Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Interesting Read


Received this interesting Email on the presidential race.


INTERESTING FACTS
Some unreported statistics about the 2008 election:
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:

-Number of States won by: Democrats: 20; Republicans: 30
-Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000; Republicans: 2,427,000
-Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million; Republicans: 143 million
-Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2; Republicans: 2.1
-Average SAT scores-by States-won by Democrats: 1080; Republicans: 1280
-Illegitimate birth rate per 100,000 residents in States won by Democrats:1790; Republicans: 62

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in rented or government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am short Obama. He is nooo different then any other politician.

All talk and no substance. This stimulus is a joke. Did you ever notice the people jump on a bandwagon the faster it jumps track. history is loaded with many examples.

Anonymous said...

Professor Joseph Olson neglected to tell you that it was Sarah Palin that was doing the estimates. LOL

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