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Find Gettysburg on this map

Mar 14, 2011 by DaveC

2010 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results

Apparently the Tea Partiers have taken Harrisburg and Gettysburg as well. How did all these ignorant people do this? We need some sort of national NPR campaign to explain to these people exactly how stupid and backwards they are.

Ditto Michigan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michigan2010gubenatorial.jpg

Illinois teapartiers were defeated, but look:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Election_du_gouverneur_en_2010_dans_l%27Illinois.png

Quinn wins 3 counties in the entire state. I bet there are some teapartiers in Illinois, too. At least a few in those benighted red counties.

(I'll eventually figure out how link the maps directly).

Comments

Mar 14, 2011, 12:31:25 Turbulence wrote:

No one is this fucking stupid.

Mar 15, 2011, 06:37:01 nous wrote:

Dave, dude...two words:

Population. Cartogram.

http://www-personal.umich.e...

You would be onto something if only we voted by acreage and not population.

Swing and a miss.

Mar 15, 2011, 06:42:54 John Thullen wrote:

Besides, the head(case) of the House Tea Party told me that Gettysburg is in New Hampshire.

And, oh dear, Peggy Noonan has died:

http://www.redstate.com/aca...

Mar 15, 2011, 06:46:44 John Thullen wrote:

Must be a virus -- Mitch Daniels declared dead too by the Tea Party:

http://www.redstate.com/mbe...

No autopsy, either.

There must be a serial killer on the loose.

Mar 15, 2011, 08:54:11 John Thullen wrote:

Oh my God, now the Tea Party has killed Saxby Chambliss, who coulda been a contenda for stupidest no one of his freshman class in Congress.

Not a bad move, getting rid of him, in my estimation, considering coward Saxby's campaign against the Democratic incumbent who had one limb left after defending Saxby's cracka butt in Vietnam ....

.. but still, if no one is that effing stupid, how is it that this organization of no ones seems to find lots of stupid nobodies and know-nothings to run for national office?

Mar 15, 2011, 09:16:39 John Thullen wrote:

Link to that last dead-to-me reference:

http://www.redstate.com/eri...

It's a spree, I tell ya

Mar 15, 2011, 09:53:55 DaveC wrote:

Get your priorities straight, John

http://www.rollingstone.com...

Owlsley is Dead.

Mar 15, 2011, 11:44:39 DaveC wrote:

nous, those are 2008 electoral maps, and the tea partiers didn't exist then. what I was trying to point out is that vast swathes of pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, michigan, illinois, wisconsin, iowa, missouri, kansas, south dakota, north dakota, nebraska, etc. are unhappy that government power is centralized in urban areas. To say that tea partiers are racists or perhaps less offensively, southerners, is being blind to the reality that there are a lot of people who think that the government is stuffing the pockets of the lawyers, lobbyists, and insiders at the expense of everybody else. This happened by the way in 2006 with widespread dissapointment with Republicans. Democrats grabbed the big money between 2009 and the 2010 elections and found out that they were not immune to voter anger either.

Mar 16, 2011, 02:16:55 nous wrote:

Dave - I know what elections those maps are from. The underlying point of the cartograms, though, is that your 'vast swaths' represent fewer people, by and large, than the itty bitty blue counties.

No one is blind to the tea party's discontent and a lot of people in those blue spots share a sense of disillusionment with the tea party, but see their anti-urban resentment for the narrow tribalism that it is.

A cartogram does not give the rural tea partisans the unwarranted illusion that they are more representative of 'the nation' than are the cities.

Mar 16, 2011, 03:12:16 russell wrote:

"vast swathes of pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, michigan, illinois, wisconsin, iowa, missouri, kansas, south dakota, north dakota, nebraska, etc. are unhappy that government power is centralized in urban areas"

The population of those states is also centralized in urban areas.

The productive capacities of most states are also centralized in urban areas.

"there are a lot of people who think that the government is stuffing the pockets of the lawyers, lobbyists, and insiders at the expense of everybody else."

See, that's where they go wrong. They've got the roles reversed.

Although it is still at the expense of everybody else.

People who think reducing the size and scope of government is going to magically give them greater control over their lives and fate need to think harder.

It's going to leave them vulnerable to greedy, rapacious fuckers who will take every damned thing they have.

It's a fact, jack.

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