""Theres no shortage of bad economics news these days. In August there were no new jobs created, retail sales were flat, consumer confidence plunged to recession-era lows, and it was reported this week that the nations poverty rate last year rose to the highest level since 1993. Yet, amid all of the national gloom and doom there is an amazing story of a booming economy in North Dakota, Americas most successful state by every economic measure. Here are some recent facts about North Dakotas economy, which is flourishing as a direct result of the booming oil and gas production in the states oil-rich Bakken formation:" http://blog.american.com/2011/09/th...north-dakota-americas-most-successful-state/ "North Dakota has a Republican governor, the GOP controls its Legislature, and in 2010 a Senate seat and a House seat, the one Berg now holds, both flipped to Republicans. The state hasn't voted for a Democratic president since Barry Goldwater was the Republican nominee in 1964." Competitive Senate race shaping up in North Dakota - KansasCity.com So fuck off liberals!!!