California or Texas?

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    Texas is Great!!! :eusa_angel:


    No to California, it's full of Queers! :eek:
     
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    I voted CA. Even though I have an exaggerated fear of earthquakes, I have to be near an ocean.
     
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    I find it ironic the colors this poll is in.

    Besides, California hasn't been Liberal for very long.

    California Presidential Election Voting History

    In fact, in the last ten election it has been split 5 for Republicans and 5 for Democrats with each having a streak of 5.

    http://www.270towin.com/states/Texas

    Texas on the other hand didn't even vote Republican for the first time until 1928 and then again not until 1952/1956.

    Then it has voted Republican since 1980.

    So who knows what might be Democrat or Republican another 20-30 years down the road.
     
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    So is it your contention that California is not a blue state or that Texas is not a red state?


    These are the two that, for me at least, spring to mind first.

    Massachusetts is the only state I can think of that is more liberal than California.

    I didn't use it because it would be tough to find a red state to compare it to.


    Edit: What two states do you think would be a better comparison?
     
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    I've lived in both. Gotta go with Texas.
     
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    My contention that no state is neither red or blue. If you have an influx of people moving to a new state or political parties switch their viewpoints on certain ideas then it all changes very quickly.

    For a state to be red or blue in my mind, it always has to vote Republican or Democrat on everything.

    A great example: Rhode Island voted for Obama, has all Democrats in their senate and house but we have a Republican Governor (who by the way is a major fuckup). My city also has a newly elected Republican Mayor.

    So it's more political viewpoints and what that candidate offers more then anything.

    And why is Massachusetts a more Liberal state? Because of Gay Marriage?
     
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    Maryland is Massachusetts' brother in arms.

    Back to the question though. I've lived in Cali. I just found it weird. I could never get comfortable. If you're from the east and need to be near an ocean, it just isn't the same in Cali. I didn't find the earthquakes to be too bad. We had a couple in the mid-4s while I was there. I'm sure I'd have a different opinion after a 6+.

    So, I'd take Texas. I get the Gulf. I'd probably like at least some of the state policies. Of course, the biggest reason is, they aren't about to repossess Texas like they the bankrupt state that is Cali.
     
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    Robert, if I read you correctly, you said that a state has to vote one way or the other to be considered red or blue, and as an example you gave Rhode Island, which mixed their votes? -confused in michigan
     
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    No, I was stating that no state as far as my knowledge goes votes completely red or blue. I offered Rhode Island as a example because we tend to vote Democrat but not always. So therefore, it's not a blue state.
     

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