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Friday, October 14, 2016

The Other People

For John, BLUFI think we are on the margin between urban and hinterland.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The source is Cracked, not your normal source for political insight.  The author is David Wong, who was born and grew up in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

See, political types talk about "red states" and "blue states" (where red = Republican/conservative and blue = Democrat/progressive), but forget about states.  If you want to understand the Trump phenomenon, dig up the much more detailed county map.
If you look at the election map by Counties rather than by States you get a new picture.  What you see is:

Blue islands in an ocean of red.  The cities are less than 4 percent of the land mass, but 62 percent of the population and easily 99 percent of the popular culture.  Our movies, shows, songs, and news all radiate out from those blue islands.
So, while the majority rules, the people remaining in those red areas feel they are not part of the success of the nation.  Large numbers of them reject the values found among people living in urban areas.  And they support Mr Trump.

The question is, are there others, in Urban areas, who also support Mr Trump?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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