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March 24, 2008

Republican Party 101

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*Father/Daughter Talk*
>
>             * A young woman was about to finish her first year of
>             college. Like so many others her age, she considered
>             herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and was very much
>             in favor of ‘the redistribution of wealth.’
>
>             She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather
>             staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based
>             on the lectures that she had participated in, and the oc
>             casional chat with a professor, she felt that her father
>             had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep
>             what he ;  **thought should be his.
>
>             One day she was challenging her father on his opposition
>             to higher taxes on the rich and the addition of more
>             government welfare programs. The self-professed
>             objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be
>             the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded
>             by asking how she was doing in school.
>
>             Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a
>             4.0 GPA, and let him know that it w as tough to maintain,
>             insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load
>             and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go
>             out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even
>             have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many
>             college friends because she spent all her time studying.
>
>              Her father listened and then asked, ‘How is your friend
>             Audrey doing?’
>
>              She replied, ‘Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes
>             are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a
>             2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a
>             blast. She’s always invited to all the parties, and lots
>             of times she doesn’t even show up for classes
>             because she’s too hung over.’
>
>              Her wise father asked his daughter, ‘Why don’t you go to
>             the Dean’s of fice and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your
>             GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That
>             way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that
>             would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.’
>
>              The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion,
>             angrily fired back, ‘That wouldn’t be fair! I have worked
>             really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time,
>             and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing
>             toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!’
>
>             The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently,’Welcome
>             to the Republican party.’*

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