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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

Hi from a progressive stuck in conservative HELL [View all]

I'm from Alabama where it's hot as hell and full of too many stupid people. You'd probably be surprised by how many liberals actually live here but they are not very vocal due to the overwhelming number of wingnuts. I recently had a cousin on Facebook tell me that Obama is "evil" person who calls people "racist" and that I am a "baby killer." Another relative and I just had a good, long and civil debate about 'Obamacare' which revealed his reasons for opposing the law were based on misinformation and assumptions that ended up with me being blocked for no reason and no explanation. Needless to say, it's hard being a red state liberal!

I've been engaged in online advocacy through Facebook for several years but I have determined that is not a useful platform for politics. Too many haters and fact-free idiots who can't handle the truth. That's what led me to DU. After lurking for quite some time, I've found this to be a much more useful way to engage in civil discourse. I'm looking forward to contributing and learning more from you all. The issues matter a lot to me and I'm a tenacious fact-checker. Thanks for such a great online community of like-minded people!

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RedStateLiberal Jul 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2012 #1
The empressof all Jul 2012 #2
RedStateLiberal Jul 2012 #3
Betsy Ross Jul 2012 #4
Dalai_1 Jul 2012 #5
hlthe2b Jul 2012 #6
JNelson6563 Jul 2012 #7
Spazito Jul 2012 #8
kdmorris Jul 2012 #9
Odin2005 Jul 2012 #10
Aristus Jul 2012 #11
Skinner Jul 2012 #12
saltwn Jul 2012 #13
sinotized Jul 2012 #14
lovemydog Jul 2012 #15
LeftishBrit Jul 2012 #16
krhines Jul 2012 #17
RedStateLiberal Jul 2012 #18