March 11, 2006

Strategery Babies

We went to my hometown today to meet the newest member of my family today, and I was tickled at not only how cute he was, but how quickly Phin adapted to the "Mr. Mom" role as the new mom recovered from her ordeal. He looked like he'd been raising kids all his life. Color me impressed.

We also found out that my new nephew willl only be the newest baby in the family for about seven months. My other brother and his wife revealed tonight they are expecting in early October.

It's all part of a Rovian plot, of course.

We don't only out-think liberals, we out-breed them as well.

That's strategery, baby.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 11, 2006 11:04 PM | TrackBack

Are you familiar with the theory of outbreeding conservatives dubbed the Roe effect? (Due credit to James Taranto of WSJ's Opinion Journal.) The theory goes that Roe v. Wade has had the indirect effect of making this country more conservative by legalizing abortion. Liberal women are more likely to abort than conservative women, and people tend to grow up with the political inclinations of their parents.

Even if you point out that the aborting women may end up having just as many kids, only later in life when more mature/financially stable/married, all of those factors contribute to people becoming more conservative over time, so that the woman ends up having her kids when she is much more conservative than she was when she aborted.

If that is true though, than both liberals' effort to protect and de-stigmatize abortion and conservatives' effort to ban it are pretty poor strategeries from a purely demographic standpoint.

Oh, and congratz to your family!

Posted by: Amber at March 15, 2006 02:14 AM

I realized too late my first sentence contained a grammatical ambiguity: conservatives are outbreeding, and that was meant as an adjective, not a verb which would have flopped the meaning. Eh, it's 2am here what can I say.

Posted by: Amber at March 15, 2006 02:23 AM