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  •  That's one of the things I do worry about (4+ / 0-)
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    jakbeau, snakelass, G2geek, Neon Vincent

    ...in parts of the country, it is entirely possible that people could swing to voting for the GOP candidate because of racism and/or sexism.  Definitely something to keep in mind.

    •  best weapon is RIDICULE (6+ / 0-)

      What we need to do is make a pre-emptive attack against racism & sexism, using ridicule as the primary weapon.  

      Also, we have to go after the politics of identity because that will be used as a weapon by the Rs.  

      Ridicule works where fear, shrillness, moralizing, and so on, don't work.  Ridicule works by belittling the target, making the target seem weak and unworthy.  It works on the basis of implied embarrassment.  

      So. How to ridicule racism and sexism, and identity politics in general?  This is something we ought to give serious thought, and we need to find someone who's in touch with Howard Dean in order to get the results into his hands for use in the general election.  

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