Saturday, March 29, 2014

Young People Turning Dem? (Yawn...)

According to Catherine Thompson at TPM,

A Gallup poll released Friday found that over the last eight years the average gap in favor of the Democratic Party among young adults has been 18 percentage points. Last year 53 percent of young Americans identified with the Democratic Party or said they leaned Democratic while 35 percent aligned themselves with the Republican Party, Gallup said.

The poll cites the racial and ethnic diversity of today's young adults as a major reason youth are likely to prefer the Democratic Party.

A decade or two ago such news would have filled me with hope for America's future. Today? not so much. What, if anything, gives you hope? Today, as an American, nothing political gives me any hope. What can possibly overcome the corporate contributions to both parties, which, according to (Center for Responsive Politics), turned approximately equal, Dem=GOP, in 2008 and more to Democrats, Dem>GOP, in 2010?

And it isn't going to get any better, unless somehow the Citizens United decision is overturned by constitutional amendment, an event I do not foresee within my lifetime, if ever.

Have a nice day!

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