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"I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up.
"She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there smiling.
"So I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?'
"She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the poor homeless people.'
"Her parents beamed with pride.
"'Wow...what a worthy goal.' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep up my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store near where the homeless guys hang out, and you can give one the $50 to use toward food and a new house.'
"She thought that over for a few moments, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, 'Why doesn't the homeless guy just come over and do the work, and then you can just pay him the $50?'
"I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.'
"Her parents still aren't speaking to me."
[Note: I don't think she'd fit in the current Republican Party either.]