Friday, November 7, 2008

The Big Blue Map

This is a map that I found on Balloon Juice and it shows where in the country people voted more Democratic than in 2004. There is a huge sea of blue on this map. Center right my ass!!!

Any candidate with real intelligence, judgment, and expertise would not support the policies of the Republican party platform, plain and simple. As long as those basic policies remain unchanged, the candidates who will succeed must be able to practice deep denial while acting with full confidence in their righteousness. This means the qualifications to be the GOP nominee are mostly ones of psychological imbalance and theatrical skill. To change that situation, the entire policy agenda of the Republican party would have to change, and that simply isn’t going to happen.

This may explain how the talking heads are just paid whores and the politicians are in it for the power along with the personal enrichment.


  1. maybe if we're lucky all the red areas will leave and leave the blues in charge..

  2. No worries, in a few terms we will be sick and tired of the left also.

  3. Notice how that red has shrunk until it's all Southern. Evangelical Fundamentalism's stronghold. One can only hope folks don't forget the hard earned lesson.

    Your blog title would suggest you're a Michigan Yooper now flourishing in crackerland.:)

    I'm a transplanted Michigan troll now living in S.C.

  4. the future was yesterday; you are half right. I am a Yooper as in the title of my blog, but as for flourishing, not so much. The Old Lady got a job in Hot-lanta so I am here also.

    As for the map, it shows the changes in voting. The red got stronger thru the middle of the south.

    21 years ago I worked in Greenville, SC for Lockheed for a couple of months.

  5. The county I'm from up in da UP is as red as those in the South. Not so much a Bible belt, but an informational (NRA and Fox only)dead zone.

    I transplanted myself near Ann Arbor. That's south enough for me.

    It's still the fresh air, water, woods and pastys I miss the most. I plan on ordering from that link you gave. Just last week they were recommended by an old Houghton born friend in Atlanta.

  6. dave, as long I have voted almost all those running and winning office in Baraga county have been on the Democratic ticket. Last time I voted there in 2000 it was still that way. I know about the NRA bullshit as I have relatives that swallow that and keep saying that they can't vote for the Dems because they'll take away all the guns. They never stop to think that if the Repukes have their way there won't be anything to hunt and if you catch a fish, you can't eat it!!


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