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Old 11-15-2016, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Why do liberals keep having to move around?
To be fair, there have been plenty of threads about conservatives doing this as well over the years.

Edit: One is currently on the first page of this forum, for that matter.
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Old 11-15-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I think Minneapolis checks all the boxes the OP is looking for, but part of the reason it is still affordable is because people are afraid of our winters so they don't move here in large enough numbers to drive up the cost of living they way they have on the coasts.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:18 AM
 
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You live in Florida, arguably the most important swing state, and want to move?
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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So where is anyone else thinking of going? Or IS there anywhere else that might be affordable, liberal and liveable? Or are you just going to stand pat and stay where you are?
If I could move I would, and totally get where you're coming from in an area heavily peppered with "alt-right" individuals who very often have no qualms about espousing their unsolicited beliefs. In terms of affordable metro areas I would point you toward places like Atlanta which while in the red state of Georgia lacking the integrated 50-50 camp we see here in Central Florida along the I-4 corridor. In town neighborhoods like East Atlanta, Little Five Points, Old Fourth Ward and Virginia Highlands offer that urban feel you're looking for and solid blue demographics. I would also believe it or not point you toward Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro in NC which while not urban has many of the city amenities including decent transit (Chapel Hill-Carrboro Transit is fare free!), is affordable and solidly liberal as well.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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smarino = "Hawaii... having lived there off and on since 1992 I know about the racism and cost of living issues."

Why are Democrat controlled areas such cesspits of racism?
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Let me get this right...when a power mongering self centred person like Bruce Jenner is declared woman of the year....and so called conservatives still believe he is a man...then that perturbs the progressives and now they want to flee the conservatives oppressors for thinking in terms of true reality? That is just one example of avoidance that progressive practice.

Maybe so called liberals should concentrate on liberating the conservatives who they have tied and bound with rash political correctness?

You do not need to move...just adapt to the fact that not everyone is going to be like you.
Pot meet Kettle
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Liberals don't need to move, they need to vote in off-presidential year elections. The 2010 mid-terms set the stage for 2016 with conservatives taking over lots of swing states and then enacting new voting rules/procedures that suppressed the vote enough to swing the election in key states where they are in total control. Trump won the election with less total votes cast than the previous cycles' losers. Fewer votes cast is always a boon to the Republicans.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Liberals don't need to move, they need to vote in off-presidential year elections. The 2010 mid-terms set the stage for 2016 with conservatives taking over lots of swing states and then enacting new voting rules/procedures that suppressed the vote enough to swing the election in key states where they are in total control. Trump won the election with less total votes cast than the previous cycles' losers. Fewer votes cast is always a boon to the Republicans.
Not always. See 2006.

In general, the first midterm election is really bad for the president's party (see 1994 and 2010). It wasn't true for W in 2002, but that was the post September 11th environment, which won't happen again unless...well...another September 11th happens.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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First, this is not a political post.
Well, your thread sure turned out that way.
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Old 11-15-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Let me get this right...when a power mongering self centred person like Bruce Jenner is declared woman of the year....and so called conservatives still believe he is a man...then that perturbs the progressives and now they want to flee the conservatives oppressors for thinking in terms of true reality? That is just one example of avoidance that progressive practice.

Maybe so called liberals should concentrate on liberating the conservatives who they have tied and bound with rash political correctness?

You do not need to move...just adapt to the fact that not everyone is going to be like you.
Jenner is a Republican.
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