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  •  You learn which people to dismiss, silently (4+ / 0-)
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    housesella, inaru, pepper mint, Lujane

    mutter a sarcastic comment for your own amusement (sanity) and move on.  It's tough, and at times I have engaged too long with denseness.  Most people are at least polite and will listen and talk to you.  So many are completely in the dark, or have been influenced by false information, that there is great opportunity to set the record straight.  I always list Obama's sterling qualities (evidence of good judgment, insight, intentions etc.) and the changes he will make in their lives----all the policies which are geared to raising the quality of life for the middle class.  The biggest thing I see this time is the need to educate the voters on taxes.  Repubs have spread the false rumor that "Obama will raise your taxes".  For 95% of the population this is a lie. Everyone with incomes under $250,000 need not be concerned---will get tax breaks.  And the Wash Post chart I saw, tax increase does not happen until $650,000.

    •  You should also arm yourself with (4+ / 0-)
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      housesella, coolsub, inaru, pepper mint

      legislation that Obama has passed. People need to know more about what Obama has done as a US Senator and as a state Sen. in IL.  

      Newsflash to bloggers: A black president by itself is A LOT of CHANGE for A LOT of Americans.

      by Newsie8200 on Sat Sep 06, 2008 at 09:53:05 AM PDT

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    •  oh yeah (3+ / 0-)
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      coolsub, inaru, pepper mint

      whever he can he brings up taxes.  Rambles a bit (most people feel more comfortable then and not like he's some economist trying to bamboozle them), and then sets them straight and then gets into the meat of and truth of it.
      Oh, but he will always say gosh, how he soooo surprised when he found out the truth and then he gently gets in some dig about being sick to death of lying ads so he has to take the time to look things up on his own and can't depend on truth in advertising.  Depending on the feel of the person he will make the dig in the frame of "liberal media" or after 8 years of nothing but lies and the media never called anyone out on them.

      Whole different approachs when dealing with well informed people, but there seems to be very very few of those out there

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