Monday, September 08, 2008
Once again, it's time for my quarterly challenge to "progressives" on the Two America's John Edwards so rightly pointed out between his trips between the sheets....
The map to the side, points out the red/blue 2000 election results (by county). Note that most of the country is red except for our urban centers.
Now, consider all the things you would include if you were measuring a quality of life for a particular area...
Cost of living
Amenities such as shopping and restaurants
By any of these measures, the red areas will always be superior to the blue areas. And what is the other common denominator of these areas? The red areas are run by republicans and the blue areas are run by democrats.
I've been doing this blog for two years now and I'm still waiting for some "progressive" to challenge me on these assumptions or to tell me exactly why the blue areas they run are vastly superior to the red areas.
The bottom line? Is it that they can't or they won't?