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*** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 12:56PM

Please list 5

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:21PM

Let's try to make this a competition- we'll see how many Republicans can list why they are a Republican and compare that to how many Democrats can list why they are a Democrat.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:30PM

1. Oppose the goals and principles of the Democratic party.
2. Bomb the fuck out of someone.
3. Stop the gays from being treated like real people.
4. Bring back segregation.
5. Prepare for the second coming of Jesus H. Christ, esq.

Why? Because I'm a Republican.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:34PM

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:35PM

Well, the OP only asked for 5.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:37PM

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:38PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> 1. Oppose the goals and principles of the
> Democratic party.
> 2. Bomb the fuck out of someone.
> 3. Stop the gays from being treated like real
> people.
> 4. Bring back segregation.
> 5. Prepare for the second coming of Jesus H.
> Christ, esq.
>
> Why? Because I'm a Republican.

The responses so far are reinforcing my hypothesis- that most people can only say why they oppose the other party, but have trouble listing the reasons that they support their own party. Come on people- it has to come down to more than just rooting for the Red team or the Blue team! What's your real reason?

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:40PM

I don't really support either side. It's just a bunch of old men talking about shit that none of us are in a position to influence.

Sure, we vote, but we vote for partisan politicians, not leaders. It's like asking, "Do you prefer cyanide or arsenic?"

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:44PM

That and many of us don't fit the mold of the two. I am pro Second Amendment and pro single-payer. Who do I get to caucus with? Maybe the Coffee Party. Actually I think I would be a fit for the Blue Dog Democrats.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:47PM

pgens Wrote:
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> That and many of us don't fit the mold of the two.
> I am pro Second Amendment and pro single-payer.
> Who do I get to caucus with? Maybe the Coffee
> Party. Actually I think I would be a fit for the
> Blue Dog Democrats.


Ok! Now we're getting somewhere. Thanks for sharing.

Anyone else?

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Kojak ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:47PM

1) The Republican party is the one most likely to do something about illegal
aliens. (I mean have them deported)

2) The Republican party is the one that fights for 2nd Amendment Rights and
not by ignoring the Constitution the way the Democrap/Marxists do.

3) The GOP is not aggressively trying to shove political correctness up my behind.

4) Michael Moore does not like them.

5) The GOP has attractive female politicians whereas the Dems can only
come up with Hillary and Pelosi. (Yuck!)

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Eastsider ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:50PM

I also don't understand how people can espouse the entire Democratic or Republicanic platform. I'm:

-- Pro gun
-- Pro choice
-- Pro tort reform
-- Pro death penalty
-- Pro Obamacare
-- Anti Iraq War
-- Pro Afghanistan War

I think I'm in the majority for everything but Obamacare.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:50PM

Kojak Wrote:
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> 1) The Republican party is the one most likely to
> do something about illegal
> aliens. (I mean have them deported)
>
> 2) The Republican party is the one that fights for
> 2nd Amendment Rights and
> not by ignoring the Constitution the way the
> Democrap/Marxists do.
>
> 3) The GOP is not aggressively trying to shove
> political correctness up my behind.
>
> 4) Michael Moore does not like them.
>
> 5) The GOP has attractive female politicians
> whereas the Dems can only
> come up with Hillary and Pelosi. (Yuck!)


Ok we're getting closer. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:58PM

Eastsider Wrote:
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> I also don't understand how people can espouse the
> entire Democratic or Republicanic platform. I'm:
>
> -- Pro gun
> -- Pro choice
> -- Pro tort reform
> -- Pro death penalty
> -- Pro Obamacare
> -- Anti Iraq War
> -- Pro Afghanistan War
>
> I think I'm in the majority for everything but
> Obamacare.


+1

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 01:58PM

Eastsider Wrote:
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> I also don't understand how people can espouse the
> entire Democratic or Republicanic platform. I'm:
>
> -- Pro gun
> -- Pro choice
> -- Pro tort reform
> -- Pro death penalty
> -- Pro Obamacare
> -- Anti Iraq War
> -- Pro Afghanistan War
>
> I think I'm in the majority for everything but
> Obamacare.


Thanks for sharing! Can you tell us why you are pro Afghanistan War but anit Iraq Wa?

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Real American ()
Date: March 23, 2010 02:05PM

Why I'm a Republican:

1) Because I believe in the Lord our God, Jesus Christ, and believe America is a Christian nation under assault from atheistic political forces.

2) Because I believe in the American way of life, not the values of some illegal foreigner who speaks broken English and lives off our welfare system

3) Because I believe that freedom isn't free and I'm proud of what our military has done for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.

4) Because I believe homosexuals are immoral and should be persecuted for what they are doing to our society.

5) Because the tree of liberty must be watered with blood to save it from tyranny

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: March 23, 2010 02:14PM

Real American Wrote:
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> Why I'm a Republican:
>
> 1) Because I believe in the Lord our God, Jesus
> Christ, and believe America is a Christian nation
> under assault from atheistic political forces.
>
> 2) Because I believe in the American way of life,
> not the values of some illegal foreigner who
> speaks broken English and lives off our welfare
> system
>
> 3) Because I believe that freedom isn't free and
> I'm proud of what our military has done for the
> people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
>
> 4) Because I believe homosexuals are immoral and
> should be persecuted for what they are doing to
> our society.
>
> 5) Because the tree of liberty must be watered
> with blood to save it from tyranny
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 02:25PM

Gonads & Strife Wrote:
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> Real American Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why I'm a Republican:
> >
> > 1) Because I believe in the Lord our God, Jesus
> > Christ, and believe America is a Christian
> nation
> > under assault from atheistic political forces.
> >
> > 2) Because I believe in the American way of
> life,
> > not the values of some illegal foreigner who
> > speaks broken English and lives off our welfare
> > system
> >
> > 3) Because I believe that freedom isn't free
> and
> > I'm proud of what our military has done for the
> > people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
> >
> > 4) Because I believe homosexuals are immoral
> and
> > should be persecuted for what they are doing to
> > our society.
> >
> > 5) Because the tree of liberty must be watered
> > with blood to save it from tyranny


He wasn't being serious, was he?

How is it that what started out as an independent / Libertarian movement got taken over by the very people they resisted?

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Teh King ()
Date: March 23, 2010 02:47PM

Eastsider Wrote:
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> I also don't understand how people can espouse the
> entire Democratic or Republicanic platform. I'm:
>
> -- Pro gun
> -- Pro choice
> -- Pro tort reform
> -- Pro death penalty
> -- Pro Obamacare
> -- Anti Iraq War
> -- Pro Afghanistan War
>
> I think I'm in the majority for everything but
> Obamacare.

You sir are an independent thinker.


I'd like to see the results of this quiz for the hardliners on this forum: http://www.theadvocates.org/quizp/index.html

Perhaps a separate thread is in order.

Here's mine:
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: March 23, 2010 02:53PM

Interesting
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: baby hitler ()
Date: March 23, 2010 02:59PM

Real American Wrote:
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> Why I'm a Republican:
>
> 1) Because I believe in the Lord our God, Jesus
> Christ, and believe America is a Christian nation
> under assault from atheistic political forces.
>
> 2) Because I believe in the American way of life,
> not the values of some illegal foreigner who
> speaks broken English and lives off our welfare
> system
>
> 3) Because I believe that freedom isn't free and
> I'm proud of what our military has done for the
> people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
>
> 4) Because I believe homosexuals are immoral and
> should be persecuted for what they are doing to
> our society.
>
> 5) Because the tree of liberty must be watered
> with blood to save it from tyranny


Dast ist good. Ich bin ein nazi...sie sind ein Nazi...sie und ich sind nazis!!!!


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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Why are you a Republican? ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:06PM

I would have been even more libertarian except I don't believe that private charity will ever be able to replace welfare. Ideally yes, but realistically no.
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:11PM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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> 3. Stop the gays from being treated like real
> people but live out my own gay tendencies on the "down low".


There - I fixed it for you.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:27PM

Real American Wrote:
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> Why I'm a Republican:
>
> 1) Because I believe in the Lord our God, Jesus
> Christ, and believe America is a Christian nation
> under assault from atheistic political forces.
>
> 2) Because I believe in the American way of life,
> not the values of some illegal foreigner who
> speaks broken English and lives off our welfare
> system
>
> 3) Because I believe that freedom isn't free and
> I'm proud of what our military has done for the
> people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
>
> 4) Because I believe homosexuals are immoral and
> should be persecuted for what they are doing to
> our society.
>
> 5) Because the tree of liberty must be watered
> with blood to save it from tyranny



You sound like you are home schooled.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Registered Voter ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:35PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Real American Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why I'm a Republican:
> >
> > 1) Because I believe in the Lord our God, Jesus
> > Christ, and believe America is a Christian
> nation
> > under assault from atheistic political forces.
> >
> > 2) Because I believe in the American way of
> life,
> > not the values of some illegal foreigner who
> > speaks broken English and lives off our welfare
> > system
> >
> > 3) Because I believe that freedom isn't free
> and
> > I'm proud of what our military has done for the
> > people of Iraq and Afghanistan.
> >
> > 4) Because I believe homosexuals are immoral
> and
> > should be persecuted for what they are doing to
> > our society.
> >
> > 5) Because the tree of liberty must be watered
> > with blood to save it from tyranny
>
>
> You sound like you are home schooled.

It actually sounded like the sarcastic version of what a religious ultra-conservative would say. Like a religious skinhead for instance.

If you can’t model the past, where you know the answer pretty well, how can you model the future? - William Happer Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton University

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:39PM

Registered Voter Wrote:
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>
> It actually sounded like the sarcastic version of
> what a religious ultra-conservative would say.
> Like a religious skinhead for instance.


LOL I've met some home schooled kids before, for people that are isolated from the world growing up, they are the most racist, homophobic, most Puritan Christians I ever met.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: American Made ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:42PM

1. I believe in the Constitution

2. I believe in the right to keep and bear arms

3. I believe in limited government spending

4. I believe in free markets

5. There are too many goddamn Mexicans here stealing our jobs and driving down our property values. Fuckin beaners.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: baby hitler ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:45PM

American Made Wrote:
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> 1. I believe in the Constitution
>
> 2. I believe in the right to keep and bear arms
>
> 3. I believe in limited government spending
>
> 4. I believe in free markets
>
> 5. There are too many goddamn Mexicans here
> stealing our jobs and driving down our property
> values. Fuckin beaners.
>
> 6. I believe in baby hitler
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:55PM

i never knew what i was until now. interesting.
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: survey says ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:57PM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> i never knew what i was until now. interesting.


Everyone else knew...you gay commie douchebag

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: March 23, 2010 03:59PM

why wasnt i told?

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: FFXU Policy Police ()
Date: March 23, 2010 04:02PM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> why wasnt i told?


FFXU political correctness

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: March 23, 2010 05:11PM

I knew I shouldn't have taken that quiz, I think I broke the site.
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Eastsider ()
Date: March 23, 2010 05:28PM

Why are you a Republican? Wrote:
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>
> Thanks for sharing! Can you tell us why you are
> pro Afghanistan War but anit Iraq Wa?


Shitheads in Afghanistan attacked us and continued to pose a serious threat to our security. They needed to be taken care of immediately.

In Iraq, Hussein was a shithead but did not pose a big enough threat to us to justify the amount of money needed to remove him. If we had unlimited resources, I'd say clean up Afghanistan AND Iraq, along with places like Sudan, where there is also massive genocide. Unfortunately, wars cost money, so we need to prioritize.

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 23, 2010 05:29PM

+1 Eastsider

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: March 23, 2010 08:05PM

1. Limited Government (The government should only intervene in the most limited and necessary of issues. Otherwise, leave us alone).

2. Strong National Security (The Military and DOD/Intel. Community needs to stay well funded, well equipped, and well motivated).

3. Pro-Life (Although I am sort of middle-of-the road on this issue. I believe that 1st Trimester abortions are ok, because the fetus isn't really developed at that point, and the mother should be able to make a decision within that time-frame as to whether or not they actually want a kid. I do not believe in abortions past that point however, and if it is a Late Term issue, then they should first attempt to birthe the baby, unless the Mother's life is at medical risk, and the only way to negate that risk is through an abortion).

4. I am a strict Constitutional Interpretationist (I believe in the Constitution as written, and I am also a so called "Originalist", in that I view it through the writings and thoughts of our Founding Fathers, not those who wish to distort its alleged "Modern Meaning" nowadays (ie, "Modernists")).

5. I have a lot of faith in God (As a Christian), and at this point, I really am so far polar opposite of Atheists and Agnostics, that I can't find myself existing within the same party that has a sizeable number of such people. I don't "hate" Atheists or Agnostics, and I respect their views, but I believe in America's Christian roots, and anyone who attempts to disregard such, is someone whom I cannot politically align with (At least regarding such).


Btw, I have my own morals and values, and I don't simply follow any single party mantra. I voted for a Democrat at a local office level a few years back, because I didn't like what the Republican was emphasizing. I like Mark Warner, our former Governor (& Current Senator), even though he is a Democrat. I will generally support a Tea Party candidate over a Liberal Republican anyday of the week, because actual political philosophy is more important to me than party affiliation(s). Also, if/when I see a Republican doing something that I perceive as immoral or reprehensible, I despise them for it as much as I would anyone else doing the same. However, I simply find my values most often, and most strongly represented by the GOP, so more often than not, they will have my support (Besides, they have a history to be proud of as well).

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"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).



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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: March 23, 2010 08:16PM



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"And if any women or children get their legs torn off, or faces caved in, well, it's tough shit for them." -2LT. Bert Stiles, 505th, 339th (On Berlin Bombardier Mission, 1944).

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: March 23, 2010 08:19PM

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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: March 23, 2010 08:30PM

Check me out! I can be political too!
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: FoolSmacker ()
Date: March 23, 2010 11:58PM

Kinda figured this, but I didn't realize I was this far in:

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Who knows from whence he came, and who knows where he goes, dot dot dot.
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Re: *** CHALLENGE: If You're A Republican List 5 Issues That You Support and Why ***
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: March 24, 2010 06:05AM

I guess if you have to "label" my political thinking based upon 10 very general questions this is about right. Now can I get my own TV show, cry, and try to sell gold??

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