Skip to comments.Why do urban centers vote Democrat, and rural Republican?
Posted on 11/03/2004 6:23:56 PM PST by M. Peach
I thought I had all the answers regarding politics until my one of my teen aged sons asked me (and yes, I'm proud to say both of them are conservative) why large cities tend to vote Democrat, and rural areas - or mostly the rest of the country, Republican?
Can I get some opinions out there?
Answer is not that diffucult.
Urban people are generally used to a 'herd' mentality, having basic services (including cooking) provided for them, never having to take care of a piece of property, having to fit into pre-concieved molds of 'society', not having to solve a lot of problems that we rural 'rugged individualists' do every day. How's that so far?
Dependency on government services.
Because urban areas are filled with people who had rather ride in the wagon than pull it. They prefer not to work and let us support them with our taxes.
Because urban folk think meat comes out of a plastic wrapper. Think about it.
Rural or suburban = those who actually produce and have money confiscated by the government to give to the urban population so they will vote for the liberals who gave it to them.
It's the difference between "my fault" and "everyone else's fault".
I never thought of it - but to me this seems to be the best answer so far.
If black voters voted like normal Americans, that wouldn't be the case. In Michigan, the black vote is 15%. Kerry's 90 percent or higher take of that 15 % is likely the reason MI is Blue. And of course, lots and lots of fraud.
Most urban areas, for instance, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are run by Union thugs. They control the teachers unions, the cops and the fire departments.
The elite liberal democrats have worked hard to keep them "on the plantation".
Surely you must be kidding or else you are simply putting out feelers to see if anyone will tell you the truth.
"Urban centers" are, for the most part, inhabited by minorities. Minorities vote Dumbocrat. Case in point: Washington, D.C. voted in the 90% range for stupid.
The other "urban centers" are not as "minoritized" as D.C. so the percentages will fall but still be in the high percentile.
The truth. Union members and "African American" voters.
Independent self-feeders live where they want.
Good question, M.Peach. Wish I had answers :-)
i have been thinking the same thing today. its really only a concentration of blue counties in states that make them blue. there are many other counties in those states that are red. i know here in nyc there is large amount of public assistance. there are also a lot of senior citizens. then you have plenty of blacks, jews and other minorities. there are also a lot of criminals. the weirdos in manhattan are hippies that are artistic or something else not dealing with reality.
i guess people living outside the cities should be thankful that they act like magnets for the undesirables in this country.
These are also the same people that don't care about what is happening in the Sudan!
For the same reason that Penn State will never have a good basketball team.
Blacks tend to be urban dwellers.