Anaheim Named Third-Best City in U.S. for Conservatives to Live In

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What is it with Anaheim and lists these days? Earlier this summer, Conde Naste Traveler, in spite of Mayor Tom Tait's 'Year of Kindness' initiative, ranked it as the ninth-unfriendliest city in the U.S.. Then, a few months later, Livability lauded Anaheim as the 28th best place to live in the country.

Now the national real estate search site Estately is getting in on the act. They've just named the home of Disneyland as the third-best city out of a list of thirteen for urban conservatives to reside. POUND SAND, NEWPORT!

In introducing the list, Estately laments the isolation of city dwelling conservatives in the nation. "We scoured the country for large cities with populations over 200,000 that offer a combination of conservative values, a high quality of life, and plenty of big city activities to enjoy," the website writes. Apparently, Anaheim has all of that and more:

Most conservatives view Southern California as a liberal hellscape, a land of porn stars, pricey social programs, and Hollywood elites who shovel cash into Democrats' coffers. However, it's also the state that brought the country President Ronald Reagan, and there's still Orange County, a Republican stronghold filled with republican cities and towns like Anaheim. While Anaheim's residents must endure both a state income and sales tax, the financial blow is lessened by perpetual sunshine and the happiest place on earth--Disneyland.

Under things to do in Anacrime, Estately boasts that conservatives can enjoy the theme park, take in a baseball game at Angel Stadium and even go to Knott's Berry Farm! (Hey pendejos, that's Buena Park!) They also give a nod to Mayor Tait for being the Republican with the gavel that he is.

And while the list is ultimately silly, Anaheim IS a conservative paradise. Even though the city has undergone tremendous white flight over the decades and has seen its number of registered Republicans tumble downward in more recent times, the GOP has been able to keep its hold on power. The current city council is all-white and Republican save for corporatist Democrat Jordan Brandman whose puppet strings are pulled by Dark Lord Curt Pringle anyway.

Anaheim is a haven for greedy developers with its subsidy giveaways, bows to the NIMBYs every whim and even has a park in the hills named after the Gipper Ronald Reagan himself. And, historically, the city's GOPers have done everything from go after the children of illegal immigrants to derailing sex education--and ol' Ollie North likes it here! So despite the weak salsa third-place write up, Estately might actually be on to something...

Full list: http://blog.estately.com/2013/11/13-best-u-s-cities-for-conservatives-to-live/

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walkerw8
walkerw8

The problem with Conservatives in USA is highlighted by the fact that the author felt the need to point out that the city council is "all white" and that "despite the tremendous white-flight" ...yep. With attitudes like that the GOP and Conservatives are facing a grim future. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Here is an ad for the Anaheim / Garden Grove / Stanton Chambers of Commerce :

Move your business here where there is a good chance our law enforcement community will sabotage it even if you are a WW2 German prisoner of war Rockwell engineer working on the Saturn Apollo space program white guy type. You might also get real lucky and have your important Hispanic employees treated like gang members by the stupidest cops and deputies to ever wear a United States law enforcement badge.

Oh by the way, Happy Veterans Day everyone. This last sentence wouldn 't be part of the ad of course.

Wendel Burdine
Wendel Burdine

Ecclesiastes 5 1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Wendel Burdine
Wendel Burdine

Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. 3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. 4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. 5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. 6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? 7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God. 8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

danbac
danbac

Why would Newport Beach want to more than double its population to qualify for this? Newport Beach is not jealous.


Lisa Plant
Lisa Plant

They must be talking about Anaheim Hills...

Chris J Caroselli
Chris J Caroselli

Our overpopulation of 'no habla ingles, no trabajo, si EBT' dirtbags and their 'mucho peso' voting dollars would not agree, either. This city is such a shithole waiting to be flushed off the fucking planet, whoever put it on a list was grossly misinformed.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

What? That misanthropic little fiefdom of Disney Corp. is a paradise for conservatives? Ya don't say...

thund3rbox
thund3rbox

"Year of Kindness." Great name for any young punk band coming out of Anaheim.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

This general area is gonna need it. The "Happiest place on earth" meme will go the way of the dodo bird. Evolution - slow but good.

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

@FishWithoutBicycle Over the years, how many people have benefited from working a summer job at Disneyland?  I have two friends that began their careers there then went on to produce big things at Disney (you would recognize their portfolio).  Proves to me that at Disney, you can start at the bottom and rise to the very top if you're not a lazy, complaining butthead that thinks all corporations are evil because they provide you a paycheck.  Geez.

MeeHeeHeeMoose
MeeHeeHeeMoose

@20ftjesus @FishWithoutBicycle This from comments to a Yahoo article, "Disneyland Secrets" (comments disabled when I went back to get this!)

J.Bech-They forgot to mention that some workers hated the place so much they started calling it "Mauschwitz". When the managers found out- they threatened to fire anyone who used the term.30 minutes later the workers were calling it "Duckhau".....      LOL!


FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@20ftjesus

Point taken. But you'll be hard pressed to convince me of the benevolent nature of most major corporations...

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@20ftjesus

;-) Ha ha. I'm not exactly anti-capitalist...but I think the system is in need of some repairs. Yet I suppose some would call me a "commie" because I ask questions like: "Just how much money does one person need to have...especially when that wealth is accumulated at the expense of others?"

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

@FishWithoutBicycle I'm with you concerning any Murdoch owned property, but Disney is a pretty damn liberal, left-leaning entity.  

BTW, your red star beret is showing.  ;)

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