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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:05 AM

Next time you are in a quiet conversation with a 'reasonable' Republican whom you respect . .

with a very quiet voice look directly into their eyes and in a very somber, deliberate and slow voice ask them;



"Does it give you pause at all that the only reason that this isn't a 50 state rout is that 1 out of every 3 of the people that you stand with are so blinded by racial hatred that they cannot correctly identify the President's place of birth, that Romney continues to go out of his way to keep those votes on the reservation , and that if those votes were subtracted this would be the greatest landslide in American history?"



and do not look away. Continue to go look straight in their eyes and if they give any other answer but "Yeah I am thinking of voting for the President" then continue to drill deep into their eyes (as if you were reading the operating instructions written on the inside of the skull) and without looking away say,



Really?

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Reply Next time you are in a quiet conversation with a 'reasonable' Republican whom you respect . . (Original post)
grantcart Aug 2012 OP
CanonRay Aug 2012 #1
2pooped2pop Aug 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #5
CanonRay Aug 2012 #6
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #8
sofa king Aug 2012 #3
CTyankee Aug 2012 #4
Brewinblue Aug 2012 #7

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:10 AM

1. I haven't met one of those reasonable Republicans in 20+ years

I thought they were extinct. You should do a paper for the National Acadaemy of Science about your finding one alive.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:17 AM

2. yep

reasonable republican is one of those oxy-moran situations.
(misspelling intentional)

also I don't know if a quiet room with a repiglican in it is possible either. They will try to out shout the fucking walls.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:46 AM

5. And old college friend of mine who I have met up with on FB

is a "Republican" of the old school persuasion, who finds the current Republican party to be a bunch of dangerously insane fascists. I get some of my best stuff on FB from HIM, lol.

He is a huge Obama supporter.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:53 AM

6. Wow, Two. There must be a hidden nest someplace.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

8. Oh, and my old friend is in Colorado!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:25 AM

3. "You'll pay out of your own pocket to vote for any Republican this year."

If your friend is smart enough to ask for evidence, cite the fact that in July, all but four Republicans in Congress voted to block your friend's tax cut extension so that rich people can continue to sink our nation's finances by running up huge deficits.

They will continue to do so if they are reelected.

Republicans can pay themselves by voting all-D or staying home and letting responsible Americans do the heavy lifting for them.

I would recommend against trying to play on the empathy of Republicans. They have little for anyone not directly connected to them, and simply do not understand how their positions punish the innocent and reward the evil.

But hit 'em in the wallet, and all of a sudden they don't want that to happen to anyone else ever again.

So I say hit 'em in the wallet, where their hearts are.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:36 AM

4. I "thought" I had one of those conversations with my repub neighbor who has been very

nice and helpful to my husband and myself during some rough illnesses both of us experienced.

We were having a great time discussing Newt Gingrich's remark "explaining" why he was unfaithful (too patriotic) and rightfully skewering him and laughing about it. I thought maybe, just maybe, the republican hypocrisy was too much for him and he was done with them. Then a Linda McMahon sign went up on his lawn (this was in the 2010 CT senatorial campaign). I was appalled. Her opponent, Dick Blumenthal, actually stood up for my neighbor and other CT citizens when he was state AG on the issue of UI gouging customers. He said he couldn't vote for Dick because he said something supportive of the mayor of Hartford at one time (before the guy was indicted on corruption).

I just think my neighbor can't help himself. To her credit, his wife (also a lifelong Republican) said she was voting for Blumenthal and even put HIS sign up. It was a pretty strange sight: both candidates' signs right next to each other on their lawn. She was straightforward "Dick deserves to be our Senator. He's earned it."

We have our Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate on our law and have had it for a couple of weeks, since the primary. First on our block! I imagine the neighbor will stick a McMahon sign on his lawn shortly.

Hmm, reminds me to go to the Obama campaign's HQ in New Haven for one of his signs...

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 10:53 AM

7. Wikipedia: Reasonable Republican.

See, unicorn.

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