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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:17 AM

Republicans Consider Welcoming People Who Believe in Math and Science - Andy Borowitz carries on

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November 8, 2012
Republicans Consider Welcoming People Who Believe in Math and Science
Posted by Andy Borowitz





WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Opting for a bold “big tent” strategy to rebuild the party, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, told reporters today, “We need to welcome people who believe in different things than we do, like math and science.”

After disappointing results in Tuesday’s election, Mr. Priebus said that it was time for Republicans to become “more tolerant of those with a math-and-science lifestyle.”

“Just because we don’t believe in those things doesn’t mean we can’t get along with people who do,” he said. “We want to send this message: math and science Americans are Americans, too.”

In the biggest departure from its previous electoral strategy, Mr. Priebus said, the Republican Party is “even considering trying to appeal to women.”

“I read recently that women are as much as fifty-one per cent of the population,” he said. “That number sounded crazy high to me, but maybe one of our new math Republicans can check on it for us.”



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Mira Nov 2012 OP
DreamGypsy Nov 2012 #1
freemay20 Nov 2012 #2
Indykatie Nov 2012 #3
LondonReign2 Nov 2012 #4
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #5
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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:33 PM

1. Ain't gonna happen...

...Letting even one person who can think into the Republican party would alienate the entire base.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:37 PM

2. Love the post

Truly shows just how out of touch they are with regard to, well, EVERYTHING!

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Response to freemay20 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:46 PM

3. I Think This is Satire Given the Writer of the Piece

It no doubt captures Rinse's true feelings though.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:03 PM

4. Satire and the Republican Party

are nearly indistinguishable these days

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Response to LondonReign2 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. "Not sure if The Onion, or republicans"

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:23 PM

6. Borowitz is usually better than this, not decent satire because it's not at all believable n/t

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