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Sunday, April 09, 2006


I could hop in my car and drive all the way from the west coast to the east coast and never pass through a blue county. Likewise, I could start at our southern border and drive all the way to Canada without ever passing through a blue county.
You know why? Because mainstream America extends from coast to coast. The Democrats power is derived from large population centers where a high percentage of constituents are dependent on the state (welfare, etc).

One need only look at the map to see this is true.
Happy Driving.

4 Comments:

Blogger Matt Vella said...

Is it a coinkydink that the densest population centers are blue areas? You say "welfare recipients", I say "captains of industry" and "Silicon Valley" and "Big Apple". Let's call the whole thing off.

I'm not sure PNAC and Diebold can keep a wee bit more blue from creeping in come Tuesday.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

Or you could use it as a crime statistic map. Blue areas have MUCH higher crime rates and welfare rolls.

You could also view the map as blue areas representing labor unions.

Why would dense population centers vote so much differently than folks in the midwest or small towns?
Because big city folks have different values. Cities run by unions, crime, and welfare rolls vote Blue. LA, NY, SanFran, Miami, Rio Grande, Detroit, Cinncinati, D.C....

12:49 PM  
Blogger Matt Vella said...

Yeah, there's bound to be higher crime when there are more people in less space. It's an unfortunate part of human nature.

I see dense population centers as having different values because they are usually centers of thought and reasoning. But hey, I'm a lefty elitist. :)

1:50 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Or you could just admit that there's no such thing as red and blue counties states or cities, each has democrats, republicans, independants and even folks who dont vote at all no matter what their leanings might be. There are many who would be green party (assuming we actually had one) socialists, libertarians, communitsts and those who dont pay the slightest bit of attention to any of this. I dont even know any families where everyone agrees on all political issues, much less a whole town city or county.

Red-State, Blue-State, both are complete nonesense. Such discussions only narrow the argument and disinfranchise anyone who doesnt vote democrat or republican.

Its as easy to look at that map as levels of ignorance, or it would be if the colors reflected actual populations, rather than who got the most votes in what many see as a corrupted election process.

I dont think it has anything to do with differing values between city and country folk, I know plenty of folks without a speck of morality some who live in big cities, some who live in run the country, at the same time I know people I'd trust with the life of my firstborn child that live in each of these areas. People are people no matter where you go, some are good, some are bad, some are ignorant, some are intelligent, some are just downright stupid, its the human family and that's the way it'll always be.

3:12 PM  

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