I Told You Libs Were Killing Themselves Off

On my radio program I noted that liberals would kill themselves off in the next generation or so because they are, in large part, the ones who get the abortions. They will be a thing of the past because they will not give birth a a high enough rate to sustain their ranks. Perhaps that Darwin was on to something with regard to survival of the fittest.

There is a piece out explaining how liberals are not giving birth at a high enough rate to sustain their ranks:

But the data on young Americans tell a different story. 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.

An analysis of data was not needed to show that when millions of babies are aborted instead of born that the group getting the lion’s share of the abortions would decline in numbers. The data call just affirms what should be a self-evident truth.

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