After the debate in Denver, my Republican friend messaged me. (I’m gonna call him Bob.) He starts trying to get into it with me, so I tell him what I think about it. (I’ve done a bit of debate. I thought plenty, but that’s not for this article.) Bob tells me, that Romney was never in favor of cutting taxes. And now it's "on the record,” so he believes it’s a promise. He tells me that Romney was never talking about a $5 Trillion tax cut, but a $5 Trillion revenue increase, and that it just got Obama "confused." Bob now totally buys all of the new lines, no matter how far they were from his previous beliefs (which he also quite fervently defended).
So, I’m going to ask a simple question, what is a Republican? I’ll wait a second, try to answer it. Keep your answer to yourselves. No shouting. But, don’t just picture some images. I mean, really, define the standard beliefs of the Republican, in words, without using the word “conservative” or any other synonyms. It’s not so simple, is it? This question is the heart of my project here. Republicans are not simple creatures. (Neither are Democrats, but I assume most of you know that already.)
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