I tend to assume everyone kinda has similar (liberal) values to mine? I guess that’s also because I spend a lot of time on tumblr and my friends have similar values. And y’know, being from New York.
So I’m being my chatty, awkward, friendly self while hostessing at the restaurant today and these two older people asked if we have a senior citizen’s discount and I asked if they have an AARP card and they were all, “OH NO! We’d NEVER do that! They’re anti-gun!!” Acting like- oh gasp shock! Anti-gun is the worst thing ever!
Like. I’m p sure AARP is just a great way to get discounts and stuff- you’re really making a big deal out of this.
And then this younger guy came up and I commented on his left-handedness and we had a good chat about how awesome lefties are and he’s all, “And so many Presidents were left-handed too! It’s just too bad about the left-handed loser we have in office and what he’s done to the country.” D: D: D:
IS THIS A CONSERVATIVE AREA AND I’M JUST NOT AWARE??
I can’t remember, which area are you in? I just remember it was somewhere near San Diego.
But yeah SoCal has some really conservative areas - Orange County (the area a bit south of LA) is the most notorious, but San Diego definitely has it’s share of conservatives. It’s also right near a major military base (camp pendleton), which increases the pro-gun and generally conservative attitudes. It can change a lot depending on the city or even the neighborhood though.
California has a reputation for being “ultra-liberal” but that mostly comes from the greater SF Bay area and to some extent LA; most of the inland/central valley areas and some of the places like orange county are fairly conservative (they just get outnumbered by us liberal hippies from the densely populated cities in overall statewide elections).
Like, for reference here’s the county-by county results from the 2012 presidential election from wikipeida:
That little red pocket on the southern california coast is Orange County, and you’re probably in that light blue area in the bottom left (San Diego County). So like, it’s still overall more liberally leaning, but only slightly. There’s still a lot of conservative folks (especially compared to say, ultra-liberal San Francisco, which is what a lot of people think of when they think of california politics.)