The census numbers came out a couple of days ago and I reported how Texas and Florida gained seats, 2 and 1 respectively, and California and New York lost one seat each.
There had been predictions that Texas might actually gain 3 and Florida 2, so the change was slightly less than was expected, although still a positive move for the red states.
But one of the best things about the result was how much Democrats were melting down over it, particularly over the fact that New York lost a seat that they could have held onto if they just had 89 more people.
Here’s the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah losing his mind over it in an unfunny piece.
The 2020 Census: New York gets screwed out of a House seat, Texas is the big winner, and we’re back in the 1930s. pic.twitter.com/nxxd2Cp6iF
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 28, 2021
He apparently was so royally burnt that NY lost and Texas picked up 2, he included a picture of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the video.
Now, it apparently goes completely over his head why people are fleeing New York for places like Texas, including lower taxes and now, less craziness when it comes to the pandemic rules, not to mention other regulations.
New York didn’t get screwed out of anything, no one is required to live in New York. People live where it’s attractive to live. So maybe your better question, Trevor, is to try to solve the problems that are causing people to flee.
You didn't get screwed out of anything. Americans are free to live wherever they want. If you want them to come back to New York, STOP SUCKING. https://t.co/FYpBOviAHz
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) April 28, 2021
Instead of bitching about the unfairness of losing a congressional seat, I dunno, maybe start thinking about why residents are fleeing your state like it’s on fire
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 28, 2021
Let’s ask Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s mom why people are fleeing New York.
This is the most perfect representation of how Democrat govern and metastasize that have seen in a long time. pic.twitter.com/NPzr93m9kx
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) April 26, 2021
People are now speculating if it might be AOC’s seat that gets the axe. That would be perfect symmetry in all this. You can just see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rubbing her hands together at the thought.
The loss of people is completely on the head of New York politicians, the consequences of terrible policies.
But since Noah was so close to the truth, Ted Cruz spelled it out for him.
Trevor Noah whines that people are fleeing high-tax blue states & moving in droves to low-tax states like Texas, where the jobs are.
Doesn’t understand why people like freedom.
Also predicts the Biden years will be the Great Depression. https://t.co/aNewrWtme1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 28, 2021
Noah did hit upon a little truth, as Cruz observes, that we might end up back in the “1930s” with the damage that a Joe Biden economy is likely to do. Right now, our economy is living on the leftovers of President Donald Trump. Biden’s taxes and spending haven’t yet hit and slowed it down. Unfortunately, that’s coming.