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Old 02-02-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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The student body of UGA does tend to be conservative...as they come from all over the state.. and on the whole Georgia is still a conservative red state... but the city tends to be quite liberal... for Georgia. There is a noticeable hippy, counter culture presence in Athens... which has spawned many of the famous musical groups. There is a difference between the university athens and the Townie athens.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Augusta voted for Obama because the city is majority black..and Obama carried like over 90% of the black vote...and that doesn't mean the city is liberal... many blacks in Augusta are churchgoers and tend to be very conservative on social issues like gay rights, etc.
Athens is more classicly liberal in the San Francisco sense.
Okay. But you're not answering why Augusta vote for Obama was higher than Macon and Savannah. Two cities who have a higher black population than Augusta. You said Savannah was more liberal than Augusta. Since the city of Savannah is like 70 black to 30 white almost. They have should crush Augusta in the vote percentage for obama in the 2008 election. Remember read bold face above. Obviously the whites in Richmond county are more moderate and liberal. Than the whites in Chatham, Clarke, Bibb, and Muscogee. Only counties in GA possibly more liberal than Richmond are Clayton, Dekalb, and Fulton that's it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Huntsville native
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So, the implication is that a vote for Obama automatically makes one a "liberal?" Plenty of people voted for Obama who I would not consider liberal. He pretty much took the moderate vote nationwide as well. I would also argue that most African-Americans, although Democratic leaning, would not be liberal in the political sense. And as someone else pointed out, Southern Democrats are not your SF Bay Pelosi style Dems typically. Dems in the South tend to be more moderate blue dog types.

Anyway, having lived in Augusta, Savannah, and Athens and having spent a lot of time in Atlanta, I'd say Augusta is clearly the most conservative of those four. Whatever that means...
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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None of Georgia cities are liberal like California's. If i ranked them in order in terms of most liberal. Augusta, Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Columbus, then Macon.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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saying Augusta is more liberal than Atlanta, Savannah or Athens is just so far off the mark, it's not even funny.. Augusta is no more liberal or conservative than Macon or Columbus...that's about where I would place Augusta on the liberal scale.. But if someone was moving to Augusta expecting a Haight Ashbury, West Greenwich Village or even a Midtown Atlanta or Little 5 points progressive neighborhood, they would be sadly dissappointed, that's just not the kind of town Augusta is.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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saying Augusta is more liberal than Atlanta, Savannah or Athens is just so far off the mark, it's not even funny.. Augusta is no more liberal or conservative than Macon or Columbus...that's about where I would place Augusta on the liberal scale.. But if someone was moving to Augusta expecting a Haight Ashbury, West Greenwich Village or even a Midtown Atlanta or Little 5 points progressive neighborhood, they would be sadly dissappointed, that's just not the kind of town Augusta is.
Old Towne, Belair Estates, Artist Row- Broad street?
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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None of Georgia cities are liberal like California's. If i ranked them in order in terms of most liberal. Augusta, Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Columbus, then Macon.
This opinion is compliments of your bum... out of which it was pulled.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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none of georgia cities are liberal like california's. If i ranked them in order in terms of most liberal. Augusta, atlanta, savannah, athens, columbus, then macon.
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You must not know that Atlanta is one (if not most) or the most liberal cities in the country, and by far in the South (On par with Houston, Dallas, and Miami). What a VERY warp statement.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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The city of Atlanta and fulton county may be more liberal than Augusta city and richmond county. But there is no way in H@@@ that Metro Atlanta is more liberal than Metro Augusta.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Saying that Atlanta is one of the most liberal cities in the country is WAY of base! The city itself is about average and many of the democrats there are Blue Dog Democrats (socially conservative) and once your out of the city, most of the suburbs are VERY conservative. Heck even in the south, Raleigh Durham, Miami, Richmond, ect... are much more liberal all around then the Atlanta area!
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