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    The only thing I was really saying was that it's not smart to take certain attitudes or rhetorical angles when trying to convince people.  That's it--it really was.  You can agree or disagree--it's not a matter of having to define terms.  It applies whatever you call yourself.

    The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

    by Panurge on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:47:18 PM PST

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    •  And I object to (0+ / 0-)

      your certain attitudes and rhetorical angles. Go back and read what you wrote. There's more than a little disdain there and what's with the shouting and the inappropriately places periods?

      But anyhow, so long, and thanks for all the fish.

      •  OK. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm sorry I insulted you.  

        But sometimes I hear things over and over and they just tick me off.  You said something that ticked me off.  How about this:  Saying what you said to people you're trying to convince is counter-productive.  Is that better?

        The '60s were simply an attempt to get the 21st Century started early....Well, what are we waiting for? There's no deadline on a dream!

        by Panurge on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 05:16:29 AM PST

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          Your assumption of a conservative's reaction is based on another assumption, that all conservative are the same. As I said earlier, there are more than a few conservatives or former conservatives here at dkos including Markos himself. I rather doubt that many of them (us) are (were) ideological conservatives.

          Speaking for myself, I'm a fiscal conservative and a social liberal who believes there is a time for Keynesian measures. The distance between pragmatic conservatives, such as myself, and moderate liberals is small enough that the labels only get in the way.

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