Two excellent jobs of analysis, coming from two starkly different viewpoints. Both are worthy of serious consideration, though.
The first is from one of our buddies, Cosmoscon, titled ‘A Divided America‘:
“Conventional wisdom tells us that über 1%-er Romney and the Republicans mainly do the bidding of the wealthy and Obama and the Democrats represent the poor.
Not according to this:
Romney carried the lower wage states and Obama carried the higher wage states and both results weren’t even close! Remind Leftists of this fact the next time they trot out that meme.
The next analysis was performed like the first but instead of dividing the US-based on median income; they used the state unemployment rates. One group contains the states with Unemployment rates over 8% (Out of Work America) and the other group contains states with unemployment rates below 8% (Working America).
The Out of Work group went overwhelmingly for Obama and the Working group went to Romney, but just barely.
So if you are out of work (which is a direct results of the policies of the Obama, Pelosi and Reid) you decided to give Obama another 4 years. That makes a lot of sense, right?
This is just another example of how deeply divided the US is based on 4 years of Mr. Hope and Change.
Imagine how polarized we’ll be …in 2016.”
If you don’t subscribe to his blog, I’d suggest you do so (along with others in our ‘Blogroll’). Cosmo always brings the numbers & facts, backed up by ….even more numbers & facts.
The second view on Tuesday’s national-day-of-sadness comes from AlfonZo Rachel over at PJTV. Zo doesn’t dance around the issue: he tells it with his customary brio.
I’ve already stated my thought on this subject, and we’ve got a little time to chew all of this over. But we can’t allow ourselves to withdraw from the battle completely. See “It’s all happened before…” for my reasoning on that subject.
So relax this weekend: take in a movie; play with the kids. Unwind. Recharge. And then?
And then we go back to work.
We’ve got an uphill climb ahead of us, but it is winnable. We just have to be able to discern the forest from the trees, and realistically admit that we are now fighting a cultural war more than a political one.