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  •  There is probably a solid majority (10+ / 0-)

    with whom we can never bridge the gap.  These people have drank the Fox Koolaid and are probably permanently gone, never to accept reality again.  Hopefully there is enough of a stigma forming around Fox that they are recruiting fewer victims.  We need to encourage and reinforce that stigma.  

    For the minority of republicans who are reachable and might be converted, we need to be calm and reassure them that the apocalypse fantasies coming from the right wing media will not come to pass and just be factual with them when we debunk the myths.  Just like with a hysterical child, you tell the child that everything will be alright--basically the opposite of what Fox, Rush, Hannity, et al are doing right now.

    And the gloating won't help.  

    •  The gloating is quite the opposite ... (0+ / 0-)

      of demonstrating "respect and dignity".  People will remember it for a long time to come and not only be put off, but use it as a reason to not compromise on anything.  It's embarrassing.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:16:56 PM PST

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