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Old 07-09-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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This list doesn't look believable. Doing some research on the motives of the researchers, it makes more sense now.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I have never heard a conservative talk about metro Detroit or even the city
of Detroit has some hotbed of liberalism.
Have you ever actually paid attention to conservative talk? This is just from the first page after googling "Detroit Liberalism." If you are going to argue with everyone, at least try to base your arguments on something concrete.

Unchecked Liberalism Killed Detroit - The Rush Limbaugh Show

Detroit in RUINS! The Result of Liberal Policies

Detroit:* Monument to Liberalism

5 Ways Liberalism Destroyed Detroit - John Hawkins - Page 1

How Liberalism Destroyed Detroit - Fox Nation

Detroit, the End Game of Liberalism | Vision to America

Detroit: How Liberalism & Unions Bankrupted the Motor City

Detroit: 49 Years Of The Liberal Agenda | motorcitytimes.com

Detroit: The City That Liberalism Ruined - Rich Lowry - Page 1

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But, again, it doesn't matter, beacuse 1. this study is not looking at
cities, but regions and 2. I never made the claim that the Manhattan Institute
was selecting Detroit because of its politics; some other poster made the
claim.
No, you did not claim it. It was used in a sarcastic way by another poster to discredit you. You discredited the source of the list as right wing, and the source named Detroit, which made you look silly.

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Well no one actually wrote that, so you aren't following the thread
anyways.
Yes, I took creative license and exaggerated when paraphrasing what you said, but your exact quote was "Actually, it does, as Detroit is a heartland metro area, filled with "real Americans" per right wingers, not a liberal coastal one." That's not much different than what I said, so save the BS about not following the thread.
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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This list doesn't look believable. Doing some research on the motives of the researchers, it makes more sense now.
Because these economies can't grow?
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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Have you ever actually paid attention to conservative talk? This is just from the first page after googling "Detroit Liberalism." If you are going to argue with everyone, at least try to base your arguments on something concrete.
Your search didn't show a single post that has anything to to with the topic, which is METRO areas.

And you didn't read any of your links, which deal with liberal national policy, unions and the auto industry, and have nothing to do with your claimed liberal politics in Michigan.
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No, you did not claim it. It was used in a sarcastic way by another poster to discredit you. You discredited the source of the list as right wing, and the source named Detroit, which made you look silly.
LOL! I bet you have never even heard of the Manhattan Institute, and don't know the first thing about their agenda. They thing is always ripping on elites and liberals, so obviously they will have a general methodology that will favor depressed areas in the heartland over liberal coastal centers.

And your nonsense arguing about Detroit is completely missing the point, which is that just because you design a methodology to meet your bias doesn't mean that every single metro area in the US will conform to your bias. If Detroit were first or last on the list, it wouldn't make the underlying methodology any more legitimate, nor would it do anything to reduce the inherent biases.
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Yes, I took creative license and exaggerated when paraphrasing what you said, but your exact quote was "Actually, it does, as Detroit is a heartland metro area, filled with "real Americans" per right wingers, not a liberal coastal one."
Which is 100% true, hence my original point.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Portland ranked 3rd in per capita GDP but only 42nd in income.

There should be riots going on here.
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