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America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms

MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:02 AM
Yes Marc, I know. Tell you what. You gather up all the guns, ammunition and supplies you can. The either head into the hill build a secret bunker in your home or dig a very deep hole; and then you tuck away until all heck breaks out. Then you can emerge and save the nation. But remember, stay hunkered down until then and don’t come out for anything else.

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...