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  •  I live among that demographis. (10+ / 0-)

    I find it completely pointless to point out anything remotely resembling a "fact", but here is what does work ...

    Try reminding those folk of their own values .... family, church, community, family again.

    Then ask how they are able to support politicians who don't help their families. Politicians who lie to them, cut education budgets.

    Politicians who want to keep women poorly paid, or deny then health care rights (and there are a LOT of abortions in the south).

    Ask them those questions and they might not change their vote, but they will think twice about who they are supporting, and more than that, they will have found a Liberal that they can have a conversation with.

    Oh yeah ... and when they complain about welfare, simply remind them that Walmart relies on welfare for it's employees. They all know someone who works at Walmart!

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 08:55:49 PM PST

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