Is life better in Red States? Ask the American people, not the New York Times.

(H/T: Real Clear Politics) You know what the single most entertaining part of this NYT article (“Is Life Better in America’s Red States?”) is?  It’s that nowhere in it is it acknowledged that people have been voting with their feet for the last two decades or so.  Depending on how you score Florida and Nevada, blue states lost between 8 and 11 net Electoral votes* (and, hence, seats) in the last Census – and everybody really expects that trend to continue.  For all the NYT’s worship of the blue state model that will pioneer “the new economic order that will determine our future — one that turns on innovation and knowledge rather than the raw production of goods,” it remains true that the only Blue State that is somehow still making the model work for it on a demographic level is Washington State**.


And, let’s be honest: it’s infinitely easier to write code in Salt Lake City than it is to open up a firearms factory in Schenectady these days. So unless you’re there to make the scene, I’m not exactly sure why you’d want to live in the Northeast…

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Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Possibly even more omniously for Democrats: California didn’t pick up a seat in the last Census.  It may lose a seat in the next one.  That should cause an entertaining amount of panic among Democratic politicians…

**I have no real idea why, either.  You’d think that people would research that…


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