Yard signs and affluent white neighborhoods

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  1. UncleDave

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    As I drive around various parts of my state, wasting precious gasoline for no good reason, I notice things about various communities and what the inhabitants stand for.

    I notice that the communities that have the highest concentration of BLM and Biden/Harris signs are almost always the more affluent, predominantly white, suburban neighborhoods. Streets lined with McMansions, premium brand SUV's, finely manicured lawns and scores of elementary- and middle-school-aged children.

    I also notice the communities that have the highest concentration of Trump/Pence and Support Local Police signs are more blue-collar or farming communities.

    My state has a very high concentration of the former category. I get a little nauseous driving through these communities sometimes.

    I try to understand how wealthy, white suburbanites could be so stupid as to support organizations and politicians that hate them and marginalize them, decrease the amount of wealth they can manage for themselves, and restrict the freedoms many of them enjoy. White folks who believe that they themselves are genetically recessive, racist, privileged, and evil, solely because of their race? Wealthy people who feel guilty about working hard for what they have so they are willing to let the government take half of what they worked hard for? Savvy investors who believe the government can invest more wisely than they can? Their incentive cannot be rational, but emotional, driven by empty lives, "white guilt," a need to feel like they're "good people" by supporting the fight for the downtrodden, etc. But that support is shallow, devoid of real understanding. Virtue-signaling is the low-hanging fruit that gives them instant gratification.

    In my college town, there is no doubt that the majority are followers of Critical Race Theory and all the evil that comes with it. They are in an ideological trance, a hermetically sealed fantasy world. I can understand the academics and liberal scholars behaving this way, but business owners and executives, many of ehom have been hit by the shutdowns, and they support more of the very policies that harm them? It just seems insane.

    In any case, political allegiances sure do seem to follow very well-defined socio-economic lines. Does anyone else notice this in their area?
     
  2. Valmet

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    That is definitely the case from what I’ve seen here in Richmond, Va.
     

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    Ha-Ha...I don't want to waste a half tank of gas driving to find out what the signs are in an "affluent" neighborhood. Those are pretty scarce around my area.
     
  4. eman2016

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    Same in Pa. Lots of 600k-million dollar homes in moderate or conservative areas with signs for Progressive politicians.

    Dolts.

    We are near Philly which is a deteriorating garbage heap and they could go there and live under all the Progressivism they want but they won’t.
     
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  5. Lockback

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    One of the wealthiest areas of Columbus OH is littered with liberal signs. I can only assume it's white guilt. It certainly isn't logic: BLM would just as soon kill these useful idiots as look at them. Joe Biden will tax them and their businesses at confiscatory rates to promote more socialism.
    I've said it for years: there is nobody dumber than a white liberal.
    Prove me wrong.

    EDIT: If memory serves, that area voted for Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly in 2016. It used to be a conservative suburb. I know because I grew up there. It isn't any longer. How the Democratic Party has any appeal whatsoever to these wealthy, well educated people is completely and totally beyond my comprehension.
     
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  6. B C

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    Dublin?
     
  7. eman2016

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    I personally have heard a couple middle class liberals who moved to a safe, well run Republican area with good schools to raise their kids complain about what it felt like to have their vote cancelled out by all the conservatives around them in the 2016 election. They are good friends of my wife’s so it took every ounce of restraint I could muster not to call it one of the stupidest things anybody ever said to me right to their faces.
     
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  8. jeanderson

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    It's part virtue signaling, part mob appeasement. If and when the mob comes down their street, they think their house will be spared. Naïve idiots, every one of them.
     
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    So, you drive around New Jersey?
     
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    Yep, here in Connecticut it seems like most of the fancy houses have Biden signs.

    I don't understand it.
     
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    No, CT is closer. ;)
     
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    ive seen ALOT of trump-pence 2020 no more bs signs, right next to the trespassers will be shot and survivors prosecuted signs out here where the pavement ends and dirt roads begin
     
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    I live in a toned down 55+ community. Mostly retired folks. I see mostly Biden BLM signs, but only a few. Yesterday saw a Trump pence sign in one little old lady's window.

    I like to think the tide is turning. I blame the media for prevailing ignorance
     
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    Biggest rich house around here flys a Trump flag. But then again, I believe that man worked his whole life, built a welding business and sold it for a boatload a few years back.

    Around town I see Biden signs in the teacher and doctor neighborhoods.
     
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    Having some success does not equate to having morals or intellectual prowess. I am reminded of this every time I see a Biden/Harris sign around my neck of the woods.
     
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    I live in Southeast KY. The poor, the affluent and everyone in between are pro-Trump. We had a Trump parade last weekend right through the middle of town.

    It’s clear which base is more enthusiastic. But there’s that little mail-in ballot shenanigan that concerns me.
     
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    There are quite a few people who live in extreme luxury and economic privilege that have a tendency to misinterpret their wealth as some sort of right to moral authority; despite the fact that their version of "morality" is simply their own wants and opinions.

    These individuals are typically far removed from "common-folk issues", and as such, often cannot even articulate exactly what "struggles" (insert arbitrarily chosen marginalized demographic) faces. When the thrill of flaunting their wealth wears off, they often turn to political activism as a way to continue to feel relevant; because let's face it, no one really gives a $h!t about their yachts or mansions and most people only associate with them for their fame or money.

    ...and when we're lucky, they end up looking like complete fools when someone with any sense calls them out on their bull$h!t and they fade back into irrelevance. I'm looking at YOU Alyssa Milano!

    Meanwhile, you have people like Gates, Soros and Bloomberg who completely lose touch with reality and develop a god complex; thinking they know what's best for the average Joe when they haven't lived a middle class lifestyle in decades. ...if ever.

    You'd think that with all that money, they'd be content to just enjoy life, mind their own affairs and stay out of everyone else's business. I guess for some people, money really can't buy happiness.
     
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    Same here in Houston. My dentist is in one of Houston's hip/trendy expensive areas. Biden signs everywhere. Rich white kids playing at the safe, clean, fancy playground, etc... Then I drive out to central Texas to do some hiking at Garner State Park and endless Trump signs along the way. All out in the countryside... white rural folks with Trump signs.
     
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    All Biden here, a lot. Streets lined with them.

    I have a sinking pit in my stomach that the fix is in for Joe.

    Once each state introduced unsolicited ballots the game is over.
     
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