As a person who lived in NoVa for 20 years before leaving to live for 19 years in Southwest Virginia on the Tennessee border, I’d have to agree with that claim.
For the majority of northern and eastern Virginians, the state ends at Charlottsville…it’s all a wasteland until you hit the North Carolina border.
In my humble experience, there is a vast difference between the cultures of southern VA. and northern VA. Most of the people I met professionally in NoVa were transplants from elsewhere, whereas most of the people I meet down here have never left the area for any appreciable length of time.
In education, NoVa is light years ahead of the rest for the state (I went to McLean High School) and down here, education is not really deemed that important if Johnny can play ball.:rolleyes:
In the economy, NoVa is a revenue power-house, whereas SWVA is lucky to still have a coal industry.
NoVa can be seen as more democratically-leaning than the rest of the state, but I don’t think that this actually true given the amount of support that Obama has gotten from the coal fields. Richmond, on the other hand, struck me as a mostly conservative city… and a horrible place to live as well.
But since I don’t know you, I can’t comment on your anti-American tendancies.