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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Electoral College Map Compared to Tea Party Locations

I was eating lunch at Beef O' Brady's when  I saw the Tea Party map on CNN and it reminded me of election night coverage with the red and blue states. Here's a direct comparison of the redstates/blue states with the Tea Party Map.

An interesting note: Notice the Tea Party turnout density in Florida Tea Parties. (Map image is from freedomworks.org.) Obama won the Sunshine  State in the 08 election, only a few months ago. Rick Santelli of CNBC must be amazed by what he's witnessing today.electoral map vs tea parties

By Matt O'Hern at 03:41 PM | Comments (12)

(12) Thoughts on Electoral College Map Compared to Tea Party Locations

Great post, it IS interesting to see that the electoral map doesn't seem to make a log of difference, they are everywhere. If I didn't have to work today I would be at one.

Comments by Dale Bohman : Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 04:16 PM

The Tea Parties were aimed at large cities.

If you look at how many attended, you are going to have less than 1 million nationwide. And that's with FOX NEWS touting this thing every minute of the day.

This is partisan politics.

Comments by Moon : Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 04:21 PM

There were quite a few blue-dog democrats, independents, and yes conservatives at our rally today.

It wasn't along party lines - but about basic principals.

Partisan politics is the almost complete black-out or disrespect reporting by the other networks.

Hmmmmm who's ratings (newspapers and television) are dropping and who's are rising?

Comments by Skye : Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 05:42 PM

The thing to press you on in that observation is the size of each location as well as the size of victory for Obama in states in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, Florida, and the Rust Belt (as well as California). (Likewise, look at the county-by-county maps for further analysis. Most states did not have more that 55% for Obama, and only one more than 63% (Hawaii). This points to a sizeable number of individuals in each of these states who did not support Obama in November.

My continuous question of this is what are they protesting? Is there a central message to this, or did it grow so large that it turned into the cause-heads in PCU?

Comments by WCSims : Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 06:26 PM

The total of those attending the "tea parties", touted on Fox News incessantly -- was unimpressive.

The people attending didn't vote for Obama in November....and he still won the election resoundingly -- with an approval rating of over 60% to date.

The "impact" of this will only serve to further marginalize. Sorry.

Comments by Mom in Georgia : Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 03:43 PM

This is not an anti-Obama thing. It is a anti-being stupid thing. People are losing their jobs, so we should spend money on research and bs programs? Here is the answer that you don't want. They are protesting being taxed at a high rate with the money being spent on politician's pet projects in their district that help only a handfull of people. Keep spending Obama!!!

Comments by Dave Williams : Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 04:25 PM

I don't understand what point you're trying to make with this comparison. Is it supposed to be surprising that a lot of tea parties happened in blue states along the coasts and in the midwest? It might seem surprising at first, but you have to keep in mind that the coastal states and the midwest are highly populated. Basically, all the tea party map shows is that tea parties were more likely to happen in populated areas. That's hardly interesting or unexpected.

Comments by Matthew Gray : Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 10:28 PM

this tea party thing is ridiculous. I'm not against people protesting and expressing their opinions, but this whole "movement" is based on two demonstrably false claims, both of which can be easily disproved:

1) Anyone making under $250k/year is getting a tax CUT. Look it up. Unless you're making over a quarter million a year, or are furious that tax rates for the wealthy are returning to their 1990s levels, then your frustration is being manipulated by wealthy Republicans who do not care about your interests.

2) Government spending in a depression increases demand and stimulates the economy. It's called the Paradox of Thrift, which I thought most people learned about in Intro to Econ.

Comments by Alex : Friday, April 17, 2009 at 10:40 AM

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Comments by Sunshine : Monday, April 20, 2009 at 09:04 PM

Alex: on Friday April 17 you made comments regarding Government Spending increases demand and stimulates the economy. You are so wrong. If you want to stimulate the economy, eliminate the illegal income tax and put the money in the hands of the citizens who will spend it and increase demand for products. Government spending is mostly wasted due to mass corruption in this country. It starts with the Congress of Idiots located in D.C. We need to go back to the constitution and adhere to it completely. Power is not to be centered in D.C. but in the states. Have you ever read it?

Comments by Gus Metz : Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Americans regardless of what party they represent must stand together for the future of our country. People seem to be unaware of who is running the country -- not Congress but the Czars in Washington advising a left wing, Marxist's leader who is selling to sell out to a "one-world" philosophy.
America's diversity has made it a leader in technology and innovatiness that has helped nations of the world. We are a generous nation and have given a thankless world our money, food, technology, etc. How about bringing back jobs given to other countries and take care of our own for a change! Jobs, jobs, jobs are what are needed, not hand outs, to get our country back on track -- also, let's vote out those politians that don't care about us -- only themselves and filling their own pockets. What would happen if Washington bureaucrats had the same health plan being forced on all Americans. Let's spread some of their wealth around!! Americans, unite! Time is running out.

Comments by margery morehardt : Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 01:07 PM

Americans regardless of what party they represent must stand together for the future of our country. People seem to be unaware of who is running the country -- not Congress but the Czars in Washington advising a left wing, Marxist's leader who is selling to sell out to a "one-world" philosophy.
America's diversity has made it a leader in technology and innovatiness that has helped nations of the world. We are a generous nation and have given a thankless world our money, food, technology, etc. How about bringing back jobs given to other countries and take care of our own for a change! Jobs, jobs, jobs are what are needed, not hand outs, to get our country back on track -- also, let's vote out those politians that don't care about us -- only themselves and filling their own pockets. What would happen if Washington bureaucrats had the same health plan being forced on all Americans. Let's spread some of their wealth around!! Americans, unite! Time is running out.

Comments by margery morehardt : Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 01:08 PM

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