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Old 04-02-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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My husband may be offered a position in Oconomowoc. This past weekend, we drove out to look for somewhere about halfway between Oconomowoc and Madison (I work in Madison). I was alarmed by all the "stand with Walker" signs and we definitely do not want to live in a Republican/Conservative area. Can anyone tell me of towns that are liberal? Or do we simply have to live near Madison? I don't want him to have a really long commute.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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My husband may be offered a position in Oconomowoc. This past weekend, we drove out to look for somewhere about halfway between Oconomowoc and Madison (I work in Madison). I was alarmed by all the "stand with Walker" signs and we definitely do not want to live in a Republican/Conservative area. Can anyone tell me of towns that are liberal? Or do we simply have to live near Madison? I don't want him to have a really long commute.
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Why don't you move to the inner city of Milwaukee? There are plenty of liberals there and you won't have to deal with the horror of those lawn signs.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Yeah I wouldn't want to live in an higher income county or suburb with the best schools in the state and the lowest property taxes in the MKE area and have access to all the lakes and trails and shopping there is. So much for tolerant and compassionate liberals huh, is a conservative person that bad? must be, I thought I was easy and fun to get along with. All this time it turns out liberals don't want to live next to me.

Living in a conservative/liberal area is way overblown on both sides. It really doesn't matter when it comes to quality of life. BTW not all stand with walker sign are republicans or conservatives.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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Kmartin76,

You would not like Waukesha County as it is a reliable bastion of the GOP.
Look at the voting record. It is a consistently Republican voting block.
Of course along with that demographic; you also get high quality of life, high wages, excellent schools and other "smart folk" elements.

We lived there 15 years and enjoyed out time there very much. Now we live in goofy Portland Oregon. Nice place to live if you can take the silly libs for the entertainment value they offer.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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You're not going to find much in the way of liberal-dominant places between Oconomowoc and Madison, but liberals (or "democrats" or pick whatever label) will nevertheless be a significant minority. Perhaps Watertown would suit you--not so much because of politics, but more because it's a fairly developed town between the places you mention. For what it's worth, I'm left-leaning and live in Mequon, a rather conservative suburb of Milwaukee. I like the slower pace, the proximity of woods and parks, and other things about the area. People here are generally more conservative, but there are many points of view represented, including leftist ones. It's actually refreshing to live in a place that's not a leftist fishbowl.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: 305
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The "Stand With Walker" signs are equally as bad as the "Recall Walker" signs. The world would be a much better place if people kept their political opinions to themselves unless otherwise asked for them. I can't help but think "hey, guess what? Nobody gives a **** what you think!" when I see political bumper stickers or the like.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: East Side Milwaukee
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My husband may be offered a position in Oconomowoc. This past weekend, we drove out to look for somewhere about halfway between Oconomowoc and Madison (I work in Madison). I was alarmed by all the "stand with Walker" signs and we definitely do not want to live in a Republican/Conservative area. Can anyone tell me of towns that are liberal? Or do we simply have to live near Madison? I don't want him to have a really long commute.
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As you can see, the Milwaukee suburbs are some of the reddest areas of the state. It's kind of ironic that those posters are so offended that you don't want to live near them, but who would want to live near people that wrote those comments?

The closest community that isn't 'red' is probably Wauwatosa, it's pretty purple despite what others may say. Personally, I prefer to live closer to where I work... just so I can enjoy my life more & not my commute.

Good luck on your search.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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(I work in Madison). I was alarmed by all the "stand with Walker"
I think a lot of people outside of madison would prefer you stay in madison.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: East Side Milwaukee
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I think a lot of people outside of madison would prefer you stay in madison.
No, most of this state is purple outside the Fox Valley & MKE suburbs. Are you even from WI?
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Waukesha county is a great place. It is far more tolerant of liberals than Dane CO.is of conservatives.
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