A Republican Friend sent me this and I thought I'd pass it along. I loved it. I've heard it said many times, "if you're not a Democrat when you're young you have no heart and if you're not a Republican when you're old, you have no brain."


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 thatshe had participated in, and the occasional 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 was 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 office 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."

Comments
on Mar 27, 2007
Sounds like Audrey's gonna have some fun memories to reflect back on at least...   
on Mar 27, 2007
It's an oldie but a goodie...
on Mar 27, 2007
Just as asinine as it was the first time I heard it, all those years ago . . .
on Mar 27, 2007
As greywar notes, oldie, but still humorous (unless you are a member of the left...)
on Mar 27, 2007
Just as asinine as it was the first time I heard it, all those years ago .


hahahahah spoken by a true liberal. Do you care to elaborate?

As greywar notes, oldie, but still humorous (unless you are a member of the left...)


you mean.......S.C?

on Mar 27, 2007
Just as asinine as it was the first time I heard it, all those years ago . . .


Any particular argument you have for that? Do you beleive that she would have actually gone ahead and given up her grades?

Or will you simply disparage without reason?
on Mar 28, 2007
While a nice story, it is actually a good learning one as well.  I would hope that all those who read it at least learn the lesson of the story - regardless of whether they want to be called a democrat or republican.
on Mar 28, 2007
Do you beleive that she would have actually gone ahead and given up her grades?

Or will you simply disparage without reason?


KFC and I have a long-standing relationship knowing that we hardly ever agree politically. Mostly I was just ribbing her for posting "Repubs rule" stuff . . .

She knows I'm just funning her.
on Mar 28, 2007
She knows I'm just funning her


hahahhaha, ya, I know....but you're still dancing S.C!!



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