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Old 05-16-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Its a very important city for the USA politically, economically, and culturally. I never understood why republicans hate it so much. No city represents America as much as NYC.

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So when conservatives attack Kagan for her New York City roots, arguing that this disqualifies her from serving on the Supreme Court, are they using "New York" as shorthand for the Upper West Side? Or are they really so misguided as to forget the other three New York justices?
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I don't "hate" NYC, I have a general negative perception of it because it is an epicenter of liberalism. I really really dislike Mayor Bloomberg (even if he's a Republican..yeah right). I disrespect New Yorkers for going out of their way to elect him three times. The way he handled the bomb incident, guessing it was someone angry at the health care bill, has pushed him over the edge to become one of my most disliked politicians in American history.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I don't "hate" NYC, I have a general negative perception of it because it is an epicenter of liberalism. I really really dislike Mayor Bloomberg (even if he's a Republican..yeah right). I disrespect New Yorkers for going out of their way to elect him three times. The way he handled the bomb incident, guessing it was someone angry at the health care bill, has pushed him over the edge to become one of my most disliked politicians in American history.
IDK, I think SF is the epicenter of liberalism.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I thought that the epicenter of liberalism was San Fransisco and Los Angeles.

New York is the center of "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere" and the land where countless immigrants came here, worked hard, and made their way.

I never understood the "Real America" argument either, but not all Republicans think that way, lets be honest.

Just the stupid Republicans think that way
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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IDK, I think SF is the epicenter of liberalism.
That could be, there are a few different cities that would qualify. At least NYC does have one area that doesn't vote liberal, Staten Island. I also respect the NJ suburbs for voing for such an excellent Governor..Chris Christie.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I thought that the epicenter of liberalism was San Fransisco and Los Angeles.

New York is the center of "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere" and the land where countless immigrants came here, worked hard, and made their way.

I never understood the "Real America" argument either, but not all Republicans think that way, lets be honest.

Just the stupid Republicans think that way
And you are the know-all end-all to how Republicans think? I think NOT little person.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No city represents America as much as NYC.
And no city mis-represents Texas as much as The People's Republic of Austin. Fly that rainbow flag high
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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And you are the know-all end-all to how Republicans think? I think NOT little person.
I said stupid Republicans think that way. Regular Republicans, or those with a fully functioning thing realize that everywhere, from Maine, to New York City, to Dallas, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Des Moines, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Barrow Alaska are all America.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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And you are the know-all end-all to how Republicans think? I think NOT little person.
The OP seemed to have missed the dem's and Obama just cut terrorism spending for NYC by $53 million. Hmmmmm.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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The proper question might more accurately be "Why does NY hate Republicans"? Or, to state it more accurately, "why does NY hate the rest of the country -- anyplace in other words, and any people, which are not New Yawk or New Yawkahs"?

If no city is more American than NY, we're going to have to change our definition of "American" to mean "greedy, hateful, egotistical, classless, violent, and speaking particularly unattractive dialects of English."
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