Foreign Policy: The Return of Patriarchy

I find this whole article fascinating, but particularly this phrase on page 2:

Among states that voted for President George W. Bush in 2004, fertility
rates are 12 percent higher than in states that voted for Sen. John

We’re so screwed.  We shouldn’t be going after independant voters, or even focusing on turnout.  The Republicans are apparently out-breeding us.

Read the whole story, "The Return of Patriarchy"


  1. josephgrossberg on March 16, 2006 at 7:30 am

    I read that issue and they seemed to scarcely pay attention to the fact that liberal non-voters also have a lot of kids, so we face not just a demographic-political shift, but a giant chasm between Republicans who vote and Democrats who don’t.

  2. Chad Day on March 16, 2006 at 11:36 am

    I’d imagine people in the eastern coastal states, usually blue states, have more people waiting until later in life to have kids / having less kids.

    When you’re stuck on a farm in Kansas .. well .. probably not too much else to do.

    As much as I loathe the current administration, I’m skeptical of the Democrats ability to actually win an election. I’m not convinced at all that they’ll nominate Warner like they should and cruise to victory, but try something like nominating Hillary and go down in flames.

    One of the many reasons I vote libertarian and will continue to do so. Not like my vote matters in Virginia anyway.

  3. Ellen on March 16, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    I guess I am helping make up for some of the liberal childless couples (or just, less children) with my 4 kids 🙂 Yes, I do vote….not that it matters in my republican (tobacco-)farming state of North Carolina. 🙁

    During the last pres. election, while waiting in a 2-hour line to vote, I thought…all I am doing is cancelling out ONE of the many, many people in line in front me 🙁