(The Root) — A recent study by the College Republican National Committee shows that young voters find the Grand Old Party particularly unappealing. According to the 95-page study, entitled “Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation,” voters younger than 30 are critical of the Republican stance on contraceptive rights and marriage equality. They used terms like “close-minded,” “racist” and “old-fashioned” to describe the party.
The GOP is especially struggling with minority voters. MSNBC notes that “non-white voters make up 42% of voters under the age of 30, meaning that ‘the issue of party diversity and the party’s success with the youth vote are absolutely inseparable.’ “
To many on Twitter, these findings mean that the GOP is officially on its way out — for good. Using the hashtag #GoodbyeGOP, users tweeted (not so) fond farewells to the Republican Party.
Because nearly every time you open your mouths something divisive and antiquated comes out. #GoodbyeGOP
— Kaye Powers (@powkaye) June 4, 2013
#goodbyegop u are as u appear. U are the klan. Origins of the mean nothing.
— Aaron Jones (@Jonesdc) June 4, 2013
— cassandracarolina (@cassandra17lina) June 4, 2013
Becuase it is none of your business what is happening in my uterus! #goodbyeGOP
— Shirley (@IAmOutRunning) June 4, 2013
You mock the “Food Stamp President”, yet the majority of welfare/food stamp recipients live in RED states. #goodbyegop
— Thinking_Helps (@Thinking_Helps) June 4, 2013
If you started hating the Government as soon as Obama was sworn in, you’re a republican! #goodbyegop