President Obama won 60% of the 'Youth' vote in 2008. These are voters generally considered 30 or younger. A significant portion of that voting block in 2008 consisted of young blacks, many of whom voted for the first (and only) time, probably based on skin color. That said, Barack Obama was running as an openly defined Liberal Progressive - what you and I call a Socialist, at best.
Millennials in that same 'Youth' voting block in 2016 have crushed Barack Obama's 2008 numbers. 71% have pulled the lever for Bernie Sanders so far during the Dem primary season - and California doesn't weigh-in until next week. There are two significant differences between Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama when you analyze the voting numbers.
First, Sanders does not identify as a Liberal Progressive. He proudly and boldly declares himself a Socialist. Second, while Sanders is not bringing young black voters to the polls, he is drawing record-breaking numbers of young white voters.
These people are not voting for Bernie Sanders simply because he isn't Hillary. While Hillary is nearly universally disliked even in her own party - that dislike is not strong enough to motivate record-breaking waves of anti-Hillary voters.
No, Bernie Sanders is crushing the 'Youth' vote because they like what he says. It is that simple.
A stunning percentage of American 'Youth' (and their elders) choose to embrace an openly and apologetically Socialist candidate for POTUS.
Most of us believe that our Revolution against the King took place over many years before the first shots were ever fired. Americans mentally and emotionally separated from the Crown long before John Parker and his men took positions at Lexington Green. By the time the lead started flying, the Revolution was over, all but the screaming.
I suggest Patriots drop every emotional and intellectual bias you may have and look at America in 2016 and consider that this Marxist Revolution, too, is already, almost, entrenched. An overwhelming percentage of your neighbors either actively support Socialism (and worse, for we all know it is a gateway drug) or, even more disheartening on many levels, they are unwilling to risk anything to oppose that Socialism.
The Boomers planted the seeds of the forests we now inhabit. The apathy and refusal of our parents and grandparents to burn those seedlings to the ground brings us to where we are today - lost in the Black Forests of Marx with only one option available to us. We clear-cut as much as we can and burn the rest, or we die alone in this forest.
The Marxist Revolution in America has all but won. Soon they will send out their own John Parker to start the hot war, and the screaming will begin again.
Liberty is gasping Her final breaths, Patriots. She is being smothered by - literally - hundreds of millions of your neighbors. Some of those neighbors even call themselves 'Patriots'...