single nation. Singles have overwhelmingly bought the narrative by Obama and the democrats for a variety of reasons. None the least of which is that an entitlement society allows member of my generation to prolong adolescence. However, as Joe Kotkin points out, more and more married couples are starting to move towards the other side of the isle. It makes sense on the surface since those of us with progeny care about what happens to America 20 and 40 years down the road, at least in theory.
Now of course the republicans are only a smidgen better than the democrats, and by smidgen I mean that the forces of freedom have established Dunkirk style beach heads from which to argue the cause of freedom and fiscal responsibility in a party that is almost as left as the democrats themselves. However, arguments about fiscal responsibility, traditional American values and worth ethic, and a long term view of the world will most certainly appeal to those with families.
So while the democrats celebrate their growing political clout, as can be seen by the gradual bluing of the electorate, my state was solidly republican less than 20 years ago and now is solidly blue today, those victories will most likely be pyrrhic. Both in the sense that the democratic party is mortgaging future votes for votes today, and in the sense that the coming generations after us, who will not even have the false promises of an entitlement state that we enjoy today, will solidly reject the democratic party, and perhaps overwhelm the statists in the republican party and turn our little citadels into full style Normandy beach heads of freedom.