Frank Luntz Panic:  The Youngs Are So Gosh Darn Liberal!
February 27, 2016

Oh noes. The young people, they are way more liberal than Frank Luntz and company think they should be. Voice of America, emphasis added:

While leading presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump frequently talks about making America great again, 61 percent of the young people in the survey believe the nation’s best days are still ahead. Just 39 percent felt our “best days are behind us”.

[W]hen presented with 16 pressing issues facing the country, the younger Americans said they were most worried about the widening gap between the rich and the poor. The high cost of a college education was the second most pressing issue.

All of this is a cause for alarm, according to Luntz, who writes, “The hostility of young Americans to the underpinnings of the American economy and the American government ought to frighten every business and political leader.”

Really Frank? Maybe you should have sounded the alarm when conservatives consistently demeaned, insulted, and legislatively repressed gays, blacks, women, and poor people. Maybe declaring the future is so unimportant that we can ban the Environmental Protection Agency makes young people go hmm. Maybe, just maybe, when the average student loan debt crosses the $30,000 mark, people of college age decide that the Republican House, which chose tax cuts for corporations over increases to Pell Grants, is really truly not on their side.

Maybe the problem isn't with young people, Frank Luntz. Maybe they are forming their political foundation at a time when being liberal is the most self-interested stand they can take. That should scare the crap out of conservatives. Reap what you sow.

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