10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican, 3rd Edition

head-scratcherI told everyone I was going to make this a once a month feature and here it is.  I’ve gotten decent feedback by people who’ve asked conservatives these questions, so I’m hoping most of you are enjoying the column.

If you haven’t seen the first two editions, here they are:

While some conservatives might try to answer the questions (most won’t) their answers are usually completely ridiculous.  Usually what you get is some kind of dismissive response or “answers” that don’t really have anything to do with the question.

Alright, let’s get started:

1) How many official reports debunking the numerous fake Republican Benghazi conspiracies will it take before conservatives let it go?

2) If universal background checks won’t slow down gun violence, then why do you think requiring an ID to vote will solve the almost non-existent cases of voter fraud?

3) If raising taxes on the rich equals dangerous socialism, how do you explain our very successful capitalism during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with much higher taxes?

4) If millions of people who work 40 hours a week still rely on government assistance to survive, due to employers paying ridiculously low wages, how exactly is that “them being lazy?”

5) Fox News has reported on fake Benghazi conspiracies for nearly a year and a half (and counting) which conservatives have had no problem with, so why is MSNBC covering the real scandals facing Chris Christie for just about three weeks “overkill?”

6) How many instances of gay marriage ruining heterosexual relationships can you cite?

7) The wealthy are richer than they’ve ever been before, while the poor and middle class fall further and further behind, so when exactly does “trickle-down” economics start to work?

8) If raising the debt ceiling is such a big deal, why did Republicans have no problem doing it seven times during G.W. Bush’s eight years?

9) How can the House of Representatives be “representing the American people” when Democrats won the popular vote in 2012 by 1.5 million votes, yet Republicans (thanks to gerrymandering) have power in the House?

10) If everything that’s still wrong with our economy is President Obama’s fault, why do most Republicans still keep a far distance from having anything to do with George W. Bush?

Alright, that’ll wrap up this month’s edition of “10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Conservative.”  I hope you enjoyed it, and be sure to share it around so more liberals can ask these questions to their conservative counterparts.

That is, if conservatives will even answer them.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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