Well, When You Put it That Way…

by Steve on March 23, 2007

Got this a while back but maybe it will help convert a few. 😉

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 was very much in favor of the redistribution of

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 the occasional chat with a professor, 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 addition of more government welfare
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 back, 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 because she’s too hung over.”

Her father asked his daughter, “Why don’t you go to the Dean’s
office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your
friend who only has a 2.0. That way yo u 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 wouldn’t be fair! I have 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.”


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