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The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy
Self ^ | 10 Aug 13 | Me

Posted on 08/10/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by OneWingedShark

Another brochure.

This time we're delving into what it means to be a Republican, especially the RNC's vision of what it means to be a republican.


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1 posted on 08/10/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT by OneWingedShark
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To: JRandomFreeper; null and void; GeronL; Gilbo_3

Still in-progress, a little.
But I wanted your comments.


2 posted on 08/10/2013 7:40:07 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

What is “TAO?”


3 posted on 08/10/2013 7:47:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: OneWingedShark
The McCain thing was a little weak. I did like the Mitt vs. Obama thing, though. The front page was perfect. I sprayed wild cherry kool-aid through my nose on that.

/johnny

4 posted on 08/10/2013 7:49:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Graewoulf

I know right?

Is this a bhuddist thing?


5 posted on 08/10/2013 7:49:13 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: OneWingedShark

Interesting, but why the brochure format?


6 posted on 08/10/2013 7:50:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Graewoulf
Tao is Chinese for ‘way’, encompasing a philosophy/religous-mindset.

From Wikipedia:

Tao or Dao (道) is a Chinese concept signifying 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes more loosely, 'doctrine' or 'principle', or as a verb, speak. Within the context of traditional Chinese philosophy and religion, Tao is a metaphysical concept originating with Laozi that gave rise to a religion and philosophy referred to in English with the single term Taoism.

7 posted on 08/10/2013 7:51:11 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL
Interesting, but why the brochure format?

I wanted to do less writing than an essay?

8 posted on 08/10/2013 7:52:57 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Right, I should have thought of that.

BTW- I just entered “The First Line” contest, top prize is 30 whole bucks. I popped out a 1,540 word story in an hour.


9 posted on 08/10/2013 7:54:49 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: JRandomFreeper
The front page was perfect. I sprayed wild cherry kool-aid through my nose on that.

Thank you very much.

I did like the Mitt vs. Obama thing, though.

Obama v. Romney was, IMO, literally no choice as they are politically the same person.

The McCain thing was a little weak.

Yeah.
It seemed a bit more clever kicking it through my head — how McCain's a hero because of the POW thing but Snowden isn't because he hid (from a government that is increasingly lawless and murderous.)
:(

10 posted on 08/10/2013 7:56:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
You should actually print them up and pass them around. Mocking is a very potent weapon.

/johnny

11 posted on 08/10/2013 7:56:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OneWingedShark

REpublican:
it means reserving a room down at the country club. Get 200 of your closest friends for $1000 per plate dinner. For your favorite candidate.

Repeat. Ad infinitum.

Kinda boring, really.


12 posted on 08/10/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I believe that falls under the heading of “stability”.
Thought it touches on “personal financial security”, too.


13 posted on 08/10/2013 8:00:48 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL

1WS just explained it to me.

Here is my understanding of this mystical RINO mumbo-jumbo: TAO means “ TAX ALL! (signed, Obama).”


14 posted on 08/10/2013 8:01:20 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
You should actually print them up and pass them around. Mocking is a very potent weapon.

I'd like to, unfortunately I'm in Idaho in a small town with [much] less than 5k pop. It is highly unlikely they'd make much of a splash on the national [much less state] level.

15 posted on 08/10/2013 8:17:48 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Ping me when you have it to your final satisfaction, and I'll get some printed off and pass them around. There are some that live near me that need to see the GOP-E for what it is.

/johnny

16 posted on 08/10/2013 8:21:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: OneWingedShark
the RNC's vision of what it means to be a republican

Their only principle is to have no principles, their only strategy is preemptive surrender, and their only plan for victory is to tick off the base as much as possible.

17 posted on 08/10/2013 8:26:44 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Graewoulf
What is “TAO?”


18 posted on 08/10/2013 8:27:37 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

The national symbol of Korea....


19 posted on 08/10/2013 8:28:54 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: higgmeister

The national symbol of Korea....

Yin and Yang


20 posted on 08/10/2013 8:29:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TBP
Their only principle is to have no principles, their only strategy is preemptive surrender, and their only plan for victory is to tick off the base as much as possible.

This is true.

21 posted on 08/10/2013 8:30:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: higgmeister

Don’t tell me! I’ve got this one!

A politically correct, bi-racial greeting by tadpoles!


22 posted on 08/10/2013 8:31:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Did you do one for the Democrats? I’d like to see it.


23 posted on 08/10/2013 8:37:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6
Did you do one for the Democrats? I’d like to see it.

No... at least not yet.
So mean, giving me another idea.

;)

24 posted on 08/10/2013 8:44:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

You might want to add a line about gun control to the Romney vs Obama page.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 12:32:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: OneWingedShark

The DNC wrote the rule book.


26 posted on 08/11/2013 5:14:30 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Ping me when you have it to your final satisfaction, and I'll get some printed off and pass them around.

I think I have it done to the best of my satisfaction; the Snowden/McCain thing is likely the weakest point, but I can't think of something else to show the statist approach to security (at the expense of liberty, constitution, and law).

You can try the link, but I think the google-viewer is altering the document (certain text replaced by different fonts). If you pop me your email address via FR-mail I'll attach this final revision and send it to you. [If you want, I can also tweak the settings to "commercial printing" which will have a bigger file-size for the PDF but should be higher quality.]

27 posted on 08/11/2013 10:57:18 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
sadly, a person has to really read the whole thing to realize the sarcasm and that it isnt an actual supportive brochure...

maybe add a line from Lord of the Rings and a hobbit reference to the mcquuuueg side ???

28 posted on 08/11/2013 1:45:00 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3
sadly, a person has to really read the whole thing to realize the sarcasm and that it isn't an actual supportive brochure...

But how else are we going to get the RNC to print and distribute them for us?
;)

maybe add a line from Lord of the Rings and a hobbit reference to the mcquuuueg side ???

What did you have in mind?

29 posted on 08/11/2013 1:51:38 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: higgmeister

Ah, the symbol of the Democrat Republican Party.


30 posted on 08/12/2013 7:35:35 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Equal Protection for the individual's unalienable right to life is not optional. It is imperative.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Hey EV!
What’s your opinion on the brochure?


31 posted on 08/13/2013 7:30:43 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

These people are beyond satire. They’re a caricature of themselves.


32 posted on 08/13/2013 8:12:38 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can have socialism or you can have America. You can't have both. Pick one.)
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To: EternalVigilance
These people are beyond satire. They’re a caricature of themselves.

LOL — that's the most common criticism/complaint for this brochure: it's too realistic and needs to be read all the way through to really get the satire.
I dunno about you, but sometimes the subtle humor can be the best.

33 posted on 08/13/2013 1:13:21 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Graewoulf

Go with the flow


34 posted on 08/14/2013 2:37:52 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Graewoulf

I think I remember from The Tao of Poo that eyore is taist


35 posted on 08/14/2013 2:38:58 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: dragnet2

Your thoughts?


36 posted on 08/14/2013 3:36:16 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Just ran across this, the link goes to a blank page with a link called “sign in” in the upper right.

What type of personal information does google require to get the pdf to appear?

Or better yet, is it available without “signing in” to see it?

Thanks.

37 posted on 08/22/2013 10:04:25 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro

It’s an odd and intermittent error that doesn’t allow some people to see it* — Freepmail me your address and I’ll attach/send a copy of the PDF.

* The sharing setting is “anyone with a link” (no login required), so besides going full public I’m unsure how to address the issue. [It could be a regression due to one of Google’s “updates”.]


38 posted on 08/22/2013 12:14:21 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
The "Tao" of the Republican Party should be the Constitution.

We can dream, can't we?

39 posted on 08/22/2013 12:16:51 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Night Hides Not

> The “Tao” of the Republican Party should be the Constitution.

It should be, but looking back at the Party during my [political] lifetime (and what it’s expended effort on) makes me think that they *never* really wanted to follow the Constitution.

> We can dream, can’t we?

Dreaming is good; without vision the people perish. [Pv 29:18]


40 posted on 08/22/2013 12:23:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Thanks anyway but no thanks and no problem.

If it is only available through google or privately I’m not really that interested.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Syncro
Thanks anyway but no thanks and no problem.
If it is only available through google or privately I’m not really that interested.

Gotcha.

42 posted on 08/22/2013 6:28:13 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Graewoulf

It is THE WAY.


43 posted on 09/10/2013 5:25:54 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: OneWingedShark
Good job. I like the format. Easy to read and pass along.
The bullet-points are very good for low-info /low-attention-span people.

As I am writing this several months after OP...any changes/progress?
44 posted on 12/29/2013 7:53:29 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan
Good job. I like the format. Easy to read and pass along.
The bullet-points are very good for low-info /low-attention-span people.

Thank you. :)

As I am writing this several months after OP...any changes/progress?

Not really; if you want I can e-mail you a high-quality PDF.
There are also several other brochures I made:
The Modern Democrat Party and You; and Stop, Drop, and Cower; and Washington 40,000.

45 posted on 12/29/2013 8:04:36 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

If you’re in Idaho, why the New Mexico flag on your profile page?


46 posted on 01/16/2014 1:47:33 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
If you’re in Idaho, why the New Mexico flag on your profile page?

I moved back, it's my home state, I'm a lazy bum and never changed it — take your pick.

;)

47 posted on 01/16/2014 1:57:06 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I realized after I posted to that thread that it was from August of last year, so that possibility occurred to me.

I moved to Idaho from NM myself, but I’m not a native. My kids are, though.


48 posted on 01/16/2014 2:22:07 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
I moved to Idaho from NM myself, but I’m not a native. My kids are, though.

Idaho's an interesting State; gots some good things in its Constitution — though I do like New Mexico's a bit better (in verbiage if not implementation).

I realized after I posted to that thread that it was from August of last year, so that possibility occurred to me.

Yeah; the past few years have been… interesting.
I did miss the green chile.

49 posted on 01/16/2014 2:27:50 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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