FEELING THEIR PAINFrom what some of them are saying, the skies are less
than blue for Young Republicans. I've read a few pieces over the last week that hint some of the junior members of the GOP are doing what their moderate seniors have been unable to do, put some distance between them and the far right tea party mind set that has taken over the steering wheel of the Republican party.
Many of the young politicians have different views on social issues and believe the party elders have acquiesced or become strident. In an article written by Susan Saluny of the New York Times a young GOP member is quoted as saying "when it comes to what you do in your bedroom, or where you go to church or where you put your tattoo, we just couldn't care less."
I have long time friends in both major parties as well as long time relationships with political operatives on both sides. Democrats are delighted that fewer young Americans want to associate with the Republican party. A Republican friend says it is no wonder when the current crop of house and senate republicans have become so ideologically "narrow" (his word).
Women's health and rights has become a huge dividing line for young women. Young Americans, according to polls, are more accepting of gay rights and same sex marriage. Any organization that seems to balk at, contend or challenge on those issues stands to loose millennials as well.
It's a bit like the old Kermit song..."It hard to be green"
or a young republican. As a long time political junkie it is
weird to see sitting republicans bad mouth policies that were once put forward by "radicals" like Bob Dole, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, and even the old Gipper.
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