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  • Obama Draws Fire for Comments on Small-Town America

    04/11/2008 4:44:23 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 131 replies · 265+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2008
    Hillary Clinton and John McCain both ripped into Barack Obama Friday for reportedly saying residents of small-town America “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” out of bitterness over lost jobs, a remark his opponents interpreted as arrogant...
  • A rendez-vous in France with the Wild West (French C&W Festival)

    08/24/2007 2:13:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies · 595+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 8/8/2007 | Ruth Ellen Gruber
    On a recent sunny weekend in the usually sleepy town of Craponne-sur-Arzon, American flags festooned the streets, country music blared amid the sidewalk cafés, and hundreds of people milled about in cowboy hats or even top-to-toe Wild West get-ups. Dozens of folks turned local squares in this town in the Haute-Loire region of southern France into impromptu, western-style dance floors. The catalyst for all this was the annual Country Rendez-Vous, a three-day festival of country-western music and bluegrass that takes place here each summer in late July. Over the past two decades, country and western festivals have sprung up in...
  • City ranks high as conservative (Colorado Springs)

    08/12/2005 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 32 replies · 1,111+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August.12,2005 | Ed Sealover
    This just in: Colorado Springs is a conservative city. Exactly how right-leaning the town is may come as a surprise, though. The Springs ranked as the sixth-most conservative city in America out of 237 with at least 100,000 residents, according to a survey released Thursday by a voting-research think tank. More on this topic America's most conservative cities America's most liberal cities It was the largest city in the top 12, outdistancing the next biggest city on the list by more than 100,000 people. Colorado Springs’ placement on the list was enough to destroy a main theory of the Bay...
  • Warm Welcome in Texas for Minutemen

    06/21/2005 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 89 replies · 1,728+ views
    (GOLIAD, TEXAS) -- There was no shortage of volunteers last night as the controversial Minuteman civilian border patrol organization gathered in this historic south Texas town to organize anti illegal immigrant activities in Texas. Many volunteers said illegal immigration needs to be stopped, and since the federal government is unable or unwilling to do it, then its up to civilians to step in and get it done. "Our children can't get out into our yards," rancher and Texas Minuteman leader Bill Parmley told the group. "We're afraid. Something has to be done." The location of the meeting in Goliad...
  • Note to Board Operators: Please zot me on sight.

    06/18/2005 1:09:30 PM PDT · by Dr Michael Smith · 143 replies · 3,559+ views
    <p>An article I posted earlier has been inadvertently removed from the board. Please return it as it was very important.</p> <p>Also, for some reason, my earlier account is inactive. Please resolve.</p>
  • Red State? West Virginia shift

    04/28/2005 9:38:04 AM PDT · by wvgasman · 96 replies · 2,343+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 4-28-05 | Newspaper editor
    April 28, 2005 Red state? West Virginia shift Several times, we have posed this question for political experts: Why did West Virginia — long a Roosevelt-and-Kennedy Democratic “blue state” — become a Republican “red state” in the past two presidential elections, despite 2-to-1 Democratic registration? Why did this low-income state vote for the party of the rich — a party openly slashing help for common Americans and giving huge rewards to the wealthy? We never received an explanation from any of the state’s political professors or other societal analysts. But an answer was offered by one of the world’s premier...
  • Raising Kaine

    04/26/2005 2:15:55 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 484+ views
    TAS ^ | 4/26/2005 | David Holman
    RICHMOND, VA -- The prediction that the Virginia gubernatorial race would serve as a national bellwether seemed wishful a month ago. Not anymore. National interest is growing in it now that the contest between Republican Jerry Kilgore and Democrat Tim Kaine has taken on a controversial dynamic involving faith and its role in the public square and given a glimpse of a new Democratic Southern strategy. While Northern Virginia's urbanization lends Democrats increasing hopes for turning this red commonwealth blue, this is still a state of God and NASCAR. Former Attorney General Kilgore was the grand marshal this month of...
  • The eight fastest-growing states are all "red states"

    04/25/2005 11:56:07 AM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 91 replies · 7,927+ views
    WSJ - Best of the Web ^ | April 25, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    The U.S. Census Bureau has released new population projections for the next quarter-century, and the political implications are interesting, though not surprising. Based on the first table here (in Microsoft Excel form; USA Today has part of it in HTML), these are the 10 states that are expected to be the biggest in 2030 and the fastest-growing in the 2000-30 period, with the 2000 population rank given in parentheses: Biggest Fastest Growing 1 California (1) Nevada 2 Texas (2) Arizona 3 Florida (4) Florida 4 New York (3) Texas 5 Illinois (5) Utah 6 Pennsylvania (6) Idaho 7 North Carolina...
  • VA Gubernatorial Race: Kilgore(R) 44% Kaine(D) 36%

    04/16/2005 4:16:50 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 589+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4/16/05 | Scott Rasmussen
    April 16, 2005--In the race to become Virginia's next Governor, Republican Jerry Kilgore leads Democrat Tim Kaine by eight percentage points, 44% to 36%. Forty-nine percent (49%) of Virginia have a favorable opinion of Kilgore while 33% have an unfavorable opinion. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. For Kaine, the numbers are 44% favorable, 31% unfavorable, and 25% not sure. The state's current Governor, Democrat Mark Warner, is viewed favorably by 65% of the state's voters. Twenty-six percent (26%) have an unfavorable view. President Bush is viewed favorably by 56% and unfavorably by 43%. Just 36% of Virginia voters believe...
  • Could this happen at your school ?

    11/13/2001 9:00:09 PM PST · by quietolong · 30 replies · 655+ views
    me | 11/13/2001 | self
    Could this happen at your school ? I thought I would share with you all. Three events that happened over the last two days. The first was on Monday. From a letter sent home with the kids last week said Monday was Red, White & Blue day. You were to wear something patriotic. So after school on Monday my 1st. grader jumps off the bus wearing a big flag button. I ask “ were did you get that nice flag button ? “ and she replies “ Oh one of the 1st grade teachers brought them in and gave them ...
  • Electoral College Analysis: America Gets Redder

    02/26/2005 3:42:25 PM PST · by Coastal · 46 replies · 1,974+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | February 26, 2005 | CK Rairden
    A projection by Polidata, a Republican-oriented political mapping and redistricting firm, shows population trends will make Republican-dominated "Red" states more influential in winning presidential elections and determining control of Congress after the 2010 census. The new study forecasts that "Red" states will pick up a net six electoral votes, with Florida and Texas gaining three each. The "Blue" states carried by John Kerry, according to Polidata, will lose a net six electoral votes, led by New York's loss of two. Under this distribution of electoral votes, George W. Bush could have been elected last November without carrying Ohio. (Excerpt) Read...
  • Two county officials make shift to GOP (Howard Dean loses a few more red state votes)

    02/26/2005 6:37:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,765+ views
    Huntsville Item ^ | 2/26/05 | Kurt Allen
    2 county officials make shift to GOP By Kurt Allen/Assistant Managing Editor When Robyn Flowers and Barbara Hale were trying to find their place in the world of politics, it was almost a given it would be the Democratic Party. Growing up in the South, Democrats ruled the region, and there was little thought given to being Republican. "I think probably, like most people my age, if you were born and raised in Texas, you've been a Democrat because that's what your family did," said Hale, Walker County's court-at-law judge. How the times do change. Now the South, and Texas...
  • Nowhere Land (Brit Blasts US Exurbs, "McMansions")

    02/23/2005 3:23:06 PM PST · by srm913 · 201 replies · 4,219+ views
    U.K. Guardian ^ | February 23, 2005 | Tristram Hunt
    Nowhere land As US towns sprawl into the countryside, creating anonymous zones dominated by soulless malls, one of Britain's leading historians asks if it could happen here Tristram Hunt Sunday February 20, 2005 Observer Take a ride along the I-10 out of Phoenix, Arizona, and witness the birth of a new civilisation. Under the arching desert sky, cotton fields are being transformed into condominiums; cactus wilderness into master-planned communities. This year some 60,000 new homes will spread out along the valley landscape. Similar developments are underway across America: in Florida, ancient citrus groves are coming down for housing lots; in...
  • "Bush Country" CARTOON/GRAPHIC.. just for fun!

    02/11/2005 8:04:40 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 48 replies · 2,105+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 2/11/2005 | IPWGOP
      click here for really large version This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Wear Red on Fridays

    02/04/2005 4:22:18 PM PST · by Stevie · 12 replies · 423+ views
    RED ON FRIDAYS Hmmmm. I've noticed that all of the retired Command Sergeants Major wore red shirts on Fridays. Now I know why!!!! Wear Red on Fridays..... The Americans who support our troops, are the silent majority. We are not "organized" to reflect who we are, or to reflect what our opinions are. We would like to start a grassroots movement using the membership of the Special Operations Association, and Special Forces Associations, and all their friends, simply, to recognize that Americans support our troops. We need to inform the local VFW's and American Legion, our local press, local TV,...
  • [Gallup] Poll: Bush wins converts among speech-watchers

    02/03/2005 12:24:13 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 62 replies · 3,003+ views
    CNN ^ | February 3, 2005
    CNN) -- President Bush's State of the Union address raised support for his policies on health care and Social Security among people who watched the speech, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Wednesday night. The percentage of respondents who said the president's proposals in those areas will help the country rose 15 points from when the same question was asked of the same people in the two days before the speech. In the post-speech sample, 70 percent of respondents said Bush's policies on health care were positive, while 66 percent approved of the president's plan for Social Security. Bush...
  • What got so many counties to shift from blue to red?

    02/01/2005 3:37:05 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 1,679+ views
    USA Today | January 31, 2005
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  • Bush Bumper Sticker Still Gets Results (vanity)-Camarillo Rescue

    01/03/2005 12:00:06 PM PST · by Hi Heels · 78 replies · 3,013+ views
    Driving home from Ventura yesterday (in KALLIFORNIA, I might add) and forgot to get gas. Ran out at the base of the Camarillo grade (not a great place to run out of gas). Managed to get off the freeway. We get out of the car realizing we had forgotten to get gas, and got a can out of the trunk. Looked around, nothing for MILES. Figured we would have to resort to cannibalism and was trying to position myself to knock the boyfriend over the head to avoid an ambush in the future when around the corner came a huge...
  • To boost party support, strategists tell Democrats to look West

    12/30/2004 1:19:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 693+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 30, 2004 | Susan Milligan
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic strategists, searching for ways to broaden support, are urging the party to put new emphasis on the West, where they say state and local election results and demographic changes reflect political opportunity in a region long dominated by Republicans. Party leaders acknowledge that the noncoastal Western states, which voted last month largely for George W. Bush for president, are hardly a Democratic bastion. But population trends are making such states as Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico more fertile territory for a future Democratic presidential contender, and such rock-hard Republican states as Montana and Wyoming are displaying...
  • Republican agenda moves to the front in Georgia

    12/29/2004 9:13:26 AM PST · by advance_copy · 6 replies · 408+ views
    AccessNorthGA.com ^ | 12/29/04 | Associated Press
    Welcome to a new era in the Georgia Legislature where the focus will turn to strengthening traditional families, increasing personal responsibility, reducing government, and cutting taxes. If it sounds like a Republican agenda, there's a reason. Republicans have taken over the statehouse after 130 years of Democratic domination. When the new legislative session opens Jan. 10, Republicans will be running the show.
  • GOP-leaning states in line for more Congress seats

    12/23/2004 8:30:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 670+ views
    San Jose Business Journal ^ | Thursday -- December 23, 2004 | G. Scott Thomas
    GOP-leaning states in line for more Congress seats Arizona, Florida, Texas and Utah would each gain one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives if districts were reapportioned today, according to an analysis by American City Business Journals. Iowa, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, on the other hand, would each lose a seat. The U.S. Census Bureau released new state-by-state population estimates for 2004 Wednesday. ACBJ used those figures to hypothetically reapportion House seats today, six years in advance of the next scheduled reapportionment in 2010. (Click here for a downloadable Microsoft Excel spreadsheet showing population and Congressional seat projections.)...
  • REPUBLICANS: OVER ONE MILLION AND GROWING (Kentucky)

    12/22/2004 4:02:51 PM PST · by Bluegrass Conservative · 8 replies · 3,980+ views
    Republican Party of Kentucky Press Release | December 22, 2004 | Republican Party of Kentucky
    REPUBLICANS: OVER ONE MILLION AND GROWING GOP eclipses one million voter mark for first time in history (Frankfort, KY) Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman John McCarthy announced today that there are now more than one million Republicans on state voter rolls, according to statistics published by the Secretary of State. As of December 15, 2004, there were 1,002,915 registered Republicans in Kentucky, compared to just 944,197 on Election Day 2003. “Our party continues to grow at a remarkable pace,” said McCarthy. “The reasons are clear—the Republican Party represents the values of most Kentuckians, and the voter registration numbers you are...
  • California Will Become a Red State by 2008

    11/04/2004 1:26:35 PM PST · by lemura · 56 replies · 2,885+ views
    California General ElectionNovember 2, 2004   Home   Please Read   County Reporting Status   Feedback      PresidentResults as of Nov 4, 2004 at 11:15 am  All Counties Returns | Statewide | Other Contests   Alameda 100.0% ( 1141 of 1141 ) precincts reporting Candidate Party Votes Percent      John F. Kerry Democratic 326,675 74.4 * George W. Bush Republican 107,489 24.5 Michael Anthony Peroutka American Independent 665 0.1 David Cobb Green 1,926 0.5 Michael Badnarik Libertarian 1,731 0.3 Leonard Peltier Peace & Freedom 1,155 0.2  Alpine 100.0% ( 5 of 5 ) precincts reporting Candidate Party Votes Percent     ...
  • Democrats 'out of business in the South'

    <p>WASHINGTON -- The generation-long political retreat of Democrats across the South is disintegrating into a rout.</p> <p>President Bush dominated the South so completely in last month's presidential election that he carried nearly 85 percent of all the counties across the region -- and more than 90 percent of counties where whites are a majority of the population, a Los Angeles Times analysis of the election shows.</p>
  • Podhoretz: GOP Corruption & Dem Impotence

    12/19/2004 2:31:45 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 1,121+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2004 | John Podhoretz
    THE big question for pro fessional Democrats right now is this: Can the party that invented Big Government become an effective critic of Big Government? It's the best, indeed perhaps the only, path to a Democratic renaissance. The Democratic Party finds itself in a terrible predicament. At a time when national security is paramount, the Democratic Party finds its core strength among those who don't believe in military solutions to world problems. Peaceniks represent the Democratic Party's core strength, but they're also the party's most profound weakness — because American voters who want a strong leader won't buy a candidate...
  • Mark Steyn; In praise of ‘Jesusland’

    12/16/2004 6:28:43 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 159 replies · 5,745+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 12/18/04 | Mark Steyn
    New HampshireAs in previous years, Planned Parenthood has been selling greetings cards for abortion proponents filled with seasonal cheer to send to each other: ‘Choice On Earth’, they proclaim. I can just about understand being a proponent of abortion; I find it harder to fathom someone whose obsession with the subject extends to sending out holiday cards on the theme. Especially as, insofar as the Christmas story is relevant to this question, it’s a season to reflect on the potential of every new life. Two thousand years ago, if a betrothed woman such as Mary became pregnant by a man...
  • GOP Has Lock on South, and Democrats Can't Find Key

    12/15/2004 1:26:56 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 38 replies · 1,346+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 15, 2004 | Ronald Brownstein
    A Times analysis shows that Bush's sweep of the region went even deeper than first appeared. WASHINGTON — The generation-long political retreat of Democrats across the South is disintegrating into a rout. President Bush dominated the South so completely in last month's presidential election that he carried nearly 85% of all the counties across the region — and more than 90% of counties where whites are a majority of the population, according to a Times analysis of election results and census data.The Times' analysis, which provides the most detailed picture yet of the vote in Southern communities, shows that...
  • Jesusland V 2.0

    11/06/2004 12:46:55 PM PST · by Neoc0n · 69 replies · 2,309+ views
    http://phil.co.il ^ | 11/6/04 | Neocon
    Jesusland V 2.0
  • The New Red-Diaper Babies

    12/07/2004 3:51:25 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 112 replies · 4,538+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2004 | David Brooks
    here is a little-known movement sweeping across the United States. The movement is "natalism."All across the industrialized world, birthrates are falling - in Western Europe, in Canada and in many regions of the United States. People are marrying later and having fewer kids. But spread around this country, and concentrated in certain areas, the natalists defy these trends.They are having three, four or more kids. Their personal identity is defined by parenthood. They are more spiritually, emotionally and physically invested in their homes than in any other sphere of life, having concluded that parenthood is the most enriching and elevating...
  • By one measure, O.C. reddest of red (Orange County California has Bush's biggest margin of victory)

    12/06/2004 8:45:20 AM PST · by So Cal Rocket · 27 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Monday, December 6, 2004
    The claim that Orange County is the country's most GOP county lost a bit of luster a few years ago when slipping Republican registration here meant it didn't even have the highest percentage of GOP voters in the state, let alone nationwide. But the claim is back, and not because it has regained its ranking in terms of percentage of registration. Rather, the county brought home November's largest margin of victory for George W. Bush. Of the nation's 3,066 counties, Orange County had the incumbent beating John Kerry by 222,593 votes. Second was Maricopa County, Ariz., with a 174,606-vote margin....
  • Bush rode suburban tide

    12/05/2004 2:24:35 PM PST · by Columbus Dawg · 17 replies · 913+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch via Los Angeles Times ^ | December 5, 2004 | Ronald Brownstein and Richard Rainey
    WASHINGTON — The center of the Republican presidential coalition is moving toward the distant edges of suburbia. In last month’s election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation’s 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them ‘‘exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. Together, these fast-growing communities provided Bush a punishing 1.72 million-vote advantage over Democrat John F. Kerry, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis of election results. That was almost half the president’s total margin of victory. ‘‘These exurban counties are the new Republican areas, and they will...
  • More On (or Moron) Teaching the Unteachable Red Staters

    12/02/2004 5:06:29 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 934+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2004 | DR. GREGORY BORSE
    A few weeks ago, I wrote an article in response to a Jane Smiley missive posted on Slate.com (''The Unteachable Ignorance of the Red States'') diagnosing the results of the 2004 Presidential Election. It is something to admire that Ms. Smiley’s reaction was not apoplectic as such (I had to look that big word up in a thesaurus--and, while I was at it, I discovered, having forgotten what I was doing, that there simply is no synonym for thesaurus!) As some might remember, I took exception to her reading of the results. Specifically, to put it in terms that all...
  • Bush COUNTY T-Shirts?

    12/02/2004 6:22:27 AM PST · by sissyjane · 10 replies · 653+ views
    Sorry for the Vanity-I know Google is my friend- Does anybody know a source for the Bush COUNTY T-shirts? Not the state one. Link if you have one please.
  • The Democrats' Marketing Mistake

    11/30/2004 1:27:43 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 48 replies · 1,186+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 30, 2004 | Trent Wisecup
    The new fad in American politics in 2004 was data mining. The Republican and Democratic National Committees invested heavily in building large databases that used consumer marketing information to segment voters into groups for highly customized communications. Given the seriousness of the effort in both parties, it is hard to see how the Democrats ended up being so far off in the messages they delivered to the much ballyhooed NASCAR-dad voter. Clearly, the Democrats attempt to co-opt the marketing techniques of corporate America was undermined by their disdain of big business and the purchasing habits of average Americans. Next to...
  • 2004 electoral map cartogram

    The two-variable contiguous area cartogram below depicts enumeration units proportionally scaled to the data that they represent, namely electoral votes. The more electoral votes in a state, the larger the area of the state. The states are shaded with the color of the candidate winning the electoral votes.
  • Blue-state grinches, red-state generosity: Hollowell puts lie to left's claim on compassion

    11/28/2004 12:30:46 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 2,247+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 27, 2004 | Kelly Hollowell
    <p>The red state population has been mocked for years as the moral majority that fails in the mind of most liberals to truly follow the teachings of Jesus. Most notably, adherence to the principles of heterosexuality and the sanctity of life are distorted into labels of intolerance and ignorance.</p>
  • Those blue-state grinches (Great Read!)

    11/27/2004 2:15:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 2,583+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11/27/04 | Dr. Kelly Hollowell
    The red state population has been mocked for years as the moral majority that fails in the mind of most liberals to truly follow the teachings of Jesus. Most notably, adherence to the principles of heterosexuality and the sanctity of life are distorted into labels of intolerance and ignorance. Based on these two rather narrow aspects of Christianity, libs mock the idea that the Religious Right has a caring or generous bone in their collective narrow-minded body. To the contrary, the libs exclusively claim the compassionate corner on the political market as the only ones concerned with the poor, the...
  • "Surprise Hit Embarrasses Out-of-Touch Movie Elite" (Medved praises "National Treasure")

    11/25/2004 11:01:22 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 57 replies · 5,235+ views
    jwr ^ | Nov 24 04 | Michael Medved
    National Treasure," a surprise box office hit from Hollywood, demonstrates once again the embarrassing gap between cultural elite and the general public. This splendid adventure movie starring Nicholas Cage drew overwhelmingly negative reviews, and leading critics even predicted its commercial failure. Ordinary moviegoers, however, have expressed gratitude for the film — a clever romp with a patriotic heart and a family friendly "PG-rating," spinning an enjoyable yarn about a treasure map left by the founding fathers on the back of the Declaration of Independence. ...
  • That New-Time Religion

    11/24/2004 10:05:35 AM PST · by worldclass · 12 replies · 544+ views
    The American Prospect (the enemy) ^ | 11/22/2004 | Tony Hendra
    Without the South and the Sun Belt, we’re dead meat. My successor should remember: When the South was a reeking hospital corner of brutal racism and cretinous, Bible-thumping prejudice, it was overwhelmingly Democratic. Now it’s overwhelmingly Republican. What’s wrong with this picture? Has the South changed? Not really. The South stuck to its guns and now it’s running the show. We changed and we’re not. We need to take a long, hard look at our former glory in the 13 states of the old Confederacy, reopen the files on great Democrats like Bull O’Connor and Sheriff Haney, revisit that simpler,...
  • GOP Plants Flag on New Voting Frontier

    11/23/2004 4:12:52 PM PST · by anonposter · 8 replies · 522+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 23rd November 2004 | Ronald Brownstein and Richard Rainey
    WASHINGTON — The center of the Republican presidential coalition is moving toward the distant edges of suburbia. In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. Together, these fast-growing communities provided Bush a punishing 1.72 million vote advantage over Democrat John F. Kerry, according to a Times analysis of election results. That was almost half the president's total margin of victory. "These exurban counties are the new Republican areas, and they will become...
  • GOP Plants Flag on New Voting Frontier

    11/22/2004 9:23:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies · 3,348+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 22, 2004 | Ronald Brownstein and Richard Rainey, Times Staff Writers
    Bush's huge victory in the fast-growing areas beyond the suburbs alters the political map. WASHINGTON — The center of the Republican presidential coalition is moving toward the distant edges of suburbia. In this month's election, President Bush carried 97 of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties, most of them "exurban" communities that are rapidly transforming farmland into subdivisions and shopping malls on the periphery of major metropolitan areas. Together, these fast-growing communities provided Bush a punishing 1.72 million vote advantage over Democrat John F. Kerry, according to a Times analysis of election results. That was almost half the president's total margin...
  • Red State Generosity: so much for liberals' claim to be more generous

    11/19/2004 6:01:56 PM PST · by Mr. Mulliner · 19 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Phil Valentine Show ^ | November 10, 2004 | Phil Valentine
    Red State GenerosityNovember 10, 2004Don't look now but another Civil War is brewing. The nation just re-elected George W. Bush and it's not sitting well with portions of the country, namely the now-famous blue states. There are 19 of them, total. They make up primarily the Northeast, the Rust Belt in the Mid-West and the Left Coast. They boast some of the nation's largest population centers – New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. They don't think it's fair that someone from “fly-over country” is in charge so instead of doing the honorable thing and moving to France with Johnny Depp,...
  • RED NATION RISING

    11/16/2004 6:32:51 PM PST · by You Dirty Rats · 31 replies · 1,350+ views
    11/16/2004 | YDR
    All of the "Red State, Blue State" talk is nonsense, as are the discussions on Blue State secession, the needless worrying by Conservatives, and the whistling past the graveyard by Leftists praying for a miracle. The Election is over and the result is a clear, decisive victory for the Republicans. When the Congress is sworn in next January, Red Nation will be officially in power.There is a reason so many of the Lefties have lost their heads. It's funny, really. Their era is over and they know it. The decades of dominance from FDR on down started to turn our...
  • Red vs. Blue

    11/14/2004 8:11:44 AM PST · by Shenandoah · 15 replies · 906+ views
    Shenandoah | 11-14-04 | Shenandoah
    There's so much being said about Red vs. Blue states, it's beginning to sound as though the entire population of the red states voted for President Bush and the entire population of the blue states voted for Kerry. It’s as though the red states are comprised entirely of neanderthal, bible-thumping rednecks, and the blue states are comprised entirely of the intellectual, all-knowing, global-aware elites. Well, I did a summary of the Blue states and it turns out that 24,839,492 bible-thumping neanderthals from those states voted for George W. Bush. In looking at the Blue states, they comprise most of the...
  • Study: SAT Scores and Republican Party Affiliation are CLOSELY LINKED, and With Home Prices As Well!

    11/14/2004 12:29:15 PM PST · by CaptIsaacDavis · 31 replies · 2,030+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | November 2004 | New Republican Archive
    Statistical analyses of relationships between SAT scores, Republican Party affiliation, spending on education, ethnic compositions of towns, and tax rates reveal that among those factors (that is, excluding financial components) the ones that matter most in driving comparative and competitive home sales prices (by town medians over time, and over the long-run) are those related to CULTURE -- SAT scores and Republican Party affiliation (and all the value choices that such affiliation incorporates). You may have had a gut feeling that it pays to own a home in a town with high SAT scores and strong republican values. Now here's...
  • Tom Brokaw Received Boos at University of Oklahoma/Nebraska Game

    11/13/2004 9:16:02 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 202 replies · 11,754+ views
    Eyewitness | Nov 13, 2004 | PhiKapMom
    It was announced during the second half that Tom Brokaw was in attendance at the University of Oklahoma/Nebraska game at Owen Field in Norman. The minute he was announced, you could hear loud boos from around the stadium. Have no idea how he had the nerve to return to OU after his debacle of a speech for graduation last May. I think he received louder boos then when Nebraska came out, and even more than the penalty we got for fans throwing oranges onto the field near the end of the game. Chalk this one up to flyover country that...
  • Iowahawk: Blue State Blues as Coastal Parents Battle Invasion of Dollywood Values

    11/12/2004 11:43:21 AM PST · by IowaHawk · 73 replies · 4,728+ views
    Iowahawk blog | 11/12/04 | David Burge
    "I'm not sure where we went wrong," says Ellen McCormack, nervously fondling the recycled paper cup holding her organic Kona soy latte. "It seems like only yesterday Rain was a carefree little boy at the Montessori school, playing non-competitive musical chairs with the other children and his care facilitators." "But now..." she pauses, staring out the window of her postmodern Palo Alto home. The words are hesitant, measured, bearing a tale of family heartbreak almost too painful for her to recount. "But now, Rain insists that I call him Bobby Ray." Even as her voice is choked with emotion, she...
  • Mississippi leads the nation in charitable giving (Good Red/Blue State Comparison-See Comment #1

    11/10/2004 3:31:03 PM PST · by pookie18 · 100 replies · 5,439+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 11/10/04 | LAURA WALSH (AP)
    HARTFORD, Conn. - New England states making more, giving less Mississippi retains its title as the most giving state for the eighth consecutive year, according to the 2004 Generosity Index created by Catalogue for Philanthropy. Following right behind are Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. New England residents continue to earn more and give back less, according to the annual index of charitable giving. Connecticut ranks first when it comes to making money, but joins New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island in falling to the very bottom of the 2004 Index. The survey is based on the average adjusted income...
  • MOST CHARITABLE STATES--RED OR BLUE?

    11/10/2004 7:09:06 PM PST · by Cicero · 17 replies · 1,762+ views
    Michelle Malkin Archives ^ | 11/10/04 | Michelle Malkin
    MOST CHARITABLE STATES--RED OR BLUE? By Michelle Malkin   ·   November 10, 2004 08:46 AM Several readers have sent me this ranking of states by IQ, purporting to show that people in red states are dumber, on average, than people in blue states. Like a lot of what the Democrats have spewed this election cycle, the IQ chart--pushed most prominently by Bush-hater Howard Stern--is a hoax.The Generosity Index, compiled by The Catalogue For Philanthropy, is for real. It is computed by taking each state's average income and average charitable contribution, then subtracting the second rank from the first to get a...
  • Even California Has Rednecks!

    11/09/2004 5:12:54 AM PST · by TGOMedia · 44 replies · 2,914+ views
    BrianWise.com (Mailing List) ^ | November 9, 2004 | Brian S. Wise
    The exact headline of the Daily Mirror's controversial front page was, "Doh! / Four More Years of Dubya / How Can 59,054,087 People Be So DUMB?" And if that didn't properly underscore the point, the very bottom of the same page reads, "U.S. Election Disaster: Pages 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11." Now, I'll admit there's a warehouse full of things I don't understand (Paris Hilton lingers in its doorway), but I'm pretty sure the United States shouldn't welcome intellectual or electoral advice from any nation that takes a toothless monarchy as seriously as Great Britain does its own....