Stop Gaslighting Young Democrats
There is a large generational divide between those who have a positive view of the Obama-Biden administration and those who don’t. Those who were comfortable during those years like to wax poetically about Obama being the greatest presidents of our lifetimes. I like Obama and overall would give him a B but I don’t view him as this amazing success that many of my older colleagues do. He was called the Deporter in Chief and it was a well-deserved nickname. During the Obama administration, I saw my wages stagnate and the interest on my student loans increase. I saw a man who promised bold change but instead bent over backward to compromise with an evil that had no desire to compromise on anything. Those born after 1976 have seen the American dream die as we’ve seen our jobs outsourced, our cost of living increase, and delayed buying a home or starting a family due to student loan debt. I actually owe more than I borrowed.
There are many reasons why younger Democrats do not support Joe Biden. As I mentioned earlier, for many of us the years of the Obama administration are not fond memories. Going back to the status quo won’t solve the problems of the increasing costs of healthcare, college tuition, and the destruction of the environment. Most Biden supporters will be dead before the worst effects of climate change are upon us. Most of us under 45 will still be here. We’re tired of seeing our peers die in never-ending wars. We’re tired of seeing our peers come back from foreign wars with severe PTSD, a shell of their former selves, barely able to function. Just because they wanted money to go to college. A veteran friend once told me, “Jason, there are monsters walking the earth and we are those monsters.” This from the mouth of a man with an IQ of 160 who is so traumatized by his combat experience that he lives off disability. We’ve seen the Iowa Democrats lose 12 of the last 15 gubernatorial races. We’ve seen Iowa go from a blue to a red state in just 10 years. We saw Democratic governors spit in the face of labor. We’ve seen Democratic leaders cast votes that have helped severely underfund Iowa’s schools. We’ve seen former state representatives bully and gaslight young Democrats online. We’ve seen them tell us how much smarter, more accomplished, and how much better they are than us. I have the screenshots to prove it. Don’t spit on my back and tell me it’s raining.
We’ve sat on committees and listened to older Democrats mock the LGBTQ+ acronym and make blatantly racist, homophobic, sexist, and transphobic comments. Every time we offer legitimate criticism of Joe Biden some jerk gets in our faces and screeches, “blue no matter who!” They just want us to shut up because they don’t like hearing criticism of their savior. They want us to roll ever and allow ourselves to be trampled. They say, “The youth will save us”, but won’t admit that it’s their creation we need to be saved from.
So Joe Biden, on the very small chance you’ll read this if you want to help this country go home. Drop out and go enjoy your grandchildren. You’ve been on the wrong side of many issues and you’ve done enough damage. We’ve got it from here. Go home, Joe.