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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:47 PM

Whew! A message from a white man to GOP strategist of the future

http://www.ericgarland.co/2012/11/09/letter-to-a-future-republican-strategist-regarding-white-people/

You need to just go there and read. No summary I could make would capture the problem and delivered it to the door.



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Reply Whew! A message from a white man to GOP strategist of the future (Original post)
Skidmore Nov 2012 OP
CurtEastPoint Nov 2012 #1
Skittles Nov 2012 #2
pipewrench Nov 2012 #3
KatyAnn Nov 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #5
Skidmore Nov 2012 #6
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #7
a kennedy Nov 2012 #8
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #9
hifiguy Nov 2012 #10
MoonchildCA Nov 2012 #11
union_maid Nov 2012 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #13
Cha Nov 2012 #14
BeHereNow Nov 2012 #15
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #16
sdfernando Nov 2012 #17
felix_numinous Nov 2012 #18
Lucky Luciano Nov 2012 #19
ballaratocker Nov 2012 #20
Shankapotomus Nov 2012 #21
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #22
NBachers Nov 2012 #23
heaven05 Nov 2012 #24
qwlauren35 Nov 2012 #25
KauaiK Nov 2012 #26
Tumbulu Nov 2012 #27
hwmnbn Nov 2012 #28

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. This is a must-read! Great writing!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:52 PM

2. that is REALLY good

very well said

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:06 PM

3. Great Find

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:07 PM

4. This s really good.

The sad part is, we could send this to every Republican we know, and they would still not get it.
Deprogramming from a cult is very very difficult.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:23 PM

5. Blah to you poopy heads.

I couldn't get in. They had maxed out on the bandwidth.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:25 PM

6. Try later. It is well worth the effort.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:26 PM

7. I'll try again later.

It would appear, Skidmore, that you created more traffic than ericgarland.com can handle. I am sad.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:29 PM

8. Loved this.....

and kicking this

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:36 PM

9. Indeed, it was worth trying again.

My very favorite part is this.


Meanness- Your party is really mean, mocking and demonizing everyone who does not follow you into the pits of hell. You constantly imply – as Mitt Romney did in his “47% speech” – that anybody who disagrees with you does so not by logic or moral conviction, but because they are shiftless, lazy parasites who want “free stuff” from “traditional Americans.” Wow, you guys managed to follow up a stunning electoral defeat with insulting the very people you wish to attract for a majority in the political system! Brilliant! You are losing elections because being angry and defensive and just-plain-mean is more important than being smart and winning elections – and thus you deserve everything happening to you.


I wonder how many Obama voters will have their mind changed by this rhetorical tactic. I dare say few to none.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:36 PM

10. A truly epic beatdown.

Bravo!!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:43 PM

11. That was great!

Thanks. I just shared it.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:45 PM

12. Fantastic!

Thanks for posting it. A very good read. Don't forget to Like it on Facebook and piss off your conservative relatives. I know I did.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:00 PM

13. K&R nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:11 PM

14. Everything Eric Garland said was true.. And, I thank him for expressing himself

so magnificently.

Thank for the Letter, Skidmore

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:19 PM

15. K&R! n/t (Eric said it all)

bhn

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:21 PM

16. That was good

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:28 PM

17. Man that is some kind of awesomeness!

This guy is spot on and lays it all out for them. Become part of the 21st century or become irrelevant!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:04 PM

18. Excellent!!

It is wonderfully written!!

"Meanness- Your party is really mean, mocking and demonizing everyone who does not follow you into the pits of hell."

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:27 PM

19. Hah! nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:35 PM

20. It is comforting to see there really are people out there like that.

It is good to know there are people out there who hold some conservative values but cannot pull the lever for the GOP as their anti-intellectual outlook on life is just too off putting. It is frustrating to think that we are trying to appeal to people who will not be swayed no matter how intellectually rigorous are our arguments are. It's great to see that some real conservatives can see the beast for what it is and reject it.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:36 PM

21. Tweeted nt

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:45 PM

22. a Big Ole K&R

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:55 PM

23. Thank you for pointing me toward this- it is truly stupendous.

Someone who Actually Gets It and Actually Says It.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:07 PM

24. pretty good.

hard hitting truth.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:11 PM

25. All were good points but...

I especially liked the one about science.

The level of ignorance that was exposed during this past election cycle was stupefying. Why be on a Science Committee if you don't believe in Science?

I have no words.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:04 AM

26. !! WOW !! This is a MUST read

This is must read. Thank you for posting! I plan to share.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:10 AM

27. What a great find - thanks for sharing

it with us!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:55 AM

28. Excellent, the writer nailed it perfectly. K&R

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