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Old 03-12-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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I've lived in different parts of the state and wouldn't describe any of it as, "very, very conservative."

It's per se.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I've lived in different parts of the state and wouldn't describe any of it as, "very, very conservative."

It's per se.

From several people I spoke to in Pendleton ( the largest city in Eastern OR ) they were very, very conservative to me. These were very pro 2nd Amendment folks, who attended church every week, they were pro-birth under any circumstance ( notice I didn't use pro-life ) and one guy was a member of a team who were actively building an underground bunker because you know, Obama was going to take his guns away:


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Also, doing a search on what people in the region listen to on the radio, Pendleton alone, has a very popular conservative radio station ( not that I would expect to find a liberal media station in this area at all, other than OPB if you could call that a "liberal media station" but everyone there I spoke with, seemed to listen to 1290AM on the radio and strongly believed everything it broadcasted.

Sorry for the typo, yes, it's "per se".
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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According to Gallup more Oregonians self-identify as MODERATE than either LIBERAL or CONSERVATIVE.
Which Oregon politicians that these voters have voted for, would you call "moderate"?
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Take the 2.5 million folks that make up Portland and Eugene ( and no, Springfield don't count as Springfield is conservative; especially compared to Eugene ), and everywhere else in OR is mainly very, very conservative.
Got it. Get rid of the vast majority of Oregonians and then its conservative. I suppose you could say if you got rid of the majority of Texans, Texas becomes liberal. That is ridiculous. Oregon has some sparsely populated conservative areas, but the majority of Oregonians aren't conservative.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Got it. Get rid of the vast majority of Oregonians and then its conservative. I suppose you could say if you got rid of the majority of Texans, Texas becomes liberal. That is ridiculous. Oregon has some sparsely populated conservative areas, but the majority of Oregonians aren't conservative.
Wow...talk about being ridiculous.

You do know that most rural areas are conservative, right?? I'm not talking about just Oregon, Texas or even UT ( the most conservative state in the nation ) but everywhere, right? Very, very few rural areas are liberal. There are small pockets scattered around the US, but its not like you can find them everywhere, outside of ski resort towns, or college towns.

I would however, agree to an extent with the other poster on here that said some Oregonians classify themselves as moderate than either conservative or liberal, but Oregon doesn't vote for moderate politicians. Its not a swing state like CO, NM, IA, MO, VA, NC, etc.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:34 PM
 
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From several people I spoke to in Pendleton ( the largest city in Eastern OR ) they were very, very conservative to me. These were very pro 2nd Amendment folks, who attended church every week, they were pro-birth under any circumstance ( notice I didn't use pro-life ) and one guy was a member of a team who were actively building an underground bunker because you know, Obama was going to take his guns away:


'I

Also, doing a search on what people in the region listen to on the radio, Pendleton alone, has a very popular conservative radio station ( not that I would expect to find a liberal media station in this area at all, other than OPB if you could call that a "liberal media station" but everyone there I spoke with, seemed to listen to 1290AM on the radio and strongly believed everything it broadcasted.

Sorry for the typo, yes, it's "per se".
I wouldn't describe it as "very, very conservative," sorry. I lived out in Eastern Oregon and spoke with more than a few people there...conservative, I can buy, but not very, very conservative as in parts of the American South or Alaska. And you can find plenty of conservative talk radio all over Oregon.

BTW, Hermiston is Eastern Oregon's largest city, not Pendleton.

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I've lived in different parts of the state and wouldn't describe any of it as, "very, very conservative."

It's per se.
Even the most conservative parts of the state are screaming liberals compared to the bible buckle.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Eugene, OR
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Just anecdotally speaking, no actual data here: Less liberal than Eugene, Corvalls, Ashland, and Portland. Less conservative than Albany, Medford, Roseburg, and Klamath. Haven't spent enough time in Bend or Salem to honestly answer.
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I wouldn't describe it as "very, very conservative," sorry. I lived out in Eastern Oregon and spoke with more than a few people there...conservative, I can buy, but not very, very conservative as in parts of the American South or Alaska. And you can find plenty of conservative talk radio all over Oregon.

BTW, Hermiston is Eastern Oregon's largest city, not Pendleton.
No, Hermiston is the more populated, but Pendleton is largest in size. Hermiston has about 2k more people, but Pendleton is about 3 sq miles larger in size, but yes, I wouldn't classify any of OR as similar as the Bible-belt area of the SE.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Usually when people reference the largest city, they're talking about population. This makes sense in this conversation because population was part of the discussion. Anyway, I'm done -- no need for a reply; this conversation is a ridiculous waste of time and I won't be back to the thread.
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