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  •  I've found that arguments are good between us (0+ / 0-)

    And it's important .

    It's also important that these lines provoke thought rather than slam the foot down.  Most of them are questions that pop the intellectual bubble that conservatives live in.

    Of course, at the time, no one will say "I see the light", especially prideful conservatives.  But you plant seeds here and there to undermine the mindset, the foundation of their beliefs.

    Or, to borrow from naval warfare: We too often aim for the superstructure when we should be aiming for the waterline.  

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 05:38:14 AM PDT

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    •  With apologies for the delayed response... (0+ / 0-)

      An effective soundbite is memorable, short enough to be repeated easily, and sets the tone for a longer argument that might actually sway people who are undecided on the topic.

      As an example, a facebook friend posted one of those sloganed pictures in support of voter ID laws. "It is not discrimnation to ask for ID" or something like that.  My response was

      "A policy is discriminatory if its purpose is to discriminate."

      I followed up to a link to the "which will deliver the state of Pennsylvania to Romney" video, plus links showing the demographics of those without ID. I seem to have convinced this one person.

      So, less longwinded - should we start a group or something in which to tune these comebacks?  Is there a good way to try to get them out in common discourse?

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