November 13, 2014

EVEN MORE REASON TO MOVE BLACKS TO THE SUBURBS:

Is this the political map of the future? (MICHAEL BARONE, NOVEMBER 13, 2014, Washington Examiner)

If you're a political junkie -- or at least if you're a conservative political junkie -- you've probably seen the map. It's a map of the United States showing the congressional districts won by Republicans in red and those won by Democrats in blue.

It looks almost entirely red, except for some pinpoints of blue in major metropolitan areas and a few blue blotches here and there -- in Minnesota, northern New Mexico and Arizona, western New England, along the Pacific Coast.

Of course it's misleading. Congressional districts are of basically equal population, and Democrats tend to roll up big margins in densely populated areas. So while voters have elected at least 244 Republican congressmen and probably will end up with at least 247 -- more than in any election since 1928 -- the map overstates their dominance.

But it does tell us something about the geographic and cultural isolation of the core groups of the Democratic Party: gentry liberals and blacks.

Posted by at November 13, 2014 7:01 PM
  

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