KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
Each has its very own category
California - Very enviornmental, leftover from the flower-age, women empowerment, save the trees and the animals type of liberal
New York - Very Stalinistic, everybody should be equal, Eliot Spitzers sue the rich until we go blind, you cant smoke that here, give everything to the poor, tax the shit out of upstate and give to us New Yorkers, money money money, we are a bunch of has beens type of liberal
Massachusettes - A very yuppy, trendy, with new money comes brave new ideas, give the gay people a break but run the Church into the ground type of liberal.
Vermont - All we have to love are trees, animals and syrup, plus all the Yuppie liberals from Massachusettes vacation here so we listen to them because they give us money type of liberals.
Washington - California was getting crowded and Oregon wasn't as pretty, so we'll make airplanes and windows type of liberals.
Oregon - We can't make up our minds so we'll live here type of liberals.
Nevada - What happens in Nevada stays in Nevada, type of liberals.
L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 1947 times:
based on the votes of the last 3 Presidential elections, the following states vote consistantly DNC.
District of Colombia 1964
New Jersey 1988
New Mexico 1988
New York 1988
Rhode Island 1984
Given is the last election in which they voted GOP. From that, I think we can conclude that Minnesota and the District of Colombia are America's most liberal states/districts.
SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3439 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
Hmmm....Strange that no one mentioned Minnesota until L.1011, considering we've not voted for a republican president since 1972...The only state to do so. We've been getting more conservative, but hopefully that will change.
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 12 Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1853 times:
The reason Hawaii did not make the list is because we are seeing the error of our past ways. We have voted in a Republican Governor for the first time in about 40 years and people here are tired of the same old go nowhere philosophy.
KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
But with Massachusetts there is a young generation of the older money which could arguably be considered new money. Pardon the spelling error.. Late at night you know. But there is that constant influx of new money in there.. where there are yuppies (aka Young Urban Professionals) there is new money.
GD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 11 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
I'm going to have to agree that my home state (Massachusetts) is one of if not the most liberal states in the country. It is certainly in the top 3! You know what's ironic too? My next door neighbor is a liberal from Texas, living next to us, the conservatives from Massachusetts. Who would've thought? I plan to actually move out of Massachusetts to New Hampshire as soon as I'm officially on my own, New Hampshire is the only New England state that is that actually has more Republicans than Democrats (of course I have numerous other reasons other than politics that I'd rather live there). Our governor Mitt Romney is pretty conservative though.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1781 times:
"But with Massachusetts there is a young generation of the older money which could arguably be considered new money."
Well, I'm not going to sit here and debate about the definition of "new" or "old" money, but Massachusetts, at least the part I live in, is very, very old money.
The yuppies still don't make enough have any "money," new or old-- the cost of living around here ensures that! For example, my sister, a single computer programmer, graduated from Harvard and now makes ~$70k per year. She lives in a modest two-bedroom apartment in the suburbs and drives a Volkswagon. Her extravagances include a Tivo and a gym membership. Her car and student loans are paid off. She's more comfortable than most, but she's not "new money" (and she sure isn't "old money!")