Notice the States that swung Conservative. Maine, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and yet NY, CA, MA and CT went left.
The ones that went left are bucking the trend, and as to why both sets went that way, i.e. right and left, I do not have an answer too.
I wonder if the rightward swing has a faith based component, or years of downsizing and of industry and watching it leave has really awaken them or is the alternative media stronger their?
On the leftward swing, I still think the lefties in these States are in denial and don't get it. A come to Jesus moment is coming as a couple of these States face bankruptcy and the reality of the accounting equation hits them like a 2 X 4 upside the cranium. Wait until the run out of Porkulus hits them, maybe then they will be ready for the 12 step fiscal austerity program.
Look at my post 16. I think another reason why states go hard left and stay there is what I call the San Fransico mentality. The liberals who run places like SF or Delaware or Mass know that it is desireable by some to like and work there. They have a captive audience and therefore can pass insane laws and have no fiscal responsibility. They can do this because they have the “we’re the only business in town” attitude.
But I noticed that these states are “takers” and not “producers” and this is not due to hard luck. It is becuase of YEARS of irresponsibilty and negligence. I think there is a time coming soon when other states are going to tell these blue states to FO.
“A come to Jesus moment is coming as a couple of these States face bankruptcy and the reality of the accounting equation hits them like a 2 X 4 upside the cranium.”
We need to be Jesus’ instruments (if you will) by pounding the reality into their noggins also.
From a depressingly blue WA. (at least we have 4 of 9 R reps now +1 - and who knows perhaps Koster pulls out a shocker in WA 2. Worked very, very hard for Watkins and Rossi who both lost.)