Democrats and the Math of Elections and Life

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Democrats and the Math of Elections and Life

it came to be that if I agreed with my church I’m a catholic and I’m very catholic and I’ve been all my life ‚that peo­ple were call­ing me a racist and a bigot for believ­ing my beliefs and that, that was the final straw for me cause I’d been a demo­c­rat all my life and my mother the same way and I felt I wasn’t welcome.

DaT­e­chGuy Feb 2010 on Why I was (at the time) A Republican

At the Hill they’ve dis­cov­ered what I fig­ured out last cen­tury. If you are a Roman Catholic who actu­ally believes the doc­trines of the church con­cern­ing the sanc­tity of life, the Demo­c­rat Part is sim­ply not for you.

The rag­ing debate among Democ­rats about whether to sup­port can­di­dates whose views on abor­tion dif­fer from the national plat­form obscures a cru­cial fact: There sim­ply aren’t that many “pro-​life” Democ­rats left.

Only six mem­bers of the House Demo­c­ra­tic Cau­cus voted for a 2013 pro­posal to ban abor­tions after 20 weeks in the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. Of those six, only three — Reps. Henry Cuel­lar (D-​Texas), Dan Lip­in­ski (D-​Ill.) and Collin Peter­son (D-​Minn.) — are still in Con­gress. Lip­in­ski and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) are the only Demo­c­ra­tic mem­bers of the Con­gres­sional Pro-​Life Caucus.

and it’s not just a ques­tion of being pro-​life,

In 2016, just one Demo­c­ra­tic sen­a­tor, Indiana’s Joe Don­nelly, scored less than a 100 per­cent rat­ing with NARAL Pro-​Choice Amer­ica. Don­nelly and Sens. Joe Manchin (D​-​W​.Va.) and Bob Casey (D-​Pa.) are the only three Demo­c­ra­tic sen­a­tors with life­time scores under 100 per­cent with Planned Par­ent­hood Action Fund.

Bot­tom line if you aren’t on board with the whole, baby killing, sell­ing human parts agenda of Planned Par­ent­hood, you can for­get about any kind of future on the national level state or even local level.

And no mat­ter how pop­u­lar you are in the party, if you dare come out in favor of a Pro-​life demo­c­rat, there will be hell to pay.

NARAL Pro-​Choice Amer­ica had con­demned Sanders and Demo­c­ra­tic National Com­mit­tee Chair­man Tom Perez for endors­ing Mello and intend­ing to cam­paign with him. NARAL’s pres­i­dent, Ilyse Hogue, called the cam­paign stop “polit­i­cally stu­pid”; Daily Kos, the pro­gres­sive site that had been crowd­sourc­ing dona­tions for a series of cam­paigns in red states, pulled its endorse­ment of Mello after admit­ting it was unaware of his views about abortion.

Now the Democ­rats have a per­fect right to decide that Abor­tion should be a lit­mus test for them if they wish, and such a deci­sion is very con­sis­tent with their party becom­ing pretty much a sec­u­lar party.

The only prob­lem is that this comes with con­se­quences:

In fact, Blume’s research also shows quite vividly that sec­u­lar, non­re­li­gious peo­ple are being dra­mat­i­cally out-​reproduced by reli­gious peo­ple of any faith. Across a broad swath of demo­graphic data relat­ing to reli­gios­ity, the godly are gain­ing trac­tion in off­spring pro­duced. For exam­ple, there’s a global-​level pos­i­tive cor­re­la­tion between fre­quency of parental wor­ship atten­dance and num­ber of off­spring. Those who “never” attend reli­gious ser­vices bear, on a world­wide aver­age, 1.67 chil­dren per life­time; “once per month,” and the aver­age goes up to 2.01 chil­dren; “more than once a week,” 2.5 chil­dren. Those num­bers add up — and quickly.

Or put sim­ply, if you kill your chil­dren they can’t grow up to vote, not even in chicago. This is known as the Roe effect and while dis­puted at the time by some, 12 years later the results for Democ­rats are clear both in Nebraska:

They lost the may­oralty in 2013, one in a string of defeats that had seen the party wiped out in Nebraska’s major elected offices; in 2016, they lost the Omaha-​based 2nd Con­gres­sional District

and in the con­gress

“Back in the early ‘90s, when we had 290 mem­bers of the House, we had 100-​something pro-​life Democ­rats. Today, we’ve got three or four pro-​life Democ­rats,” said James Zogby, a long-​time Demo­c­ra­tic National Com­mit­tee mem­ber and a national advi­sory board mem­ber of Democ­rats for Life of America.

Sub­tract those 100 mem­bers from the Demo­c­rat Cau­cus and what are you left with, a per­ma­nent minority.

Now if the Democ­rats want to remain the Party of Lena Dun­ham, Amanda Mar­cotte, Chan­nel Dubof­sky, Shu­lamith Fire­stone, Andrea Dworkin, Sid­ney Abbott, Ti-​Grace Atkin­son, Glo­ria Steinem, Jaclyn Fried­man, Meghan Mur­phy and Jean Hous­ton instead of the party of DaT­e­chGuy and his Wife, they are wel­come to do so, but let me point out one thing. As of Today my wife and I have pro­duced more vot­ing age chil­dren then all of those NARAL sup­port­ers combined.

A quick Lay­off bleg update. Aug 10th was the sched­uled end to my lay­off bleg and I’m sorry to say we didn’t man­age half of the goal I had set (UPDATE: Now we have) although we did man­age to raise enough to get me a pay­check this week and next week. This will make August a very lean month.

So if you are inclined and at all able I would ask you to hit DaTip­Jar at this time even if we don’t make the goal another $315 will mean a full pay­check for August 25th. (made that goal!)

UPDATE: replac­ing the lay­off bleg with a weekly pay­check goal details to follow.




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it came to be that if I agreed with my church I’m a catholic and I’m very catholic and I’ve been all my life ,that people were calling me a racist and a bigot for believing my beliefs and that, that was the final straw for me cause I’d been a democrat all my life and my mother the same way and I felt I wasn’t welcome.

DaTechGuy Feb 2010 on Why I was (at the time) A Republican

At the Hill they’ve discovered what I figured out last century. If you are a Roman Catholic who actually believes the doctrines of the church concerning the sanctity of life, the Democrat Part is simply not for you.

The raging debate among Democrats about whether to support candidates whose views on abortion differ from the national platform obscures a crucial fact: There simply aren’t that many “pro-life” Democrats left.

Only six members of the House Democratic Caucus voted for a 2013 proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia. Of those six, only three – Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) – are still in Congress. Lipinski and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) are the only Democratic members of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.

and it’s not just a question of being pro-life,

In 2016, just one Democratic senator, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, scored less than a 100 percent rating with NARAL Pro-Choice America. Donnelly and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) are the only three Democratic senators with lifetime scores under 100 percent with Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Bottom line if you aren’t on board with the whole, baby killing, selling human parts agenda of Planned Parenthood, you can forget about any kind of future on the national level state or even local level.

And no matter how popular you are in the party,  if you dare come out in favor of a Pro-life democrat, there will be hell to pay.

NARAL Pro-Choice America had condemned Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez for endorsing Mello and intending to campaign with him. NARAL’s president, Ilyse Hogue, called the campaign stop “politically stupid”; Daily Kos, the progressive site that had been crowdsourcing donations for a series of campaigns in red states, pulled its endorsement of Mello after admitting it was unaware of his views about abortion.

Now the Democrats have a perfect right to decide that Abortion should be a litmus test for them if they wish, and such a decision is very consistent with their party becoming pretty much a secular party.

The only problem is that this comes with consequences:

In fact, Blume’s research also shows quite vividly that secular, nonreligious people are being dramatically out-reproduced by religious people of any faith. Across a broad swath of demographic data relating to religiosity, the godly are gaining traction in offspring produced. For example, there’s a global-level positive correlation between frequency of parental worship attendance and number of offspring. Those who “never” attend religious services bear, on a worldwide average, 1.67 children per lifetime; “once per month,” and the average goes up to 2.01 children; “more than once a week,” 2.5 children. Those numbers add up—and quickly. 

Or put simply,  if you kill your children they can’t grow up to vote, not even in chicago.  This is known as the Roe effect and  while disputed at the time by some, 12 years later the results for Democrats are clear both in Nebraska:

They lost the mayoralty in 2013, one in a string of defeats that had seen the party wiped out in Nebraska’s major elected offices; in 2016, they lost the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District

and in the congress

“Back in the early ’90s, when we had 290 members of the House, we had 100-something pro-life Democrats. Today, we’ve got three or four pro-life Democrats,” said James Zogby, a long-time Democratic National Committee member and a national advisory board member of Democrats for Life of America.

Subtract those 100 members from the Democrat Caucus and what are you left with, a permanent minority.

Now if the Democrats want to remain the Party of Lena Dunham, Amanda Marcotte, Channel Dubofsky, Shulamith Firestone, Andrea Dworkin, Sidney Abbott, Ti-Grace Atkinson, Gloria Steinem, Jaclyn Friedman, Meghan Murphy and Jean Houston instead of the party of DaTechGuy and his Wife, they are welcome to do so, but let me point out one thing. As of Today my wife and I have produced more voting age children then all of those NARAL supporters combined.

A quick Layoff bleg update.  Aug 10th was the scheduled end to my layoff bleg and I’m sorry to say we didn’t manage half of the goal I had set (UPDATE: Now we have) although we did manage to raise enough to get me a paycheck this week and next week. This will make August a very lean month.

So if you are inclined and at all able I would ask you to hit DaTipJar at this time even if we don’t make the goal another $315 will mean a full paycheck for August 25th. (made that goal!)

UPDATE: replacing the layoff bleg with a weekly paycheck goal details to follow.




Please consider subscribing, Not only does that get you my weekly podcast emailed to you before it appears either on the site or at the 405media which graciously carries it on a weekly basic but if you subscribe at any level I will send you an autographed copy of my new book from Imholt press: Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer


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