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butdiduvote

(284 posts)
Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:04 AM Mar 2017

Have my fellow red staters also felt lonely since Nov 9th?

I've always hated living here, but it was bearable because, even if the people around me were backwards thinking folks who would gleefully take away my rights given the chance, I still lived in a country that was more blue than it was red and I still knew I was on the side of reality. Now that these fuckers are emboldened, my stress levels living here are through the roof. I feel like I can't even do things I used to do to escape when life got to be too much such as go on a long walk because I'm fully aware that 70% of the people I smile at while they walk by are Trump voters who are quite proud of themselves for dashing my hopes of a caring, inclusive government. No one is physically doing anything to me, yet I feel under attack in a sense. I don't belong here. These people don't understand me.

I know living in a blue area won't make everything about our current situation magically better and that there will still be a fair number of conservatives nearby literally anywhere, but I guess it's the proportion that would make a world of difference. I so wish I could afford to leave here.

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Have my fellow red staters also felt lonely since Nov 9th? (Original Post) butdiduvote Mar 2017 OP
it would if I didn't have DU Skittles Mar 2017 #1
I have felt like a stranger in a strange land TexasProgresive Mar 2017 #2
Even though I live in a blue oasis (Chapel Hill) of a once purple state turned red (NC) mnhtnbb Mar 2017 #3
Bloom where you are planted. Or try this. littlemissmartypants Mar 2017 #4
Surrounded by Trump fans, but their dogs don't bark and they're friendly ileus Mar 2017 #5
Maryland, while technically, is a GWC58 Mar 2017 #6

TexasProgresive

(12,181 posts)
2. I have felt like a stranger in a strange land
Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:24 AM
Mar 2017

ever since the late great Ann Richards lost to the doofus bUSH.

mnhtnbb

(31,525 posts)
3. Even though I live in a blue oasis (Chapel Hill) of a once purple state turned red (NC)
Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:41 AM
Mar 2017

I have felt like I don't belong in the country since Nov 9th.

I told my husband last spring that if Trump won, he'd better expect to be on a plane with me to look at moving to Kauai--which is as far
away as I could get from the mainland and manage a move at our ages (66 for me and 74 for him). I had the trip all planned for early December
and couldn't pull the trigger on it because I knew my husband would never make the move. So I really feel trapped.

Moving to another country at our ages would be too difficult--and Canada won't take retirees unless you have LOTS of money--but I figured
the totally blue state of Hawaii isolated from the rest of the haters, bigots, dumbfu*ks and gun nuts would be ok.

So, yeah. I feel really lonely.

ileus

(15,396 posts)
5. Surrounded by Trump fans, but their dogs don't bark and they're friendly
Fri Mar 10, 2017, 07:57 AM
Mar 2017

like most Southerners...

While I live in red state hell, I wouldn't dream of moving. It's home...always will be.

GWC58

(2,678 posts)
6. Maryland, while technically, is a
Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:22 AM
Mar 2017

Blue state it has some really deep red areas. Western Maryland, Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore are all red areas. What makes Maryland a blue state is Prince George's County, parts of Montgomery County, northern Anne Arundel County and metro Baltimore.

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