Saturday, April 18, 2009

Obama's High Speed Rail Plan vs The Electoral Map

The conspiracy theorists are going to have a ball with this one. Check out the map of Obama's proposed high speed rail system (something that is long overdue btw):

Now compare it to the electoral map:

Aside from a few token gestures in the south (what, no Houston-to-Dallas line? Are you kidding me?) the program is almost exclusively a job-creator for Obama states. Notice how carefully it is to never get into Kentucky and West Virginia, but keeps bouncing off their borders. It can't have anything to do with mountains, bore me not with Colorado and New Mexico talk. IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!

Just watch.


Harriet said...

Never mind that most states are "blue" because of their large cities. :-)

Oh yeah, Obama carried Dallas county by 15 points and Harris county (Houston) by 1 point.

ScienceAvenger said...

No doubt. Harriet. America is becoming the city folk against the country folk.