Red state, blue state, purple rage
Jim Hightower's been roaming the country, promoting lefty causes and candidates, and checks in with what he's observed. His AlterNet column even has a Wisconsin angle, with a Fighting Bob Fest reference.
The people of America are soooooo much bigger than the politics that are being served up to us by the elites. I find that people everywhere are fed up with the red-state/blue-state hokum that passes for political discourse in our country, and they're in something of a purple rage about the system's abject failure to address the BIG matters that are on people's minds.