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Blue State Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 07:36 PM
Response to Reply #10
21. The extreme are not the targets.
Their marginalization will be a by-product of the moderates casting them off.
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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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