When you hear Democrats talk about enjoying a “demographic advantage” in future elections, they are really talking about two beliefs:
First, Democrats hope that young white Millennials (the nickname for Americans under the age of 30) who voted for Barack Obama will continue to vote Democrat in the future, replacing their increasingly hostile grandparents and parents as they age and die off. This belief involves more than a healthy dose of wishful thinking.
The Millennials’ Boomer parents also voted for Democrats in their youth. However, after they grew up and started families, those former “flower children” became “Reagan revolutionaries” and now Tea Party supporters. As Winston Churchill pithily observed: “Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.”
Unless they are government dependents, Millennials have no self-interest in voting Democrat. During the past six years of Democrat rule, only 62% of Millennials can find work and half of those can only find part time work.
Unsurprisingly, white Millennial approval of the Democrats collapsed by 2014. A pre-election Harvard University poll found that white Millennials had joined their Boomer parents in disapproving of the formerly hip and cool Barack Obama by a 2-1 margin and they either voted for a GOP Congress or stayed home during the 2014 election.
Next, the Democrats are hoping that the government continues to give amnesty to succeeding waves of poor illegal immigrants, who will then become government dependents and reliable Democrat voters. This hope has gained increasing urgency as American voters have increasingly turned against the Democratic Party, firing roughly 1,000 Democrat elected representatives since 2010 and reducing the party to its weakest position since Calvin Coolidge was president in 1928.
The political imperative of importing new foreign voters to replace the American voters the Democrats are losing is why President Barack Obama ripped up the Constitution after the 2014 election and revised our immigration laws by decree to extend continued de facto amnesty to Millennial illegal immigrants and a new de facto amnesty to illegal immigrants who had children in the United States.
Then the Democrats sought to turn these newly amnestied immigrants into government dependents by illegally providing them with Social Security and Medicare and now perhaps health insurance through Obamacare and Medicaid:
On November 11, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell participated in an online chat with a group of Latino bloggers. Burwell was asked a two-part question. Would the young immigrants known as Dreamers be eligible for Obamacare subsidies, and can so-called mixed families — for example, a family with illegal parents and legal children — receive benefits?
Dreamers are not eligible, Burwell said. But she left no doubt that she — along with officials at the highest levels of the Obama administration — wants that to change. “I think that everyone probably knows that this administration feels incredibly strongly about the fact we need to fix that,” Burwell explained. “We need to reform the system and make the changes that we need that will lead to benefits in everything from healthcare to economics to so many things — a very important step that we need to take as a nation.”
Burwell went on to tell the bloggers that families with illegal members are welcome to receive benefits. “Mixed families should come, they should seek and try, go on the site, they’ll find out they can get financial assistance,” Burwell said. “They may be eligible for different programs for their children or themselves.”
Finally, Burwell stressed that no one in the government will ask applicants if they are here legally or not. “Everyone should come on, and folks should not be scared,” Burwell said. “No questions will be asked, and it is not about an immigration issue.”
All that remains then is to provide these millions of new foreign government dependents with a “pathway to citizenship” and cards to register them with the party of government. Given the Republican fear of being portrayed as anti-immigrant, this Democrat plan to gain voters is far from hopeless.