From the London Daily Mirror:
"As for the ones who put him in, across the Bible Belt and the South, us outsiders can only feel pity...the self-righteous, gun-totin', military lovin', sister marryin', abortion-hatin', gay-loathin', foreigner-despisin', non-passport ownin' red-necks, who believe God gave America the biggest d*** in the world so it could urinate on the rest of us and make their land "free and strong".
Well, I guess he's talkin' about me. But I do have a passport and I haven't married my sister. So much for reasoned discourse.
Plus, this guy needs to look at the COUNTY by COUNTY map of Bush/Kerry wins. It is very instructive. In all but a few of the "bluest of blue" states, there are large swaths of red--in the non-urban areas. Kerry was close largely (not solely, but largely) because of big city votes--New York, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia (where the mayor bragged he had $750,000 of "street money" to use to get out the vote), Chicago, Boston, Detroit.
This is something that points to a division that I don't see closing any time soon.
The women's gap--the advantage the Democrat party had long had, wasn't nearly as big an issue in this election as it had been in the past. I personally think that is EXCELLENT, because I am more than a little sick and tired of it being assumed by the media (including the women's magazines, thank you very much) that women are some monolithic block of folks who are all pro abortion, pro gay marriage, anti gun, pro governmental spending for each and every thing.
Please understand. The Summas know that NO political party is perfect. No president is perfect. This ain't our home--we're aliens and pilgrims. But we're tired of being labeled as things we're not by some wild-eyed guy with buckets of ink and grudge.