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Maybe the suburbs are a winning issue after all

People of all races, colors, and creeds move to the suburbs for the same reasons: single-family homes with big gardens on wide streets that have minimal traffic and quality, safe schools that aren’t too far away from home.  It’s all about raising children where they can safely play outdoors and get a good education.  These things are the opposite of what one finds in a densely populated city.

Densely populated cities, however, are the lifeblood of the Democrat party.  It came as no surprise, therefore, that Obama created his Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (“AFFH”) regulation.  The AFFH allowed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to use federal funding to bully suburban communities into changing their zoning for cheaper, high-density housing.  In other words, the Obama administration told communities that had grown dependent on infusions of federal money (something applicable to both affluent and less affluent communities) that, if they wanted the money, they had to urbanize.  (You can learn more about the AFFH here.)

In my pleasant suburban community, I knew plenty of Democrat moms who normally supported all of Obama’s initiatives but who parted ways with him when it came to AFFH. […]

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