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Old 10-27-2007, 04:51 AM
 
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what do you think about the idea of a liberal lliving in a conservative city and vice versa?
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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It can certainly be done; however one would have to mingle/socialize with others of likewise thinking.

On the job one would have to keep their political opinions to themselves.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:15 AM
 
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Every city is a mish-mash of all sorts of people with all sorts of political and other opinions. Trying in any locale to mingle only with the like-minded would be a hopeless -- not to mention pointless and counter-productive -- task...
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:30 AM
 
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It's challenging. . . As a conservative I lived in Vermont for awhile (and loved it BTW). And sometimes I did feel like I was living in a foreign land. I did find that even my close friends would have the gang-mentality, and/or look down at me because I didn't share their POV.

But I would not let this keep me from living where I choose. Hey, I'm one that doesn't have much good to say about many liberals but I do admire them in regards to areas of the country where they live. In fact some of the most beautiful areas in our country are overrun with libs Think San Fran, Boulder, Seattle, Asheville, and the entire beautiful state of Vt!

Sadly I no longer live in Vt. but I am currently looking to move to Western N.C where there are plenty of liberals in the Asheville area but also a nice mix of conservatives in other mountain communities.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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what do you think about the idea of a liberal lliving in a conservative city and vice versa?
Nothing...it's a non-issue. I live in a red state but I've voted mostly Democrat all my voting life.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Please define 'Conservative' and 'Liberal'.

I consider myself to be a Liberal (barely) but anymore my 'Liberal' beliefs are warmly embraced by moderate Conservatives.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Sadly I no longer live in Vt. but I am currently looking to move to Western N.C where there are plenty of liberals in the Asheville area but also a nice mix of conservatives in other mountain communities.
Cool! We'll practically be neighbors. I go to Asheville a lot (I confess - I'm a liberal ) for the nightlife.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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I lived in Portland, OR for several years, and is known as progressive, liberal area. All my friends liberal, but we got along well, just laughed at each others' beliefs. This was awhile back though, before things got SO rabid. Anyway, loved the culture, coffee shops and health food stores on every corner, everyone seemed like they were on "something", very passive, serene, surreal..... Liberalism is not all bad.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I think it is easier for a conservative to live in a liberal city than vice versa.

San Francisco Bay Area is a liberal mecca, however, I know many conservatives working happily in Silicon Valley for Aerospace, Engineering, Banks..etc.

Orange County, CA is highly conservative and you just don't see liberals having a say at anything.

There is really nothing there to unite the liberals in conservative cities, however there are many jobs for conservatives in liberal cities.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I think it is easier for a conservative to live in a liberal city than vice versa.

San Francisco Bay Area is a liberal mecca, however, I know many conservatives working happily in Silicon Valley for Aerospace, Engineering, Banks..etc.

Orange County, CA is highly conservative and you just don't see liberals having a say at anything.

There is really nothing there to unite the liberals in conservative cities, however there are many jobs for conservatives in liberal cities.
You may be onto something there...........despite my 'Conservative' leanings by today's standards; I tend to be more comfortable in somewhat 'Liberal' enclaves.
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