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Old 02-22-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I'm pretty sure FL has been a red state until the recent election, and I bet it'd turn back to red if we could all vote again.
You and I both know that it's neither a true "Red" nor "Blue" state, it's a swing state and therefore Purple. Florida went blue for Obama, Blue for Gore v Bush and Red for Bush v Kerry. So out of the last 4 elections cycles, it's clear to see that Florida is 50/50 when it comes to voting. The contention I was making is that Florida's population is actually a lot more Blue than elections results show but for what ever reason that crowd doesn't like to show up on election day to change this state for good (they'd rather just gripe on message borads, radio shows, and letters to the editor). I only know a few hard-core conservatives (as you'll have anywhere) and spend most of my time talking to moderates and liberals. Don't get me wrong, I;m a big time moderate and I'm part of the reason Florida swings so much, I see the good ideas on both sides of the isle. However, if everbody who moved to Florida from heavily Blue states like NY, IL, and NJ got involved with politics in their new home, this state would be solidly blue for ages to come. Not to mention extremism in the Govenor's Mansion is going to push independents like me back to the left by slashing funding for teachers, police, and other hard working government employees who provide NEEDED services.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:01 AM
 
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I don't know why you posted this in Orlando versus "Florida". Orlando is MOSTLY out of the question for you because of the tourisim. You can't support the international community the way Orlando does without at least disguising conservative values. A lot of residents don't take to pretenses and are proud to ditch the projection of conservative values and take pride in their ability to service internationals. Some might go to church and everything on Sunday, but for most of them even it's whatever makes the customer happy come Monday. Now if you head out towards Clermont, and some of the other previous bastions of conservative areas, you might be able to do 'ok' for whatever that's worth. If you are looking to stay insulated though; you need to look to the panhandle. The news coverage of what happens in Orlando is enough to make most conservatives wince if not have an all out anxiety attack.
Clermont is NOT a bastion of conservative values. You obviously haven't visited in a while, we've got tattoo parlors, fun new night clubs, those Internet gambling storefronts (I wish they'd close them!), a brewery, and more. Frankly most of the people I know in Clermont who are Christian are not members of a very conservative church--in fact the largest church in the area is pretty progressive.

I have no problem with conservatives as long as they don't try to force their conservative opinions on me. Live and let live is my motto. If you don't agree, please go live someplace else where someone actually cares about your religious beliefs.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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To the OP, you might check out North Central Florida around Tallahassee or the Panhandle area near Pensacola.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Clermont is NOT a bastion of conservative values. You obviously haven't visited in a while, we've got tattoo parlors, fun new night clubs, those Internet gambling storefronts (I wish they'd close them!), a brewery, and more. Frankly most of the people I know in Clermont who are Christian are not members of a very conservative church--in fact the largest church in the area is pretty progressive.

I have no problem with conservatives as long as they don't try to force their conservative opinions on me. Live and let live is my motto. If you don't agree, please go live someplace else where someone actually cares about your religious beliefs.
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To the OP, you might check out North Central Florida around Tallahassee or the Panhandle area near Pensacola.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Lake Co is pretty conservative which is in Central FL.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Lake Co is pretty conservative which is in Central FL.
Northwestern Lake County, sure. Southeastern Lake County, not so much.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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Northwestern Lake County, sure. Southeastern Lake County, not so much.

Hmm... ok...

Of course, everywhere is going to seem pretty conservative (especially Lake Co) considering I am comparing it to Asheville, where I live now.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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This is as bad as xtin. Xtin nevermind you are off the hook. People stink.


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Old 02-26-2011, 04:44 AM
 
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Hmm... ok...

Of course, everywhere is going to seem pretty conservative (especially Lake Co) considering I am comparing it to Asheville, where I live now.
Clermont and Minneola are far from conservative.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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^^^ Ok. Lol.

Difference of opinions I guess.... it's like one time on this forum when someone told me Asheville is not known for their food and wine, and music culture... and that's very much what Asheville is known for... Sometimes you gotta take what people say with a grain of salt.
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