“But people keep electing them.”
City people elect them. That is it. But the urban vote is now swamping everything else and the dems feel the wind at their back.
[[ But people keep electing them.
City people elect them. That is it. But the urban vote is now swamping everything else and the dems feel the wind at their back. ]]
Everything you said is true.
But just what are conservatives (in NY state) going to do about it?
The reality is, not much. The state just keeps getting “bluer”. As do most of the blue states.
The only avenue to change things in NY now is through the courts. If the courts aren’t sympathetic, well, that pretty much exhausts “the conventional approach”. Can’t say what could happen after that.
In the immediate years-to-come, I see the gaps between the red and the blue states growing and deepening at an accelerating pace. Expect the ever-tightening grip of “the state” to grasp harder in places like New York. And more of the same in states like Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland and Connecticut.
The only solution that makes sense for conservatives living in these places is to get out, even if doing so comes at personal sacrifice and expense. Get out to where you have at least a chance of freedom, in a state where that notion is still embraced by the majority of the local population.
Those notions _ain’t_ embraced by the majority of New Yorkers any more. Cuomo’s gun-grab has probably increased his popularity amongst the down-staters who control the political climate there. Who cares about those upstaters?