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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 

Friends don't let friends vote Republican!

Funny little email I recieved:

Things you must believe to be a Republican today:


Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals, non-Christians and Hillary Clinton.

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony and free trade.

The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iran.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without interference or regulation of product safety to the consumer.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

Rebuilding Iraq is humanitarian but rebuilding New Orleans and its levee system is a stupid waste of taxpayer money.

Giving the super-rich tax breaks is good for working people but providing child care to a single mother so she can work is government handouts.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is a impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages, eavesdropping on citizens, and censoring the Internet.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George & Laura Bush's driving record is none of our business.

Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

You support states' rights, but the Attorney General can tell states what local voter initiatives they have the right to adopt.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the 1980s is completely irrelevant.

It's wrong to be a "tax-and-spend" Democrat but OK to be a "cut-taxes-and-spend-big" Republican.

Feel free to pass this on. If you don't send it to at least 10 other people, we're likely to be stuck with more Republicans in '06 and '08.

Friends don't let friends vote Republican!


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A Great Summary of Both sides, I think.

Way to go HeightsMom! Thanks for sharing this. I plan to let my Republican Friends see this.

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Well, it's a little one sided but it is timely and funny. I am glad you enjoyed it.

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE REPUBLICAN

The Origin of FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE REPUBLICAN, FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE DEMOCRAT, PRESIDENT QUAYLE first started way back in 1991 and has been copied extensively by many others.

Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican http://www.cafepress.com/designermite/1012916

Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat http://www.cafepress.com/designermite/1012942

The preceding links show the current official location of the copy written designs.

The original prototypes were also extensively copied and bootlegged and sold on many street corner in Washington, DC, New York City and in a few stores that originally bought form the originator without permission.

The prototype Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican can be seen here: http://www.cafepress.com/designermite/347974

The prototype for Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat can be seen here: http://www.cafepress.com/designermite/347924

The following copy was also added to a personal webpage:

Here they are The Original, Legendary PRESIDENT QUAYLE, FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE REPUBLICAN and FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE DEMOCRAT...the political statements seen on shirts, decals and buttons... that were seen worn by more people in the streets of Washington, DC....New York...the ones that started it all...the ones that was most copied by others...

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE DEMOCRAT released by PDQ Productions (copyright 1991 - Walt Sullivan) as a follow up to FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE REPUBLICAN also released by PDQ Productions (copyright 1991 - Walt Sullivan)

Walt Sullivan has always been bold and unique in his designs. In 1988 he produced PRESIDENT QUAYLE, the take off of Edvard Munch's woodcut " The Scream " and inserted PRESIDENT QUAYLE (your worst nightmare). This was the start of PDQ Productions which then stood for President Dan Quayle Productions.

Walt Sullivan's shirt designs have been written about and featured in Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Washington Post, Washington Times,Washington City Paper Regardies, Harpers, The Nation, Phil Donahue Show, and many others too numerous to mention here.

Walt Sullivan later released the now infamous FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE REPUBLICAN and FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE DEMOCRAT (copyright 1991)


The original personal webpage can be seen here: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/waltsullivan/Friends%20don't%20let%20friends.html

The personal webpage validates the original Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican date as it shows the highest ranking in Yahoo's search as the first one listed. There also follows many other references to the Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican that can be seen in other sites.

Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican was admittedly a viewed as a form of negative political campaigning, its real intention was to get people up off of their apathetic bottoms and vote. Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican got people annoyed enough to get active in their own local and national politics.

It was interesting and amusing in 1991 to see just how many Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican shirts were being worn on the streets and how many Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican bumper stickers were gracing the rear bumpers of cars in traffic.

It is still interesting to see that Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican is still alive and well and selling on http://www.cafepress.com/designermite/1012916 in the form of shirts, stickers, dog shirts, greeting cards, posters, calenders, postage pals, track suits, tiles, coasters, messenger bags, BBQ aprons, pillows, clocks, mugs, and stein.

Then it only made sense to have the equal opportunity for Republicans with the version of Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat.

The most important thing to remember concerning the intention of Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican and Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat is to get out and vote.

http://www.cafepress.com/designermite

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