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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:47 AM
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Just had a surprising encounter with Alabama good ol' boy...
He had come to give me an estimate on some new flooring and was telling me that if gas went much higher he would have to change jobs. Then, surprisingly he said, "And do you know whose fault it is... Bush and Cheney." He wants Bush impeached and said the way he handled Katina should be enough. I encouraged him to keep talking and asked whom he would like to see the Democrats nominate and he said, "This may surprise you, but I would like to see Hillary Clinton." He thought she would do a good job of straightening out all the problems we are having. Regardless of whether you are for Hillary Clinton or not, you have to view this as a good sign for Democrats in future elections!
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:51 AM
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1. Our local news did a story last night on how views are changing in NC
about Bush and Cheney, BUT the people interviewed who voted for that asswipe said if they had to do it all over again, the still would have voted the same. BTW - his approval rating in NC is 41% (A little high for my liking). Hopefully his good ol' boy is talking w/ his friends and getting them to agree w/ him.
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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:59 AM
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3. Are people fairly more liberal in the Raleigh-Durham area?
That's the way it seems to me, that the Triangle is more educated (of course), but also more liberal.

I ask because we're thinking of moving there, from Panhandle FL (so it doesn't have to be very liberal to be moreso than here).
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:01 PM
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4. Durham is very blue, Raleigh area more purple.
The state generally votes Dem for state offices but Repug for President.

Where are you looking to move?
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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:11 PM
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9. I could take purple. We're Blood Red here (not me, of course).
We're looking more towards Raleigh area (looks nicer). I've been to Durham, and it seems a little depressed (downtown, anyway). Though I'm sure the "nicer" parts of the Raleigh burbs (Cary, etc.) are probably more Red (money), we could probably get a pretty good house there for what we could sell ours here in coastal FL. The downtown, museums, etc. all seem very nice, too. Plus, the schools look very good (same for Chapel Hill, Carrboro).

But the impression I get is the schools are good most anywhere in the area. We're particularly considering the area b/c our son is autistic, and they seem to be much better equipped to handle that in all the schools up there.
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:04 PM
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7. Short answer: yes
Of course, there are plenty of "buts", mostly depending on where in the Triangle you're looking, what type of work you'll be doing, etc. There are pockets of resistance elsewhere in NC, too - GSO can be pretty cool, as can most of the areas near universities. Of course, the progressive / asshat ratio may be a little lower in the outlying areas....

But overall, it's a wonderful place to live, IMO.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:12 PM
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10. GSO?
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:16 PM
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15. Sorry, Greensboro
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:19 PM
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16. Oh! I'm pretty familar with NC, but just couldn't figure that out! thnx!
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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:14 PM
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14. Gulp! You HAVE Progressive radio?
That alone makes it much more liberal than here.

The impression I get, with the education lavel, the universities, the outdoor sports... a more liberal type would gravitate there compared to most places in the South, anyway.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:14 PM
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13. Hi, Bro; speaking of, my brother
lives in Raleigh-Durham and he's anything but liberal, thinks the blivet is the cat's meow. However, I think he gets a lot of his talking points from whatever church he's involved in and attends regularly. Oh, also Rush and Fox.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:12 PM
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11. I think people claim they'd vote the same due to
embarrassment. How could they be so deluded?
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:51 AM
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2. keep raising the price of gas
who knew only that would sour Bubba on the GOP?

me, for one.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:02 PM
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5. How many of you think that Hillary is connected to similar dark
forces as Bush & Cheney? How much is she about keeping the status quo, and how much is she going to strip away the privileges of the rich to get us back on a salient course?
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joeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:04 PM
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6. How do you know he wasn't playing you?
Most republicans support a Hillary nomination.
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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:09 PM
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8. His dislike for Bush and Co. was apparent.
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joeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:12 PM
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12. good to know
It also showcases the fact the are doing a terrible job at getting Wes Clark's name out there to the undecideds, etc. If Hillary was in our group of ten candidates that ran last time she would be ranked about 8 or 9 out of the 11 in my book.
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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:27 PM
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19. To add to your point....
I asked this gentleman whom he would like to see run with Hillary, and he said he really didn't know. Then, I said what about Clark, and he replied, "Marsha Clark?"!!!! (I had to have a little laugh to myself.) I said no, General Clark, and he seemed not to know who he is.
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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:27 PM
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18. What a vile, disgusting assumption.
Not all Southerners are Republicans.

You obviously live your unexamined life by unchallenged assumptions - just like a conservative.
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GarySeven Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:25 PM
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17. I hope you IMMEDIATELY called him a racist
and then proceeded to dictate to him precisely how he should feel about being a Southerner, how he should hold his head in shame, how he didn't deserve to live, how everything that was wrong with America was his fault, etc. As a loyal progressive, it is your duty to enforce the party line of our great and elite leaders, who have decided that the South must never be part of the Progressive movement and that we must therefore do everything possible to discourage any Southerner from joining it. Of course, that means Liberals will never be able to win a national election - but at least our party will be ideologically pure.
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