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  •  The only part of the diary I disagree with is ... (3+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, Troubadour, JerryNA

    ... the title.

    GOP "Scamdal"-mongering Just Reminds People Why They Hate Republicans
    I would say it just reminds people who already hate Republicans why they hate Republicans.   It reminds people who are aware of all the things the diarist lists why they hate Republicans.

    Clearly half of the people in this country not only don't hate Republicans, but very likely actually support GOP scandal-mongering, and believe all the scams.  

    And another significant percentage of Americans on top of that 50% don't have a clue about current politics one way or another, or about history in general.

    •  Yes, but while we're making moot points (0+ / 0-)

      why not also quibble that all of the people both of us are talking about are only 5% of all humans on Earth, and humans are only a tiny fraction of life on Earth, and the life on Earth is probably only a tiny fraction of life in the universe, so really anything we say about anything is not true.  Pffft.

      Process defines product.

      by Troubadour on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:32:19 PM PDT

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      •  It all depends on the breadth of audience (0+ / 0-)

        your willing to settle for, I guess.

        I do the same thing. I hate Republicans so much, restraint is nearly impossible for me to show in both titles and the text of my diaries that talk about them.

        Stuff does, however, end up being seen outside the confines of this website. So if reaching people that normally aren't on this side of the aisle is a goal, it's something to consider.

        Not a criticism, just another way I've personally being looking at it, lately.

        The success of this diary here speaks for itself, though, so it's hard to find fault with it otherwise.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:51:26 PM PDT

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    •  There's something to be said for that (0+ / 0-)

      critique.

      I know I've considered the potential appeal to audiences outside Daily Kos/Democrats more as time goes on when choosing titles and wording within some of my diaries.

      There very well could be Republicans who, once they had pondered the substance of this diary, might see things a little differently regarding their party, had a less "hostile" title been chosen.

      I'm certainly guilty of letting my detest for Republicans get the better of me as well. Striking a balance is hard to do, sometimes.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Mon May 20, 2013 at 12:36:55 PM PDT

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