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Friday, July 21, 2006

50 Easy Questions To Ask Any Democrat

Inspired by this Huffington Post piece (link via It Comes In Pints):

  1. What are the top seven things that the Clinton Administration had done, aside from signing the 1995 budget reforms that the Republican Congress instigated?
  2. Did the Kosovo War go well, despite the abundance of crime and terror in the war's aftermath?
  3. Are mixed-oxide nuclear reactors, which produce no emissions and which run on recycled nuclear waste (and would thus reduce waste stockpiles), good for the environment
  4. American Indians are the only known surviving people native to the Americas prior to the migrations and invasions from Europe. Jews are the only known surviving people native to historic Palestine prior to the Arab invasion during the Abbasid dynasty. Is it inconsistent for conservatives descended from those who displaced the Indians to fail to identify with Palestinian Arabs, descendents of those who displaced the Jews (and others) in the eighth century?
  5. How do you think Elian Gonzalez' life is going?
  6. When Hillary Clinton and various government officials met in private to plan America's health policy, how did they ensure that the program would not face solvency issues similar to those of Social Security and Medicare?
  7. Do you believe that Al Gore's call to eliminate the internal combustion engine can be accomplished within our lifetimes?
  8. Since the Democrats controlled the House of Representatives for four decades, from 1955 to 1994, and since the national debt amounted to $3.433 trillion in fiscal year 1994 (Federal Budget FY 2007, p. 126), how personally responsible are they for conditions in America today?
  9. After receiving two draft notices while enrolled at Oxford, to stay out of the war Bill Clinton entered an agreement which called for him to enter the ROTC program at the University of Arkansas. Instead he returned to Oxford. Why do you believe that he was not prosecuted?
  10. Would you want the UN to mediate a dispute among your relatives?
  11. Are you aware that Iran committed a deadly act of war against the United States during Clinton's watch?
  12. If you attended public school, what did you gain there that you would not have gained at a private school? If not, why were you privately schooled?
  13. Do you personally feel threatened by school choice?
  14. Do you believe that anyone on the face of the earth is capable of being a uniter without being a divider?
  15. When assessing presidential performance, do you give a flying fandango about approval numbers? Is the majority of poll respondants always right?
  16. Do you approve of White House officials illegally obtaining FBI files?
  17. How much money did Democrats receive from Jack Abramoff?
  18. What is your favorite John Kerry position on the Iraq War?
  19. Do you know how many positions John Kerry has on the Iraq War? (I don't.)
  20. Should we have made peace with the Branch Davidians the way that Israel made peace with the Palestinians?
  21. Are inmates of Castro's prisons treated better than Guantanamo detainees?
  22. Is the literacy rate in Cuba a meaningful statistic, considering that the government decides what Cubans can and cannot read?
  23. If you appeared before the Senate and admitted to committing war crimes, how fast would the police show up to arrest you?
  24. If the UN had mediated a dispute among your relatives three years ago, would they still be feuding today?
  25. Even if no laws are broken, do you think it's okay to pardon 16 FALN terrorists terrorists?
  26. During a single election season, approximately how often have you changed your mind on major issues?
  27. Why shouldn't people dismiss you as a flip-flopper?
  28. Do you accept that conservatives care about the poor just as much as liberals do, but simply disagree with liberals on what fiscal policies will benefit them?
  29. Where do you think those pardoned FALN terrorists might be?
  30. Is it fiscally responsible to socialize medicine?
  31. Are you glad Republicans passed the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments, the Civil Rights Act, women's suffrage (Nineteenth Amendment), the Kemp-Roth 25-percent-across-the-board tax cuts, and weapons programs that have vastly reduced the American casualty rate in modern warfare?
  32. What are the Top Ten best things that liberals have given to America?
  33. If you were on life support, would you want your life support machinery powered by a windmill farm?
  34. Why aren't the allegations of rape and other forms of sexual exploitation of women and minors levied against at least 150 United Nations officials stirring as much media frenzy as the charges of rape and murder levied against five US servicemen in Iraq?
  35. Who respects women more - Southern Baptists, or the mullahs of Iran?
  36. How good is it that the terrorist Osama bin Laden wasn't handed over to the US when we had the chance?
  37. Can rational people have conflicting views on homosexuality?
  38. What frightens you more - that North Korea has nukes, or that your next-door neighbor owns a Glock?
  39. Why do capital tax revenues go down when capital gains tax rates go up, and vice versa?
  40. Why did rioting, vandalism, and murder occur in the wake of Jyllands-Posten's publication of twelve Mohammed cartoons, but not in the wake of the release of The Last Temptation of Christ?
  41. Why did the collapse of European Communism take so many people by surprise?
  42. Do the Democrats have a foreign policy that actually benefits democratic foreign nations and not terrorists and totalitarian states? If so, what is it?
  43. Since Bill Clinton campaigned for President with no desire for foreign intervention, in what ways were our actions in the Balkans not foreign intervention?
  44. What's the maximum amount of time you'd want to spend alone in a country whose elections were overseen by Jimmy Carter?
  45. Was it a good idea to give North Korea two light-water reactors, with which it can produce weapons-grade plutonium?
  46. Texans once had local autonomous rule. Palestinians never had local autonomous rule (prior to the founding of Transjordan in 1946). Which group has stronger claims to a homeland?
  47. Will the War on Poverty's mission ever be accomplished? Why or why not?
  48. Do you really wish John Edwards had been a heartbeat away from being President?
  49. If the 9/11 terrorists had flown planes into abortion clinics and Screen Actors Guild headquarters instead of a financial center and a military installation, would the left be any less sympathetic toward Muslims than they are now?
  50. How glad do you think Bill Clinton is that he never got stuck doing a tour of duty on a Swift Boat in Vietnam (and possibly Cambodia)?

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