That is largely the conclusion that Mike Riggs makes at Reason using new Pew Internet Center data, and I can’t say that I blame him. Here’s why.
I totally understand young voters being swept away by a charismatic candidate. I remember the excitement of Bill Clinton being swept into office during my college years on his own hopey, changey platform. I get why Millennials voted for Obama in 2008.
But after three years of an objectively failed Presidency, where out debt has skyrocketed, government has intruded deeply into the private sector and our personal freedoms, and real unemployment stands at 15% , 41% of Millennials are still satisfied with Obama.
That means they have been convinced that Obama’s “freedom lite” march to Marxism is an acceptable alternative to liberty, and that, dear friends, is scary as Hell.
Many young people simply aren’t able–or willing–to see the reality that slams into them on the unemployment line and at the gas pump. Their shared denial of what occurring around them is stunning, and perhaps an indication that the MSM and Hollywood are depressingly effective in pushing the radical progressive agenda.
60% of Millennials blame Republicans for the disastrous state of the nation, even though the Senate and Presidency are held by Democrats, and they held the House through the 2010 mid-terms.
At the same time, we’re told that the nation as a whole is becoming more conservative. I’m having a hard time making sense out of their illogical choices. Is it really that easy to convince the younger generation to give up on their independence?