Whether it is E.J. Dionne, Eugene Robinson or other syndicated columnists, you can pretty much count on a liberal Democrat advising the Republicans on what they should do if they ever want to win another election. Or to win over a single young voter.
Before tackling some of their more obvious absurdities, let me ask a simple question: Are we really supposed to believe that the liberal press – out of the goodness of its collective heart – has the best interests of the Republican Party at heart? And that by following their unsolicited advice, we are guaranteed to be victorious at the ballot box?
If so, I have a bridge in Brooklyn with your name on it. Or perhaps more appropriately, some swamp land in Florida.
Admittedly, many of the aforementioned columns boasting about President Obama’s support among young voters were written before his approval ratings began to tank a few months ago with the disastrous rollout of Obamacare. Sure, Obama won 61% of the youth vote in 2012. But polls now show that a majority of those same students want to see Mr. Obama removed from office.
You heard that right. The Millenials want to see President Obama impeached.
Why the sudden turnaround? I’ll give you four quick reasons.
First, President Obama lied about Obamacare and young people don’t like that. When he said over and over again that people could keep their current health care plans and their current doctors, Obama knew at some point that that wasn’t going to be the case. But he kept saying it anyway.
No matter how the spin doctors in the Obama administration try to parse words, the truth remains – as do the videotapes. President Obama lied and healthcare plans died.
Young people are also fed up with the ineptness of the healthcare rollout. Remember, this is a generation that has grown up with technology, from Ipads to Iphones. They simply cannot believe that Kathleen Sebelius, HHS and the rest of the Keystone Kops responsible for glitch after glitch are this incompetent.
So much for big government being the answer to all of life’s problems.
Third, Millenials are just now waking up to the fact that in order for Obamacare to work, tens of millions of them have to enroll and pay exorbitant premiums with incredibly high deductibles. In other words, they are being asked to subsidize middle-aged and elderly Americans at the same time that they are trying to juggle their student loan debt as well as their “share” of the national debt.
That’s not fair – and they know who is to blame.
Finally, speaking of student loan debt, President Obama promised this generation of college students that he would lower their debt load. Well, that turned out to be just another election year promise that has since been broken.
All Mr. Obama has done is make students loans more accessible, which means that student loan debt has spiked to all-time highs.
Thanks again, Mr. President.
So the next time some liberal columnist tries to tell the Republicans how to win an election by winning over the Millenials, don’t believe them. Let them remove the log from their own eye before telling us how to remove the speck from ours.