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Old 08-14-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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Perhaps I should clarify. When I say that the two parties shoved Trump and Hillary down our throats, I'm talking about the two party system in which we are forced to elect either a D or an R. While the GOP tried to prevent Trump's nomination, once he won the nomination it was a choice between him or Hillary - neither of whom should have been a candidate.

At least Trump can claim a valid primary win, which is better than Hillary could claim.
I agree with you that neither should have been a candidate, but people could have voted for one of the other candidates on the ballot or have written someone in. Knowing that it was unlikely that anyone else would win, once it became clear that they were the nominees, I did shake my head and say to myself 'we're doomed'.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Do you live in a place where your neighbors agree with your politics?

I have absolutely no idea, nor do I care. Political agreement or disagreement is not the defining characteristic of what makes a good neighbor.


If they are polite, take care of their home/property and mind their own business, what's not to like?
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:54 AM
 
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"I live in a place where almost everyone supports Trump and I don't."
When you LOSE your "cool" when everybody else keeps theirs, MAYBE you haven't grasped the situation"
His 'losing his cool' feeling really doesn't have that much to do with Trump. It has to do with being a gay man living within a strict Southern Baptist pastor's family in Oklahoma.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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There's a few big liberals, all drama queens. The night of the election after the result was reported, one of them was in and out of the house, screaming and crying, slamming doors. It was funny but also a disturbing preview of TDS. Not long after, a car went by blowing the horn and guys singing, hooting and yelling out MAGA! It was a weird, surreal night.

Mostly neighbors don't talk politics, or are moderate. As new people move in there may be more division. I think the truck and Harley guys probably like Trump but the new "affordable housing" apartment dwellers, many on assistance, are probably democrats.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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The Trump-humping couple next door moved out, praise be. And I do feel very sorry indeed for whoever got them as neighbors in Palm Springs. That woman is crazy.

As for the rest, it's a mixed bag - we have had some pretty intense local politics, but not so much along red team/blue team lines - more pro-development vs. conserving the nature of the town. And some of the pro-development people have gone around the bend with nuisance lawsuits and the like. The neighborhood is quite eclectic, too - any number of skin tones and languages. Cool for a place with a median home value in the 7 digits.

It was enjoyable to watch the city councilwoman who thought hosting an event at the Trump golf course was a good idea crash and burn.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:37 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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You forgot this ridiculous obsession and look over there distraction about the Clinton's. My neighbor regurgitates that nonsense every chance she gets regardless of the facts I present to her. Most of us in the neighborhood here don't support Trump. There are two out of the ten of us that do. They are definitely in the minority. They are also very low information people. One watches FOX only and the other only listens to Limbaugh. Neither would consider reading the Mueller report. Why do people only want to believe what they want to believe?
Most of them are the same people who believe the earth is 6000 years old, that Noah's Ark is literal history, and that climate change is a sign of the Rapture. You can't force people to accept reality who insist on not living in the real world.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Online
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I have one rule. No talking religion and politics. Who you bow to and who you vote for is none of my business.

Let's talk sports or some other shared hobbies.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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I have one rule. No talking religion and politics. Who you bow to and who you vote for is none of my business.

Let's talk sports or some other shared hobbies.


Smart. Reps to you.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: North America
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This is a question I am curious about. Do most people live in a place where others agree with them politically? On the basis of either voter registration by political party and/or political party electoral dominance, do you share the political values of people in your town, county, and state? Does it impact how much or little you like where you live?

I'll start off. My username was created a few years back when I thought I would live in New Jersey forever, now I am not sure as I am trying to secure better employment. This is related, as I blame socialism for the lack of a good job market in New Jersey. New Jersey has almost 1 million more registered Democrats than Republicans, no Republican presidential candidate has carried our state since 1988, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate from our state since 1972, and all but one of our Congressional districts and a majority of our State Legislature is controlled by Democrats. We currently have a Democratic Governor, but do elect Republicans every so often to that office. I spent most of my life in a solidly Republican county and community, though recently moved to a county that is trending blue though has historically been Republican.

I don't think politics impacts my appreciation and love for New Jersey's culture, food, history, charming towns, and beautiful suburban and rural landscape, but I do disagree with the misguided priorities of Democrats who would rather spend money on building a wind farm off our coast than improving our roads. I think the fact that my home county is solidly Republican made me love it more, but that's because at the county level taxes were kept lower than in neighboring Democratic counties and the county features great parks and county roads that are well-maintained by New Jersey standards. I was never a big fan of my hometown but that had more to do with the local social scene than politics.
I'm not that nosy.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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I also don't think that New Jersey is all that. I have been to Patterson and Newark and they are not a pretty sight. Ill say this though. Newark airport is about as easy as it comes to get in out of. Too bad their flights are always late. I stopped using them after the third time in a row.
Youre right, all of NJ isnt great. What youre talking about is Bergen and Passaic county, which are too congested because its closest to NYC. Clifton, Hackensack, Paterson are the worst of North Jersey. I wont get into Newark and the Oranges.
But I am glad I moved away from there. The people are MUCH nicer where I am now, regardless of their political leanings.
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