The Education Of A Liberal Woman




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 among  other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of  higher taxes to  support more government programs, in other words 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 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 need for more government 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 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's a crazy  idea, how would that be fair! I've 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.' If  anyone has a better explanation of the difference  between Republican and Democrat  I'm all ears.

 If you ever  wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great  test!

 If a conservative  doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.  If a liberal doesn't  like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

 If a conservative  is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat..  If a liberal is a  vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for  everyone.

 If a conservative  is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.  If a liberal is  homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

 If a conservative  is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his  situation.  A liberal wonders who  is going to take care of him.

 If a conservative  doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.  Liberals demand that  those they don't like be shut down.

 If a conservative  is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.  A liberal non-believer  wants any mention of God and religion silenced.  (Unless it's a foreign  Islamic religion, of course!)

If a conservative  reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have  a good laugh.  A  liberal will delete it because he's "offended".

 

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  • 1/26/2011 7:50 PM Cathy Craddock wrote:

    Good story. Reminds me of the definition of a "conservative" - a liberal who's been mugged.
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  • 2/15/2011 12:18 PM Mike wrote:

    If a conservative is faced with the holocaust, he does nothing. If a liberal is faced with the holocaust, they will demand change.
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    1. 2/15/2011 1:59 PM Bill Lawrence wrote:

      --If a liberal is faced with the holocaust, they will demand change.

      Unless it involves babies in West Philadelphia or maybe dictators in Iraq.

      Heck, it was the left that was cheering Mao and Stalin on. It was Bob Edgar that was denying the Killing Fields were happening in Cambodia.

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