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2012-09-02 12:49:55 PM  

poot_rootbeer: 6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?


Not from watching the shots of the crowd during the RNC.
 
2012-09-02 12:50:18 PM  

skipjack: I'm conservative because that's the political ideology I agree with. I'm not a car salesman and if you want a more convincing "why", you're not getting it.


I didn't ask why you were a conservative. I asked why you were a Republican.
 
2012-09-02 12:50:30 PM  
Why do republicans always have some sort of "Origin Story" like a farking superhero.

/I was bitten by a Reganoactive spider.
 
2012-09-02 12:50:58 PM  
I'm a Republican because my party's candidate isn't an uppity Negro who has the audacity to talk when White folks are present.

(I joke, but you'd be surprised how many people are voting for that reason, subconsciously or not.)
 
2012-09-02 12:51:06 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I question NPR's sampling methods.

6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?


Sounds about right.
 
2012-09-02 12:51:18 PM  

theorellior: poot_rootbeer: 6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?

Not from watching the shots of the crowd during the RNC.


What are you talking about? I saw 2 black people at the RNC. Now that's diversity!
 
2012-09-02 12:51:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: AnEvilGuest: you can't have it both ways.
Did he give a reason or not?

Can't have what both ways? No, he didn't give a reason.


Irrational paranoia is a reason and probably a common one.
 
2012-09-02 12:52:09 PM  

zappaisfrank: cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: Yes yes....i'm a troll because I dare point out the obvious.

You're a troll because you called a thread a circle-jerk and didn't contribute anything to the thread.

What he said. All you did was drop in and throw out an insult, thinking you were cute and clever by doing so. You weren't. If you wish to debate the merits of the article and the discussion at hand, I'm all ears, but if all you're going to do is threadshiat, then whine how you're being picked on when you get called on it, you deserve what you get.


Oh...I didn't think it was clever, or cute.

There is no discussion at hand except for the non sequiturs most of the replies are. Now..run along and look up what a non sequitur is.
 
2012-09-02 12:52:49 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I question NPR's sampling methods.

6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?


NPR bends over backwards in order not to appear biased.
 
2012-09-02 12:53:16 PM  

skipjack: I'm conservative because that's the political ideology I agree with. I'm not a car salesman and if you want a more convincing "why", you're not getting it.


Taking your ball and going home?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-02 12:53:27 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: I'm conservative because that's the political ideology I agree with. I'm not a car salesman and if you want a more convincing "why", you're not getting it.

I didn't ask why you were a conservative. I asked why you were a Republican.


And you got two answers for the price of one....but one answer went over your head.
 
2012-09-02 12:53:53 PM  

skipjack: There is no discussion at hand except for the non sequiturs most of the replies are. Now..run along and look up what a non sequitur is.


Jokes about reasons why people would be Republicans are considered non sequiturs in a thread that is about people saying why they are Republicans?

Maybe YOU need to look up what "non-sequitur" means.
 
2012-09-02 12:53:56 PM  
hubiestubert
I was a Republican for many years, most of my time on Fark actually....

I remember. Man, do I remember.
 
2012-09-02 12:54:32 PM  

Fart_Machine: poot_rootbeer: I question NPR's sampling methods.

6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?

NPR bends over backwards in order not to appear biased.


All a futile attempt because the retards in the GOP still think NPR is the US equivalent of Pravda.
 
2012-09-02 12:54:46 PM  
i45.tinypic.com

"So what I'm saying is that I support the party that wants to destroy the social safety net so people who have more money than they could possibly spend in their lifetime will have a little more. I mean, if I, the white male child of a stable upper-middle-class family can make it on my own, why can't unemployed people just work at their dad's company until he can line them up with a job somewhere else? Freeloaders."
 
2012-09-02 12:54:55 PM  

skipjack: cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: I'm conservative because that's the political ideology I agree with. I'm not a car salesman and if you want a more convincing "why", you're not getting it.

I didn't ask why you were a conservative. I asked why you were a Republican.

And you got two answers for the price of one....but one answer went over your head.


Why are you a Republican? Republicans aren't a conservative party. Over the last 30 years they've been anything but fiscally conservative. They've been anything but socially conservative as well. Why are you a Republican?
 
2012-09-02 12:54:59 PM  
There are things to dislike, even to hate, in the Democratic party. The only way I can see most people being a Republican nowadays is to focus only on what they hate in the Democratic party while being blind to their own.
 
2012-09-02 12:55:04 PM  
the Republican party has to put on a puppet show and bullsh*t its members so that its members will vote republican, like a car commercial would convince you to buy X brand car.

and like a car commercial, sell you an illusion. when you buy the car and keep it a few years, you discover things you didn't know about the car.

and if you're smart, you change parties.

and if you're wealthy, you stay with the republicans because they are there to protect you and your money. at least, that is their commercial.
 
2012-09-02 12:55:25 PM  

skipjack: There is no discussion at hand except for the non sequiturs most of the replies are. Now..run along and look up what a non sequitur is.


FFS. I thought we'd found a true right-winger when all we'd found was a Socratic troll.

I haz a sad.
 
2012-09-02 12:55:55 PM  
www.npr.org


"Because I farkin' LOVE Ronald Reagan...A B-list actor who began his campaign at a racially segregated southern university, whooped up public frenzy by lying about the Panama Canal treaty and was even called on it personally by arch Conservative tough guy John Wayne, who listened to the completely fabricated findings of a think tank called "Team B" who pulled things out of their ass about Russia because he was still living in 1950 when COMMIES were actually a minor but totally overblown threat, who created a racially stereotype called the "welfare queen" to draw bigoted whites with a persecution complex under the tent, who invaded Grenada without Congressional approval to rescue students who didn't need rescuing to puff up his crusade to get the public behind his military programs, who also tripled the military budget, took away interest deductions for student loans, funded terrorists while looking the other way as tons of cocaine poured into California, traded arms for hostages, and thought foreign policy was a movie script".
 
2012-09-02 12:56:01 PM  

skipjack: cameroncrazy1984: .

You could've offered your reasons to be a Republican, or at least why YOU are a Republican. But no, you decided that we're all conspiring against you.

I've not said anyone is "conspiring" against me, I did expressed my disappointment that I expected much funnier replies.

I'm conservative because that's the political ideology I agree with. I'm not a car salesman and if you want a more convincing "why", you're not getting it.


Being conservative has nothing to do with being a republican today. The modern GOP is closer to a fascist theocratic party than anything.
 
2012-09-02 12:56:06 PM  

theorellior: Weaver95: i'm gonna guess....a mix of 'battered wife' and 'Stockholm' syndrome.

Dunning-Kruger.


Hanlon's Razor
 
2012-09-02 12:56:50 PM  

theorellior: skipjack: There is no discussion at hand except for the non sequiturs most of the replies are. Now..run along and look up what a non sequitur is.

FFS. I thought we'd found a true right-winger when all we'd found was a Socratic troll.

I haz a sad.


If you guys were truly wanting an engagement of why someone is a republican..guess what your first action would be?

/go be sad somewhere else.
 
2012-09-02 12:56:53 PM  
Lou, you're hilarious (and spot-on, I bet.)
 
2012-09-02 12:57:07 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: I'm conservative because that's the political ideology I agree with. I'm not a car salesman and if you want a more convincing "why", you're not getting it.

I didn't ask why you were a conservative. I asked why you were a Republican.

And you got two answers for the price of one....but one answer went over your head.

Why are you a Republican? Republicans aren't a conservative party. Over the last 30 years they've been anything but fiscally conservative. They've been anything but socially conservative as well. Why are you a Republican?


Why do you bother with the obvious threadshaitters.
 
2012-09-02 12:57:07 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: There is no discussion at hand except for the non sequiturs most of the replies are. Now..run along and look up what a non sequitur is.

Jokes about reasons why people would be Republicans are considered non sequiturs in a thread that is about people saying why they are Republicans?

Maybe YOU need to look up what "non-sequitur" means.


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RIP
 
2012-09-02 12:57:09 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Why are you a Republican? Republicans aren't a conservative party. Over the last 30 years they've been anything but fiscally conservative. They've been anything but socially conservative as well. Why are you a Republican?


You mean like this?

blogs-images.forbes.com
 
2012-09-02 12:57:41 PM  

skipjack: If you guys were truly wanting an engagement of why someone is a republican..guess what your first action would be?


To post in a thread about why people are Republicans?
 
2012-09-02 12:58:06 PM  

cameroncrazy1984:

Why are you a Republican? Republicans aren't a conservative party. Over the last 30 years they've been anything but fiscally conservative. They've been anything but socially conservative as well. Why are you a Republican?


Again..I answered that..just in a more subtle way than you are able to decipher.
 
2012-09-02 12:58:17 PM  
$$$$
 
2012-09-02 12:58:25 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I question NPR's sampling methods.

6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?


I think we already know why old white guys vote Republican.
 
2012-09-02 12:58:57 PM  

poot_rootbeer: I question NPR's sampling methods.

6 of the 15 are women, and 2 of 15 are black. Does that sound representative of the GOP as a whole?


It's representative of who gets the attention in the Republican Party. It's unofficial affirmative action!
 
2012-09-02 12:59:11 PM  

skipjack: zappaisfrank: cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: Yes yes....i'm a troll because I dare point out the obvious.

You're a troll because you called a thread a circle-jerk and didn't contribute anything to the thread.

What he said. All you did was drop in and throw out an insult, thinking you were cute and clever by doing so. You weren't. If you wish to debate the merits of the article and the discussion at hand, I'm all ears, but if all you're going to do is threadshiat, then whine how you're being picked on when you get called on it, you deserve what you get.

Oh...I didn't think it was clever, or cute.

There is no discussion at hand except for the non sequiturs most of the replies are. Now..run along and look up what a non sequitur is.


I know what a non sequitur is, Junior. Any more condescending remarks to make yourself feel smarter or more superior?
 
2012-09-02 12:59:12 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: If you guys were truly wanting an engagement of why someone is a republican..guess what your first action would be?

To post in a thread about why people are Republicans?


And, that Boobies would obviously be hyperbolic stereotypes..right? Because that's how honest discussion happens.
 
2012-09-02 12:59:26 PM  

skipjack: cameroncrazy1984:

Why are you a Republican? Republicans aren't a conservative party. Over the last 30 years they've been anything but fiscally conservative. They've been anything but socially conservative as well. Why are you a Republican?

Again..I answered that..just in a more subtle way than you are able to decipher.


You're a Republican because you agree with the conservative ideology, which is in no way represented by the Republican party. Got it.
 
2012-09-02 01:00:20 PM  

skipjack: cameroncrazy1984: skipjack: If you guys were truly wanting an engagement of why someone is a republican..guess what your first action would be?

To post in a thread about why people are Republicans?

And, that Boobies would obviously be hyperbolic stereotypes..right? Because that's how honest discussion happens.


Given your posts in this thread, they haven't been too hyperbolic, no. Maybe you ought to look that one up too?
 
2012-09-02 01:00:20 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

"Awwwww SHUCKEY DUCKEY! Remember to buy my book."
 
2012-09-02 01:03:13 PM  
I've been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember; I ran three or four different businesses in grammar school. The ideas that are exposed by the Libertarian Party and the libertarian part of the Republican [Party] really reinforce that Republican spirit.


Translation:


"I'm full of shiat and I like the part of this party that really belongs to another party."
 
2012-09-02 01:03:50 PM  

theorellior: cameroncrazy1984: Why are you a Republican? Republicans aren't a conservative party. Over the last 30 years they've been anything but fiscally conservative. They've been anything but socially conservative as well. Why are you a Republican?

You mean like this?

[blogs-images.forbes.com image 377x252]


The reason Obama is the slowest spending is because all of those patriotic Americuns who voted in the 2010 Congress to STOP Obama's spending sprees and they did! Don't you see?..Any success Obama had was because of Republicans!

/can't believe I typed that with a straight face..I feel dirty now.
//Love to hear Republicans crow about 2010 midterms..especially since that Congress is polling at 16 percent approval and has for months!
 
2012-09-02 01:04:07 PM  
i49.tinypic.com

"I wasn't accepted to college."
 
2012-09-02 01:05:34 PM  
Republicans want less government for the same reason criminals want less cops.
 
2012-09-02 01:06:21 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i49.tinypic.com image 639x440]

"I wasn't accepted to college."


I would love to know how much money he makes at 22 to justify being pissed off about taxes.
 
2012-09-02 01:06:36 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i49.tinypic.com image 639x440]

"I wasn't accepted to college."


That and I'm out of college and pay taxes.

I just find it ludicrous that it's our god-given duty as Americans to pay for shiny new toys the Defense Department doesn't even want but it's a sign of the Republic dying when people get health insurance.

In other words, I don't mind paying taxes for services as long as their effective, which the GOP seems to be going to great lengths to prevent from happening in order to reinforce their morally bankrupt ideology.
 
2012-09-02 01:06:41 PM  
www.npr.org

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
 
2012-09-02 01:08:52 PM  
Jesus, Jesus, Bootstraps, Bootstrap, Jesus, Bootstraps, Jesus, Jesus ......... and so on.

Bloody hell you yanks have some retarded politics. I mean my country also has retarded politics, but its not that bad. Not by a long shot and quite frankly you deserve better.
 
2012-09-02 01:10:19 PM  

Rishathra: Jesus, Jesus, Bootstraps, Bootstrap, Jesus, Bootstraps, Jesus, Jesus ......... and so on.

Bloody hell you yanks have some retarded politics. I mean my country also has retarded politics, but its not that bad. Not by a long shot and quite frankly you deserve better.


No farking way

/USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-09-02 01:11:49 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i50.tinypic.com image 639x439]

"... Close enough? I don't know. Thinking is hard."


I have to say, none of them are really defending their reasons for being a Republican very well; that's not even counting those espousing beliefs that are completely counter to what the current Republican platform is!
 
2012-09-02 01:12:03 PM  

EnviroDude: Because democrats want to destroy the Republic.


The Envirodude troll really has the "B" team working for it lately. What happened? Is this considered pre-season?
 
2012-09-02 01:12:12 PM  
When I think about embracing my sexuality, I think of Republicans too.
 
2012-09-02 01:12:45 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: [i49.tinypic.com image 639x440]

"I wasn't accepted to college."


Or he went to college and didn't learn any critical thinking. I can't imagine what he spent his time doing instead though, judging from his classy sombrero. He's the kind of guy that hears "tax cuts" and doesn't bother to think what else that effects, or even if they apply to him.
 
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