Reading this article in Commentary by Terry Teachout, the following passage struck me as true but sad:
Not only had the party affiliation of American voters become closely linked to their cultural views, but people of differing views were choosing to live in different geographical places. Democratic voters were most often opting for large cities, older suburbs, and college towns, while Republicans (as I put it in an essay written immediately after the election) were to be found in a confluence of “rural and small-town America . . . with the fast-growing group of Americans who live in ‘exurbia,’ the new middle-class communities that are springing up beyond the rim of the older suburbs.”
Why do Republicans have to choose the boring places to live? I especially hate exurbs. I hope I never have to live in an exurb. It’s bad enough that I’ve been forced to work in them. I guess I’m going to be stuck living next to Democrats for the rest of my life.
Republicans also have bad tastes in movies. Michael Duff hates Lost in Translation which I thought was the best movie of 2003. (Why was it the best? Because I liked it so much that I watched the DVD again the following morning.)