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Old 03-24-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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Given the current political climate across the country, we were wondering if there were any signs of political unrest in the Myrtle Beach / Conway area or if everyone on both sides are fairly mild and tolerant of one another. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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RationalThough,
I am new to the area and others can probably answer this better, but I will give you my uneducated take on it. If what you mean when you say"political unrest" is turmoil, nope probably not. As far as I have seen most are comfortable with the political atmosphere here. But as someone from "the other side" I can tell you "tolerant" may not be a word someone would use to describe me. But I am just one person. .... On the other hand if you are speaking of people being warm and friendly, that is abundant.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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I was wondering what the OP meant myself.... I had mental pictures of riots with Molotov cocktails and teargas..... Sorry - none of that in S. Carolina! I've traveled S. Carolina from the mountains to the Atlantic. While there are definitely differences of opinions on a wide range of topics, most S. Carolinians, and those who choose to travel or move here, seem to have made a conscious decision to be civil. Our (former?) motto, "Smiling faces, beautiful places" is no less true now than it ever was.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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RationalThough,
I am new to the area and others can probably answer this better, but I will give you my uneducated take on it. If what you mean when you say"political unrest" is turmoil, nope probably not. As far as I have seen most are comfortable with the political atmosphere here. But as someone from "the other side" I can tell you "tolerant" may not be a word someone would use to describe me. But I am just one person. .... On the other hand if you are speaking of people being warm and friendly, that is abundant.
Thanks for responding, If I may ask, what do you mean by "the other side"?
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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I was wondering what the OP meant myself.... I had mental pictures of riots with Molotov cocktails and teargas..... Sorry - none of that in S. Carolina! I've traveled S. Carolina from the mountains to the Atlantic. While there are definitely differences of opinions on a wide range of topics, most S. Carolinians, and those who choose to travel or move here, seem to have made a conscious decision to be civil. Our (former?) motto, "Smiling faces, beautiful places" is no less true now than it ever was.
By political unrest, I just meant that when you look around the nation we're seeing people spitting on congressmen, throwing bricks, and protestors fighting one another etc. and we're just looking for a nice simple place near the coast with things for the family to do but were just wondering if things were fairly peaceful there, or a powder keg, ya know?
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:03 AM
 
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what do you mean by "the other side
I just meant as a wacky liberal in a state run, for the most part, by conservatives I am not just going to throw my hands up and say "oh well, I am out numbered". I will show my disapproval when I go to vote.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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I agree differences have not turned physical, but SC politics have long been vitriolic in nature. If you're truly curious and have a little time on your hand, spend a few days browsing thru Letters to the Editor in the MB Sun News, or almost any SC newspaper. Terms such as despise, hatred, idiotic, destroy, socialist, traitor, etc. are tossed around freely almost every day. Down here, the term "liberal" is spewed out with about the same venom as the term "gay". In the sake of full and open disclosure, many of the letters were no more civilized during the Cheney regime.

For me, what has been most discouraging are the racial undertones that showed up at the time of this administration. Innuendoes occasionally work into opinions on here or the newspaper, but most often it is in closed discussions or other forums that are not nearly as PC. Remember, it was in SC that a republican activist/former senate candidate suggested on his Facebook page that a gorilla in the Columbia zoo was "just one of Michelle's ancestors..." In SC, you can rest assured he was not promoting Darwinian theory.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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I just meant as a wacky liberal in a state run, for the most part, by conservatives I am not just going to throw my hands up and say "oh well, I am out numbered". I will show my disapproval when I go to vote.
Which is the only truly effective way to effect change. People who let emotions get the better of them hurt whatever cause they're advocating.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Which is the only truly effective way to effect change. People who let emotions get the better of them hurt whatever cause they're advocating.
I completely agree UpstateBooster.

That being said, and to address further what Rationalthought had mentioned

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By political unrest, I just meant that when you look around the nation we're seeing people spitting on congressmen, throwing bricks, and protestors fighting one another etc.
I am not surprised at how ugly the nation has become. Every day we are bombarded with loathing words from the politicians we elect to LEAD us. We are knee deep in lies and better put on our hip boots or we are going to drown in BS. It has become so bad that we need a politifact "pants on fire" meter to sort through it all.

We have our elected officials spreading doom and gloom. We can't be shocked when people get outraged because they believe what is being said. What makes it even worse is that the ones saying it knew it wasn't true to begin with. But the truth is not their guide or their goal. I hate to say this, but I truly believe their mission is to make sure our President fails at ANY COST.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Maybe we spoke too soon. This just came up on Yahoo News

Picture of noose faxed to Congressman Clyburn : News : WPDE
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