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mmYumFormrVPbidenCum 5 points ago +7 / -2

How so? Just curious

Brakesbreaktrains2 20 points ago +21 / -1

Most western states are DEEP red with a blue cancer zone somewhere in them

mmYumFormrVPbidenCum 10 points ago +13 / -3

Like colorado🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

Pandas4Trump 2 points ago +5 / -3

Sadly, the I25 corridor is pretty fucked all the way to Fort Collins. I'm not exactly impressed with Colorado Springs. They are far too accommodating to leftist ideology for the supposed largest conservative city in the nation.

mmYumFormrVPbidenCum 2 points ago +3 / -1

That’s embarassing. Somebody needs to start a city that’s Republican and Libertarian only with no welfare or any socialist stuff.

viking65 0 points ago +1 / -1

Cancer zone or parasitic zone? They are leeching off the red parts of the country

npcipede 7 points ago +8 / -1

This is just my opinion. It's coming from someone who moved there from the midwest while in highschool and have lived there from 1995 - 2020.

I lived primarily north of Seattle and lived up and down the coast on the Puget Sound. The base culture of the locals when I moved there was that of 'live and let live' and self sufficiency.

On the coast, there was a strong hunting and fishing culture. People go out crabbing, shrimping, and fishing (primarily salmon, others such as rock fish, sole, and halibut). They hunt deer and elk. Harry and the Henderson's took place in the greater Seattle area, and a good representation of local culture.

Washington is constitutionally an open carry state and 'shall issue' on concealed carry. Concealed carry is legal without a permit 'when a person is hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding, or performing some other lawful outdoor recreational activity, so long as it is reasonable to assume that they are performing that activity or traveling to or from the activity.'

The biggest liberals I have ever known (white females, who woulda thought) were staunch 2nd amendment supporters who's idea of a good time was going out to a quarry and unloading lead.

When I moved there, Washington had a great ferry system. The county I lived in also had a great public transportation system. Washington does not have an income tax, but does have a high sales tax. Washington was pretty much immune to lost revenues from online shopping as Amazon is based there and had to collect.

Infrastructure was great. Roads constantly received improvements and upkeep. Washington ran a surplus before the Great Recession.

Washington was attacked on three fronts: influx of Californian immigration an extremely porous northern boarder with British Columbia, and a farming industry that became dependent on migrant workers.

As a side note, there is a lot of immigration straight from Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, etc) however the bulk of these people are comparable with the base culture and assimilate.

We all understand what Californian immigration can do to a conservative / classically liberal state once they start voting. Here is a sample of what they did:

Californians started voting for polity in which Washington began shutting down fisheries to citizens by placing fish on the endangered species list and severely shortening seasons. At the same time, commercial fishing was allowed to use techniques that would cause greater damage to these fisheries than what private individuals could ever do.

Washington began issuing IDs and drivers licenses without proof of citizenship. As migrant workers worked their way up on farms as the season traveled from south to north, they got to Washington, got their IDs and stayed. Along with that ID, you were automatically registered to vote. If you register your car, you are automatically registered to vote. Legal and illegal Mexican immigration to small rural communities sky rocketed. And with them came all the crime associated with Mexican drug cartels.

The porous border with British Columbia facilitated H1B replacement of American workers in the state. East Indians were able to enter into Canada easily. They would be bused down for the week and share small apartments and then bused back up for the weekends. Higher educated / high caste Indians would buy a house in Washington, rent it out to these people getting bused. Once they win the green card lottery, they would stop renting it out and move their families in.

This, of course, created some animosity. All these foreign people began filling up positions during the Great Recession and beyond. Many who have been able to stay have also been able to get on state assistance. The locals have been forced to get on assistance. Many lost their homes when the housing market crashed and the banks are still sitting on them, unused. Housing costs have skyrocketed to nearly California levels in spite of a large surplus that is obvious when you walk down a col-de-sac. Banks don't really care because they are able to lend out more money based on this inventory at unnatural prices because they are holding on to the inventory manipulating the supply.

Washington is running out of money. They can't hand out all of this welfare without more revenue. They are having a hard time increasing taxes because many residents still remember there wasn't a need for such things like an income tax not that long ago and things were much much better. They have had to get creative, such as placing tolls on the outer lanes of the interstate so affluent people can pay to by pass traffic. This, of course, is against the ideals of their base. They have been increasing taxes specifically on Boeing, and they are getting ready to leave the state they began in. Infrastructure is falling apart.

Younger people who grew up with illegal immigrants have fallen head first into critical race theory. Evergreen College in Washington state was the hot spot in this mess. Entire school districts openly call themselves anti-racist educators and are applauded. My second grader was taught last year in zoom that all whites consider themselves to be kings over all other people and the result of the civil rights movement was that white people need to be punished. ( I think this push for all white people are racist is the Democrats attempt at erasing the fact that they were the racists from the beginning.)

Every week they learned about a different African, Latin American, or Chinese culture. Never about European or other Asian cultures.

I've watched what were clean and beautiful cities full of culture become nothing but rundown homeless camps. Parking lots littered with syringes. People are desperate. They feel like they can't get ahead in life. Housing is too expensive, the economy is in the gutter. Its easy to blow everything at the casino in hopes to hit a jack pot, go home and smoke weed or score a hit of heroin, or go out into the woods and pick a few magic mushrooms and zone out.

mmYumFormrVPbidenCum 1 point ago +2 / -1

That’s really sad. Washington is such a naturally beautiful state. This is why having controlled borders BETWEEN states is kind of based. At that point states are basically becoming their own countries but it’s well worth it to keep out the Califags.

doug2 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's not, at all.