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(American Thinker)   "Population growth is not always supportive of true conservative principles, and the trends are heading in a problematic direction." Bonus: population density map unskewed, with conservatives in Freedom Blue   (americanthinker.com) divider line 135
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2013-08-01 01:04:49 PM  
i1284.photobucket.com

/yeah, you keep posting links to these bastards, I'll keep posting the image.
 
2013-08-01 01:11:49 PM  
FTFA:

Democratic wins in the Cascadia, Northern and Southern California, Arizona Sun Corridor, Front Range, Great Lakes, Texas Triangle, Gulf Coast, Florida, Piedmont Atlantic, and Northeast areas where people live are obvious.

Fixed it for them. No, American Derper, empty fields still don't get to vote.
 
2013-08-01 01:26:18 PM  
So that's an un-skewed color exchange?
 
2013-08-01 02:10:43 PM  
In other words, the more people around you, the more tolerant and understanding of others you become.
 
2013-08-01 02:13:47 PM  
It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?
 
2013-08-01 02:18:29 PM  

Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?


People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.
 
2013-08-01 02:20:57 PM  
I hate to be one of those guys announcing that he won't click a link, but American Thinker has burned me so many times. I mean, I was there, man. back in Da Nang. My brothers and I kept checking American Thinker hoping for something sane, relevant, or convincing. It never happened. Hell, they took my friend Johnny, who was just 19 years old. His face melted off reading one of their articles. We geared up with weapons of common sense and tried to take them on, but American Thinker took us down. We had to be airlifted. Those were sad days.
 
2013-08-01 02:32:28 PM  
"Either rural America gets rejuvenated, or RINOs and other faux conservatives may end up ruling the roost in perpetuity."

I LOL'd.
 
2013-08-01 02:40:21 PM  
I thought it was Freedom Red and Fascist Blue.  Now it's Freedom Blue and Commie Red?  Next thing they'll try is Freedom White and Dictatorship Purple.
 
2013-08-01 02:41:37 PM  
How did Canuckistan get drawn into this? Brain-fart in your own goddamn country, 'merikun Sphincter!
 
2013-08-01 02:47:32 PM  

BunkyBrewman: In other words, the more people around you, the more tolerant and understanding of others you become.


this
 
2013-08-01 02:56:20 PM  
FTFA:  There are some tough demographic challenges ahead for conservative policymakers.  Either conservatives will need to find ways of promoting a rural population renaissance via innovative socioeconomic policies over the next decade, or they will probably have to liberalize their general policies to increasingly match the inherentvoting preferences of an ever-more urbanized populace if they want to win elections.  My vote is for the former plan of attack


Good god man, you successfully identified a major obstacle facing the GOP, you even came up with a rational solution (liberalize the party's politics to match what the electorate wants) but you just couldn't bring yourself to endorse the smart course of action when there was a chance to stand behind some unmitigated derp could you?
 
2013-08-01 03:13:07 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  There are some tough demographic challenges ahead for conservative policymakers.  Either conservatives will need to find ways of promoting a rural population renaissance via innovative socioeconomic policies over the next decade, or they will probably have to liberalize their general policies to increasingly match the inherentvoting preferences of an ever-more urbanized populace if they want to win elections.  My vote is for the former plan of attack


Good god man, you successfully identified a major obstacle facing the GOP, you even came up with a rational solution (liberalize the party's politics to match what the electorate wants) but you just couldn't bring yourself to endorse the smart course of action when there was a chance to stand behind some unmitigated derp could you?


Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.
 
2013-08-01 03:22:13 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  There are some tough demographic challenges ahead for conservative policymakers.  Either conservatives will need to find ways of promoting a rural population renaissance via innovative socioeconomic policies over the next decade, or they will probably have to liberalize their general policies to increasingly match the inherentvoting preferences of an ever-more urbanized populace if they want to win elections.  My vote is for the former plan of attack


Good god man, you successfully identified a major obstacle facing the GOP, you even came up with a rational solution (liberalize the party's politics to match what the electorate wants) but you just couldn't bring yourself to endorse the smart course of action when there was a chance to stand behind some unmitigated derp could you?

Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.


It really does show the fundamental disconnect with many conservative politicians - they don't want to represent the people in government based on what the people want, they want to bend the people to the way the people think to the way they want to govern.
 
2013-08-01 03:52:09 PM  
Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded...

oi39.tinypic.com
 
2013-08-01 03:59:01 PM  

oldfarthenry: How did Canuckistan get drawn into this? Brain-fart in your own goddamn country, 'merikun Sphincter!


And funny how her analysis conveniently fails to point out that in Canada, the 4th largest city votes largely conservative (Calgary), and that they probably wouldn't if Canadian Conservatives didn't fall ideologically squarely into her category of "faux conservatives and RINOs".
 
2013-08-01 04:00:52 PM  

Diogenes: Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded...

[oi39.tinypic.com image 300x300]


Did you have reason to believe that when conservatives talk amongst themselves that they magically become more intelligent and open to scientific evidence than when they speak to the public?
 
2013-08-01 04:03:06 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Diogenes: Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded...

[oi39.tinypic.com image 300x300]

Did you have reason to believe that when conservatives talk amongst themselves that they magically become more intelligent and open to scientific evidence than when they speak to the public?


I guess it's not unreasonable to think that the rhetoric doesn't always match the reality.  But yes, I should have parsed that sentence a little more finely.
 
2013-08-01 04:09:18 PM  

Dimensio: Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?

People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.


motores.com.py
 
2013-08-01 04:10:15 PM  
By Sierra Rayne

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Sierra Rayne is my stripper name.
 
2013-08-01 04:20:24 PM  

Dimensio: Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?

People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.


Sadly, I know people who *actually* believe this kind of shiat.
 
2013-08-01 04:28:40 PM  

Via Infinito: Dimensio: Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?

People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.

Sadly, I know people who *actually* believe this kind of shiat.


Well, you know the only reason anyone would vote for Obama is if they were receiving gifts from him.
 
2013-08-01 04:39:35 PM  

Diogenes: Via Infinito: Dimensio: Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?

People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.

Sadly, I know people who *actually* believe this kind of shiat.

Well, you know the only reason anyone would vote for Obama is if they were receiving gifts from him.


That's true. I only vote for the candidate who sucks my titties the best. Obama got my vote because, while he was too busy to show up personally, he sent Uncle Joe to take care of me.

/removable dentures are teh awesome!!!!1!
 
2013-08-01 04:41:29 PM  
FTA:

Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded (i.e., the rejection of Paul Ehrlich's "" hypothesis); and (2) more population growth equals larger economic markets, which is a good thing.  But population growth is not always supportive of true conservative principles, and the trends are heading in a problematic direction.


There's no possible way Sierra Rayne completed any kind of undergraduate degree. That entire opening paragraph is utterly laced with fail that would garner as much red ink as even the most half-assed tenured professor could put on a page.

- where the f*ck is your evidence that concerns over excessive population growth are unfounded? What is unfounded is your pulled from the ass conclusion.

- larger economic markets are a good thing, always? forever? in perpetuity throughout the universe? This is an unsupported assertion, which conservatives truly believe equals fact, but it doesn't.

- problematic direction? Problematic for whom? I thought you said larger markets were always a good thing? Jesus H. Christ, we're one paragraph in and thoroughly researched findings are already contradicting themselves.


Piss off, clown shoes.
 
2013-08-01 04:44:59 PM  
There are a quite a few Republicans like the author of this piece who are still pissed off that they got "stuck" with "commie" red after the 2000 election and the whole red state/blue state thing.  It actually used to be that the standard was that the colors would rotate on the maps the television networks would use, in that the color representing the party in power would switch every Presidential election (this sometimes meant that the colors could stay the same for each party in two or more elections in a row).
 
2013-08-01 04:45:05 PM  

Diogenes: Via Infinito: Dimensio: Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?

People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.

Sadly, I know people who *actually* believe this kind of shiat.

Well, you know the only reason anyone would vote for Obama is if they were receiving gifts from him.


That's why I did. The fruit basket I received was great.
 
2013-08-01 04:46:43 PM  
These regressive idiots just don't get it, do they?
 
2013-08-01 04:47:34 PM  
Oh, and the rural/urban divide makes sense.  If you live in a city, chances are you take public transit and otherwise interact with the government on a regular basis, while if you live in the sticks you probably don't.  Therefore, the second group sees less of a need for government, and therefore less spending (and taxing) by such.
 
2013-08-01 04:48:27 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  There are some tough demographic challenges ahead for conservative policymakers.  Either conservatives will need to find ways of promoting a rural population renaissance via innovative socioeconomic policies over the next decade, or they will probably have to liberalize their general policies to increasingly match the inherentvoting preferences of an ever-more urbanized populace if they want to win elections.  My vote is for the former plan of attack


Good god man, you successfully identified a major obstacle facing the GOP, you even came up with a rational solution (liberalize the party's politics to match what the electorate wants) but you just couldn't bring yourself to endorse the smart course of action when there was a chance to stand behind some unmitigated derp could you?

Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.


Sorry, but I've got to dock you for implying that Conservatards are a Death Star. They're  more like an avalanche descending into an erupting volcano. The more time elapses, the less dangerous they become.
 
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2013-08-01 04:50:04 PM  
FTFA:

Of course, Republican victories are more correctly highlighted in freedom blue on this figure, with Democrat wins in commie red (rather than Tim Russert's backwards red state-blue state).

evilengineering.com
 
2013-08-01 04:50:10 PM  

oldfarthenry: How did Canuckistan get drawn into this? Brain-fart in your own goddamn country, 'merikun Sphincter!


Thank god I don't work on an open floor or in cubes.  I'm crying here!

+1 Internets for you.
 
2013-08-01 04:50:26 PM  

Diogenes: Well, you know the only reason anyone would vote for Obama is if they were receiving gifts from him.


the Czar that Obama appointed to send out the gifts sent me a unicorn hoof and a sarcastic letter.
 
2013-08-01 04:52:03 PM  

Isitoveryet: Diogenes: Well, you know the only reason anyone would vote for Obama is if they were receiving gifts from him.

the Czar that Obama appointed to send out the gifts sent me a unicorn hoof and a sarcastic letter.


That's probably because you only voted once and didn't join ACORN.
 
2013-08-01 04:54:09 PM  
Wow I don't usually read the comments or say this but...damn there is some crazy in those comments. Mind molestation of our youth? Whoa.

/which one of you is Jo+blo, fess up
 
2013-08-01 04:55:38 PM  
That guy should be on an IEP.
 
2013-08-01 04:56:34 PM  

Dimensio: Bloody William: It's not a game of risk, you whiny shiatlords. Whatever happened to "one person, one vote?" Why should people in cities count less just because they don't favor you?

People in cities do not pay taxes, and instead received social welfare. Not only should their votes not count, but their votes should be considered "negative" votes, counting against the total number of votes a candidate receives, as punishment for their depriving real Americans from their earnings and Medicare payments.


two words: Farm Subsidies
 
2013-08-01 04:57:21 PM  
I voted for Obama twice.  Then this year, my cat died, my grandmother had a stroke, and I had to have surgery.  Some gifts, huh?

All my Republican friends warned me.  But I had to be naive and idealistic and starry-eyed and vote for Obama.
 
2013-08-01 04:57:37 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  There are some tough demographic challenges ahead for conservative policymakers.  Either conservatives will need to find ways of promoting a rural population renaissance via innovative socioeconomic policies over the next decade, or they will probably have to liberalize their general policies to increasingly match the inherentvoting preferences of an ever-more urbanized populace if they want to win elections.  My vote is for the former plan of attack


Good god man, you successfully identified a major obstacle facing the GOP, you even came up with a rational solution (liberalize the party's politics to match what the electorate wants) but you just couldn't bring yourself to endorse the smart course of action when there was a chance to stand behind some unmitigated derp could you?


Even better.

Notice his plan is the same as the Khmer Rouge?   Smash the intellectuals and force everyone to move to the country to work on farms!
 
2013-08-01 04:58:48 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  There are some tough demographic challenges ahead for conservative policymakers.  Either conservatives will need to find ways of promoting a rural population renaissance via innovative socioeconomic policies over the next decade, or they will probably have to liberalize their general policies to increasingly match the inherentvoting preferences of an ever-more urbanized populace if they want to win elections.  My vote is for the former plan of attack


Good god man, you successfully identified a major obstacle facing the GOP, you even came up with a rational solution (liberalize the party's politics to match what the electorate wants) but you just couldn't bring yourself to endorse the smart course of action when there was a chance to stand behind some unmitigated derp could you?


Um, so their plan to combat the voting habits of urbanized populations is to urbanize the rural areas?

I don't think they've thought this plan all the way through.
 
2013-08-01 05:00:04 PM  
Maybe of the rightards weren't so anti-abortion, there wouldn't be so many brown and blah people to threaten their grip on the districts.
 
2013-08-01 05:00:32 PM  

unyon: oldfarthenry: How did Canuckistan get drawn into this? Brain-fart in your own goddamn country, 'merikun Sphincter!

And funny how her analysis conveniently fails to point out that in Canada, the 4th largest city votes largely conservative (Calgary), and that they probably wouldn't if Canadian Conservatives didn't fall ideologically squarely into her category of "faux conservatives and RINOs".


Your Cons make our Cons look like tree-hugging Hippies.
 
2013-08-01 05:00:33 PM  
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GIS.... and perfect.
 
2013-08-01 05:02:57 PM  

Diogenes: Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded...

[oi39.tinypic.com image 300x300]


Exactly.

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2013-08-01 05:03:06 PM  

Rev.K: FTA:

Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded (i.e., the rejection of Paul Ehrlich's "" hypothesis); and (2) more population growth equals larger economic markets, which is a good thing. But population growth is not always supportive of true conservative principles, and the trends are heading in a problematic direction.


There's no possible way Sierra Rayne completed any kind of undergraduate degree. That entire opening paragraph is utterly laced with fail that would garner as much red ink as even the most half-assed tenured professor could put on a page.


Yes, but don't overlook the opening.  The rest is not quite so full of fail when you bear that part in mind.

/very basic bullsh*t perspectives, they are
 
2013-08-01 05:04:01 PM  
Here's the short version for those who won't click on American Stinker: the GOP is Farkied.
 
2013-08-01 05:04:03 PM  

js34603: Wow I don't usually read the comments or say this but...damn there is some crazy in those comments. Mind molestation of our youth? Whoa.

/which one of you is Jo+blo, fess up


Ha! I didn't even see there were comments.  Wow, what a spectacularly convoluted world of delusion those people live in.  'Mind-Rape' ?  Education is bad because it turns people liberal? (well, more educated people tend to be liberal, but that's more due to the fact that the more you learn about the world and how things work the more you realize that liberal policies are the ones that actually make sense)

Between thinly veiled racist rants about 'white flight' and how immigrants are ruining everything they're even suggesting that the only way for conservatives to win is for wealthy conservatives to buy up all of the TV and radio stations.  If you feel your best game plan is  massive propaganda inundation, maybe you should take a look at why rational thinking people don't want anything to do with your ideas left to their own devices.
 
2013-08-01 05:06:14 PM  
So, what? If you live within 2 miles of a hedge tree, your vote should count double?
 
2013-08-01 05:06:49 PM  

Rev.K: FTA:

Talk of population growth among conservatives often leads to two basic perspectives: (1) environmental concerns over excessive population growth are largely unfounded (i.e., the rejection of Paul Ehrlich's "" hypothesis); and (2) more population growth equals larger economic markets, which is a good thing.  But population growth is not always supportive of true conservative principles, and the trends are heading in a problematic direction.


There's no possible way Sierra Rayne completed any kind of undergraduate degree. That entire opening paragraph is utterly laced with fail that would garner as much red ink as even the most half-assed tenured professor could put on a page.

- where the f*ck is your evidence that concerns over excessive population growth are unfounded? What is unfounded is your pulled from the ass conclusion.

- larger economic markets are a good thing, always? forever? in perpetuity throughout the universe? This is an unsupported assertion, which conservatives truly believe equals fact, but it doesn't.

- problematic direction? Problematic for whom? I thought you said larger markets were always a good thing? Jesus H. Christ, we're one paragraph in and thoroughly researched findings are already contradicting themselves.


Piss off, clown shoes.


What did you really think you would find on the other side of that link? Its American Thinker the most misleadingly named site on the net aside from the Free Republic.
 
2013-08-01 05:08:30 PM  
The comments are hilarious:

What does happen in cities is isolation from the real world. Cities are a totally artificial environment where every aspect of daily life is made to happen by someone.

lol, wtf?
 
2013-08-01 05:10:09 PM  

jayhawk88: So, what? If you live within 2 miles of a hedge tree, your vote should count double?


If there's a bustle in your hedge row SHOOT IT!
 
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