With our governmental bodies almost equally divided from year to year, we lurch from just under 50% of the population being unhappy and depressed for two-four-eight years, to another just-under 50% of the population being unhappy and depressed for the next two-four-eight years. Imagine the loss of productivity that follows from this anger and strife, all the brain cycles lost into the ether of political conflict and razor-sharp losses.
If America divided into two, both sides would get their way. There would be no losers. People could focus on working and living their lives. It would be like having the cake and eating it too. How could anybody without dictatorial ambitions possibly oppose this?
President Obama, of all people, ought to love it. As the liberal darling of the quarter-century, perhaps half-century, of the blue states, he could probably be elected ruler for life. Or if not elected, probably not face meaningful opposition if he decided to just stay in power on his own. Golf and Air Force One forever? C'mon, you know you want it!
As I was writing this article in various stages over the last few months, someone sent me this specific