“....why is there not an influx of liberals from red states where they are oppressed by us backward hicks?”
Excellent question. Liberals I’ve met in S.C. tend to be highly condescending toward Southerners, that’s a given. If they were in Boston or S.F., they’d be like more coals to Newcastle. Being the enlightened minority surrounded by bigotry & ignorance is a powerful tonic to the liberal ego.
Pragmatically, they know the cost of living is much less in the Southern red states. The climate is milder than Boston or Buffalo. The quality of life is better than L.A.
Again, liberals in the South find their own coteries where they commune, meet in their favorite watering holes & feed their own prejudices, without putting up with all that awful traffic in NYC & Newark.
Au contraire elcid1970. Those of us in NC can’t hold a liberal candle to your fair city of Charleston. Really. NC is NO place for a liberal to relocate.
Charleston area was named both “Top U.S. City” and “Top Destination in the World” by Condé Nast Travelers “2012 Readers’ Choice Awards,” the second consecutive year the historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking. In 2011, Charleston was named “#1 U.S. City” by Conde Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” and “#2 Best City in the U.S. and Canada” by Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards”. Also in 2011, Bon Appetit magazine named Husk, located on Queen Street in Charleston, “Best New Restaurant in America.” America’s most-published etiquette expert, Marjabelle Young Stewart, recognized Charleston in 1995 as the “best-mannered” city in the U.S, a claim lent credibility to by the fact that the city has the first established Livability Court in the country. In 2011, Travel and Leisure named Charleston “America’s Sexiest City” as well as “America’s Most Friendly.” Subsequently, Southern Living magazine named Charleston “the most polite and hospitable city in America.” In 2012, Travel and Leisure voted Charleston as the second best-dressed city in America, only behind New York City.
Yep. NC can’t hold a candle to that. Only good ole boys, guns, and Bibles up in here. And junk cars in the front yards. Lots of ‘em.