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  •  My Republican brother and sister-in-law (15+ / 0-)

    are leaning Obama now. My sister-in-law thinks Mitt is out of touch with regular people and my brother has started to realize that Obamacare will benefit him! Pretty neat, huh? But if you're married to a Republican, his change of heart must feel even better to you.

    Btw, my brother has also figured out the Obama isn't out to steal his guns despite the NRA's constant messaging to the contrary. ha ha.

    •  I wish my brother would see through the NRA (4+ / 0-)
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      archkcmo, nellgwen, phonegery, Matt Z

      messaging.  When I was a kid I was proud of him because he was so smart.  Now I'm embarrassed that all he can do in political discussions is to spout right wing talking points.   I think the worst part is that he thinks he needs to explain things to me in very simple terms, even old concepts like trickle-down economics.  It is all so patronizing that I invariably get angry.

      •  Does it show up on your Facebook news feed? (2+ / 0-)
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        phonegery, Matt Z

        My mom "shares" NRA FB posts all the time. Most recently there has been a barrage of warnings that a new UN treaty will result in American citizens having their 2nd amendment rights infringed upon. No amount of asking "did you see (insert link here) on Snopes?" gets through.

        Good luck with your brother. If mine can change maybe yours can too (?). Slow drips of reality seems to have worked better than really trying to convince him of anything.

        •  just keep trying... (1+ / 0-)
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          Matt Z

          Few people change their mind in an instant. They're never going to say "you were right, I've been wrong all these years". Instead, it's a slow process.. but it has to start somewhere, sometime. You might not think what you say has any impact, but it all adds up... After a while, they might realize that the messages they're getting from the NRA, etc do not agree with reality.

          Freedom isn't free. So quit whining and pay your taxes.

          by walk2live on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 11:25:38 AM PDT

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