And Now Millennials Are Fleeing The Democratic Party

Authored by Tom Luongo,

Elections are governed by the middle-aged, political movements are sustained by youth. It’s no secret that older folks vote in higher proportions than younger. They simply have the most at stake in any election as changes in policy, usually taxes, affect them most.

But, the energy which sustains a political party comes from how well it can mobilize the youth.  And for two generations the youth in America sustained the Democrats through their appeals to emotion and ‘fairness’ through the lens of cultural Marxism and democratic socialism.

It doesn’t hurt that the institutions of education and media have been completely taken over by these ideologies to the point where we find ourselves today.  But, like all things that swing too far in one direction the counter trend begins to take hold.

So, color me not shocked when I see the results of a new poll that says Millennials are souring on the Democratic Party.  I knew they would and said so back in October of 2016 in an article called The Authenticity Gap.

But the big problem for Hillary is those [Bernie] millennials will not turn out for her.

This is a generation more aware of how screwed they are than mine was.  And while their political identity is in flux– reared on diet of Comedy Central snark as a coping mechanism for the lying — they have a near obsession with natural things – real fiber clothing, lumberjack fashion, farm-to-table food choices, etc.

They’ve turned their Masters of Social Justice into Ph.D’s in Cocktails, Cappuccinos and Craft Beers… and bless their hearts.  I can finally get a good whiskey sour when I visit my friends in South Florida.

At least now some of them are entrepreneurs.

Their cultural identity is one big cry for authenticity in a sea of smarm.Hillary’s authenticity gap is simply too big for many millennials to square with that value system.

Eighteen months later after Hillary’s historic rebuke it’s morphing into a general disdain for the reaction to it.  Millennial voters are moving away from Democrats in numbers that can only be termed horrific.

From the story at Reuters:

The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy.

Although nearly two of three young voters polled said they do not like Republican President Donald Trump, their distaste for him does not necessarily extend to all Republicans or translate directly into votes for Democratic congressional candidates.

The Democrats need the Millennials.  They are moving out of the youth vote and into the Middle Aged voting block.  The Homeland generation (as termed by Strauss and Howe of Fourthturning.com) or Generation Z will only further this trend as the Artist generational archetype.

The Millennials are the generation that will build the next version of society.  Their rejection of the Democrats while not embracing Trump or necessarily the Republicans points towards a different political identity which the Democrats have not figured out or have shown any willingness to counter.

Now with Kanye West trying to blow apart the co-dependent relationship between black voters and the DNC oligarchy, this country is ripe for a complete realignment of the political power structure.

This is not to say that the Libertarians or Greens will somehow swoop in to collect these disaffected Millennials.  No.  I think both parties are terminally compromised by DNC and RNC operatives and money to see them capitalize on this transition state.

I remember full well just how strongly the youth vote was energized for Ron Paul’s runs for president in 2008 and 2012 were.  He, smartly, encouraged them and made the point over and over that his movement wasn’t about him it was about the ideas of liberty and a new way to look at our politics.

It wasn’t enough to win him the presidency, and more’s the pity, but it set the stage for what we saw in 2016 and what we’re continuing to see today.  Trump is the current beneficiary of the flux we find ourselves in.  The Millennials and minorities the Democrats have taken for granted and mis-used if not outright abused for the past generation will not turn out for mid-term elections.

The history of voting in this country is quite clear on this.

So, whatever Blue Wave the DNC thinks its coming it’s not happening in 2018 if the fund-raising numbers are any indication, which are, frankly, terrible.  And if it doesn’t happen in 2018 and the pillars of the Democratic Party — Clinton, Obama, etc. — go to jail for attempting to frame a sitting president then it won’t happen in 2020 and beyond.

The Democrats are facing the kind of terminal loss of confidence that destroys political parties and the ideologies which back them.  It couldn’t happen to a nicer group of oligarchs.

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pc_babe Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:35 Permalink

Smartest generation in years to bless and walk this great nation.

Their parents and grandparents have saddled them with debt and tried to mortgage their futures beyond imagination, worked to convince them that men are women and vice versa, that guns kill not people, that cops are bad, that their Country is racist, that Marxism and Socialism lift up individuals and that their Liberty is man-made, not God given.

That these future gems of society manage to see through this claptrap -- it renews me. It should fill us all with hope.

directaction IridiumRebel Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:41 Permalink

Imagine how overwhelming the Republican edge would be if Trump and fellow Republicans balanced the budget and stopped waging and threatening wars. 

If Democrats were known as the only wasteful spendthrift and bloodthirsty war party young voters would flock to the Republicans 

 

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Itdoesntmatter directaction Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:11 Permalink

so now it's Trumptards pushing hope and change....?  Didn't you dumb fucks just applaud the dumbest prez in history giving a trillion dollar tax cut to the rich, and overspending by a trillion dollars a year?....didn't you dumb trumptards just stand up and cheer that Trump bombed syria?

Fuck you fuckers are stupid, lying, sheeple...Imagine Republicans with control of the WH, Congress, and the Senate and they STILL don't cut spending or stop intervening in other nations affairs.....fuck....

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Is-Be AGuy Mon, 04/30/2018 - 23:42 Permalink

Well i for one who is not a citizen of the USA felt a huge sense of relief when Trump won.

We weren't going to go to war with Russia and China.

I therefore wear the title "Trumptard" with pride. Anyone who voted for Hillary voted for annihilation. What sort of "Tard" does that make them?

That Trump is unpredictable is a plus, not a minus. Do you want the opposite? Do you want a president that runs on an algorithm?

That can easily be arranged.

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keep the basta… Is-Be Tue, 05/01/2018 - 05:35 Permalink

sure me too. But I was completely fooled in every way. America is in worse shape every day whatever is written in the media.

Its role in the UN is worse, the 21 Russian diplomats killed, the plane crashes... syria. When the promise was to help the US and the only way that truly happens is by less warfare.  Every empire has fallen by excessive army and military action out of the country and  problems with dilution of currency, so country goes broke. so I have read. Now majority of americans  are applauding Nikki Haley,  the country can't help itself.

This matters to me because  how the US moves affects people everywhere.

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shamus001 Itdoesntmatter Mon, 04/30/2018 - 23:52 Permalink

Man, you sound angry... like a desperate democrat with an AR lookin to make his mark in this world??

Look lamster... The CIA war machine runs things.  Democrat, Republican, if you don't go along with it, they will burden you down with legal attacks and make a president a lame duck.  The overspending is military, as are the ongoing lame @ss attacks going on over there.  No one can stop it, not you, not me, until the CIA gets attacked by a foreign entity and is completely destroyed.... THEN we will have peace.

Because 90+ % of the people in every land just want to work, play with their kids, enjoy life and die.  Few actually want to go invade some $hithole country on the other side of the world.

So take a sedative and chillax man.  Stop getting all worked up and calling people names, because the people have nothing to do with it. For the record, your schill-warhawk Hillary would have launched WWIII on day one!

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KingTut Itdoesntmatter Tue, 05/01/2018 - 05:37 Permalink

you need to catch up.
There is only political part in this country. It comes in two 'flavors' pink and blue, but it's really just food coloring, not a different flavor. I'm disappointed Trump bombed Syria. It is increasingly obvious that there was no CW attack. But he came in the most hated president in history, and is still alive. He's ripped the head off the FBI, which was totally corrupt, gotten N & S Korea together, and pushed a tax bill through congress earning the grudging respect of republicans.
The last guy that tired to drain the swamp was JFK.

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RedBaron616 directaction Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:18 Permalink

Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!  The GOP balance the budget! Now there's a great joke! And the wars will continue! IF IF IF IF, but it ISN'T.

Naturally, you are just living in fantasyland.

The GOP isn't much of an alternative. Building up the military for what? Waging more wars? We don't need to protect the world from itself. I could care less if Iran and Saudi Arabia want to pound each other's brains in. It would be entertaining from here.

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Lorca's Novena directaction Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:44 Permalink

11 years ago I was an avid Ron Paul supporter, attended rallys, etc... I had to defend myself on more than one occasion physically from foaming mouth democraps AND republicunts...  The republican party screwed RP in the primaries, the media hid his popularity, the internet skewed poll results... He was sidelined and eventually pushed to the back of the bus. I would think these kids today would have somehow voted him in office if it was still 2007, while exposing the scam of the liberal media.

 

The 2 party system is dead, but was it ever a 2 party system? nope

 

 

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r0mulus Lorca's Novena Tue, 05/01/2018 - 01:12 Permalink

Glad to see this posted- it's bizarre to see so many on here interpreting this story as a "movement to the 'right'" by millenials. What we are undergoing is the dissolution of the two-party system in the face of the new free-information paradigm offered by the internet. I am not a Trump fan but I was glad to see him lay waste to the GOP old guard during the 2016 election. Can't wait to see the rotting edifices of the Dems/GOP crumble further in the coming years.

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adr IridiumRebel Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:25 Permalink

The millennials are Generation Participation Trophy.

They are the children of the youngest of the baby boomers.

The next generation comes from the children of the kids who were born to the older boomers. These kids are the anti-participation trophy kids. Our baseball teams have scores and outs. We demand grades for kids instead of S and S+.

My nephews and my son have consequences for actions, not puppy petting rooms.

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OBRon Promethus Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:55 Permalink

My sons, 33 and 26 - both millennials - would agree that their generation is generally a waste. But I take heart that both of my boys have bucked the trend. No participation trophies for them. Neither went to college, and both understand, accept, and demonstrate the values of hard work and perseverance.

My oldest is a fantastic father and one of the elite salespeople in the country for one of the top insurance companies in the U.S. My youngest - the creative one - had an improbable and successful Hollywood career, then, after teaching himself the guitar, followed that up with forming a successful alternative band where he wrote virtually all of their songs, then followed that up by working for the past 3 1/2 years as a broker for a shipping and logistics firm while completing his first novel. And he is working on his second.

They both love and cherish their family, respect others, and remain humble. And while both of them have had their moments of immaturity and bad choices, each one learned from their mistakes and have become responsible, tax-paying adults WITH NO DEBT!

So while many millennials are not much more than the snowflakes their parents created, I am proud to say my two sons stand on their own two feet, live on their own, and respect what opportunities they have received and continue to earn.

All is not lost among the millennials, my friends.

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RedBaron616 Yogizuna Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:20 Permalink

D's and R's are the same gang. There ARE NO Conservatives in the GOP. Show me ONE that votes against Big Goverment/Big Military. Find me ONE.

Don't give me this RINO nonsense. It is the WHOLE party. Where was the GOP when the Supreme Court made up same sex marriage out of a Constitution where it clearly wasn't there? Did even ONE GOP Senator or Congressman stand up and say NONSENSE? No, the cowards did not. Screw the GOP.

Go Constitution Party!!!

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chubbar pc_babe Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:47 Permalink

As this story unfolds, the whole democratic party will be lucky not to be in jail.

Not sure anyone is following Q here but the recent revelations are chilling. It's now believed that the Uranium One operation by the Clintons was intended to get Uranium (with it's associated US identified isotopes) into the hands of the Russians AND some was siphoned off by the Deep State operating out of Syria. It's now alleged that these Deep state operatives were running a nuclear weapons facility and if Hillary were elected, she would have OK'd a "Sum of All Fears" type operation to blow a nuclear bomb here in the US in order to frame the Russians and kick off a Nuclear war.

Now we are seeing Israel accusing Iran of running a nuclear arms facility, which will get bombed, much like NK's facility just happened to fall in on itself.

This is what this is shaping up to look like was happening with the Deep state plan. This gives us a reasonable excuse for why Trump would bomb Syria over an obvious false flag chemical attack that didn't happen. The targets were selected to damage deep state operations or were meaningless in order to throw off the deep state and disarm the march to war over the fake attacks.

This could all be bullshit but keep your eyes open for additional facts that prove this narrative.

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Itdoesntmatter chubbar Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:14 Permalink

you are a fucking idiot....what the fuck is wrong with you people?  First, you pretzel yourself to defend a moron. Second, your position is to jail your opponents...you have millions of vets who died and were injured in wars to PREVENT that type government....fuck you people are fucking stupid...So, if dems ever win another WH, should they move to your tactics and jail you stupid fucks?  do you people even think.....?

 

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