Expelling the Blue States

Lest Republicans think that only Democrats bitter over another defeat hold those voting for the other side in contempt, witness this bizarre piece in Human Events (stumbled upon via Memeorandum; it’s not my usual reading fare) by Mike Thompson:

A Modest Proposal It’s Time to Reconfigure the United States

For many decades, conservative citizens and like-minded political leaders (starting with President Calvin Coolidge) have been denigrated by the vilest of lies and characterizations from hordes of liberals who now won’t even admit that they are liberals–because the word connotes such moral stink and political silliness. As a class, liberals no longer are merely the vigorous opponents of the Right; they are spiteful enemies of civilization’s core decency and traditions.

Defamation, never envisioned by our Founding Fathers as being protected by the First Amendment, flourishes and passes today for acceptable political discourse. Movies, magazines, newspapers, radio/TV programs, plays, concerts, public schools, colleges, and most other public vehicles openly traffic in slander and libel. Hollywood salivated over the idea of placing another golden Oscar into Michael Moore’sfat hands, for his Fahrenheit 9/11 jeremiad, the most bogus, deceitful film documentary since Herr Hitler and Herr Goebbels gave propaganda a bad name.

When they tire of showering conservative victims with ideological mud, liberals promote the only other subjects with which they feel conversationally comfortable: Obscenity and sexual perversion. It’s as if the genes of liberals have rendered them immune to all forms of filth.


That is why the unthinkable must become thinkable. If the so-called “Red States” (those that voted for George W. Bush) cannot be respected or at least tolerated by the “Blue States” (those that voted for Al Gore and John Kerry), then the most disparate of them must live apart–not by secession of the former (a majority), but by expulsion of the latter.


The demographics revealed by the two most recent presidential elections are radically different and have resulted in “Two Americas” (but not the simplistic “Two Americas” [one rich, one poor] envisioned by Kerry’sMarxist-tongued running mate, John Edwards):

  • BUSH USA is predominantly white; devoutly Christian (mostly Protestant); openly, vigorously heterosexual; an open land of single-family homes and ranches; economically sound (except for a few farms), but not drunk with cyberworld business development, and mainly English-speaking, with a predilection for respectfully uttering “yes, ma’am” and “yes, sir.”
  • GORE/KERRY USA is ethnically diverse; multi-religious, irreligious or nastily antireligious; more sexually liberated (if not in actual practice, certainly in attitude); awash with condo canyons and other high-end real estate bordered by sprawling, squalid public housing or neglected private homes, decidedly short of middle-class neighborhoods; both high tech and oddly primitive in its commerce; very artsy, and Babelesque, with abnormally loud speakers.


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  1. Scott Harris says:

    So which is worse, this guy calling for the expulsion of Blue States, or the New York Times calling for the assassination of President Bush?


  2. Bithead says:

    The problem, for the Democrats, of course is that they have failed to capture hte popular vote, for the last 80 years. The execption being 40 years ago… for LBJ, (51%)which arguably consisted of a substantial sympathy vote for JFK’s killing.

    So, now we see the Democrats hunting around for something/anything to blame. THe voters are too stupid, the Republicans stole the election…(Just now the DU(h) crowd is claiming that the voting machines were hacked) and so on. This call to re-configure the states is simply more of the same nonsense we’ve seen for the last 60 years.

    I go into some detail on this, in this week’s Bit’s Bit, and I ask if it isn’t time for the Democrats to fold up shop. If the Dmeocrats were a resturant, they’d have gone out of busienss better than 70 years ago.

  3. Dave Schuler says:

    Yikes, indeed. There are so many problems with this notion it’s hard to tell where to start. One place might be that the Blue States (as a group) are net tax payers and the Red States (as a group) are net benefit recipients. I’ve got the stats on my site. It’s not just Red State/Blue State. It’s Poor State/Rich State, too.

  4. RobSF says:

    Oddly, you missed this part in the introduction:
    “As an admitted ‘modest proposal’ (a la Swift’s satiric story of the same name), it is nevertheless serious in pointing out the cancer that continues to threaten our body politic.”

    In other words, it’s SATIRE to address a serious point: the growing intolerance of the Far Left. The GOP convention gave prime-time speaking slots to several “moderate” Republicans: Arnie, Rudy, and John McCain. Do you suppose that the DNC will be inviting any pro-life Dems to speak at their next convention?

    For an interesting post-election analysis, see:

  5. Jeremiad Screamer says:

    “Bush USA…is vigorously heterosexual”
    Hmm. And they don’t believe in birth control, so it’s probably unsafe sex. The abstinence only approach must be out, as well. Do I see a wave of Welfare Moms in the near future? :-0

  6. G. Carlisle says:

    Secession nonsense needs to stop

    Here’s my rebuttal to the “two Americas” nonsense. Let’s take a couple solid blue states.

    There’s a lot of red in California, and they still have a Republican governor.

    There’s even some red left in New York.

    There’s even a clear blue distribution in Texas.

    Massachusetts is solid blue in all counties, but that’s not enough to make a country.

    I think red state/blue state language is still useful to describe cultural differences and the thinking of margin voters, but this “Civil War” bullshit needs to stop.