If “Urban” is Now Racist…

20 Nov

What are “California” and “New York”?

Paul Ryan was crucified as being “racist” when he pointed out that most “urban” areas went for Obama in the election – because we all know no white people live in cities… Do any white people still live in California and New York? By the logic pushed on Ryan’s comments, the results of the congressional election would suggest not…

A Smart Politics analysis of 83 general election cycles dating back to 1850 finds that the Democratic Party now comprises a larger percentage of Californians and New Yorkers in the U.S. House than at any point since California joined the Union.

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, 29.4 percent of the 201-member Democratic caucus will hail from California (38 members) and New York (21 members).

That marks an increase from the two-state delegation’s collective previous all-time high of 28.1 percent recorded after the Republican tsunami of 2010 (increasing for a few months to 28.5 percent after Kathy Hochul’s win in NY-26 in 2011).

Smart Politics

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