All week long I have been hearing or reading about the College Republican Committee Report and the "misconceptions" about the Republican party. I like that they used the word "misconceptions" because "conception" is always lurking somewhere in a conversation about Republicans.
"[The] Republican Party has won the youth vote before and can absolutely
win it again,” the report says, pointing to presidents Ronald Reagan and
George W. Bush who were competitive with that demographic."
Lets see, Reagan ran for president over 30 years ago and Bush over 10 years ago, making their demographic pretty damn old and hopefiully dying out.
When you have people like this running your party
it's surprising to me that anyone votes for these assholes. Seriously, I think I vote for Democrats out of spite because it's pretty obvious they don't give a shit about us either.
I can't imagine why young people, or anyone really, would think that the Republican Party is hostile to women, immigrants, birth control, abortion, just name it, they're hostile and they have created a pretty hostile environment for themselves.
When the focus group of young adults was asked what was important to them they answered:
• "everyone in America should have access to health coverage"
• "reducing big government" does not make sense as a policy goal
• there is a difference between "fixing" and "reducing" the national debt
• gays should be allowed to get married
• "we are spending way too much time fighting other countries' wars"
"taxes should go up on the wealthy"