A new poll out today shows that Obama’s indifference and incompetence has shattered the dreams and expectations of many millennials who have lost much trust in him and the federal government. Although when you promise to heal the planet and cause the oceans to recede, and then wind up having trouble getting a new trade agreement with Japan almost 6 years later, it’s easy to see how one can be left a little disappointed.
Just think of what the next President will “inherit” from Obama – $18+ trillion in debt; anemic economic growth; delayed ACA regulations; a current regulatory environment that is strangling the economy; persistently high unemployment; an emboldened Russia and Iran; a mess in Syria and Egypt; a distrustful Israel; and a divided country like never before.
However, great opportunity usually can be found in difficult times, and now is the time for conservatives to speak to this generation and others who are now much more receptive to a conservative message, and let them know unequivocally that (in the famous words of Ronald Reagan), “government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem”. In fact, this entire current social and economic situation we find ourselves in is very reminiscent of 1979 and the end of Jimmy Carter’s disastrous administration. The only question is – what is the misery index number?