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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Ronald Brownstein: Political and population trends are colliding as the steadily escalating tension between red states and their blue cities across the Sun Belt is reaching a breaking point over the volatile issue of school masking.

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"The reality is that over a decade, there's been considerably more metropolitan and urban growth in increasingly professional, technologically oriented, fast-growing hubs of states while the non-urban heartland loses people and is losing its economic base," in industries such as manufacturing and energy production, says Mark Muro, policy director at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. "So in that sense the disjunction has become much wider."
Against the backdrop of these population and job gains, the core underlying question raised by the GOP efforts to preempt local mask requirements is: How long can these metro areas be denied political influence commensurate with their economic clout?

According to some here they can always be denied political influence commensurate with the economic clout.

"C-c-conservatism" only works when blue states and cities pay for it. It's the ultimate moocher ideology.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-17 01:09 PM | Reply

They currently have to rely on the Senate and massive gerrymandering. But Republicans are having to gerrymander more and more to keep up with Democrats.

#2 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-17 02:38 PM | Reply

"My body, my choice!"

Glad to see they are coming around to the woman's choice point of view as to the health of her own body, right?

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2021-08-17 06:35 PM | Reply

Our $$$$ healthcare system can only treat a small number of people at a time. Crying about freedom does not change this fact.

#4 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-08-17 06:43 PM | Reply

-How long can these metro areas be denied political influence commensurate with their economic clout?

Forever.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2021-08-17 07:26 PM | Reply

"Forever."

Nah. Eventually something will give. That something will likely be a replay of what happened in 1861, and for mostly the same economic and racial reasons.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-17 07:28 PM | Reply

Nah. Eventually something will give. That something will likely be a replay of what happened in 1861, and for mostly the same economic and racial reasons.

#6 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2021-08-17 07:28 PM

Why even get that far? Just divide the country in half and be done with it. Colorado west will be Dem land. Kansas East Rep land.

#7 | Posted by byrdman at 2021-08-17 07:39 PM | Reply

I like the Idea of LA being the new capital.

#8 | Posted by byrdman at 2021-08-17 07:40 PM | Reply

Well, that would require bipartisanship. A new Constitutional Convention with the idea of how to break up the country.

#9 | Posted by Snoofy at 2021-08-17 08:11 PM | Reply

#7 keep the NE too.

Let the righties have their southern --------.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-17 10:07 PM | Reply

Frankly, this whole 'debate' is childish and stupid...

But hey, if the stupid want to get sick, get disabled,
or die, and take their families with them, whom am I
to get in the way? I never thought I would grow to see
such a generation of witless SNOWFLAKES in America. Afraid
of a little needle and some medicine.

Xi and Putin must laugh on the phone together every night
watching America implode upon the nightly news...

#11 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-08-18 06:17 AM | Reply

Why even get that far? Just divide the country in half and be done with it. Colorado west will be Dem land. Kansas East Rep land.

#7 | POSTED BY BYRDMAN

White nationalist have long advocated similar plans.

#12 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-18 09:56 AM | Reply

Red State/Blue City Conflict

This conflict has been raging for awhile as evidenced by the Flint Water Crisis.

#13 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-08-18 05:08 PM | Reply

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