My respect for the south has been pretty low .. discrimination.
OK. I'm really not willing to get into an argument here. If I come across as confrontational I hope you can chalk it down to difficulties in tone of voice in writing rather than me being a psycho mega bitch. I promise its the former, no matter what the fairly pithy edit job of your quote might make it look like.
"The catastrophe known as the Bush regime". Clearly you have pretty strong political beliefs. Thats a) groovilicious, b) spiffy and more importantly c) not a thing that effects me in the slightest and so not really any of my business. And everyone casts themselves as the hero in their own life - just the other day I slightly injured my toe kicking an adorable puppy and I didn't have to pause for thought to make it into the villain of the piece. But I wonder if its maybe not worth re-examining some of your (stated) opinions. You are happy to write off the opinions of millions and millions of people.Happy to denigrate them because they voted for someone you dislike.
I haven't followed the ACA debate with anything other than passing notice because it doesn't affect me in the slightest and I'm monumentally self-absorbed. But Trieste's points above rang true to me - that this is a failure in educating people in the issues. Your point seems to be that the South is a huge morass of people either too stupid not to fall for the Republican/Satanic line or whose souls are so laden with evil that they willingly follow. Now, leaving aside the massive dangers of categorising opposing political beliefs as a moral issue rather than a political one, you are wrong here. Not a single state voted 100% for anything. There are a wide range of people in the South and all the other compass directions.
Maybe look at why Republican arguments are ringing true for people. Saying "oh there is no Ohio, no Alabama, etc" is all very fine and noble but its a fairly silly position to hold. There are massive differences in the economies, cultures, political backgrounds of various places.
And, to (finally) get to the point, making sweeping statements where you dismiss these millions of people and saying that only massive changes can cause you to forgive them for disagreeing with you doesn't exactly make you look like the beacon of tolerance that I have no doubt you are in real life.