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Why do urban centers vote Democrat, and rural Republican?
11-03 | M. Peach

Posted on 11/03/2004 6:23:56 PM PST by M. Peach

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To: shaggy eel

There were some counting issues with a couple of precincts.

281 posted on 11/05/2004 1:11:55 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: El Gran Salseron

Its not that cities have minorities, its that minorities are easier to keep dependant on corrup gov't, which is tied to union thuggism and mafia ties. In other words, escape is discouraged.

282 posted on 11/05/2004 1:14:28 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: Republicanus_Tyrannus

Yes! You've nailed it.

283 posted on 11/05/2004 1:16:39 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: Melas; Go Gordon
$214 billion went to nonmetro residents and $897 billion went to metro residents.

Thank you for proving the point, which is that MORE money goes to metro areas. By your post it is 400% MORE money.

Furthermore, there also seem to be FEWER welfare recipients in nonmetro areas. Thank you for illustrating my point doubly.

Didn't see that truck headed for you did you?

284 posted on 11/05/2004 5:15:31 AM PST by N. Theknow ("We will take your money and use it for the common good.")
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286 posted on 11/05/2004 5:17:03 AM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: M. Peach


There are a few reasons:

1) Urban centers have high concentrations of folks who honestly cannot take care of themselves... the social programs of the 60s have created a dependency class of citizens... and these folks, robbed of their potential by government handouts congregate in urban centers. A group of people who are so messed up that they cannot even take care of themselves will vote for the candidate that promises more STUFF for them nearly every time.

2) Urban areas are also areas that tend to have universities and colleges.. where larger percentages of young folk are indoctrinated into the libral mindset, and folks who largely have spent their lives in this artificial world of academenia continue to hold strong to the socialist and communist principals of their youth.

3) Urban liberals also tend to congregate folks who work in "social services" these holier than thow types who decide their lifes mission is to safe the poor through government action etc etc etc... its BIG business in urban areas.

4) Urban areas also attract those that desire to be in government, or mooch off of or influence government programs. Larger Cities = More Government Money = More Programs and more available to suckle off of.

Most of these groups do NOT exist outside the urban cores... so they have sort of an artificial over representation in these areas, because they flock together here. This allows them to create their own realities, or believe that their limited exposure to the world is a representative sample of the world.

287 posted on 11/05/2004 5:29:31 AM PST by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: Melas
I'm sorry you seem to have totally missed my point.

Posters 265 and 266 got it. What can I say?

288 posted on 11/05/2004 5:49:52 AM PST by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan)
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To: N. Theknow

You were absent the day they taught words like per capita weren't you? Read it again. There are fewer people per capita eating up welfare dollars in metro areas. Rural areas get MORE THAN THEIR SHARE of welfare moeny. 20:12 ratio if you look.

289 posted on 11/05/2004 1:01:31 PM PST by Melas
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To: M. Peach

Those who receive stolen money and those who it is stolen from.

290 posted on 11/05/2004 1:02:32 PM PST by Protagoras (.Abolishing government schools is the first step in stopping the madness.)
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To: Melas

And you were obviously absent when simple math was taught.

291 posted on 11/05/2004 1:07:20 PM PST by N. Theknow (DU, Michael Moore, Hollywood, etc. are all dogcrap on the Shoe Of Life)
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To: ctdonath2
To advance the cause of freedom, we need to better understand the needs of sardine-packed urbanites, address their needs - and convince them that the rest of us indeed need to be left the he11 alone.

Precisely. We need nothing less than to reorganize the US federal system so that areas with lower population densities are guaranteed true freedom, while high density urban areas are given the sovereignty needed to deal with their unique challenges.

I think states may be passe in a 21st century federal system.

292 posted on 11/06/2004 6:18:04 AM PST by IStillBelieve (G.W. Bush '04: Biggest popular vote victory in history!)
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To: M. Peach

For the same reasons that Europeans are duped by the socialists. Those in densely populated areas develop a culture of scarcity. Most Americans (outside of the big cities) have grown up in a culture of abundance. We appreciate the gifts that this country has bestowed upon us and are willing to say so.

Thank God for this blessed plot of land we call home.

293 posted on 11/06/2004 6:22:39 AM PST by joeystoy
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