The Arrogance of Blue America

If you want to see the worst impacts of blue policies, go to those red regions—like upstate New York or inland California—in states they control.

In the wake of the Trumpocalypse, many in the deepest blue cores have turned on those parts of America that supported the president’s election, developing oikophobia—an irrational fear of their fellow citizens.

The rage against red America is so strong that The New York Time’s predictably progressive Nick Kristoff says his calls to understand red voters were “my most unpopular idea.” The essential logic—as laid out in a particularly acerbic piece in The New Republic—is that Trump’s America is not only socially deplorable, but economically moronic as well. The kind-hearted blue staters have sent their industries to the abodes of the unwashed, and taken in their poor, only to see them end up “more bitter, white, and alt-right than ever.”

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  • JPfromtheeast

    The the Editor, I would say to your comment, that it is like the Laurentian corridor to Canada. A very narrow slice of geography speaks for the whole damned country. Or in their case the state of NY or CA.

  • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

    While I agree with most of what was said, I for the life of me can’t figure out why they kept touting Detroit as a great example. Detroit is a perfect example of lefty policies that absolutely no one should follow. Because of those policies, that city went from a huge american American success, to one where their population went from 1.8 million to approximately 700,000, a failed bankruptcy bid, race wars, and a poor overtaxed under educated population. Detroit is a Democrat city.