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I'M AN EXTREMIST

Posted on 11/05/2013 9:03:28 AM PST by 7thson

Last night, I accompanied my wife to a Republican womans meeting where the guest speaker was one of three Repubs running in the primary for MD governor.

First thing - when he took questions, I asked him that lets say he won the primary and his Dem opponent charges that he wants to turn back the clock on the rights for women, take away abortion, the choice of divorce, etc. How does he answer that charge? Well, I got a basic non-answer, such as I listen and people can look at my record, etc. Bloviating BS. I did not press the issue as I am a non-voting member and did not want to make my wife uncomfortable.

Second thing - one women asks the question how do we - Republicans - get extremists such as Tea Party people and Libertarians to vote for Republicans. So - since I have been to a couple Tea Party rallies and support what the Tea Party is doing - I am now an extremist.

Last thing - the same woman who asked that question at the end of the meeting stated that everyone should opppose Common Core. I wondered last night that a moderate Republican - Jeb Bush - is the main Republican pushing that piece of crap.

Basically, this is a vent post. I am thinking of contacting this woman via the leadership and letting her know the real deal.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: commoncore; extemist; republican; teaparty

1 posted on 11/05/2013 9:03:28 AM PST by 7thson
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To: 7thson

Congratulations. I am apparently a racist, extermist, right wing nut job, conservative pos. Welcome to the dark side. LOL!


2 posted on 11/05/2013 9:06:44 AM PST by rktman (Let sleeping wives lie.)
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To: 7thson

I am a straight, married, employed, white American father. I am The Root Cause of all of the world’s ills.

:(


3 posted on 11/05/2013 9:09:05 AM PST by Spruce
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To: 7thson

Oh my GOD! YOU’RE an extremist TOO?! This is provident! I felt so alone in the world. Now I have company.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 9:09:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: 7thson

If a man speaks in the woods and a woman is not present is he still wrong?


5 posted on 11/05/2013 9:10:12 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 7thson

I’m anti eating feces so I guys I’m anti-gay.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 9:11:54 AM PST by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: 7thson

I wouldn’t worry about words like extremist.

She asked a question. How to get libertines and Tea Partiers to vote for the Republican candidate.

You seem in a great position to answer and patiently provide wisdom and guidance.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 9:11:59 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: 7thson
Television tells these people what to think, so they think it.

I actually know this douchebag (a neighbor of a relative) who is a total liberal in virtually ALL his positions, but he's also a complete racist. Since he's a racist, he thinks he's a conservative, because that's what his television told him racists are.

8 posted on 11/05/2013 9:12:49 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rarestia

This thread is therapeutic. We should start a group and have a party. I had no idea there were other “extremists” out there. I thought it was only me and the founding fathers of this nation.

Whew! I am so relieved.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 9:13:35 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: rktman
I am apparently a racist, extermist, right wing nut job, conservative pos.

You too? Same here!

But the really odd thing is that I thought I was a left-leaning Democrat when I first came to Maryland...then some left-leaning Maryland Democrats set me straight on that.

10 posted on 11/05/2013 9:14:06 AM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Spruce
I am a straight, married, employed, white American father. I am The Root Cause of all of the world’s ills.

Even worse for me, I am all those things plus I am a veteran.

11 posted on 11/05/2013 9:15:01 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 7thson

Can’t understand the Post without knowing who the candidate was.


12 posted on 11/05/2013 9:16:10 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I just sit around all day in my cube working and paying for millions of illegitimate, illegal immigrants’ health care wondering, “Gosh, it’s so hard being this extreme in my views.” I sometimes wonder if it would be easier to just fall in line and stop being so extreme. Just go from extreme down to hard core or even milquetoast.

Goodness, it feels so invigorating to be among extreme friends.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 9:16:46 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: central_va

I see your veteran and raise you Christian.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 9:17:22 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: FormerLib

LOL! My birth state is going down the dumper. Just hatched there, never lived there. One state down several times as a youngster. Service brat so no place was “home”.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 9:17:26 AM PST by rktman (Let sleeping wives lie.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I see your veteran and raise you Christian.

I drive an SUV, a big one.

16 posted on 11/05/2013 9:18:36 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 7thson

Don’t bother, the Republican Women’s group is mostly a waste of time, kind of like any other Women’s club. I used to belong and I just gave up after trying to talk to some of the women.

One afternoon, during lunch the women were discussing the opening of Trader Joe’s in the town and this one woman was just raving about and finished up by saying, “ and everything they sell is free traded.” I just shook my head and asked, “and you think that is a good thing?”


17 posted on 11/05/2013 9:19:06 AM PST by Eva
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To: central_va

You poor, evil bastard.

We should get together and beat some hippies!


18 posted on 11/05/2013 9:19:14 AM PST by Spruce
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To: central_va

I have a 3/4 ton truck and know where my guns fell out of the boat... i also have been know to chew tobaccy and burn tires.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 9:20:06 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
I have a 3/4 ton truck and know where my guns fell out of the boat... i also have been know to chew tobaccy and burn tires.

I don't use drugs and eat meat, dark red meat.

20 posted on 11/05/2013 9:21:39 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 7thson
...one women asks the question how do we - Republicans - get extremists such as Tea Party people and Libertarians to vote for Republicans.

Stop shoving socialist RINOs down our throats?

21 posted on 11/05/2013 9:28:54 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: 7thson
since I have been to a couple Tea Party rallies and support what the Tea Party is doing - I am now an extremist.

ME TOO

22 posted on 11/05/2013 9:31:00 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: central_va
I see your veteran and raise you Christian.

I drive an SUV, a big one.

All of that which was previously posted... plus... I have CCW and the tools associated with it (depending on the search results following the boating accident of course).

23 posted on 11/05/2013 9:39:39 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: central_va

I kill my own and open doors for women.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 9:40:26 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 7thson
“Hello, my name's Ivan and I'm an extremist...........”
25 posted on 11/05/2013 9:44:31 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: 7thson

I have a bumper sticker on my truck that says, “EXTREMELY RIGHT WING EXTREMIST”.

I am proud of being one... George Washington was one.


26 posted on 11/05/2013 9:45:26 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 7thson

Man, there’s an easy answer to her question.

“To get Tea Party votes, candidates need to take extreme positions, like being in favor of fiscal sanity, personal responsibility, low taxes and limited govt and outlining how they would head in that direction.”

Then you say, “Too extreme for you?”


27 posted on 11/05/2013 9:48:07 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: 7thson

“one women asks the question how do we - Republicans - get extremists such as Tea Party people and Libertarians to vote for Republicans”

Often those people are the candidate’s plants. The candidate obviously supports the eGOP and not conservatives. The majority of the people asking questions are pre-selected by the eGOP organizers. A good thing to do is get a list of the party operatives - people that volunteer and are often seen at the local HQ - and notice that they are the ones selected to ask these questions. Then, go to the next meeting for this candidate and notice maybe different people are there but he exact same questions are asked and the same answers given.


28 posted on 11/05/2013 9:48:23 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: 7thson
get extremists such as Tea Party people.......

The grass roots Tea Party got started as a movement to reduce taxes, government spending and the debt. I have never signed up as one of the various Tea Party members so to me that is the basic party platform. There is nothing extremist about it.

From that point on people who feel they are Tea Party people have a variety of opinions on the different issues. I laugh when the media or democrats define me as being this that or the other. I know other people who define themselves as Tea Party and we disagree on various issues but we adhere to the basic too much government platform. If that is extremism, I'm also an extremist.

29 posted on 11/05/2013 9:49:30 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Well, yes. If you look at the Tea Party’s core positions, they are the Republican platform from before the GOPe went Democrat lite.

Extreeeemme.


30 posted on 11/05/2013 9:53:51 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: 7thson

“So - since I have been to a couple Tea Party rallies and support what the Tea Party is doing - I am now an extremist.”

In Maryland? Yeah, you probably are an extremist, even to Republicans there.


31 posted on 11/05/2013 9:53:59 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: 7thson

Can you please share who the candidate was? I’m still deciding who I want to support.


32 posted on 11/05/2013 9:59:19 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: 7thson

Used to introduce myself that way at parent-teacher nights and other public school functions.

Hello, there! I’m your Friendly Neighborhood Right-Wing Extremist!

As in most things, the Libs there did not demonstrate a sense of humor.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 10:01:38 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 7thson
Last thing - the same woman who asked that question at the end of the meeting stated that everyone should opppose Common Core.

She said that? What kind of TEA Party extremist opposes Common Core?

34 posted on 11/05/2013 10:02:24 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 7thson
White? Check! Male? Check! Christian? Check! Veteran of the United States Armed Forces? Check! Opposed to abortion? Check! Defender of the Second Amendment? Check! Owner of a car sporting a Republican candidate's bumper sticker? Check!

By my reckoning that makes me a potential domestic terrorist in seven different ways,according to the current Secretary of Homeland Security.

35 posted on 11/05/2013 10:03:02 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: central_va

Also Southern, don’t forget.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 10:12:31 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: SaxxonWoods

J.F.K. would have been a Tea Party Member!

He Cut Taxes and said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”


37 posted on 11/05/2013 10:19:14 AM PST by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I saw a man and his son get in to a car with that same bumper sticker. I was parked behind them, ready to leave. I pulled up slowly beside him ... his windows were down. He looked, saw me smile and then I said...”Saw your bumper sticker...I am, too”. He AND his kid got the biggest kick out of that.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 10:20:04 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Eva
Don’t bother, the Republican Women’s group is mostly a waste of time, kind of like any other Women’s club. I used to belong and I just gave up after trying to talk to some of the women.

Recognize a woman that prizes liberty over security is a relative rarity. And women comprise the majority of registered voters.

A woman who gives unvarnished support to the principles of the country as founded, and the Constitution as written, is pretty much a sociological anomaly.

39 posted on 11/05/2013 10:35:51 AM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: Venturer

Who the candidate is, is not the point. The point of the thread is a Republican calling the Tea Party extremist and than taking a Tea Party position on Common Core, thus taking the opposite position of what is considered a moderate Republican - Jeb Bush.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 10:41:53 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Thank you. That is a good answer and one I will use in the future.


41 posted on 11/05/2013 10:43:55 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 7thson

I come from a long line of conservative non-conformists and extremists. It is a badge of honor.


42 posted on 11/05/2013 10:51:08 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Jane Long

That is great!!!!!!!


43 posted on 11/05/2013 11:46:00 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 7thson

             

. . . and I simply don't give a damn for the opinion of appeasing cowards.

44 posted on 11/05/2013 2:54:06 PM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

You should put some arms on that.


45 posted on 11/05/2013 2:57:27 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic
Sadly, that's about the extent of my graphics skillset     d:^)

It'd be gratifying to see it catch on as a bumper sticker, or militia unit patch, etc.
But most importantly as a talisman of adhering to the mindset of 'a million tiny cuts per day'.

Any patriot resistor, anyone in conscientious oppostion to the usurping halfbreed vermin squatting in OUR White House, may feel free to adapt it to their own needs !

46 posted on 11/05/2013 3:19:55 PM PST by tomkat
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To: papertyger

That is a really sad commentary on women in this country. I am afraid that the Republican men aren’t much better.

In my county, the Republican men are putting union jobs at a coal terminal (all forty of them) above the property rights of the people who live nearest the terminal. The Republican men are working with the storm water regulators against the private property owners in the area, the same storm water regulators that they are fighting in other parts of the county, all for the sake of the unions.


47 posted on 11/06/2013 7:18:47 AM PST by Eva
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To: 7thson
We are all "extremists" now. We have allowed the dominant Progressive culture to redefine us.

Ideas, beliefs and attitudes that were in the very mainstream of American life, not for a few years but for most of our history are now held to be "extreme", while those of the extreme Left have been redefined as "mainstream".

It is up to conservatives to explain the true narrative of what Progressives have done to our political discourse and to our nation, by calling them out on their lies and deceptions.

We do not all need to agree on tactics or strategy. But we must find a way to come together on shared common principles to reclaim our birthrights, before they vanish forever.

48 posted on 11/06/2013 7:28:43 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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