And nowhere is evidence of that phenomenon more apparent than Detroit, where Democrats have controlled every apparatus of city and county government for eons.
The population of Detroit has fallen back 100 years.
The flight of middle-class African-Americans to the suburbs fueled an exodus that cut Detroit's population 25% in the past decade to 713,777, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday. That's the city's lowest population level since the 1910 census, when automobile mass production was making Detroit Detroit.
The decline, the fastest in city history, shocked local officials, who had expected a number closer to 800,000. Mayor Dave Bing said the city would seek a recount.
"If we could go out and identify another 40,000 people that were missed, and it brings us over the threshold of 750,000, that would make a difference from what we can get from the federal and state government," Mr. Bing said at a news conference Tuesday.
So Mayor Bing wants more money from the state and federal governments.
Here's a news flash, genius: both are broke.
Be proud of your wondrous city! Be proud of what the Democrat Party has done for Detroit... for Michigan... for New York, California and Illinois! Take some credit, Mayor Bing! Rejoice, for you are the Party of Locusts!
Hat tip: D&S.