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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 05:41 PM

6 Big Differences That Turn City Dwellers Into Liberals

By Loey Nunning Loey Nunning, February 18, 2017

6 Big Differences That Turn City Dwellers Into Liberals

The last election wasn't the first time people living in the country and city had different ideas about how to steer this monster truck we call America. The liberal-city / conservative-country divide has been around since the framing of the constitution when farmers were the elites. Especially in modern times this is partly a result of self-sorting. But I can tell you as someone who grew up in conservative suburban and rural towns and moved to a city in search of a job that didn't require a name tag or jaunty paper hat, if you aren't a liberal when you get to the big city, you might be before the year is up. And the reasons are way weirder than you think ...

(more here: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-big-cities-turn-you-liberal-converts-perspective)


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Response to agalisgv (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:14 AM

1. Great article. Makes good sense. nt

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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 08:25 AM

2. The issue of government services is a big one and I am glad it made the list.

One of the key Republican talking points right now is that public sector workers are draining the states of money so the answer is privatization, cuts and union busting. This has appeal to rural voters who donít use these services as often and resent public employees for the sometimes good wages and benefits they receive.

Of course rural people would be angry if the government ended rural postal service or stopped maintaining rural roads.
I wish we could make rural people see that they also receive benefits from the state and that it is not right to try to stick it to city people in a misguided effort to reduce their tax burden.

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Response to agalisgv (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 09:32 AM

3. This is an EXCELLENT article.

(faced, tweeted, K&R)

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Response to annabanana (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 06:54 PM

4. It has always puzzled me why political affiliations matter depending where people live.

I got a lot out of it, too, thanks.

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