Skip to comments.Lawrence O'Donnell calls Red states"welfare" states; urges Blue states to secede
Posted on 11/07/2004 2:17:10 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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That would be an understatement.
Yeah, but let's encourage their delusions. Then, maybe we can corner the b*st*rds from where they can't escape.
In Washington, there are movements in ultra liberal counties, such as King County, to split the counties. The splits would essentially be along urban, liberal areas and the more conservative areas. This may come as a shock to O'Donnell and the DUmmies, but it is the liberals who so adamantly oppose these splits.
Hey let them import their own food, from Mexico, South America, etc....HAHAHAHAHA What a bunch of non thinkers.
Red state want a tax cut Blue states want a tax increase. Why can't both get what they want? All we have to do is eliminate the tax deduction for state income taxes and real estate taxes and allow a deduction for driving to work.
Oh my GOD...holding sides...laughing soooo hard...gasping for air...
"Cut off all contact with Republican relatives"
This is RICH...this is cult-like mentality if I've ever heard it.
Seriously folks- did any of you ever realize there were this MANY of these folks out there? Truthfully, I didn't. Although I know they are entrenched in our colleges and our public schools...I had no CLUE so many people were like this. I feel like an idiot.
Come to think of it...I have some family in Burlington, Vermont. They are really kind and fun people. After a death in the family last summer we talked on the phone...and we made plans to get together for the funeral.
At the end of our chat the elction came up- my cousin asked who I was voting for- when I told him GWB, all the warmth left his voice. Further- none of them came to the funeral.
I seriously think he is. Pre-election, when he was on MSNBC and another guest stated that Danial Patrick M. would have supported Bush for reelection, O'Donnell interrupted and starting shouting and getting red as the proverbial beet. I thought he was going to have a stroke on national TV.
O'Donnell's bile speaks for itself, but take a look at
'Blue states' tend somewhat to get less from the Feds than their red counterparts. Does getting a lot of Federal money make the recipient states skeptical of its value? Are the blue states simply more willing to bribe others to get their favorite sons into power?
Mean federal expenditure per dollar of federal taxes paid is $1.12.
01 - North Dakota 2.03
02 - New Mexico 1.89
03 - Mississippi 1.84
04 - Alaska 1.82
05 - West Virginia 1.74
25 - Kansas 1.14
26 - Vermont 1.12
41 - California 0.81
42 - New York 0.81
44 - Massachusetts 0.79
46 - Minnesota 0.46
47 - Nevada 0.73
48 - New Hampshire 0.68
49 - Connecticut 0.64
50 - New Jersey 0.52
Now O'Donnell's saying they ought to secede too? The first left-wing whacko I heard this from is Bob Beckles. Then I heard it from Geraldine Ferraro. After hearing this, I wrote friends and family an email, which included the following...
"Bob Beckles, democrat operative and spokesman said recently, after the election, that the red states might as well secede (personally, I LIKE the idea). Geraldine Ferraro (Ferrari = powerful, sexy, Italian sports car, and winner of many races; Ferraro = powerless democrat, past her prime and not particularly attractive, Italian poor sport, famous loser of races) said on Hannity and Colmes last night that if the red states seceded from the blue that they would lose all of the talented, enlightened people and would be left with nothing (or something very much to that effect). What a pompous, condescending, arrogant, conceited, bitch. Sounds like a mirror image of Kerry, although he is not a bitch (that merely describes his crazy-ass wife and his "little-bitch-of-a-running-mate-with-the-little-girlie-hands-as-described-by-Ann-Coulter" - John Edwards). NO WONDER THEY LOST BIG TIME."
Don't worry blue states won't have to kick them out the Red states are already crying about it.
Very funny read.
If SF, LA, and NYC seceded, that would be enough to make us all happy.
As Mr. Spock would say, "Flawlessly logical".
Hmmmm, really? Seems to me those blue states are mostely head offices, collecting funds from those red states. Let them leave, I really do wish they would. It would certainly make our country much nicer. BTW, I assume all the red people in those blue states would relocate to red America.
Second, manufacturing, distribution, and financial centers will naturally be located in centralized locations (cities). Functions requiring specialized knowledge will naturally be clustered around the centers of higher education (cities again). Red states are important as MARKETS. Cut off the red areas as markets and the blue will collapse. It is just a function of a free market and has nothing to do with the productivity or values of the comparative regions.
There is a disturbing trend to a welfare mentality in the red areas but it is a shadow of what is in the blue areas. The brightest of the rural young people are being pushed to the cities for education and jobs. The remaining population is aging rapidly and is dependent on Social Security and other programs. The legacy industries are being replaced with quasi-governmental economies such as health care.
What he says is true to a point. The bigger point is that they can be replaced in a heartbeat, we can't.
Except for Diane Feinstein and Willie Raspberry (rest his soul).
I looked up the stats. The inner cities have 17.5% poverty. Even in the most rural areas, where pay is much lower, but so is cost of living, those falling under the national poverty level are only about 14.2%- and that makes it only about 7.5 million instead of the 14.5 million of the cities. See for yourselves.
This is great news!!! We can only hope!
Can you imagine what would have happened to Larry o"Donnell's career if he had been a conservative in total meltdown on a NUTWORK program?
This is most illustrative case of Nutwork bias I have ever seen in TV for the past 3 decades.
There isn't enough Prozac in the world to help these poor, deluded folks.
BTW, I assume all the red people in those blue states would relocate to red America.
Actually, the liberals can leave, we'll keep the real estate.
this guy plainly has some screws loose, but nevertheless this type of seditious speech should be smashed and I would blame the interviewer as well for not doing so.
Yes, they can import food from us, and we can import their movies. We'll see who wins that battle!
He is out of his mind and needs a straight.
I'm not going anywhere. There are 83 counties in Michigan, at least 75 of them are red.
There isn't a chance in hell that a House impeachment resolution would get 180 votes, let alone pass. Sheesh.
p.s. Sooooo glad that puke Ross went down.
They will have to "outsource" their food, fuel, electrical power, house building materials such as LUMBER from TREES, military, factories which make most everything they use from toilet paper to frozen dinners to clothing to automobiles.
Let them. That leaves more for the rest of us.
Let the LP'ers take it over first as their "free state" then send it to Canada.
That sounds like an excellent idea. Where should they be deported? I have a few ideas. Let's ship them off to Cuba or China for a start. They aren't Americans anyway - never were and never will be.
The red states receive more in federal tax money than they pay into the treasury.
Virginia gets a lot, but that is because we have lots of military installations and the biggest naval station in the world.
Portsmouth Virginia is at a distinct disadvantage on tax base because the Federal Government owns so much of the land.
O'Donnell is beginning to look a lot like an Orc.
Cut off their water service. A little demolition in the Tehachapees and LA will be as dry as the desert out of which it was created.
"I was very disappointed, and sad that this county had chosen Clinton, but I do not remember (EVER) the ongoing insanity that we experiencing now."
I remember being mad for a few days- disappointed. Actually- I've not seen anything to rival this since the 60's. The pure hatred is chilling.
There has to be a lot of odd arrangements to account for the red/blue spending trends. Alaska, for example, has a very large percentage of its land owned by the feds, so the feds have to pay for various services there. There is no doubt that more private ownership there would yield more wealth than the extra federal spending.
I'm inclined to the 'blue states bribe red states' theory until I find some detailed analysis.
Siege warfare is a beautiful thing, provided you're the one doing the besieging. :)
Second, if the Blue counties were to secede, how would they raise, train, and equip an army to defend their secession?
Don't forget "The electronic voting machines are rigged"