Red Nation, Blue Nation

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Has the US split into seperate nations - different priorities, different values, and different threats that need to be addressed?

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Red Nation, Blue Nation
By Michael Barone

Listening to the recent debates among the candidates, monitoring their Websites and reading the poll numbers, one gets the impression that the Republican and Democratic primary electorates are living in two different nations -- or the same nation that faces two very different threats.

The Republicans want to protect us against Islamist terrorists. The Democrats want to protect us against climate change. Each side believes the other's fears are largely imaginary. Rush Limbaugh regularly treats global warming theories as a "hoax." A prominent political scientist dismisses Republican candidates' appeals as sounding "like the day after Sept. 11." When asked about possible new attacks, Democratic candidates -- with the exception of Hillary Clinton -- talk about seeking international support and understanding. Asked about climate change, Republican candidates -- with the exception of John McCain -- talk about getting more information.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/06/red_nation_blue_nation.html
 

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Has the US split into seperate nations - different priorities, different values, and different threats that need to be addressed?

Your thoughts?


Red Nation, Blue Nation
By Michael Barone

Listening to the recent debates among the candidates, monitoring their Websites and reading the poll numbers, one gets the impression that the Republican and Democratic primary electorates are living in two different nations -- or the same nation that faces two very different threats.

The Republicans want to protect us against Islamist terrorists. The Democrats want to protect us against climate change. Each side believes the other's fears are largely imaginary. Rush Limbaugh regularly treats global warming theories as a "hoax." A prominent political scientist dismisses Republican candidates' appeals as sounding "like the day after Sept. 11." When asked about possible new attacks, Democratic candidates -- with the exception of Hillary Clinton -- talk about seeking international support and understanding. Asked about climate change, Republican candidates -- with the exception of John McCain -- talk about getting more information.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/06/red_nation_blue_nation.html
I think the choice of the red/blue colors is backwards and we should stop using it until it is corrected. Red is the color of labor, liberal, socialist, and communist interests. Red originally was used to represent the liberals in the U.S. but got switched around by C-BS in the 2000 election, probably for their typical underhanded and deceptive purposes.

Conservative blue would be much more appropriate for the Republicans while red is certainly appropriate for the Socialist Democrats of today. Canada has it right...they've always used liberal red and tory blue. Personally I hate being labeled a "red". :wtf:
 

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I think the choice of the red/blue colors is backwards and we should stop using it until it is corrected. Red is the color of labor, liberal, socialist, and communist interests. Red originally was used to represent the liberals in the U.S. but got switched around by C-BS in the 2000 election, probably for their typical underhanded and deceptive purposes.

Conservative blue would be much more appropriate for the Republicans while red is certainly appropriate for the Socialist Democrats of today. Canada has it right...they've always used liberal red and tory blue. Personally I hate being labeled a "red". :wtf:
Funny you say this. I think the colors were "reverse-assigned" with this in mind by the press... they didn't want liberalism associated with less-palatable communism.
 
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I think its way overblown.

Americans generally believe in the same ideals, except they differ by degree.
Given how the Dems are moving more and more to the left - the nation is being divided

The US is not a liberal nation
 

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