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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 05:18 PM
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10. That is the logic, it is called triangulation
and you know what? It does not work all the time, especially when used with the extremes of either side

And in this case this is the American Taliban
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  -"De-Fanging the Right" Obama and the Warren Move. ingin  Dec-19-08 04:44 PM   #0 
  - I know many people who are similar to Warren  rpannier   Dec-19-08 04:50 PM   #1 
  - Bingo.  Odin2005   Dec-19-08 04:59 PM   #2 
  - giving them a place doesn't defang them. their bigotry is as close  roguevalley   Dec-19-08 09:35 PM   #24 
  - wrong. its not defanging them, its FUELING their bigotry  Mari333   Dec-19-08 05:03 PM   #3 
  - Well Said  wiboy   Dec-19-08 05:03 PM   #4 
  - it doesn't defang them, it legitimizes their hate.  KG   Dec-19-08 05:06 PM   #5 
  - hell, it HONOURS their hate and bigotry. n/t  Mari333   Dec-19-08 05:06 PM   #6 
     - You don't change minds with a hammer.  ingin   Dec-19-08 07:22 PM   #19 
  - People are so rigidly stuck in the Bush paradigm  loyalsister   Dec-19-08 05:12 PM   #7 
  - I dunno about this.  offog   Dec-19-08 05:12 PM   #8 
  - It seems that if you rule out all the bigots...  ingin   Dec-19-08 07:25 PM   #20 
     - then don't rule out the bigots. there are plenty out there. give them  roguevalley   Dec-19-08 09:37 PM   #26 
  - Sorry, but giving evangelicals - in general -  Ms. Toad   Dec-19-08 05:16 PM   #9 
  - That is the logic, it is called triangulation  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-19-08 05:18 PM   #10 
  - The extreme are not the targets.  ingin   Dec-19-08 07:36 PM   #21 
     - Sorry to disagree but the target of this are the American Fundamentalist  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-19-08 10:23 PM   #28 
        - Obama's targets are young moderate evangelicals...  ingin   Dec-20-08 12:33 PM   #30 
           - This will work wonders if you look at history NOT  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-20-08 01:01 PM   #31 
  - It's classic Obama  gravity   Dec-19-08 05:23 PM   #11 
  - I would like very much for Obama...  stillcool47   Dec-19-08 05:47 PM   #12 
  - legitimizing homophobic bigotry is fanging, not defanging  Warren Stupidity   Dec-19-08 05:55 PM   #13 
  - Hey  BeFree   Dec-19-08 06:41 PM   #18 
  - Well said n/t  Lorien   Dec-19-08 09:37 PM   #25 
  - !  Blue State Native   Dec-20-08 01:48 PM   #35 
  - I have no idea how well this strategy will work = but it's worth a try  Douglas Carpenter   Dec-19-08 06:13 PM   #14 
  - How about some early returns on how well legitimizing as de-fanging works?  glitch   Dec-19-08 06:21 PM   #16 
  - "Rick Warren is taking just as much heat from the right as Obama is from the left" - proof, please  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-19-08 06:18 PM   #15 
  - The shortest path between two points is...  rucky   Dec-19-08 06:21 PM   #17 
  - You Are Absolutely Right. This IS Classic Obama.  Toasterlad   Dec-19-08 07:44 PM   #22 
  - I'm done debating this issue  CitizenPatriot   Dec-19-08 07:46 PM   #23 
  - You don't "defang" a movement by giving them legitimacy & credibility.  scarletwoman   Dec-19-08 09:58 PM   #27 
  - yep. I think it's smart to sit down and talk to him  dana_b   Dec-20-08 01:42 PM   #33 
  - This is magical thinking  HillWilliam   Dec-20-08 08:35 AM   #29 
  - I'll just bet you that Obama is relying on data to back up what the OP is essentially saying.  CTyankee   Dec-20-08 01:36 PM   #32 
     - Yet hate crimes against GLBT folks  HillWilliam   Dec-20-08 08:16 PM   #39 
        - Violent thugs are just that. They must be stopped and incarcerated.  CTyankee   Dec-21-08 11:11 AM   #40 
  - If I'm really really nice to the popular kids, maybe they'll invite me to their parties  Bucky   Dec-20-08 01:44 PM   #34 
  - You cannot defang the right.  anonymous171   Dec-20-08 02:14 PM   #36 
  - One reason why this is so painful is that the whole thing is COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY  kenny blankenship   Dec-20-08 02:16 PM   #37 
  - Well said.  backscatter712   Dec-20-08 02:36 PM   #38 
  - "Divide and rule" may be applied to the right as well as the left.  bemildred   Dec-21-08 11:25 AM   #41 
  - what a load of bullshit.  leftofthedial   Dec-21-08 11:26 AM   #42 
 

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