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Old 08-14-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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No. My neighbors drive Teslas, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, and BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus SUV's. They are Progressive Nanny State types.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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If my neighbors knew I not only voted for Trump but was a campaign volunteer I might find my car on fire. You know how tolerant the Left is.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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yes i do
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Online
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If my neighbors knew I not only voted for Trump but was a campaign volunteer I might find my car on fire. You know how tolerant the Left is.
Try it. You'd be surprised. Probably will get a lot of sympathy and pity though.
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Old Yesterday, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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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 live in a city that is a blue dot in a very very very red state.
My political views match well with my city, but not much at all for my state.
Most of Kentucky is very, very rural and very, very conservative.
I was a Republican until 2016, now I am a democrat....I don't feel that I left the Republican party, I feel it left me.
The policy changes have been so vast and so weighed to the far right, I hardly recognize them any more.
Trump...well, that was the end of it for me with the GOP.
I love Kentucky, I think it is very beautiful...but it is very rural and traditional for the most part.
And that is actually part of it's charm and beauty.

I wouldn't leave the state because of Politics (although my husband has pointed out that voting is almost a waste of time anymore because of the electoral college and the fact that the state always goes Red any more...that's why I would like to see it changed, the electoral college that is, I think there are a lot of people like me, out there that feel the same.)
My city Lexington usually goes blue in elections, But not by a lot of votes, it's just more diverse here...probably being a college town.
I rarely discuss politics with people, most people who know me wouldn't know one way or the other how I stand politically.. I have no idea how most of them are politically. My Granny warned me a long time ago to stay out of discussions about Religion or Politics!
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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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.
Yes they both are religious but I wouldn't consider them fanatics. They are both also really good people and treasured friends. What I can't understand is their stubborn resolve and cult like devotion to someone who could care two cents about them. It's just a bizarre mentality that's clouded their judgement. Both however, are emotional thinkers. The one neighbor was shocked when she asked me what news I listened too and I said all of them. She likes Fox because they tell her what she wants to hear. Well I learned something interesting on Fox the other day that I need to research on immigration law. I suggested that she balance her views by watching Rachel Maddow. She said never and spouted something about ratings. I said ratings mean nothing with factual reporting. She's the opposite of my husband with severe TDS. He doesn't want to hear anything good about Trump. That mentality is just as bad and clouds judgement. Both sides are spoon fed hate rhetoric. If you want to hear the worst of Trump, listen to Maddow, but at least it's fact based. If you want to hear only the best about Trump, listen to Hannity or Rush. The difference is fact based or rhetoric. Listen to both sides and you have a more balanced perspective. How do you get through to tribal, emotional thinkers?
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Old Yesterday, 04:46 PM
 
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No. My neighbors drive Teslas, Land Rovers, Range Rovers, and BMW, Mercedes, and Lexus SUV's. They are Progressive Nanny State types.
Obviously just waiting for the next government handout.
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM
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Yes. I live in the Seattle metro area. Trump only got 8% of the Seattle vote. We're aiming for a sapphire blue.
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Old Today, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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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.

For the most part I do. N NV is still mostly right leaning Independents and Republicans. But we are more rural farming and ranching oriented with metro influence not being what it is in Clark county and S NV. Reno/Sparks is becoming pretty Californicated and Carson City has a wack Dem governor and legislature in it now. Even though the community doesn't like them much Vegas call the shots.
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