That’s Not Really Two Americas

That picture above is from the Washington Post. People are citing this post wherein that picture exists as proof of “two Americas.” But that’s not really two Americas.

That appears to be a pretty united United States with few blobs of blue across the place. Note the green in New England. Remember, that is an area that Republicans never win, according to members of the press.

About the only place the GOP does not appear competitive is the West Coast, but if you delve into population centers, outside of major cities, which skew to the Democrats in those areas, the GOP is also doing pretty good. In inland California, Oregon, and Washington the people are more conservative.

The rest of the nation, though, has been trending Republican under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. That is important to remember because it is not just a reaction to Obama. This has been going on since the 90’s and does not appear to be letting up.

Interestingly enough, the longer hispanic families stay in the nation too, they tend to become conservative. The Democrats have realigned on a bunch of social issues that don’t help them in very many places.