[Rushtalk] American Thinker, June 3, 2021: "The Great Conservative Migration"

Carl Spitzer {C Juno} cwsiv at juno.com
Fri Jun 25 08:26:59 MDT 2021


        The Great Conservative Migration
        June 3, 2021 ::::  By John Green
        The results of the 2020 census are in, and the Democrats are
        looking very nervous.  It turns out that red states are growing
        and blue states are shrinking. 
        Red States are gaining three congressional seats while blue
        states are losing three.  In fact, California will lose a seat
        for the first time ever.  Legislative and Electoral College
        power is shifting in favor of the Republicans.
        But the propaganda ministry is trying to convince us that this
        is all good news for the crime family that calls itself the
        Democrats.  The narrative is that liberals are moving from blue
        states to red states and will eventually turn them blue.  But as
        we’ve learned, if the talking heads are talking, they’re most
        likely lying.  So, let’s examine what they’re saying.
        My home state of Idaho is a perfect example of this migration.
        It has experienced a 17% growth in its population over the past
        10 years -- the second highest in the nation (Utah was first).
        For most of the decade, the growth rate hovered around 1.5%
        annually.  However, in 2020 the rate spiked to 2.9% -- almost
        twice the normal rate.  Does it have anything to do with
        California being nearby?  Maybe rampant homelessness, spiking
        crime rates, and oppressive COVID restrictions weren’t that
        popular with Californians after all.  It seems that locking the
        state down didn’t work any better for California than it did for
        Cuba -- though an escape from Newsomstan is a bit safer than
        giving the one-finger goodbye to the Castros.
        A look at Idaho’s growth data reveals that California was indeed
        the big culprit -- but not alone.  Based on 2018 migration
        data from the census bureau:
              * 26.3% came from California.  If Nevada were a body of
                water, we’d have had a boat-people crisis.
              * 18.7% came from Washington state.
              * 8.3% came from Utah.  It must be due to Romney
              * 5.9% came from Oregon.  Even legal cannabis didn’t
                convince people that Antifa is mostly peaceful.
              * 5.2% came from Texas.  Texas is also growing and it’s
                starting to burst at the seams.
        In fact, my wife and I were part of the migration.  We lived for
        36 years in American Siberia -- otherwise known as Minnesota.
        Politics in Minnesota has always been dominated by the
        Democrats.  However, in recent years it has taken a decidedly
        radical turn.  When Keith Ellison -- a former supporter of the
        Nation of Islam and attorney to cop killers -- was elected
        attorney general, we knew it was time to leave.  This
        anti-Semite, race-baiter, and woman abuser was now the state’s
        top law enforcement official.  What could possibly go wrong?
        One year after we left, the George Floyd riots happened.  That’s
        what could go wrong.
        We moved to the small town of Star, Idaho.  I call Star the
        nicest refugee camp in the world. It’s a community of new
        housing subdivisions, wonderful schools (that don’t teach
        Critical Race Theory), numerous churches, and friendly people.
        It has also doubled in population in the last 10 years -- almost
        entirely from west-coast transplants.
        With this level of growth, is Idaho turning blue?  It doesn’t
        feel like it.  We’ve made a number of friends here, and most are
        recovering Californians.  Virtually all are more conservative
        than me -- and I clearly meet the DHS definition of a right-wing
        extremist (I still believe the Constitution means what it says).
        I even saw a pickup truck, with California plates, flying a
        “Trump 2024 – Screw Your Feelings” flag -- except the word
        wasn’t “screw.”  It took me a while to get used to it but
        wearing a MAGA hat in public won’t get you mugged and a Trump
        bumper sticker probably won’t get your car vandalized.  The
        place simply doesn’t feel like it’s sliding into leftwing
        But, apart from feelings, what does the hard data show?  In 2016
        Donald Trump won Idaho with 59.2% of the vote.  After adding
        tens of thousands of new residents, mostly from California and
        Washington, the Donald won Idaho with 63.9% of the vote in 2020
        -- and there wasn’t even the slightest hint of election fraud
        here.  With our supposed slide into the embrace of Democrats,
        Trump increased his margin of the vote by almost 5%.
        Between 2013 and 2019, the percentage of voters who registered
        as Republican went from 32.4% to 50.8%.  Democrats added 52,300
        voters to their rolls, but Republicans added a whopping 200,000
        to theirs!  Idahoans are becoming more engaged in politics, and
        their political proclivity is clearly conservative.
        So no, Idaho is not going to turn blue anytime soon.  I suspect
        the same holds true for Texas, Florida, and numerous other red
        Does that mean we can relax?  No way. If we want to keep our
        liberties, we have to work for them.  There’s no room at this
        party for any posers that think compromising with evil is okay
        (looking at you, Mitt and Liz).
        Why are the Democrats and the media (to be redundant) saying the
        migration is turning red states blue?  I think they’re trying to
        gaslight themselves.  They desperately want to believe that
        states like Texas, Florida, Idaho, and Utah are turning blue
        because the alternative is terrifying.  Maybe they should move
        to Oregon and try some of that legal cannabis.
        The reality is that conservative states are becoming more
        conservative, and they are gaining political clout at the same
        The people moving about the country aren’t missionaries going
        forth to spread socialism, any more than those fleeing Cuba in
        the last century were trying to bring communism to Florida.  
        No, they’re escaping the blue states in search of the America of
        their youth.  The America in which the only limit on what they
        can accomplish is their imagination and willingness to work.
        They’re political refugees.
        John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing
        in Star Idaho. He is a retired engineer with 40 years of
        experience in the areas of product development, quality
        assurance, organizational development, and corporate strategic
        planning. He currently writes at the American Free News Network

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