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Red State, Blue City: How the
Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

Atlantic, by Josh Kron

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/1/2012 5:41:31 AM

Starting before the Civil War era, America´s political dividing lines were drawn along state and regional borders. Cities and the then-extensive rural areas shared a worldview North and South of the Mason-Dixon line. While there was always tension within states, they were bound by a common politics. The city of Charleston, for example, was as rabidly anti-North as some inland plantation areas. Economic engines, ways of life, and moral philosophies changed at the 36th parallel, where the North began. Today, that divide has vanished. The new political divide is a stark division between cities and what remains of the countryside.

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Once again, the difference between Fort Worth and Dallas is obvious.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/1/2012 6:43:32 AM     (No. 9042524)

Urban vs. the countryside doesn´t explain it. It´s the leechers vs. the producers.If things weren´t bad enough,we´re recruiting even more leechers from other countries.Probably being placed in swing districts for the 2014 elections.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Now or Never, 12/1/2012 6:49:13 AM     (No. 9042530)

This problem will NOT be resolved peacefully.

Keep your powder dry bothers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cooling Saucer, 12/1/2012 7:10:46 AM     (No. 9042543)

FTA: "Because winning a state´s electoral votes requires only a simple majority, a single city can change the entire game."

Important underlying issues are voter manipulation and voter fraud. Whichever party controls the universities and cities, controls the state. Control enough states (OH, PA, FL, MI) and the party controls the outcome.

Voter manipulation and voter fraud are not small matters. Every illegitimately cast vote that is counted disenfranchises a voter for the other side. For a Republican to win, s/he needs to get not only a majority but super-majority to overcome the fraud.

Add to this the God-knows-point-spread from the corrupt, twitterpated media and academia: how much did these two variables add to Obama´s favorable percentage? -- probably 5 to 15 points. It´s incredibly difficult for a Republican candidate to compete with all this. And yet Romney did incredibly well, considering what he was up against.

Thing is, huge portions of the US population understands this. What is our recourse against mountains of corruption?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/1/2012 7:40:48 AM     (No. 9042565)

Unless the wealth producers, givers unite against the PPI coalition(Perverts, Parasites and Illegals) we are doomed. 2012 election was the last warning

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crosscut, 12/1/2012 7:59:17 AM     (No. 9042583)

Too bad square miles of geography occupied by voters is not calculated in weighting vote counts. More square miles are owned by conservatives, traditional Americans, Republicans and Caucasians. This should count significantly more in determining vote totals and who actually won. If looked at this way, Romney won by a landslide.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jkb, 12/1/2012 8:38:09 AM     (No. 9042642)

Nashville, TN being an exception to this hypothesis. A blue capitol city in a legislatively supermajority state. Nashville Dems also lost a representative for the city. Don´t lose heart, conservatives. Them city folk will have buyers´ remorse and I believe they´ll catch a clue. It won´t be easy but the next generation will figure out that the gov nanny ain´t all teet.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/1/2012 8:38:21 AM     (No. 9042643)

The final authority genius Chris Matthews has pointed out that by "urban" one means black so red/blue is the race card again?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/1/2012 8:39:01 AM     (No. 9042644)

I live in Pennsylvania and I belong to one of the county Republican committees. When you mention voter fraud and try to get a handle on it in Philadelphia, everyone starts staring up in the sky. Philadelphia has more fraud and try to prove it will take time. We are looking at approaching our problem that is being a red state with three blue areas(Pittsburg, Scranton and Phildelphia). Wish me luck and it will take a few good members to pull this off.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Travis Mcgee, 12/1/2012 9:22:05 AM     (No. 9042728)

I really believe it will take a very drastic measure to reverse course and that includes a second civil war. The question will come down to who has the greatest motivation to fight and win; those fighting for freedom or those fighting for free birth control.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: tocsin, 12/1/2012 9:28:47 AM     (No. 9042747)

Best of luck #8. I admire people like you.
I´m in West Chester and totally frustrated by the Philly fraud which wipes out my vote.
The PA Republican Party seems to be a bunch of whiny, weak pantywaists.
I would like to help. But, frankly, I don´t suffer fools and tend to have a big(sometimes vulgar) mouth.
If you look up ´´politician´´ you will see my picture under ´´antonym´´.
Any suggestions?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: angelesgift, 12/1/2012 9:49:28 AM     (No. 9042799)

Of course, big cities vote Democrat. It´s the convenience, you see. Arrogant, self-righteous liberals have large pools of their sophisticated brethren to hang with and enjoy sharing the hatred of uncouth conservatives. Government teat locations are everywhere for the parasites. And vote-stealing is much quicker and simpler.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/1/2012 10:59:03 AM     (No. 9042966)

This is definitely a Must Read or at the very least a Must Look At The Pictures. The maps are stunning, especially the one that resembles a wounded eagle - barely able to fly.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Babsathome, 12/1/2012 11:25:31 AM     (No. 9043027)

WA State fell into this the first time Rossi won but Seattle then manufactured votes in each recount. Seattle also bussed in "new" voters each election since. Rural areas still have multitudes of Republican signage up - even Ron Paul.

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