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  Which state is the heart and soul of the Democratic/Republican Party?
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« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2019, 08:40:15 am »
« edited: February 24, 2019, 08:47:57 am by The News »

Democratic: California, for basically the same reasons Mondale mentioned.

Republican: Massachusetts.  Relax I'm kidding.  The real answer is Oklahoma.  Low cost of living, "low tax", low test scores.  Also racist as hell (and they don't even realize it) against outsiders and ultra-judgmental/puritanical social values.  But hey look how well Chesapeake is doing guys!  THE FREE MARKET WORKS!  THE FREE MARKET WORKS! (gives oil executive a check for $100 million)

Of course yeah I realize you could probably the same for some other Republican states but Oklahoma just sticks out like a big red dirt coated finger because it's just so over the top.  That, and while not the most Republican state (that'd probably be Wyoming or something) it seems to be the state where even after the GOP has royally screwed the pooch they can still win statewide elections (I will concede Edmondson wasn't as exciting as his supporters thought he was, but still inexcusable), just like Republican administrations can keep giving us record deficits, uncalled for wars, increased poverty, and lower pay without their voters judging them..
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« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2019, 07:51:25 pm »

In terms of broadly representing their respective coalitions:

Democratic = either California or Maryland
Republican = Missouri
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« Reply #102 on: February 25, 2019, 07:43:45 am »

Although it would have been Texas 15 years ago, i think the best representation would be Indiana:

It has a long history as a red state, and still is unlike Vermont/Connecticut/Illinois, even during 92/96. 08 was a fluke.
Is part of the industrial midwest/rust belt, which has been trending R since the 2010 midterms.
Is also part of Appalachia, which went heavily R in the last couple decades.
It still has many upper middle class Republican suburbs whereas suburbs in Texas/Georgia/Arizona are Purple and going blue.

It looks popular among the red avatars to choose any poor backwater and call it "the most Republican" state, instead of actually thinking and being creative.
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