Some of the more surprising results from Election Season are Biden’s victories in Georgia (the first time in 28 years Georgia has voted for the Democrat) and Arizona, which, aside from 2020, has voted for the Democrat once in 72 years.
Texas was a lot closer than in recent years: in 2000, Bush beat Gore by 21 points. 2004 was worse, Bush over Kerry by 23 points. Even Romney beat Obama by 16 points in 2012. Trump’s 9 point margin of victory in 2016 dwindled to 6 points in 2020. Texas’ downward trend in victory margins surely is furrowing Republican brows in DC.
And Trump’s victory in North Carolina was too close to call until just the other day.
In 2018, 86,164 Californians moved to Texas, the number one destination of Californians leaving the Golden State. 68,516 Californians moved to Arizona, the number 2 destination. Nevada – another narrow Biden victory – was fourth, with 50, 707 Californians moving to the Silver State. And North Carolina and Georgia were 14th and 15th, respectively.
The Republican Sunbelt is under assault. By Californians.
Since 2007, more Californians have moved to Texas and Arizona than anywhere else.
We’re like a virus, and we’re bring our crazy California progressive politics with us.
Law professor and Instapundit Master Glenn Reynolds has urged these states to provide a “welcome wagon” that explains why the generally more conservative politics of these red states have made them so attractive they’ve even pulled Californians away from paradise.
Fine idea, sure, but as the saying goes, one good idea deserves another.
It’s time to Make California Crazy Again.
It’s apparent California must be some kind of conservative hellhole. Why else would all these fine progressive people be leaving the state? We need to make California the progressive paradise, where transgender surgery coupons are handed to you as you cross what racists call a “border,” where snack machines are stocked with your choice of artisanal narcotics, where dollars are delivered to your doorstep so long as everyone takes a number.
We need to draw all those progressive Californians infecting the politics of their newly adopted homes back to paradise. Back to sunshine, cool vibes, and abortion clinics in high schools. Better one state takes the progressive fall than the whole nation.
Wait, progressives already run this state, you say? They have a veto-proof supermajority in both legislative chambers?
What’s that? Their policies are what’s driving everyone out in the first place?
Well, that’s a problem.
Welcome wagon, anyone?