And we need to make a separate state out of the Seattle metro area and the surrounding counties of Pierce and Snohomish. Then the state would be red, with a blue island.
I am so happy that Arkansas is now a GOP state. Sure, our governor is a Democrat, but he’s basically had to position himself as a conservative (and he IS fairly conservative for the most part) to win elections. Romney won 61-39 in Arkansas so I hope that we will continue to trend strongly in this direction.
A better idea would be to trade Seattle, SF, LA, Chicago, Detroit, NYC and all of Vermont and Massachusetts to Canada for the western provinces.
Unfortunately it is a trend that is happening more frequently everywhere. As an area urbanizes it becomes more and more regimented. Personal freedom is sent to the back of the bus in favor of group “rights” and government restrictions.
This sends conservatives and (to an extent) libertarians racing for the door. As a result the urban communities become enclaves of concentrated leftism. Self-perpetuating leftism. Leftism that feeds off of the surrounding communities.
When you couple that with the phenomenon of unprecedented gimmes that the Free Shyt Party has turned to, the GOP doesn’t stand a chance. How can “Hard work and clean living leads to success” compare to “Here, have a free Øbomaphone!”?
Recent events have proven (to me at least) that the left cannot and will not attend to the fiscal ship of state. And a bit more than half of the voters don’t GAS.
There’s going to be a heavy price paid for this national rectal inversion.
You know; that's a good idea. The same could be done with Maryland, where the counties around DC go blue but the rest of the state is decent people.