Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Straight Liberals: Have More Babies!!!!

The (conservative) Drudge Report had a link to an interesting article by Arthur C. Brooks in The Wall Street Journal about the fertility gap between American liberals and conservatives:

Simply put, liberals have a big baby problem: They're not having enough of them, they haven't for a long time, and their pool of potential new voters is suffering as a result. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, if you picked 100 unrelated politically liberal adults at random, you would find that they had, between them, 147 children. If you picked 100 conservatives, you would find 208 kids. That's a "fertility gap" of 41%. Given that about 80% of people with an identifiable party preference grow up to vote the same way as their parents, this gap translates into lots more little Republicans than little Democrats to vote in future elections. Over the past 30 years this gap has not been below 20%--explaining, to a large extent, the current ineffectiveness of liberal youth voter campaigns today.

In other words, liberals need to stop practicing birth control, homosexuality, and family planning before conservatives' indoctrinated offspring take over society.


CrackerLilo said...

Why, when we can sit back and wait for all those children of conservatives to grow up and rebel? Some of them will have lots to rebel against!

Norm! said...

I also thought about the fact that many children indoctrinated into the Religious Right eventually rebel. Of course, such observations only feed into the anti-gay claims that we gay activists are recruiting the next generation.