This is a fun video from Vincent James of Red Elephants.
Even the mythical "conservative" in most of the deep blue states are not the same sort of conservatives as we understand it in Indiana or Oklahoma or Alabama. Not to say there aren't plenty of real conservatives in California and New York but those that are still there can't leave for whatever reason, usually family or job. The people fleeing now? I would bet most are slightly less loony leftists and they are going to transform the states they are fleeing to. Places like Georgia and Virginia are flipping blue primarily because of immigration but it is accelerated by liberals from northern cities moving down there and taking with them the same stupid ideas that screwed up states like New York and Massachusetts.
This is a tough sell for Midwesterners. Our impulse is to be polite and nice to people. When I lived in New Hampshire, people thought we were weirdos because we were uncomfortably friendly to our neighbors, even me apparently and for someone to find me friendly is a stretch. I still recall being on a business trip to New Jersey, at a large pharmaceutical company like a Fortune 100 company, and saying good morning to a couple of people in the hallway. They looked at me like I just spit on their mom.
We need to get out of our nice midwestern mindset. The time for giving people the benefit of the doubt is long past. Don't move from your shithole state to our states and expect a warm welcome. Don't move from the city out to the country and expect it either, especially when you grumble about the "smell", as if a distant cow barn smells worse than a city full of rotting garbage and puddles of homeless guy urine.
It sounds terrible to say but every liberal, or even moderate, who moves to your area of operation becomes an immediate liability for everyone around them. When things go tits up, they are going to be in trouble immediately and begging for help and begging will become demanding in a hurry. Don't underestimate the lengths to which a desperate person will go to feed their kids or themselves. It is enough to make me want to fly a Confederate flag out front just to dissuade anyone who would be offended by that from moving into my AO.
The video is a little tongue in cheek but there is a serious message here. When it goes bad, everything will be about "local, local, local" so let's not encourage people who will be a problem to move out where we live, unless you plan on farming them as soon as the balloon goes up. That is a different conversation....