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View Diary: "Revenge of the Reality-Based Community": must-read article by ex-GOP partisan Bruce Bartlett (157 comments)

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  •  "nobody is a hopeless case" (4+ / 0-)

    "nobody is a hopeless case".

    I like the optimistic posture in that!  It doesn't me we even try on some, but we don't need to right them off as hopeless.

    You reminded me that "Blinded by the Right" had been on my reading list, but got lost somewhere and fell off the bottom. Would be a good airplane read.

    There's a great diary about a Bill O'Reilly fan, who was absolutely convinced there was no global warming, so convinced that she would not tolerate any dissent. But after seeing Chasing Ice, she was so affected she feels she will have to go an apologize to all the friends and family that she convinced to ignore global warming. Seeing Chasing Ice broke through her bubble, and she realizes that Bill O'Reilly is wrong (who she loves to watch every day).  She was shocked that he could be so wrong about something so important.

    IOW, somewhere early on he gained her trust, and then held onto it, by the tactics and topics he chooses.  Chasing Ice and poof - bye, bye Bill O'Reilly.

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