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  •  That isn't how it works (4+ / 0-)

    it is fundamental and necessary to co-opt their hateful code words.  Once enough impressions of Bachmann's cross-eyed idiocy above the word "WELFARE QUEEN" are made, THEY will stop using that term.

    That's the point.  

    Just in case you forgot today: REPUBLICANS VOTED TO END MEDICARE. AND THEY'LL DO IT AGAIN.

    by slippytoad on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:05:39 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, slipperytoad, that isn't (1+ / 0-)
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      how it works.

      You and I clearly disagree.  Over my almost 4 decades of activism, I've never seen a time when progressive use - even ironically intended - of right-wing themes did anything but strengthen those themes in a repressive way.

      We think we can co-opt their themes.  But we only strengthen them when we do.  

      Teach us to listen to sounds larger than our own heartbeat; that endure longer than our own weeping in the dark. - Lillian Smith

      by RadioGirl on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:41:14 PM PDT

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    •  Ah, so what hateful code words am I now (2+ / 0-)
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      free to use about you?  You know, since your cool on reclaiming and stuff.

      Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.--MLK, Jr.

      by conlakappa on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 01:44:54 PM PDT

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