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Old 04-14-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I am more familiar with FL and my particular county and know that they have a lot of registered democrats. Thing is, the democrats here aren't like the rest of the country. I hardly meet ANYBODY with a liberal or progressive mind set in the south outside of university campus (and really not much even there when u get into convos), and definitely not at work, they play fox news and listen to rush limbaugh on the radio at the state office... makes it a bit uncomfortable when u hear constant political stuff being mouthed allover, and lots of latent racism too, esp from whites to other whites... I guess they just assume I have the same attitude as them since I keep their mouth shut...surprising what they will say esp after Barack has gotten elected.

I'm honestly surprised FL went Blue this time... b/c the attitude at least from what I see is pretty damn conservative. Especially socially conservative. Fiscally its a flip flop, and I am pretty in the middle there.

Also my local congressman Allen Boyd seems like a typical republican if he were ANYWHERE else in the country, I get email updates from him and it reads off like he is from kentucky repub platform.

I know a lot of people on this board promote their areas in the south as hey, we are cool, we have a lot of democrats, so you should be safe... but pretty much ALL of them are religious conservatives outside of maybe ATL, Houston and Dallas.

Personally I think this is misleading and these people should really just register as republicans and only democrats from the south history of conservate/blue dog dems...

Just going by some D/R #'s the political climate seems maybe moderate or 50/50 sometimes... but in actuality it feels HIGHLY conservatives and don't see why any of most people I meet are registered Democrats.

Anywho...

 
Old 04-14-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Thats definitely not true. Plenty of democrats are in the south including FL. The sunshine state did go blue.
 
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