Remember those Red State/Blue State maps that showed a mass of red throughout the middle of the country like some awful gut wound? From the looks of things, the whole of the United States between New York and California was bright crimson Bush country and the coastal elites would just have to live with it.
Well, given Bush's increasingly bad poll numbers, someone was bound turn the tables. MyDD (Direct Democracy) has created a new map illustrating the public's discontent with Bush and the contrast from the map pictured above is jarring. What was once a sea of red has been reduced to a tiny island of three states.
But, as one commenter on the page points out, displeasure with Bush doesn't necessarily translate to blue. In fact, I would say a good number of those who have abandoned Bush are actually think HE was never red to begin with. More of a pink with a off-white border of faux virtue. Conservatives are increasingly feeling betrayed and they're not likely to turn to the Democrats in 2006, but they may not turn to anyone at all and that disengagement can bode well for the Dems.
Just the same, it's comforting to see this large a swath of people coming to their senses—even if it is six years too late.