In case you haven't seen it already, check out this "Purple" map of the US:
And this one based on population:
If we could just swallow our pride for a moment to listen to each other's point of view, we may not be squabbling over so many things in this country. If we were sensitive to each other's ideas even if we feel they are wrong, we could accomplish so much more.
We have this perceived dichotomy of Blue vs. Red in this country that cause people to think in Black and White. Many of our problems are really "Gray" issues and we block out many creative solutions when we bicker back and forth rather than getting to the heart of the issue.