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(Estately)   The 13 best cities for urban conservatives, as chosen by people who think Spokane is a city   ( blog.estately.com) divider line
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2013-11-06 01:51:23 PM  
3 votes:
Cities are more liberal because you interact with so many people on a daily basis. Once you meet people that aren't exactly like you, you realize they're still decent human beings and you become tolerant of their life choices. And when you meet good people that were dealt a bad hand, you get more sympathetic to their problems. Tolerance and sympathy don't work well with (modern) conservatism.
2013-11-06 02:16:48 PM  
2 votes:
 I detected a lack of "Very few coloreds live here" in the arguments for a city, even though it seems like they intentionally set out to compile a list of the whitest cities in America.
2013-11-06 02:06:56 PM  
2 votes:
I like this: "Colorado Springs is keeping it conservative. This mountain city is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, a handful of military bases, and numerous defense industry jobs."

"Keeping it conservative" means "socialism", because those are a bunch of jobs funded by Federal tax money, and working for the collective good as determined by the centralized Federal government.
2013-11-06 01:40:23 PM  
2 votes:

IrateShadow: Why did they rotate their map of California like that?  Also, it's hilarious how many of those cities are in or directly adjacent to blue districts.

"The best places for conservatives: Places where the center and left are doing all the work and they can live comfortably in their little bubble of stupidity and outrage without consequence."
2013-11-07 01:57:17 AM  
1 vote:
I love how they try to pretend Silicon Valley is full of secret Republicans because it's massively successful in building businesses.

Santa Clara County voted 70% Obama.  San Mateo County voted 71% Obama.  San Francisco County voted 83% Obama.  The whole area is extremely liberal, and Republicans win zero elections.

You Republicans can have all the fantastic Job Creators in Oklahoma and Mississippi.  But the center of the world's best engine for creating businesses is unambiguously blue all the way through.
2013-11-06 06:02:55 PM  
1 vote:
My favorite section is "Reason Liberals Stay Away".

Remember, we don't mock liberals because of what they think.  We mock them for what we THINK they think.
2013-11-06 04:27:19 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: VarmintCong: Spokane: Reason Liberals Avoid It:  It's really close to Idaho

Ironically, when I was driving from Seattle to Glacier and my parents were flying into Spokane to meet me half way, we stayed the night in Coeur d'Alene, ID, specifically to avoid Spokane.

As for the insane ramblings of the rep from Plano, are there even any nuclear bombs that can be loaded on an F-15? I'd assume they'd use a bomber for that.

Idaho is fine. Jesus, a few White Supremacist nutjobs hang out in the upper reaches of the state, and people label(Funny thing about 'Liberals', it seems they aren't adverse to stereotyping either) the ENTIRE state. Hell, it isn't even ALL of Hayden Lake or even ALL of Couer d'Alene. I've met people from the region, and they can't believe the label, considering how small of a portion of the population they represent.

Years before Richard Butler and his goons moved to town, my dad hired a guy from Trinidad. He received multiple death threats. It was the kind of place where everyone knew the sheriff beat his wife and daughters but re-elected him anyway because he didn't "mollycoddle" the prisoners. Don't tell me how wonderful the people of Hayden Lake and Coeur d'Alene are - they're mostly a bunch of vicious, small minded bigots.
2013-11-06 03:22:33 PM  
1 vote:
Jacksonville is one of the worlds biggest shiatholes.  Spokanne is a classic case of red state derpers talking about how bootstrappy they all are while sucking up that sweet, sweet tax welfare generated by all the productive liberal hippies that live in Seattle.

So please, conservatives, move to Jacksonville.  You're taking too much out of my wallet in Spokanne.
2013-11-06 03:15:16 PM  
1 vote:

Herbie555: I'm tickled that on the electoral district maps, most of these so-called conservative "safe-zones" are either Blue or Pink/Purple, indicating relatively less conservative than the surrounding suburban or rural districts.  The only exception I see is in Arizona where the districts are absolutely HUGE due to low population density and cover vast areas of empty desert.

I live in Arizona's largest district, which went blue in 2008, red in 2010, and blue again last year. The Navajos, Hopis, and Apaches are PISSED at the Teatards/Mormons, and are a considerable voting bloc. Since the T-tards keep biatching about the same things over and over again, but can't live without that sweet, sweet welfare coming in, I don't think we'll be going red again for a while.
2013-11-06 02:58:11 PM  
1 vote:
Plano, TX., is not where you go to get rich. It is where you go when you want to pretend that 80K a year IS rich.
2013-11-06 02:55:26 PM  
1 vote:
Note on Oklahoma City:

Famous Locals: Sports columnist Skip Bayless,

2013-11-06 01:57:21 PM  
1 vote:

A Dark Evil Omen: bdub77: Silicon Valley?


Ah, it makes sense, tech centers are full of "libertarian" right-wing derpmongers. The IT industry is full of 'em.

I am shocked that a bunch of white men making significantly more $$$ than the average person think Ayn Rand is #1.

No wait, I'm not.
2013-11-06 01:54:24 PM  
1 vote:
Didn't Colorado Springs just burn down because they didn't have enough revenue to fight the fires?
2013-11-06 01:54:06 PM  
1 vote:
The more urban an area is, the more you're interacting with different cultures and the more your actions effect others (and the more their actions effect you). As a result, cities tend to be more liberal than their surrounding areas.

Idaho is DEEP red.  Ada County even votes Republican.  But the actual city of Boise?  Pretty solid Democrat.  Almost every representative in the state legislature from Boise is a Democrat and the city council has a super majority of liberals (although it's a non-partisan election so it's not real easy to tell some times).

If you can't stand being around Democrats, Boise is increasingly not a place to be.  Move to some rural county just outside of Boise and you'll be fine.
2013-11-06 01:52:04 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: Three of those cities are suburbs of Dallas

Ft. Worth is not a "suburb" of Dallas.  That's like saying St. Paul is a suburb of Minneapolis, or Kansas City is a suburb of Kansas City.
2013-11-06 01:51:31 PM  
1 vote:
I guess things aren't looking so great for conservatives then.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  58.5%
Mayor:  Karl Dean-Democrat

13th--Silicon Valley
Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012): 69.8% (Santa Clara County)

And only 2 cities in their list, Jacksonville, FL and Fort Worth, TX had a population greater than Nashville.
2013-11-06 01:38:22 PM  
1 vote:

bdub77: Silicon Valley?


Ah, it makes sense, tech centers are full of "libertarian" right-wing derpmongers. The IT industry is full of 'em.
2013-11-06 01:37:44 PM  
1 vote:
Ha.  "Urban conservatives."  The closest they'd ever come to urban is a white-bread gated community of identical suburban homes with a 1 hour commute from anything even slightly different from themselves.
2013-11-06 01:27:27 PM  
1 vote:
I'm kind of automatically prejudiced against anything that follows the current fad of tacking "-ly" on the end of a name, but this blog was poorly written, too. The reasons the writer imagines Liberals avoid each city were especially stupid.
2013-11-06 01:26:58 PM  
1 vote:
I want to live in a city but I'm afraid of exposing myself to other cultures and viewpoints.
2013-11-06 01:16:25 PM  
1 vote:
Silicon Valley?

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