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  •  That may well be the case, however... (6+ / 0-)

    ...I've made more friends with like-minded people by engaging the ignorant putz we have/had in common.  Living in the south, and canvassing for candidates now and again, it never fails: I'll knock on a door and announce who I'm there for, and the look of jubilation comes across their face as if I were a boat washing up on an island they'd been marooned on for years.  Happens in social media all the time for me, too.  

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!! Sic 'em! WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF

    by SouthernDemRon on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:11:05 AM PDT

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    •  I agree about social media (2+ / 0-)
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      SilentBrook, SouthernDemRon

      When I argue with right-wingers on social media, I'm not out to convince them of anything--- they're too far gone.  My goal is to air things out for the readers, many of whom thank me later for saying what they always wanted to say but didn't want to get bullied in response.  Generally, we end up with a nice juxtaposition of my factual, moral, and calm statements with their ludicrous, immoral, naive, and illogical statements.

      Social media is great for debates, because the text makes people slow down, which lets thoughts in, the screen eliminates the usefulness of physical presence, charisma, intimidation, high tones, etc., and the internet captures everything and displays it so it's harder to get away with the verbal tapdancing that passes for argument among right-wingers.

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

      by nominalize on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:41:46 AM PDT

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