Rather than “millennials,” that generation has now been rebranded as "generation 44." The number 44 stands for 44th president. In other words, Obama has named the generation after himself.
Here's an excerpt from the official Gen44 web site.
As President Obama told us in 2008 and continues to remind us now, the work did not end on Election Day. We made commitments to each other about what we hope tomorrow looks like and what we believe our country can be and they are commitments we must fight for every day. From our commitment to these ideals, we created Generation Forty Four or Gen44 for short—a council to cultivate and empower a rising generation of leaders in the Democratic Party. Gen44 will work with this groundbreaking group, all under the age of 40, to serve as a platform for political mobilization and to ensure that President Obama and Democrats have the resources and infrastructure needed to implement the change we believe in.As part of this bold new initiative, the obama campaign has created the twitter tag #gen44. Like so much of what this gang-that-can’t-shoot-straight touches, it immediately became a total fiasco.
We aren’t sure why, but for some reason President Obama and the Democrats keep creating and promoting hashtags despite the fact that conservatives inevitably take over the hashtags in order to mock them. This time the hashtag is #Gen44, and was meant to be a place where young Obama supporters expressed their admiration for him. Instead, conservatives are dominating the hashtag with tweets that criticize the President and some of his most naive supporters.Some of the better ones:
I'm not #gen44, I work for a living.The mocking of Gen44 doesn't stop there.
Whining beats working. #Gen44
#gen44 We don't stand for anything so we'll fall for everything!
#Gen44 Being told what to do is much easier than thinking for yourself.
#Gen44 because I'm too lazy to succeed on my own talents. Now hand over my free stuff!
#gen44: Because this time I want Obama to win all 57 States
#Gen44 Because I believe the largest economy the world has ever known can be run on solar panels, windmills and algae.
#Gen44 A Chevy Volt in every garage.
The only thing that comes close to rivaling obama's ego is the national debt.
I'll agree that he deserves the lion's share of the credit for that.