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Republicanism Explained

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"In the last few months, as the scavengers have picked at the carcass of the Republican party, I've heard a lot of people talk about what "conservatism" means. Most recently, the New York Times saw fit to address the issue in this waste of virtual space.

Well, I can't definitively say what "conservatism" means. I possess no advanced degrees, am not a philosopher, and have almost no knowledge of political science.

However.

I can tell you what Republicanism means, and that, I think, is a more germane issue. As I'm sure you've noticed, we don't have a "Conservative" party on our ballots. No. We have a "Republican" one. So figuring out what they stand for seems to be a much more useful endeavor than attempting to define "conservatism."

Well, I've done a lot of observing and thinking, and it seems to me that the Republican party stands for two things.

1. Tax cuts are the cure for everything, including the common cold.
2. Fuck you.

And that's pretty much it. All of the shit that the Republicans do flows from those two points."

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As a Republican, I concur with both points.
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Well, that won't cure syphilis, no matter how many times AC tells you otherwise-
what'd ya think caused her brain damage? Twisted Evil

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sensible party is a bit of an oxymoron... Razz

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The party system has been corrupt ever since this country was founded, and is therefore NOT going anywhere. Am I the only one who has seen John Adams? That mess was awesome.
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loved your post... it made me smile Smile
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sugarraydodge wrote:
[...] Am I the only one who has seen John Adams? That mess was awesome.

Corpses can do that, really easily.

Especially if they've been that way for almost 200 years.
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I meant the HBO series. It was excellent.
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the needless tilted angles in the john adams series drove me up a fuckin wall, i only made it through a hour.
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I for one can only find merit in #2.
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walk wrote:
the needless tilted angles in the john adams series drove me up a fuckin wall, i only made it through a hour.

I didn't see it (don't have HBO, ya know).

You mean, they filmed it like the fight scenes in the '60s Batman series?

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mllefifi wrote:
walk wrote:
the needless tilted angles in the john adams series drove me up a fuckin wall, i only made it through a hour.

I didn't see it (don't have HBO, ya know).

You mean, they filmed it like the fight scenes in the '60s Batman series?

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i didn't see it (wasn't born, ya know).
but i imagine it was
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mllefifi wrote:
walk wrote:
the needless tilted angles in the john adams series drove me up a fuckin wall, i only made it through a hour.

I didn't see it (don't have HBO, ya know).

You mean, they filmed it like the fight scenes in the '60s Batman series?

Shocked Wink

Admittedly, in the John Adams series, the "Wham!" "Pow!" "Legislate*!" "Biff!" shots seemed out of place to me, but to each his own.






*Legislate is probably one of the world's least onomatopoetic words, ever.
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I thought "John Adams" was pretty good, myself. Though right now I'm slowly making it through HBO's "Rome" which is just terrific. (Also revisiting "Babylon 5" and remembering how damn good it was.)

As for Republicans, the video linked here gives you a good idea what they're up to nowadays.[/url]
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