From the looks of this map, with red representing conservative land areas by county, and blue liberal, you would think the U.S. House of Representatives would consist of 400 Republicans, and 35 Democrats, right?
Nope. With a few out-lying areas of blue, such as most of New England, much (but not all) of the blue liberal land is high density population areas which vote Democrat, even in Republican wave elections.
Why is that? What is it about big cities that makes people vote against their own liberty and freedom? Why do they pull the Democrat handle in the booth straight down the line in these blue urban areas? Is it the water? Maybe.
But mostly its the concentration of population that allows Democrat ideologues to prosper by simple logistics: it's easier to deliver the free government cheese to one big huge warehouse in one big city, than deliver the free government cheese to thousands of tiny warehouses spread out over hundreds of thousands of square miles all over God's green earth (to borrow a Michael Medved phrase).
People who are susceptible to huge government promises to take care of them from cradle to grave typically have nothing: no skills, no cars, no education, no money, no land, no nothing, and they wind up in ghettos and slums packed on top of each other in big cities. And when a slick talking liberal politician shows up on the urban stump with a bullhorn promising to take the money from those that greedily hoard it for themselves and give it to the mobs, who do you think they vote for?
It's not rocket science. It's simple logistics. This also facilitates the famous 'get out the vote' efforts that Democrats excel in: just drive around the ghettos in Democrat buses, with signs on the side stating "Get on this bus, vote Democrat and get free cheese...and cigarettes". Hardly any money is spent on the diesel for the get out the vote buses, since they only have to drive for a few hours to pick up a couple of million low lifes and haul them to the polls.
Democrats know where their bread is buttered: high density population areas, where people and rats number in the millions. This is where they make their money.
And it clearly shows on the map.
International Update - *Adventures in Norkland* North Korea apparently continues the preparations for dismantling the nuclear test site at Punggye-ri. The Daily NK reported its s...
3 hours ago