- Dec 12, 2018
Here's the problem with Mass/RI/CT.All teh conservatives left for other areas that were more conservative instead of staying and fighting.
I'm serious. People on NES all the time talk about getting out of X or Y. But what is your fallback position??? Virginia? Kentucky? Leezie-Anna? At some point, you are teh LONE conservative state in a sea of liberals.
Or just stay and fight.
Nah. That's stupid.
Mass has been a Democrat stronghold since the end of the Coolidge Administration. RI was a battleground state between 1920 and 1956, with the Dems seizing momentum with the Bloodless Revolution in 1935.
The probability of a true conservative majority in these states can't happen again unless you concentrate all the liberals in small urban districts, like what existed in RI until the BR. The Dems had the city but because the state senate was 1 town = 1 senator, the rural, conservative towns held the majority of seats. Then add in suburban sprawl that isn't being reversed: more people are moving into cities and surrounding areas.
I've pretty much accepted staying and fighting in RI unless SHTF or I get a very sweet opportunity that doesn't exist in RI. But SNE isn't going red anytime in the foreseeable future.
What we can do is win small victories and achieve limited, specific goals.