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What It Means To Be A California Republican

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Video published August 21, 2010 | Download MP4 | View transcript

Above: Donald Erwin, a 77 year-old San Diegan, along with other Republicans, talks about what it means to be a Republican in California in 2010.

As California Republicans gear up for a competitive general election in November, many turned up in San Diego to lend their support to their party. Several Republicans talked about what it means to them to be a part of the GOP in California.

Donald Erwin, a 77-year-old man from San Diego, said: "Our state is a business, we need to grow it as a business. Right now we can get rid of three quarters of the people in government and still carry on the business of government."

Patricia Bowler, from Diamond Bar is a proud mother. She raised her three sons under what she considers Republican values: love of the country, faith and family. For Patricia: "Democrats don't have any values."

Retired reporter Lee Schell, from San Jose, considers that his "goal as a Republican is to preserve the American way of life."

Kelly, from Santa Barbara, works for, an online store and blog dedicated "to educate people on what it means to be a conservative". Kelly sells many patriotic items and she believes in lower taxes and less government.

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Avatar for user 'jphepner'

jphepner | August 24, 2010 at 4 p.m. ― 6 years, 7 months ago

I have now seen the ultimate reason that I am so glad to be a Democrat! I am so pleased that Patricia Bowler has defined what it means to be a Republican. I could list millions of reasons that being a Republican is not reserved to those who love country, have faith and put family above all!

If that is what a Republican believes, ("Democrats don't have any values") I can't even feel sorry for her. She's worse than Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Beck, Limbaugh and all the other "Republicans" all wrapped into one!

I feel so sad for America! I wonder how many Democrats served and died for our freedom in all of the wars since WWI. With the exception of Donald Rumsfeld, the past Republican administration was made up of nothing but a bunch of rich draft-dodgers.

Country, Faith and Family --- Geez!

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lplunk | April 12, 2011 at 1:29 p.m. ― 5 years, 11 months ago

Your reporter was

a) rushed with a point to make

b) out of tape to get full quote.

How accurate was the clip of Mrs. Bowler? As accurate as the number of children reported. She has 4.

The values that motivate the people in the two major parties are different.

To speak for myself, I became a Republican because it allowed me greater intellectual freedom and showed more respect for the individual than the Democrats did.

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