From the South Dakota College Republicans:

It’s not us, it’s you.

That’s our message to President Obama with our new music video, “Say Something, Obama: The Music Video.”

Everyone’s had that awkward breakup. He seemed like a nice guy. He could sweet talk pretty well. He had straight teeth.

And then the millennial generation realized that President Obama wasn’t all we had hoped he would be.

In fact, most young people who cast their presidential vote for Barack Obama had no idea what or who they were voting for. It was a passing image that caught their eye, and suddenly they were in love.

Six years later, millennials are abandoning the president in droves.

The Harvard Institute of Politics conducted a poll of 18-29 year-olds in April 2014 and found his approval rating among that demographic at 47
percent. If that seems high, consider the fact that he won the youth vote by staggering margins in 2008 and 2012.

Democrats have reason to worry. The same poll found Obama’s approval among Independent millennials at 38 percent, and millennial approval
on his handling of the federal budget deficit and health care stands at 31 percent and 39 percent, respectively.

But it’s not just the silver-tongued president that young people are becoming disillusioned with. Trust in the presidency as an institution is
at an all-time low.

So what are young people to do? Breaking up is only half of the problem.

Moving on is another.

Will millennials find a home in the growing tent of the Republican Party?

We hope so. We also hope that GOP candidates have the sense to appeal to these young people with more than glitter and confetti. They must offer real solutions in a world where government is not constantly tapping us on the shoulder.

In a country where health care is becoming more expensive, debt is becoming more insurmountable, and jobs are still scarce (especially for people our age), millennials no longer identify with Obama and his liberal pipe dreams.

Please don’t try calling, Mr. President.

We won’t answer the phone.

[WAJ adds: Please tweet, Facebook share, and spread this video. Let’s give them a hand.

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