NYT: Millenials and Gen Z Are Leaning Left and Show No Signs of Change

New York Times: “When the Pew Research Center studied [whether voters become more conservative as they age] in 2013, for example, it found that the cohort of baby boomers who turned 18 under Richard Nixon was much more Democratic than the later cohort of boomers who turned 18 under Jimmy Carter.

“Overall, according to the General Social Survey, boomers, who came of age during the turmoil and transformation of the 1960s and 1970s, are still more liberal than not. Gen Xers, who came of age during the Reagan revolution, started off more conservative than their older counterparts and have become the most consistently conservative generation in the electorate.

“The case of Millennial voters is where things start to get interesting. As children of 9/11, the War on Terror and the 2008 financial crisis, Millennials — born between 1981 and 1996 — entered the electorate much more Democratic than their immediate predecessors. But while they have gotten a little more conservative in the years since, it has been at a much slower rate than you’d expect.

“What’s more, the gap in the number of Millennials who identify as Democrats rather than Republicans is huge, with more than twice as many self-identified Democrats as Republicans. The next cohort on the roster, Gen Z, is even more liberal and Democratic than Millennials, and shows no indication of becoming substantially more conservative as it ages.”

CNN Airs Threatening Voicemail from Jim Jordan Supporter to Wife of Rep Who Voted against Him

“Why is your husband such a pig? Why would he get on TV and make an asshole of himself? Because he’s a deep state prick? Because he doesn’t represent the people? So what we’re gonna do is we’re going fucking follow you all over the place. We’re gonna be up your ass fucking nonstop. We are now Antifa. We’re gonna do what the left does because your fucking faggot of a husband gets on TV, ‘Oh, the bad guys, they did stuff. I’m gonna vote for Kevin McCarthy,’ — a piece of shit.”

– Anonymous caller’s voicemail message to the wife of an unnamed Republican congressman who voted against Jim Jordan for House speaker.

Jim Jordan Is No ‘Transdimensional Warlock’; He’s an ‘Idiot’

“The fact that you and I are living in a world where it is at least notionally possible that Jim Jordan would become the speaker of the people’s house and in line to the presidency of the United States is so utterly fantastic, not because Jim Jordan is some, transdimensional warlock. But because he’s an idiot… These Frankensteins were never supposed to get off the table.”

— Tom Nichols, on the Bulwark podcast.

Biden Campaign Raised $7.1 Million Last Quater

$71 million

“President Joe Biden, the Democratic National Committee and their joint fundraising committees brought in more than $71 million combined in this year’s third quarter,” Politico reports. “It’s a large, though not record-breaking, amount that has allowed Biden to launch a major TV and digital advertising campaign earlier than past presidents’ reelection efforts.”

Ask Dr. Democrat: When are Biden’s Poll Numbers Going to Improve?

Dear Dr. Democrat,

When/if do you expect President Biden’s approval numbers to exceed 43? Do you think there will be a sudden turn or a gradual one? I guess I’m wondering how you see it playing out since my understanding is that you think Biden will win.

Just Curious in Jacksonville

Dear Curious:

Let’s hope Joe Biden gets a rally-round-the-flag effect from the current international crisis in the Middle East very soon. Bibi Netanyahu sure hasn’t.

Biden’s polling will turn around by the time primary voting starts early next year, if not sooner. We’re having a shadow Democratic primary right now: It’s Biden versus an unknown youthful godlike figure, and the godlike figure is winning. The problem is, he or she is not real. Just like what happened at the end of the primaries in 2020, Biden will be a better choice than an imaginary candidate who never materializes.

Just as importantly, the GOP nominee will be against reproductive freedom, gun sense and climate initiatives — all of which was polling above 60% the last time I checked. Not to mention educational freedom, voting rights, LGBT rights, etc., etc. In other words, a very toxic running very far from mainstream voters.

It’s not going to be easy. It never is. A lot of our coalitions are uneasy and unhappy, as they always are. But every GOP candidate who’s polling around 2% is telling us that he or she is a threat to democracy and opposes all those things our side believes to be essential.

When that threat materializes next year, it will be very motivating indeed.

U.S. Adds Double Expected Number of Jobs in September


The US economy added 336,000 nonfarm jobs in September, nearly double the 170,000 jobs economists had predicted and surpassing the upwardly revised 227,000 jobs in August, according to government data released yesterday. The latest figure is the largest monthly increase since January. Most of the jobs in September were added in leisure and hospitality (96,000), government (73,000), and healthcare (41,000). Average hourly earnings in September were up 0.2% month-over-month and 4.2% year-over-year, slightly down from estimates of 0.3% and 4.3%. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.8% from the previous month. See all data here.