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Wanted: One Republican Woman

Free food!

Willing to have dinner with a bunch of strangers of mixed company. Meaning, primarily, there are Democrats involved.

No, I'm not kidding. A Democrat and I have decided to feed a dozen people on a Sunday in September in hopes of creating some kind of dialogue across common ground. I'm hopeful. 

What I don't have is a long list of Republican women who might want to attend. 

You see, women in politics are rare. Republican women in politics are even more rare. A Republican woman interested in politics who will eat dinner with a group of strangers, half them Democrat? My short list ended up with two. And I need one more.

So this is it. Want to change the world? Show up for barbecue. 

Email me at cindy.kilkenny@gmail. com if you want to attend.

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Bren August 28, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Steve, I've lived in a Socialist country (benign). I support our democratic republic. I have stated this numerous times ad nauseum. I do think that you don't truly understand what socialism is. The former USSR was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The government owned everything. The government decided who received higher education, assigned jobs, etc. That is most definitely not the situation in the U.S. If anything, a shrinking number of corporations and their special interest groups are having an increasing impact on our economy. Business-friendly legislation is passed that negatively impacts wages and jobs. Business-friendly legislators are trying to privatize Medicare and Social Security, de-fund one of the major political parties of this country, cut taxes for the wealthiest, etc. There is no way the two situations can be compared, unless you consider the extreme influence that corporate lobbyists have on elected officials. But that's an indirect influence. If anything, our country is moving toward an oligarchic plutocracy.
Luke August 28, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Bren, Having lived in a socialist country does not make you an authority on the subject. I have lived in two Asian communist countries, but when discussing the topic I don't think of myself as an an authority. That said, what Steve is alluding to is a "planned economy," which is a form of socialism. If you look up the term you will find socialism discussed. You could also look up "socialism" and find planned economies discussed. For many, the fact that the government is picking winners and loosers in certain industries is evidence enough that we are moving in that direction.
Luke August 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Bren, Keith S. entered this thread by making insults and calling people names, but no one had done anything to him. So why do you ask why he is getting negative attention? He wants it.
Steve ® August 29, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Liberal filth front and center http://menomoneefalls.patch.com/articles/battling-bias-conservative-women-say-theyll-keep-on-fighting-0f2365cf
Thoughtful Moderate September 01, 2012 at 06:53 PM
@mau - re: Clinton - because he and Hillary didn't use their religion as the basis for a crusade to impose their religious beliefs on others, because they didn't post web sites with opponents in crosshairs, because they didn't try to ammend the constitution with zealous religious beliefs disguised as legislation; and for so many more "becauses". Religion is NOT the enemy, nor are people of faith. it is those who use the political process to forward personal religious/moral agendas who incurr weary mistrust from those of us who agree with the founders that faith and government must fundamentally be separate.

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