In the year of Obamacare, NSA spying revelations, DOJ investigation of journalists, politicized IRS treatment of nonprofits, ad nauseum, it’s not too surprising that young Americans have lost that shiny, happy feeling about the guy in the White House and his playmates.
Likewise, Silicon Valley techies concerned about civil liberties and an open society are very clearly shocked to discover that the politicians who whispered sweet nothings in their ears meant…nothing.
“There’s a strong libertarian streak that dampens support for the Obama administration… Entrepreneurs don’t like the government telling them what they can or can’t do with their bodies or their wallets,” Craig Montuori, a politically active Caltech aerospace engineer, told The Week. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re not seeing it in the party that controls the White House and the Senate—now or ten years ago, for that matter.
And it’s not just local. The Democrats, overall, have lost their edge in congressional polling.