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Wake Up, Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservatives

Ward3 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:17 PM
Oh, and one more thing. WE DIDN'T THINK PAUL RYAN'S BUDGET WAS EXTREME ENOUGH. We want a balanced budget within a decade, not in 30 years!

Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,

That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.

But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers something like, "I would totally vote for Republicans if they could just give up on these crazy social issues."

When you explain your votes for Barack Obama, you talk about how Republicans used to be much more moderate and focused on important things such as low taxes, fiscal discipline and balanced budgets.

When Colin Powell was on "Meet the...