A millennial, Katie Kieffer, wrote the book, “Let Me Be Clear,” partly subtitled “Barack Obama’s War On Millennials” to explain how he seduced, used and betrayed a generation of Americans. They fell for his messianic prophecies of better lives under his government’s exalted ministrations to direct both public and private sectors. So they voted overwhelmingly for him in 2008 and even 2012.
To quote Dr. Phil, “How’s that working for you?” Too many millennials can’t find jobs that are commensurate with their skills, so they’re underemployed, working part-time jobs or unemployed. Consequently, many are living with their parents because they can’t afford renting, much less buying, a place of their own. Too many are postponing marriage or having children. This is a direct consequence of Obama’s policies of over-taxation and over-regulation that have stifled real business growth and therefore real job growth.
If they still believe Obama’s policies will eventually work under a Hillary presidency, then they must be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome: They are still captivated by his vision of “hope and change.” But if they recognize their lives and the country aren’t headed in the right direction, they’ll vote for real change: Trump.