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wehav
Senior Contributor

what does it matter or mean?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/conservatives-now-outnumber-liberals-in-deep-blue-states/

 

Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in Deep-Blue States

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dagwud
Senior Contributor

Re: what does it matter or mean?

I think it is part of the natural political pendulum in our country that swings back and forth over time much like the weather cycles always changing.  I think there is often something one can point that helped start the political shift.  I think the Vietnam War (and the draft) coupled with abuses of power by the FBI and White House led to our country swinging away from conservatism towards a more liberal approach. 

 

 

Bush's wars in two countries along the Patriot Act helped insure conservative losses and liberal gains.  This was followed by a recession and the fact that the federal government along with many states and cities being unable to meet their obligations forced people to realize spending cuts were in order or higher taxes would be required.  This led to the recent growth in conservatives.

 

 

I think as the economy gets better coupled with the belief by some that conservatives like Gov. Walker went to far will help swing the pendulum back towards liberals.

 

 

While I still think our two party system has some major flaws I do think it is best for our country when the two parties are close to equal power.   I think when one party gets to much power over the other that that is when we typically see things being pushed to far to the right or the left and will generally be followed by a shift in power.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: what does it matter or mean?

Don't what is meant by "average" but it looks to me that 30 states are "average" or "below average" conservative.  Seems like it might be more liberal just based on that map.  Need to see one from earlier to be able to make a concise comparison.

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: what does it matter or mean?

Better watch for it to shift again.  Your boyz have been on charge with grand plans to stop the "evil decline into liberalism" for a total of 4 months and are already reneging on most of them.

dagwud
Senior Contributor

Re: what does it matter or mean?

"Better watch for it to shift again.  Your boyz have been on charge with grand plans to stop the "evil decline into liberalism" for a total of 4 months and are already reneging on most of them."

 

 

Bart, isn't reneging par for the coarse no matter who or when they get elected?  How many times in the past have we heard promises for a less corrupt government. more jobs or better schools?

 

 

Look at some of Obama's more recent promises of a more open government, to close down GITMO, get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, ending the Patriot Act, and the one that suckered many of us, "Change."

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: what does it matter or mean?

I know but somehow, it just seems different to me, that the repubs and tea partiers told us how bad us liberals were--nazis, socialists, commies, etc and how they were going to set the world right!

GreaTOne_65
Senior Contributor

Re: what does it matter or mean?

A new definition for the GOP. Guardian Of the Priviledged. From what they are attempting to do is exactely what they accused the Democrats of doing. What a competely and disgusting bunch of two faced liars, the Guardians Of the Priviledged are.

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: exactely--not so great

al least thegop is smarter---you must really be jealous