Friday, September 11, 2015


Dover Plains, New York

(As always, click on the picture for a larger and crisper view.)


Markus said...

Sigh. Such simplifying statements always find followers, unfortunately.

John said...

Say it isn't so in Connecticut? Maybe only in upstate New York?

Carl Weese said...

Markus, Fox "news" and its outliers have created an audience for simplistic (to the point of being meaningless) catchphrases and Trump is their Frankenstein's monster. Some on the left are delighted to see the right forming a circular firing squad, but the problem is they are such lousy shots that there will be a lot of collateral damage.

John, Connecticut is as non-homogenous politically as it is with income distribution. The hyper-rich population of The Gold Coast is red (except for the small percentage of them who are limousine liberals) while the very poor populations of the major cities are blue. The middle/upper-middle income suburbs are mixed but lean quite red, the rural communities lean heavily red. The vote in presidential elections is quite reliably for the Democratic candidate; both senators and the governor are currently democrats, the house is mixed, but many small town governments are overwhelmingly Republican dominated. The Tea Party, not the same thing as Trump but many of the same people are attracted, was a big deal in 2010. I have a lot of coverage of that activity posted to my WPII blog in October of 2010, starting Oct 4, if you're curious. I suspect a lot of the people demonstrating in these pictures love Trump today.