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  •  you're not exactly outstanding at making (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv

    your case, you know.  

    i think, the arguments against have been made quite satisfactorily to a number of people, just not you.

    WHY IS EASIER TO BELIEVE THAT 150,000,000 AMERICANS ARE BEING LAZY, RATHER THAN THAT 400 ARE BEING GREEDY?

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 03:13:41 PM PST

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    •  There are a number of arguments to be waged... (3+ / 0-)
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      Clem Yeobright, Susan Gardner, G2geek

      The waste of money argument (funds should go to stuff I think will work better):  Don't give.

      The waste of time argument (paying for ads won't drive liberals to the polls to vote the way we want):  Don't give

      The unintended consequences argument (but what if Santorum WINS!!!!, then what will we do?): Okay, don't give.  But really, you think this will move the needle that much?  

      The purity argument (serious people don't vote strategically when given the opportunity to do so):  So, next time we play prisoner's dilemna I now know you will cooperate.  Good information to have.

      The Rush Makes it icky argument (But he's a baaaaaad man!)  Knock yourself out.  It was a legitimate strategy back then, too.  He may be a baaaaaaad man, but he's not always wrong.

      But the answer is... you give or you don't and you attempt to pursuade others to your way of thinking.  However, the campaign is going on regardless.

      It's about giving money, not moral or intellectual superiourity.

       

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