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  •  For many conservatives and Tea-Baggers, (4+ / 0-)
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    The Raven, Matt Z, Noamjunior, jan4insight

    their politics is either tied up in their religion, or it IS their religion. You can't have a rational discussion about it with them -- at least, not so far as I've been able to see.

    Nevertheless, we should continue to be as rational ourselves as we can be. This is the only way to reach the reachable.

    Bruce in Louisville
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    by bmaples on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 06:50:27 PM PDT

    •  And tied up w their racism. I'm convinced (3+ / 0-)
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      kaliope, Matt Z, thoughtful3

      they cannot fathom that a Black man is POTUS. Honestly. I think the venom and vitriol is b/c of his color. Just my 2

      "Sir, you are a very clever man, but not very wise. Everyone knows it's turtles, all the way down."

      by hester on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 06:55:13 PM PDT

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    •  Yes and no (2+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, jan4insight

      Yes you're right that our rationality and fact-based positions are popular and a winning ticket with the electorate. But no, these realities will not reach the reachable.

      It is necessary to frame Democratic positions in some 5-second soundbite that clearly presents the choice to the consumer:

      Tax cuts for billionaires? Vote republican. Jobs? Elect Democrats.

      More simple:

      Stop outsourcing of American jobs - vote for the Democrat.

      Simplest:

      The republicans hate you.

      Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

      by The Raven on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 07:11:58 PM PDT

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