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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:38 PM

Biden won places that are thriving. Trump won ones that are hurting.

Last edited Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:44 PM - Edit history (2)

“It’s a fundamentally different economic geography than we saw 30 years ago, and our politics seem to be following pretty closely,” said John Lettieri, president of the Economic Innovation Group. “Democrats are consistently and increasingly capturing the most economically productive and vibrant areas of the country.”

The transformation has been swift — and stark. In the 2000 election, Republican George W. Bush won 2,417 counties that drove 45 percent of the U.S. economy, while Democrat Al Gore won 666 counties that made up to 55 percent of the economy, a fairly even split of the economic map.

In 2020, Biden won 477 counties that account for 70 percent of the U.S. economy, while Trump won 2,497 counties amounting to just shy of 30 percent of the economy... For Democrats, it was a notable increase from 2016, when Hillary Clinton won counties amounting to 64 percent of the U.S. economy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/11/15/biden-trump-economy/

Jennifer Rubin (reported opinion) responds:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/15/biden-can-do-something-rural-america/

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Reply Biden won places that are thriving. Trump won ones that are hurting. (Original post)
reACTIONary Nov 15 OP
frazzled Nov 15 #1
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 15 #2
CatLady78 Nov 16 #11
Cirque du So-What Nov 15 #3
scarletwoman Nov 15 #4
reACTIONary Nov 15 #5
reACTIONary Nov 15 #6
scarletwoman Nov 15 #7
reACTIONary Nov 15 #8
scarletwoman Nov 15 #9
reACTIONary Nov 15 #10

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:41 PM

1. Well, then we'd better start trying

to help those struggling communities and help them to become more “vibrant” ... It seems it might translate into Democratic votes.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:45 PM

2. My thought exactly.

I'm not waiting in a line for food, but that doesn't mean that it's all right for me to look the other way so I can avoid seeing people who are.

{edited, Monday morning}

I now also see that this is quoting from an article.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 03:29 AM

11. Good points.nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. Rump was trying like hell to punish blue cities and states

We must never allow the likes to ever gain power again.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:07 PM

4. You ought to include the link to the article you're quoting - give credit where credit is due.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:16 PM

5. Yikes... So sorry!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:18 PM

6. Fixed it. Thanks.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:30 PM

7. Thank you for fixing it!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:45 PM

8. Added a follow up link. nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:54 PM

9. Great! It's a very good follow-up - I really like Jennifer Rubin's opinion pieces.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:58 PM

10. BT (Before Trump) I didn't follow her...

... when she went NT (Never Trump) I started following and appreciating her.

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