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View Diary: Do Republicans REALLY Think We're That Stupid? Yes, They Do. Updated With Action Plan (81 comments)

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  •  Action plan for RW emails: (2+ / 0-)
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    FarWestGirl, Puddytat

    Come up with short, direct responses to them and share them with the rest of us. (Fortunately, no one emails me that shit.)  But I often see people posting their responses here and many of them are heartfelt, factual - and likely to be ignored because they go on for pages.  

    Take a page from the repubs' playbook and don't get bogged down in details.  State one or two facts, and let it go - but add that you'd be happy to give them additional information/documentation if they have questions or doubts.

    •  Also: tailor your approach. (1+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat

      If it's some loudmouth in your circle, just let them have it with both barrels.  

      If it's your kindly, Fox-watching auntie, start your response with "Wow, I'm not sure who sent that to you, but they sure have their facts wrong.  You might want to let them know that [debunk rumor here].  I wonder where they got that idea?"

    •  I do better than that (0+ / 0-)

      Snopes.com usually has that stuff on their site and a couple of sentences from me and the direct link to their debunking is what I send for the worst of the emails.  I now plan to double down and do a "reply all" to all the crap I get in my inbox.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 07:15:00 PM PDT

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