Consolidation causes angry internet flamewar.
Several hot buttons:
OH NOES, OUR SCHOOLS!!!: Despite schools such as White Station, etc, being run by the city, people believe that by having less bureaucracy, our schools will be RUINED!!!
Why don't you salty salty snacks stay in your own cracker barrel towns and get your own jobs instead of commuting and complaining?: OK, maybe that's self explanatory.
OH NOES, THE CORRUPTION/THE MAYOR: Dudes, if you want a different mayor, you have to vote. By moving instead of voting, you entrench the mayor. Duh!
TEH CRIME: You know, criminals have cars, too. We can't fight crime by sitting on our asses and bitching.