U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-29-2008, 12:46 AM
 
3,087 posts, read 5,841,823 times
Reputation: 1590

Advertisements

tell us about your frustrations and your plans on changing the ways of your state





i was going to ask if theres any McCain supporters in bright blue states as well, but its not really the same

i mean if theres McCain supporters in say Brooklyn, NY then yeah by all means speak on your frustrations
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-29-2008, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
15,400 posts, read 25,826,958 times
Reputation: 18992
I live in a little mountain town in north Georgia. I don't waste any time being frustrated by politics. If I took it all to heart I wouldn't be able to get much done. The people who yell and scream and rant and rave don't impress me much (and neither do the "messiah followers").

So what do I do? Well, I don't believe in bumper stickers or yard signs. But I do spend my time registering new voters and simply being a good neighbor. I happen to be active in church groups and at a senior center... when I do these things, if people ask me about politics I share my POV but I do so respectfully, and I listen to their POV respectfully.

IMO, people relax and are more open to new ideas when they don't feel attacked. I don't think getting "in your face" about politics helps your cause. Not in my town, anyway. I'm also toying with the idea of running for the school board or maybe some other small office. If I held an office I would have even more chances to slowly turn my little part of the world purple.

Some of the people I register will vote republican, and that's ok by me, the important thing is that young people are getting excited about elections again. This kind of excitement hasn't happened since the 60s, and it's desparately needed.

That's how I deal with politics in Georgia.

However, I'm not in Georgia at the moment. I'm visiting family in Virginia because VA's a swing state and they need everyone they can find to register voters. That's also a way to deal with living in a red state.

Last edited by normie; 09-29-2008 at 07:17 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Omaha
1,137 posts, read 2,050,460 times
Reputation: 321
I live in Nebraska, which as you may know, can split it's electoral votes, but is a republican state that has never used that difference. This year we're fighting here in Omaha, Nebraska's second district, to help Obama have one more vote from the Cornhusker State. Here's to hoping Nebraska goes purple in November!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Austin
4,102 posts, read 7,365,404 times
Reputation: 2124
I live in the center of Texas. I have been singing Austin's praises, and more and more Californians and Northeasterners are coming here. We will turn blue some day down the road, just like Virginia is in the process of doing right now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 07:51 AM
 
3,255 posts, read 4,584,061 times
Reputation: 546
normie what part of va are you visiting? i finished our neighborhood weeks ago, but we have three new neighbors I have to get out to see! it is very exciting to be registering voters here because there is no party affiiliation, so it is a bit of a gamble, but it is rewarding. I am hearing more and more of my normally red (Navy) neighbors moving over to the blue.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
15,400 posts, read 25,826,958 times
Reputation: 18992
Quote:
Originally Posted by janeannwho View Post
normie what part of va are you visiting? i finished our neighborhood weeks ago, but we have three new neighbors I have to get out to see! it is very exciting to be registering voters here because there is no party affiiliation, so it is a bit of a gamble, but it is rewarding. I am hearing more and more of my normally red (Navy) neighbors moving over to the blue.
I'm staying up in Loudoun, but this week we're enjoying the early bits of fall foliage in Staunton. Great town, fun place to spend a few days.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 08:03 AM
 
Location: New York
442 posts, read 717,666 times
Reputation: 175
I'm From NY State, the cesspool of liberalism. A sh***y state economy run by sh***y, crooked leglislators---They just had to slash the budget in half for New York City.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
10,635 posts, read 16,643,343 times
Reputation: 2803
They cut the budget by 5% in NYC... I don't know where you got half from.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 08:25 AM
 
29,782 posts, read 34,871,258 times
Reputation: 11705
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreshFresh View Post
tell us about your frustrations and your plans on changing the ways of your state





i was going to ask if theres any McCain supporters in bright blue states as well, but its not really the same

i mean if theres McCain supporters in say Brooklyn, NY then yeah by all means speak on your frustrations
Why would they be frustrated. The life one lives is based on their own personal success and failure and not the political leanings of their state. You either or are aren't successful and party registration to most is not part of the success package. Is it the basis of your sense of self worth?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2008, 08:44 AM
 
3,087 posts, read 5,841,823 times
Reputation: 1590
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Adam29 View Post
I live in Nebraska, which as you may know, can split it's electoral votes, but is a republican state that has never used that difference. This year we're fighting here in Omaha, Nebraska's second district, to help Obama have one more vote from the Cornhusker State. Here's to hoping Nebraska goes purple in November!

I didnt know that. Are there other states that can do that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top