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MuffinSurprise t1_j32wvwv wrote

Arizona republicans are sick of you new folks flooding the state from your blue states like Texas. /s


myowndad t1_j32xznm wrote

Honestly the way people dive right into that gripe every single time is why I felt the need to mention I moved from Texas 😅 and idk how but AZ republicans are worse than the TX ones, it’s kinda incredible


Mortar_Maggot t1_j33500k wrote

I went to a meeting of Sedona Republicans for a college course a decade ago. It was dominated by complaints that Flagstaff was stealing their water.

How, you ask? By not clear cutting Coconino National Forest.

They also once justified uranium mining on native / Grand Canyon land despite objections of literally everyone but the mining company by saying, "We've been on earth for 6,000 years and we haven't screwed it up yet." Then took the stunned silence as having won the argument.

Arizona is a beautiful state with at least 3 different biomes and enough political diversity to be a true purple state. But damn do we attract the crazies and the grifters.


Orvan-Rabbit t1_j349jyh wrote

Reminds me of a joke where a smoker refuses to quit because "I've been alive for 60 years and I haven't died yet"


Astrium6 t1_j34e0ww wrote

I’ve been alive every observable day of my life so far. Therefore, I must be immortal.


youlikeitdaddy t1_j357m83 wrote

The wealthy’s ideas of how people “steal” from them are buck wild, aren’t they?

I worked at a bar where the owner said we stole beer from her because of overpour from the drafts 😂


NewSauerKraus t1_j34q6bp wrote

That’s the wrong water theft story. Arizona went to the Supreme Court to double dip on taking water from the Colorado River and an aqueduct from California.


SalltyJuicy t1_j32zomy wrote

Yeah, people never believe it until they actually move there. Lived in AZ most my life and am astounded by how surprised people are by this fact.


MuffinSurprise t1_j334rk0 wrote

As someone who is actually born in Arizona whenever people complain about more people moving there I'm just like uh huh and where are you from? It's usually not Arizona lol


Bludongle t1_j33k3kx wrote

The Hopi, Paiute, Navajo and Apache would like a word.


napsandlunch t1_j378gel wrote

i think mesa was actually the most conservative city of its size in the country l


BeachesBeTripin t1_j35i0pl wrote

It's the difference between a petulant only child who gets whatever they want and one who doesn't.


gpm21 t1_j3alpp2 wrote

AZ Republicans are the most miserable people I have ever met. There's mormon and redneck Republicans of course, but the non-mormon Republicans are almost entirely old, retired people from the Midwest or California who are pissed the town they moved here from has minorities in it