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America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms

GRusling Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 3:20 AM
The climate in the Bay Area is TERRIBLE! It's damp and foggy, everything mildews if not kept in a climate-controlled (air conditioned) environment and people CONSTANTLY have coughs/colds/flu, etc.. I lived there for a year and there's not enough money on earth to ever move me back. The countryside is beautiful, but the environmental conditions are terrible. I'll take Dallas any day of the week and twice on Sunday, if I'm forced to live among humanity piled on top of one another. Fortunately, I'm not, so I live in a rural area without any of the problems both places create...

You know who won the election (or whether we face another Florida 2000), and as I write I don't.

But whether Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in Two Americas.

The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn't been for some time.

That was an America of universal media, in which everyone watched one of three...