Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cartoon Fun... Republican or Democrat?

Okay, so I don't actually HAVE the cartoon... but you can see it at The Sticklers. It is hilarious! It brought about lots of interesting comments, you should go over there and participate...

Here is something that sort explains the difference between the 2 parties...

Father/Daughter Chat
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 an occasional chat with various professors, 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 the next day 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. That would not 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 a Republican and Democrat, I'm all ears.



That explains it perfectly.

Beverlydru said...

I love this!! And thanks for posting the photos of Andy. That is a very cool thing - ringing the doorbell. LOL.

Katydid's Grandma said...

Hey Merrie,
This is Endien's mother, Kate's grandmother. I am in school right now, also, to get my masters in social work. This posting made me think of two books I would highly recommend. One is
"Nickel and Dimed" by Barbera Ehrenreich. The second one is considered a classic
"The Other America" by Michael Harrington. Pretty eye opening stuff.
Your sister in Christ,
Grace Montgomery