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  •  I live in a very backwards county in Texas (5+ / 0-)

    and the argument I hear the most from my confused, angry Caucasian brethren is, "He's just going to give everything to the black people."

    My first response is, "What is 'everything,' and who is Obama going to take it from to redistribute it to African-Americans?"...blank stare...

    I really think Democrats need to re-frame the arguments as moral directives as opposed to logical frame-works because simple minds need primordial instincts to react upon.

    My initial assault upon the Southern mindset is: the Republican brand is based upon greed and self-interest at the expense of others' demise. This is not a traditional "Christian" element. I'm not a traditional Christian, but this is how I frame my Democratic views in terms that stick. I have swayed (to date) 6 voters. Take this for what it's worth...

    I wish I could come up with a really clever sig...something to capture the imagination and illuminate the mind. Oh well.

    by Open MiKe Night on Sat Nov 15, 2008 at 02:00:20 AM PST

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