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Old 04-19-2009, 01:20 AM
 
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Also, there's a difference between liberal and Democratic, likewise with conservative and Republican. As someone pointed out earlier cities like Detroit are more democratic while cities like Portland are more liberal.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Boston
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The People's Republic of Cambridge?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Detroit might be more democrat than liberal, but NYC and Boston are both very liberal places. They both have very large gay populations (Mass. is one of the few places which allows gay marriage), they both have large High Tech and College populations which tend to be more liberal, ect....
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Most Liberal:
1. San Francisco
2. New York City
3. Los Angeles
4. Portland
5. Seattle

Most Conservative:
1. Indianapolis
2. Dallas
3. Houston
4. San Diego
5. Miami

Now it's your turn.......
I think it is wise to define the terms Liberal and Conservative in this country. I no longer believe the definition is the same from region to region. I would not define the liberalism of New York and Portland as the same, anymore than I would compare Boston's to Portland. Portland's so called liberalism is extremely radical and the comparison to liberal is beyond ridiculous.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Detroit might be more democrat than liberal, but NYC and Boston are both very liberal places. They both have very large gay populations (Mass. is one of the few places which allows gay marriage), they both have large High Tech and College populations which tend to be more liberal, ect....
This statement makes no sense. The State of Iowa has a very large college population as well and they also recently legalized gay marriage, and yet nobody placed Des Moines in their top 5 most liberal cities.

Why is it so hard for people to believe that Detroit is more liberal than San Francisco? Detroit has a way higher minority population than nearly every other major city, couple that with the city's long standing history with organized labor, as well as the extreme poverty being experienced by most citizens, and you end up with a city that's going to vote for the Democrats every time.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The city had a drag queen run for mayor, and came in 2nd(Leslie Cochran, wikipedia him/her). That sound pretty liberal to me LOL. But you may be right, it may not be as liberal as the others. I remember driving past her with my family when I lived out there.
Make that homeless drag queen...

The vast majority of big cities' centers are bastions of liberalism, and the 'burbs are the vanguards of conservatism. Rural areas can go either way, but they tend to lean conservative. There's not much that hillbillies fear more than a gay invasion into their trailer parks, and the grand old party cultivates those fears to gain votes. That said, urban liberalism can be defined differently depending on where you are in the US. Not every liberal person in every city holds the same ideals, and not every conservative in every 'burb thinks identically. For instance, I'll bet you're more likely to find a pro-life conservative in the Northeast than you are in the so-called Bible belt. Likewise, you're more likely to run across a liberal who supports unfettered gun ownership in inner-loop Houston than in San Francisco proper.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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Top 5 Liberal:
SF/Oakland/San Jose/Berkley
Boston/Cambridge
Austin
Portland
Seattle

(NYC elected Guilliani...that would never have happened in the cities listed above).

Most conservative:
Salt Lake City
Jacksonville, FL
Little Rock, AR
Montgomery, AL
Jackson, MS
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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^ Salt Lake City proper is not really that conservative, certainly not top 5. The suburbs are very conservative though.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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Jackson and Montgomery aren't Conservative... Jackson is actually very Liberal.

Conservative I would have to include Provo, Tyler TX, Rome GA, Idaho Falls, Biloxi MS, and Abilene TX.

Liberal, LA, San Fran, NYC, Boston, Seattle.
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