#IAmARepublicanBecause, trending in Denver: Our joking (and serious) top 10

#IAmARepublicanBecause is trending in Denver right now and the tweets show how quickly a theme can mutate on social media. The original posts were along the lines of "I Am a Republican Because I'm a Hateful Moron." But then actual Republicans started weighing in to share sincere opinions, setting off a battle between the two camps. Check out our ten favorites from all points of view below.
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