One Frustrated Millennial Explains "How I Went From Voting For Obama In '08 To Trump In '16"

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Authored by Brian, 27, Freehold, NJ; via,

I truly believe this election is not about Republicans versus Democrats. This is an election for change, for someone who wants to reduce taxes and the power of government, versus someone who wants to strengthen its strangle hold of debt on the American people.

A true career Washington insider versus the ultimate unscripted, unpolished outsider. Someone who has enriched themselves with a career in business versus a politician who is now worth over 250 million and runs a foundation who took foreign donations from countries that violate human rights for favors while acting as Secretary of state.

I am not a journalist.

I am an ordinary US citizen concerned with the direction of our country. I come from a hard-working middle class family, people who believe the American dream is possible.

I was born in Staten Island, NY, but grew up in a small town with my father and sister in New Jersey. Being a single parent, my father struggled but always put his children first.

They say it takes a village to raise a child and it did. In addition to my father, family and friends played a huge role in instilling the values I hold true today. Hard work, honesty and always looking out for others have molded me into the man I am today.

In 2008 I was a sophomore at Towson University. I had no health insurance because my father had lost his job.

I was swept away by Obama’s promises of health insurance, breaks for college students, and capitalizing on the mishaps leading to the Iraq war. His ability to speak and bring about such enthusiasm lead to me casting my absentee ballot for him.

I can remember arguing with my family about voting for him. “Who is going to pay for all of this they would ask?” Obama stated that leaving $9 trillion in debt to our children and grandchildren is unpatriotic and I agreed with him.

Eight years and $9 trillion-plus in debt later, I realize that I was fooled by yet another politician looking for my vote. Now I am married and have a 6-month-old at home and although my values of honesty hard work and integrity have not changed, my political views are very different.

I have seen out of touch Washington elitists and special interests send this country on a path to debt and ruins. I work at a job in sales where I work hard every day to earn my keep.

I have seen the lies that have been told to our citizens and feel like the Washington elitists are so far out of touch with the American people. This is the reason that on November 8, 2016, I will cast my vote for the republican nominee Donald J. Trump.

The state of our economy is in absolute shambles. As a recent college graduate who graduated with student loans the economy is a huge driver of my vote. Cost of living is at all-time highs while wages have barely grown over the past 20 years.

Many people quote the unemployment rate as a pillar that Obama’s economy has worked. I invite all of those people to look into what the number entails. Many jobs added are hardworking Americans who now have to work two and three jobs to support a family because their higher paying job has been shipped overseas or lost as a whole.

In that number anyone who has “stopped looking for work” is excluded as unemployed. Our labor participation rate is at 62.9%. If labor participation rate was the same as when Obama entered office our unemployment rate would be a staggering 10 percent.

Our monthly change in manufacturing has been down the past three months (-15k last month). Manufacturing hasn’t produced more than 40k in jobs in one single month over the past five years.

We cannot continue to survive as a service economy. Our GDP is growing at a stagnant 1.2%. We have to bring back manufacturing and level the playing field on trade.

Trump will do that. Trump’s tax plan on lowering taxes on all Americans is one that should stand in the forefront for any voter.

Hillary Clinton has attacked Trump hard on reducing taxes on the rich, stating that’s all his tax plan does. She is correct that he will lower taxes on the wealthy, but he is passing on a tax cut for all Americans.

Most significantly, middle and lower income earners. Those who make under $50k as a married couple or under $25k as a single filer will pay ZERO in federal taxes. If lower income individuals want a jumpstart to their wallets, this should be a no brainer.

Trump's tax plan as a whole will put the power and money back into the hands of US citizens. He wants to enact child/eldercare policies that would provide tax breaks to families who are trying to raise a child but struggle to because of the state of our economy.

Regulations have killed our energy sector and main street. He wants to reduce regulations on energy companies so America can become energy independent. I believe small business is the heart of the American economy and their footprint has been reduced significantly.

Red tape and regulations make starting a business virtually impossible because most Americans can’t be out of work for the time it takes to comply with all of these rules.

If policy isn’t enough for you and you are more of a character voter, I believe Trump is your clear choice.

Hillary Clinton ignored 600-plus emails from Ambassador Chris Stevens requesting more security in Benghazi. Than after the attack blamed it on a YouTube video in an attempt to cover up a terrorist attack on Americans around the 2012 election.

Her illegal use of private server jeopardized the security of our nation. After receiving a congressional subpoena her and her cronies deleted 33,000 E-mails to cover up their missteps and corruption. We have now found out a high-ranking member of the FBI Andrew McCabe investigating the Clinton E-mail scandal was persuaded by a large donation of $675k-plus to his wife from a super PAC ran by Terry McAuliffe (a close friend of Clinton).

Andrew McCabe was later promoted to Deputy Director.

An article by Politico also stated that more than half of meetings Clinton had while acting as secretary of state were given to those donating to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary Clinton is a candidate surrounded by corruption at the highest levels and personal enrichment at the expense of US policy. Her insult-driven campaign against Donald Trump is proof that her policies do not resonate with the American people.

Her only way is to discredit Trump by using the mainstream media to have his flaws overshadow his policy. In many cases, Trump has played right into her hands, extending scandals and insults for weeks by using rallies to defend himself instead of speaking about this issues that matter.

Such as his “Drain the swap” message of congressional term limits and installing laws that will keep big money and big business where they should be: Out of Government.

Donald Trump is not the perfect candidate by any means. His “locker room” comments behind closed doors about women are offensive and have turned many completely away.

I understand that after that Friday when the video came out many people completely shut the door on voting for him for which I can partially understand.

In my belief the video pales in comparison to the actions of Bill and Hillary Clinton while in the Whitehouse.

I truly believe Donald Trump loves our country and wants to clean out corruption and reset the path that we are on. He will stand for what the government should be involved in. Keeping us safe and ensuring we have the opportunity to prosper.

I have not outlined all of each candidate’s policies, so in the Words of Hillary Clinton, “check out the websites.”

I encourage all Americans to look into policy and not just focus on the “Kardashian-esque” scandal-driven campaign that the mainstream media has pushed. Regardless of candidate get out and vote so your voice may be heard.

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zanza's picture

Nice try ZeroHedge, quit supporting corrupt Trump you are losing tons of credibility.

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) zanza Nov 7, 2016 4:00 PM

Wow....Hillary shills are out in full force today.  Get ready to start crying.  TRUMP landslide Fucker....can you handle it?  Get off that library computer.  

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Takeaction2 Nov 7, 2016 4:03 PM

I hope there are milions and millions of people like Brian.


nope-1004's picture

I wonder if the numbers even matter?  Hillary is a career criminal and stealing this election is her only option for victory.

Think she won't steal it at this point?  She takes everything from White House furniture to SoS art.  Kleptomania is her middle name.

Nov 8 is only 1 day in the life a career criminal.  I doubt she'll have an awakening and change for that one day.

Miss Expectations's picture

I find comfort in the possibility that she only pre-rigged selected red states, a catastrophic unforeseen blunder as the blue states turn against her.  Like the last minute hoisting of a pirate flag.

Countrybunkererd's picture

I have a pirate flag flying all the time. But that is principle.  Pirates were more republic and democratic than any other "entity" in the last 1000 years... but you speak very different methodology.  America was born and raised on piracy and tax dodging...but i digress.


froze25's picture

You can't grow an economy by simply pushing paper. Only real tangible objects that have value build wealth. Iron, from the Ground, to the smelting plant, to the manufacturing plant, to the retail store / dealer, to the consumer. You can't just have the last part and expect to grow.

Froman's picture

No doubt Zanza is one of Hitlery's paid trolls.  She is spending what a billion on her troll army to shoot down anything or anyone that posts anything negative about her on-line?  Hopefully you got your cash up front Zanza.  What an ass hat.

NoDebt's picture

"The previous guy I voted for lied to me.  I'm sure this one is telling the truth, though."

- Brian (not a journalist)


Anybody wanna take a guess who 'ol Bri-man voted for in 2012?

Miss Expectations's picture

Where I live, I was lied to by 2 US Senators, 1 US Congressman, 1 State Senator, 3 County Commissioners, 5 Board of Ed members and probably the dog catcher.  With a little work, I could probably re-tool that 12 Days of Christmas tune.

Jim in MN's picture

On the first day of business, the Deep State gave to me:



something like that

cheech_wizard's picture

Give him some credit, he's in sales. What better place to learn to recognize a lie when you tell them yourself.

Standard Disclaimer: Yes, I actually asked this of a woman in sales in Silicon Valley...Did you ever sleep with a client to make a sale? Sort of put her on the spot, but her answer was "yes"... I guess I've just got a face people can't lie to.


Dindu Nuffins's picture

Missed your chance. She wanted your Gary Johnson.

Mango327's picture

The Trump train is now an Avalanche... Only thing left to see is if we outnumber the dead voters and voting machine gimmicks... Time will tell.

If Hillary Voters Were Honest...

Al Gophilia's picture

I have a sickening feeling that old friends such as ZH, SGT, GATA, USA Watchdog, The Automatic Earth, Silver Doctors, Turd Furguson, Info Wars et al, are all just confirmation bias. I hope it ain't so. It's stacked against their logic.

sun tzu's picture

Vote machine fraud is like Bernanke Bucks. The fraud is to infinity. All they need to do is flip 1 million votes in a few battleground states and Hitlary gets in to purge any honest FBI, NSA, and DOJ employees and game over. 

Jim in MN's picture

Hillary Clinton’s planned celebratory Election Night fireworks display over the Hudson River that The Post exclusively reported on has been canceled, it was revealed Monday.

“They do have a permit for fireworks, but at this point we believe the fireworks is canceled,” NYPD chief of intelligence Tommy Galati said at a city press conference on Election Day security with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill.

When asked by a reporter why the fireworks were canceled, Galati responded, “I cannot tell you that.”

Clinton was planning aerial detonations for her potential victory that would last for two minutes starting as early at 9:30 p.m. — a half-hour after the polls close in New York.

Countrybunkererd's picture

since some think i am French, please excuse my french for this one... I am sorry...

FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Expectations's picture

Those Italian fireworks guys were aiming at the UN?

Joyo Bliss's picture

Maybe she's scared there'll be a dud

Jim in MN's picture

I presumed that she'd be arrested if the NYPD knew her specific location.

OccamsCrazor's picture

I dont think it means anything other than she is just a lying cheap whore.  Maybe NY didn't pay enough to her to hold the fireworks.  

Abbie Normal's picture

About as ironic as the "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

BabaLooey's picture's probably another "Comey"....cancelled (to show "desperation")...


BACK ON....(after the stuffers have done their fuckery)

I don't believe any of it. 


land_of_the_few's picture

Normally she just does aerial detonations on brown people who won't cooperate ;)

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Thanks you retarded Mellinial for giving us 8 years of Obama, you can never be forgiven. 

Countrybunkererd's picture

They should at some point be forgiven.  But not yet.  When they get to suck it up and pay the tax rates that the rest of the producers pay THEN AND ONLY THEN can they be forgiven... and if they stop their pussified mantras.  And when they blame their parents and grandparents for the lies fed them.

crossroaddemon's picture

Like McCain or Romney would have done anything differently. They all work for the deep state.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Yes I know, but I would have rather been destroyed by McStain than B Hussien Obama. 

Champie's picture

Exactly, it would have been much easier and more productive being critical of McCain or Romney than being called a racist every time I disagreed with the Obama administration.

sun tzu's picture

When Shitlery gets in, you'll be called a rapist every time you criticize her criminal bahvior.

xrxs's picture

Correct the Record is everywhere.  It's pretty astonishing.

The Navigator's picture

Flush the toilet, TRUMP 2016

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) zanza Nov 7, 2016 5:04 PM

nice try zanza (for being an activist douche)




They might as well rename that 'Saul Alinsky' INSTITUTION to 'Dindu Nuffin State University'


The only thing inbetween Towson State & Inner City Baltimore is a Baltimore County Correction Center, a shopping mall, and a few KFC's & POPEYE's


Rumor has it that one of the university courses is how to 'shoplift' the Bebe store in the mall & avoid ending up in jail. (something about aluminum foil lined bags & that).

GoldHermit's picture

Yeah fuck off - do not pass go - do not collect $200. I'm sure you want $200 of food stamps from Hilly though!!!!

Countrybunkererd's picture

but since you supported socialism, you only get 20 bucks.  SO F($K OFF!  The "state" decides what to do with you money, not you.

DEATH TO THE POLITICAL CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


roadhazard's picture

You must be new here.

Berspankme's picture

A hilary supporter calling Trump corrupt. How rich

zanza's picture

you must be stupid if you think not supporting Trump means you are a Hillary supporter.

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----_- (not verified) zanza Nov 8, 2016 1:34 AM

fail faggot


if you dont support and vote trump hillary will win.


Nightjar's picture

zanza , sounds like a name of the people on the other side ofthe wall

joego1's picture

Let me guess, If I donate to the "I'm with her" campain you will loan me some of Hillbilly's "credibility reserve notes" (with interest of course).

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Zanza deserves to be grabbed by the Pussy ( i.e. Xis avatar ).

junction's picture

Brian, you and your memories of Staten Island are boring in the extreme.  Be happy that as a resident of that now god-forsaken and overbuilt borough you get a hefty EZ pass discount when you cross into SI on the Verazzano Bridge. 

jmack's picture

Foval?  Is that you?

slaughterer's picture

Trump = the giganticest "Fuck You" to everybody you fucking hate!  

HalEPeno's picture

I'm curious.  Were you serious or just trying to set the down vote record?  What is the down vote record?

MilwaukeeMark's picture

Zanza. Check your vote count. Maybe you need to call the DNC to get some dead people to up vote you.