A Geography Lesson From Progressives

Progressives tell us that the election geography favored Republicans

Don’t let anybody tell you that these two factors, geography and turnout, weren’t a huge part of the story.

http://www.newrepublic.com/

The “election geography” is what we normally call the USA.

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28 Responses to A Geography Lesson From Progressives

  1. Mike says:

    And they vilify the people that live in those Red areas.

  2. Dan_Kurt says:

    Can you supply a map with the accent on population rather than the actual geography. In other words, distort the map with the population in a red or blue area determining the extent.

    If that is don I suspect that the Blue areas would look gigantic.

    Dan Kurt

  3. John F. Hultquist says:

    Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up the election:
    Obama proved that six years of low economic growth is a total political loser.
    ~~~~~~~

    “election geography”
    If someone is not familiar with the term “gerrymander” [Gerry-mander]; compliments of Elbridge Gerry, Gov. of Mass. in 1812.
    Note how the Arizona 1st district includes most of the north and east of the state but wraps around (with a hook shape) into the south-central area south of the major urban areas.
    In Washington State the lines were reconfigured and this year the people running for state office had to adjust so folks we voted for in previous years ran in a different area. We encountered a bunch of new names on the ubiquitous signs along the roads.

    • Ernest Bush says:

      Districts one and three are gerrymandered to look blue in Arizona. Outside the Phoenix and Tucson city limits the character of those districts changes quickly.

      • Ernest Bush says:

        At the state government level a majority of elective offices is safely red.

      • James the Elder says:

        VA’s 3rd and NC’s 1st set the standard for gerrymandering now.

        • philjourdan says:

          The court ruled them unconstitutional. When they did, I had to laugh. The MSM and the democrats of course, accused the republicans of the districts. The problem is that the district (here in VA, I have no clue about NC) was created by the democrats AND the DOJ! It was a DOJ Mandate that created that snake and a democrat governor and Assembly that drew it! Why?

          So some idiot that does not realize the slaves had been freed could get elected to congress based upon his skin color.

          Republicans, in the Commonwealth of Virginia at least, had nothing to do with it. Indeed, when it was done, the Citizens CRIED to Governor Doug Wilder for redress (for those not familiar, he was the first black governor in the nation), and he marginally changed it. Not substantially.

    • rah says:

      Well the democrats have a real problem there too then. The GOP controls 26 states. By “controls” I mean they have majorities in both houses of the state legislature and a Republican Gov. According to NPR today, the GOP gained over 300 seats in state legislatures this election and is stronger on the state level now than it has been in 100 years!

      And purely by counting all the seats in state legislatures they are on track to own a historic high number of total legislative seats eclipsing their high of 4,100 seats in 1928!

      Much has been said about the national results but the fact is that the state results were just as damaging to the democrats. Think about the repercussions of that for the Democrat party. The state offices are the farm teams where politicians are developed that go to federal offices.

      http://www.rslc.gop/republicans_gain_supermajority_of_legislative_majorities

      Here endeth the geography lesson the democrats and their liberal press would rather not talk about.

  4. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Some University nutter expects waves of immigrants to invade Canada due to Climate Change

    This poll can be used to express your opinion.

    http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/11/05/bc-unprepared-for-climate-change-migration-prof

  5. James Strom says:

    Looking at the map, I think the people of Minnesota may need a geography lesson. They’re voting as if they believe they live on the coast.

  6. John F. Hultquist says:

    futuret,

    When providing a link, please tell what it is about and why you think we should care, then provide the link. Some of us are interested in what you think — believe it or not. Like this:

    Example: Because this is about such and such you should read it: Here is the link.

  7. Beale says:

    Are my eyes deceiving me, or are all three districts of West Virginia (!) red?

  8. Phil Jones says:

    While showing pre-election polls all tilted towards Democrats… Rachel Maddow said the polls were wrong because… Because people simply change their minds in the voting booth… Ignoring the obvious Dem tilt bias in the polls… She basically said people vote against their interests and suffer from bipolar outbursts ONLY while in the voting booth.., sarc…

    Still… Not once did MSNBC address the obvious bias trend in polling… Happens every cycle…

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