Say it ain't so!
OK, I found this article about the "most liberal city" in America to be most disturbing. And also misleading. They based this completely on voting records --Democrat v. Republican. Well, statistically, Detroit is 90+% African American and I think Republicans gained ground by getting 9% of the African American vote in the last presidential election.
But as someone who grew up near the D, I can tell you the ideas of people here are IN NO WAY as outlandishly left and whacky as they are in, say, Massachusetts or Cal-y-fornia.
You wouldn't find judges in the D legalizing gay marriage. You won't find many vegans in the D, either. (or even vegitarians) And we really, really like our SUVs here. The more gas they guzzle, the better. There are a lot of church-goers in the D (and we know how liberals like to scorn Christians).
It's simply the effects of race/class warfare the Democrats have used to persuade so many African Americans to vote for them b/c Republicans are evil racists. (Read entry below: the new racists)