They swept Barky into office in 2008 and again in only slightly fewer numbers in 2012, but now the kids are tuning him out; they're a fickle bunch.
A Pew survey of the generation, released earlier this month, found the 18-to-33 crowd less attached than older generations to organized politics and religion, less patriotic, less eager to marry and less trusting of people. Only 49 percent say the phrase “a patriotic person” describes them very well, compared to percentages ranging from 64 percent to 81 percent for older generations.
Maybe they thought he would run the most transparent administration in history, not zealously protect agencies spying on the general public. Or maybe they just have a short attention span, having grown up on a diet of games and instant gratification. Or maybe they were fine with him until the past year or so, when they began to catch on to just how much "free health care" ("free" contraceptives, breast pumps, etc.) is going to cost them.
These kids aren't exactly top-dollar earners, for the most part, and a lot of them have massive student-loan debt; those Art History degrees don't come cheap, these days. In any case, what they're not doing these days is what's troubling the BO administration: they're not signing up for health insurance at anything close to the 40% of all enrollees that administration liars claim is necessary for the law to work (though even if they did sign up in numbers, it's a safe assumption that administration liars would have to come up with an explanation for the contining rises in premiums and deductibles).
So on the bright side, the kids are providing cover for the BO administration because their resistance to enrolling can be used to "explain" the law's failure.