The problem with liberalism is that to the average person, basic three-word platitudes really, really sound good on paper. Hope and Change anyone?
Real world applications however, always paint a different story.
In March, we discussed how 8 out of the 10 worst states for “freedoms” were Democrat strongholds, including New York ranking dead last.
And now, an analysis of data provided by the Census Bureau shows that a majority of the fastest growing cities in America lean to the right.
Via Open Secrets Blog:
After the November election, conservative pundits wondered if Republicans are on the losing side of a battle against demographics.
But if the fastest growing cities in America are any indication, Republicans may still have something to be cheery about. According to an OpenSecrets Blog analysis, the top 10 fastest growing cities in America, per the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent release, gave $24.3 million in campaign contributions in the 2012 cycle. And in those 10 communities, GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney outraised President Barack Obama by a wide margin — $2.8 million to $608,000.
Of course, those 10 cities aren’t representative of the country as a whole; Obama’s campaign drubbed Romney’s in fundraising overall. Still, the dearth of donations to Obama in most of the communities on the top 10 list is startling. Only one of the cities (Irvine, Calif.) is in a blue state, but is located in staunchly conservative Orange County. Additionally, another five communities on the list are in Texas, which is strongly red.
The only city where Obama raised more than Romney was San Marcos, Texas, a suburb of Austin, where the president’s campaign picked up $29,852, to Romney’s $15,625. Every other community on the list gave far more money to Romney’s effort. Midland, Texas was most generous to Romney, providing about $1.2 million in donations; Obama brought in just $36,000 from that area. Irvine, Calif., gave Obama more than any of the other nine cities did — $307,000 — but that was just about half of the $654,000 it gave to Romney.
Of further note, the Census Bureau calculated this list using cities with a population of over 50,000. There were 19,516 such cities analyzed. Of those, only two actually managed to drop below the 50,000 population level during the used timeframe – Joplin, MO and Troy, NY.
The Census Bureau explains that Joplin has a pretty good excuse – a devastating tornado in 2011.
What was Troy best known for during that period? Democrats having to spend more time fighting voter fraud charges rather than worry about the condition of their city.
People, people … the liberal Democrat model doesn’t work.