The antics of the Montana legislature may be attracting the attention of the national press, but it appears to be driving young voters out of the party.
A new blog post from a former GOP activist, describes well some of the reasons why she and other young people may be leaving the GOP.
A disturbing number of the GOP still believes being gay should be a CRIME and repealing our medical cannabis bill is the only solution to save our children’s futures. Here’s a newsflash. We may be young, but that doesn’t mean we are stupid.
The writer brings up an excellent point. It isn’t hard to see, especially this legislative session, that Republicans are positioning themselves as the anti-science party with attempts to legislate the laws of nature and the science of global warming, outlaw stem cell research, and claim the earth is 4,000 years old.
Younger voters may disagree on some of these issues, but Republicans are against them all, all of which makes this GOP’s agenda too backward and uninformed to be a party with which young people can identify. Of course, the problem probably isn’t just with young voters at this point.