The problem you’re facing is that prairie dogs don’t vote, people do. The Colorado map is a prime example. The front range East of the Rockies that extends from the Wyoming border to Pueblo, IS Colorado! The red sure looks pretty but the truth is that 4.4 million of Colorado’s 5.1 million people live in that single strip
Now if you want to make your case that those 4.4 million are living off the largess of the 700,000 people scattered throughout the rest of the state, be my guest, but don’t expect anyone to take the argument seriously.
I’m personally sick of the FR meme that ruralites are hardworking salt of the Earth and urbanites are all on the government dole. Nothing could be further from the truth. I lived in an extremely rural area of East Texas, known as Deep East Texas for more than a decade. Even the venerated (by the locals) Wal-Mart was a good 25 miles away, so I’m talking the sticks.
I haven’t seen such a concentration of welfare recipients since. The real picture of rural America is rampant poverty and next to no opportunity. Every member of #1 daughter’s senior class had a single dream. To somehow escape to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, or even NYC.
Then you totally misunderstood my post.
There are one hell of a lot of cities in this country, not just the liberal sewers on the coasts and the upper Midwest. Not all have populations in 7 or 8 figures.
IOW, you make a specious argument; that there are those blue cities and then a bunch of welfare-sponging yahoos populating the red areas.
That may not have been your intent, but it is exactly what you said....and that is exactly what the Democrats believe.
Check your attitude carefully, is my suggestion.