The Obama administration is in many respects a more sinister version of the Carter administration. Now, as then, we hear talk of a “new normal.” Pundits and news people who recognize that the economy is lousy, but can’t believe that liberal policies are the cause, conclude that we will just have to get used to slow growth, lower incomes, massive underemployment and a fast-rising cost of living. This “new normal” is not so terrible if you are middle-aged or elderly (unless you were laid off in your fifties), but it is something like a death sentence for the young.
As I recall, young people were Ronald Reagan’s best demographic. This was not because Reagan was a hipster steeped in popular culture, but rather because young voters refused to accept the Left’s dictum that America was washed up and that the days of opportunity were over. They voted for opportunity and for the continuation of the American dream.
The same thing ought to happen now, and in 2016. Young people are crazy if they base their votes on gay marriage and the preferences of gazillionaire musicians and actors. If they want a future, they will have to rebel against the new normal that liberals have in store for them. They need to fight–among other places, at the ballot box.
This is the appeal that Republicans need to make to millenials, and some creative types have created images that make the point vividly. Brad Thor tweeted a number of them; I am not sure where they originated, but maybe a reader can add that information in the comments. Here are a couple. There are more where these came from, at the link:
OK, one more:
I think these people are on to something. Republican candidates should take note.