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Old 11-25-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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I am very confused because last I heard is that NY is deep blue politically.

But most of the social/political opinions surfaced on cd-nyc sound way more conservative than what you would hear or read in average southern states.

How come the discrepancy? Did I sense everthing so wrong?
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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People are dissatisfied with the Democratic party, so republicans are being more outspoken, and Democrats are hiding in the shadows. Go to politics forum and you'd think everyone is a Republican.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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New York voted for Giuliani twice, and Bloomberg for three times. And governor Pataki was governor for what, 4 terms?

So there was always a significant Republican presence in New York?
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Seine Saint Denis 93
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The internet is just the ideal platform for these corny right-wing dudes to spread their venom without taking any risk.

Same thing has been going on for years on french medias sites, coward as* racists and conservatives flooding the net with their propaganda. Of course, you will never see them in the streets though
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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IMO there is very little difference between Dems and the GOP in NY politics - or really, in any politics.

Neither party cares about their constituents. Only themselves and their corporate sponsors (lobbyists), aka: their wallets
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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The internet is just the ideal platform for these corny right-wing dudes to spread their venom without taking any risk.

Same thing has been going on for years on french medias sites, coward as* racists and conservatives flooding the net with their propaganda. Of course, you will never see them in the streets though

I thought of that too. PPL tend to show their "real colors" behind the screens, but are much more compliant with political correctness in real life. You rarely hear any outspoken republicans in real public venues and it is so highly concentrated here on this forum.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Everyone and anyone who encounters me in real life learns my views very quickly. Very few have chosen to challenge me on them, especially in the physical sense. There is no "fear" here, that is for sure. Unfortunately far too many people do bend to the racialist, politically correct, pussification crowd all too often, this city being one big huge teeming pile of evidence to attest to it.

I had a libby neighbor once who saw me loading guns into my car for a hunting trip and told me they were going to call the cops. I just smiled, "go ahead f****t." Never heard a peep out of him again. Lefty wimp. They get scared when people aren't afraid to use "those type" of words.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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I am very confused because last I heard is that NY is deep blue politically.

But most of the social/political opinions surfaced on cd-nyc sound way more conservative than what you would hear or read in average southern states.

How come the discrepancy? Did I sense everthing so wrong?
An internet forum might be one of the outlets where a conservative New Yorker might feel comfortable talking about politics. I think the anonymity offers some comfort. Not because conservative views are reprehensible, but because there is a kind of blackballing that occasionally happens if your politics don't comport to the majority in a given area. I'm sure liberals in more conservative areas probably experience a similar dynamic.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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I am very confused because last I heard is that NY is deep blue politically.

But most of the social/political opinions surfaced on cd-nyc sound way more conservative than what you would hear or read in average southern states.

How come the discrepancy? Did I sense everthing so wrong?
Don't believe the hype. NYC runs the gamut, it just happens that the liberal/progressives do a better job of capturing the media. That and or beating anyone down who dares to voice a different opinion.

Many do have things to say on a wide variety of topics from SSM to "inclusive" housing. However in today's climate just opening your mouth can get you into a world of trouble. If you say something to a co-worker in a "private" conversation say at your desk or something and some little snowflake over hears and goes sneaking off to management/supervisors, you've caught yourself a case. Towing the liberal/progressive PC line is rampant to the extent even things you say/post online on your own time can get you into trouble. So persons learn either to keep their mouths shut and or say things in anonymous Internet forums.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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As a rather apolitical person, here is what I suspect:

Liberal viewpoints are generally more acceptable to be spoken aloud so liberals don't have the pent up rage that conservative Republicans do that they unleash that anger all over the internet via commenting.

I have lots of friends, of all political stripes, and I have never heard them utter the crass vitriol I continually read in comments from people hiding safely behind the computer monitor.

And another reason - Democrats still hold presidency. There really is no point putting in efforts fighting back when you've already won anyway. There was a lot of liberal rage under Bush and now they're quiet. If and whenever a Republican is back in power, this will reverse.

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