No joke -- a professor writes in the WSJ that theres a "baby gap" between left and right thats increasing:
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%.The article is interesting but not astoundingly so until you get to the angry person quote:
Maybe the scales are tipping to the neoconservative, homogenous right in our culture simply because they tend not to give much of a damn for the ramifications of wanton breeding and environmental destruction and pious sanctimony, whereas those on the left actually seem to give a whit for the health of the planet and the dire effects of overpopulation.Wanton breeding? Environmental destruction? Dire effects of overpopulation? Its like a flyer for a contraceptive company. I love the tone, the bitterness, the overall sneering tone of elitism. That's right -- liberals want you to have less kids for the health of the planet. That way we can join Europe in their upcoming social meltdown!