So what is America to do? It is clear to me that America needs to be split up, into at least two countries. At over 300 million people, the conglomerate has become one that business schools would use as a case study for unlocking the value by divestitures. Any corporation with over 300 million people is probably way too big, with massive inefficiencies and lack of management accountability.
Each side of the political divide should welcome this prospect with open arms. No longer would they have to wait two, four, six or eight years -- or potentially even more -- to turn the political cycle to their favored direction. You would have the choice: Driving on the right side of the road, or on the left. No more wild compromises where there is a mixed-side driving environment, politically speaking.
The political left, in particular, ought to welcome this amicable American divorce.
You have all seen the charts and maps in recent years, frequently circulated on the social networks, illustrating how the "blue" states (New York, California, Illinois, et al.) allegedly subsidize the "red" states (Utah, Alabama, Texas, et al.). I have my doubts about the methodology behind this math, but at least the liberals tend to circulate this as the truth so it must be true.
If this is indeed what the left seriously believes, then it shouldn't possibly object to dividing the United States into two. The only thing worse for 150 million liberals than having 150 million conservatives around is having to subsidize these 150 million conservatives. In a rational liberal's mind, spinning off these vast swaths of Neanderthals into its own conservative asylum should therefore solve all problems, right?
If the liberals are right, and the society they create is indeed better for everyone, all the smart people would flock to the "red" states, where there would be a strong liberal majority to implement whatever Nirvana they have in mind. Why should they risk a Republican President and a potential Republican Senate getting elected in 2016 to upset this path to liberal prosperity?
We just had an election cementing divided government -- for now. The liberals have the White House and the Senate and the conservatives have the House and most governorships. The country has been within a few short percentage points from 50-50 for 20 years now, and on most election years before then as well.