Being a conservative does NOT require the following...

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Personally demeaning your political opposition

    Calling those you don't agree with unamerican

    Questioning someone's patriotism

    Agreeing with every position of every GOP pundit or candidate

    Being unwilling to settle for less than you ideal candidate

    Answering every ridiculous racism charge

    Excusing every position of any given GOP candidate

    Being a Christian

    Standing firm on Every position no matter how minuscule

    Listing demands of other conservatives

    Being perfect in your reflection of conservative positions



    Most of all we need to stop the nonsense of telling each other that they are not, or hate, America. It's single handidly the dumbest thing I've seen regularly on here besides my spelling. Saying it in a joking manner is one thing but I see many of you attempting to use it as a weapon. It diminishes your position in any debate and makes you look small. The right nor the left holds a monopoly on patriotism.
     
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    You mean people need to have open minds? That's crazy:p
     
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    Within reason of course. I, myself am trying to not be so narrow minded with regards to political view points.
     
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    Nice. Can a liberal please post the reverse in the same objective manner.
     
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    When I was growing up watching Andy Griffith things seemed so simple. It's times like this that songs like this just don't have the same impact anymore. Unless of course I've been drinking....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bNE-5TVAmg&feature=youtube_gdata_player]Bobby Mcferrin - Don't Worry Be Happy! - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I believe sallow and a couple others could but they're on early in the morning usually. I'm off to work and usually miss the opportunity to rustle their feathers. Although that's a good thing as the last month of no clients killed my bank account.
     
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    I believe most conservatives do have open minds which does not mean an empty mind or lacking conviction or certainty or cognizance. Of course we conservatives have our share of clueless wingnuts who spout mostly nonsense and don't have a clue why they are conservative. But I think their numbers are pretty small when compared to the very large and diverse group of citizens who tilt right of center in varying degrees on most things.
     
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    Amen! I mean, Agreed! uhhh, Standing Firm here, I think.
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    spell check is a gute thing!
     
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    I used to feel pretty much the same. But to be honest, the ridiculous amount of idiocy and hatred spewed by those on the far right on this board has driven me so far away from even wanting to be considered on the fence.
     
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