Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Youths Embracing Socialism Is a Major GOP Failure

By Rich Logis

At this moment in time, projected demographics in the U.S. over the next two to three decades do not bode well for the Republican Party and, more specifically, America First politics.   Our youth and Millennials are quite smart, actually, but they're the dumbest group of smart people in our history. Look at a recent Gallup poll, which states:
Americans aged 18 to 29 are as positive about socialism (51%) as they are about capitalism (45%). This represents a 12-point decline in young adults' positive views of capitalism in just the past two years and a marked shift since 2010, when 68% viewed it positively. Meanwhile, young people's views of socialism have fluctuated somewhat from year to year, but the 51% with a positive view today is the same as in 2010.
Pundits blame the usual suspects: schools and universities, public education, Hollywood, immigration, and social media. Sure, there are absolutely some uncomfortably truths in these answers. I don't think I have all the solutions, but my upcoming book, 10 Warning Signs Your Child is Becoming a Democrat, will serve, I hope, as a political playbook for parents.

That said, isn't the GOP culpable, to some extent, for the rise of socialism? .........To Read More...

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