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Old 02-27-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Indy's political leanings are fairly similar to that of Indiana.
I suggest you do your research of the 2008 election results -- Marion County v. Milwaukee County. The results aren't that far different. Indy currently has a Republican mayor, but he is not of the far-right variety. Dems control the City-County council and the countywide offices. Indy no longer follows the statewide trend, and it hasn't for over a decade.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I suggest you do your research of the 2008 election results -- Marion County v. Milwaukee County. The results aren't that far different. Indy currently has a Republican mayor, but he is not of the far-right variety. Dems control the City-County council and the countywide offices. Indy no longer follows the statewide trend, and it hasn't for over a decade.
2008 was a big change for Indy and Indiana. Show me a pattern going back several decades and maybe I'll acknowledge it as significant. At most, I would call Indy moderate. I would never call it hard-core liberal like Minneapolis.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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2008 was a big change for Indy and Indiana. Show me a pattern going back several decades and maybe I'll acknowledge it as significant. At most, I would call Indy moderate. I would never call it hard-core liberal like Minneapolis.
Yeah, but I wouldn't ever call Milwaukee hard core liberal like Minneapolis either. And I also don't think being moderate is a bad thing. At least if Indy could set itself up as a somewhat fiscally conservative and somewhat socially liberal place, it would be more unique.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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Indy's political leanings are fairly similar to that of Indiana.
Man, if I had a nickel for every time someone posted something clearly untrue on City-Data...

Indianapolis proper is more liberal than moderate. It should be noted that the city also has a Black Muslim representative in Congress (Democrat) AND while Obama barely squeaked by the state in '08, he won Marion County by a landslide.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Yeah, but I wouldn't ever call Milwaukee hard core liberal like Minneapolis either. And I also don't think being moderate is a bad thing. At least if Indy could set itself up as a somewhat fiscally conservative and somewhat socially liberal place, it would be more unique.
I didn't say being moderate was a bad thing.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Man, if I had a nickel for every time someone posted something clearly untrue on City-Data...

Indianapolis proper is more liberal than moderate. It should be noted that the city also has a Black Muslim representative in Congress (Democrat) AND while Obama barely squeaked by the state in '08, he won Marion County by a landslide.
By Indianapolis proper, I'm not sure what you mean? The city limits, or Marion County? I did acknowledge the 2008 election as being different. My thing of indy being moderate comes off a list i read several years back, that listed indy as being moderate. That list could have been outdated. I still generally would not imagine Indy to be as liberal as Milwaukee. am I to assume Cincinnati and Columbus are also liberal?
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:16 AM
 
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By Indianapolis proper, I'm not sure what you mean? The city limits, or Marion County? I did acknowledge the 2008 election as being different. My thing of indy being moderate comes off a list i read several years back, that listed indy as being moderate. That list could have been outdated. I still generally would not imagine Indy to be as liberal as Milwaukee. am I to assume Cincinnati and Columbus are also liberal?
By Indy proper, I meant Marion County, being that the city limits are nearly extensive with the county.

In any event, I did not say or imply Indianapolis was as liberal as Milwaukee, but I think that the fact that Marion County voted over 2-1 for Obama is pretty telling of the political atmosphere there. You can decide for yourself what constitutes liberal or conservative, but there it is. 2-1. Not even close.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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By Indy proper, I meant Marion County, being that the city limits are nearly extensive with the county.

In any event, I did not say or imply Indianapolis was as liberal as Milwaukee, but I think that the fact that Marion County voted over 2-1 for Obama is pretty telling of the political atmosphere there. You can decide for yourself what constitutes liberal or conservative, but there it is. 2-1. Not even close.
Well, given light of this new information, I guess I'd say Marion County has softened its stance. Indiana certainly has softened its previous stance, at least since this election. But I can certainly see it being plausible that Indy would lean to the left...2 to 1 for Obama certainly is more to the left. St. Louis was pretty supportive of Obama as well. Although Ohio, Indiana and Missouri were pretty evenly split between Obama and McCain. Democrat vs. Republican I guess is kind of a subjective thing too.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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Feigned liberalism at it's finest. Both cities trying to be more liberal than they truly are. Just off sheer population, both these cities vote democratic. Yet there is nothing "liberal" about either.

Tough choice, can't see anyone rational wanting to live in either.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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Feigned liberalism at it's finest. Both cities trying to be more liberal than they truly are. Just off sheer population, both these cities vote democratic. Yet there is nothing "liberal" about either.

Tough choice, can't see anyone rational wanting to live in either.

Milwaukee has had three socialist mayors - voting them in is pretty liberal, in my book.
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