Liberal Housemate Wanted (Madison, WI)

I just saw this sign at Just Coffee (fair trade coffee shop) in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend and it made me laugh. It also made me realize it’s been a while since I looked for a roommate. Apparently, people no longer look for housemates based on their inherent sense of cleanliness and ability to pay rent on time. Today, what one seeks in a roommate is a “liberal” way of life. Republicans need not apply. What about embracing diversity, kids?

The poster says “we are serious about recycling, voting, not wasting food, water, electricity, etc.” Is that honestly what “liberal” has become in this country? And, what do you mean by “serious about voting”?

Honestly, in a town like Madison, the nest of American creativity (just a reminder – Jon Stewart, S. Colbert, The Onion…- all started here), is it even possible to find a non-liberal housemate?