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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:28 AM
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132. Monolithic Conservatism
If I couldn't avoid having dinner with right wingers I'd do some research beforehand, looking for issues of disagreement between them. I would keep steering the conversation back to these disagreeable areas until they decide to talk about sports instead.

I don't actually know conservatism well enough to make a suggestion. However, let's assume fracking is a wedge issue. When they start in on the Occupy movement, bring up fracking. Sample dialogue:

Right winger: Say! How about the way the cops busted up the protests at UC Davis? Wasn't that neat!

You reply: You bet. And how 'bout turning on your kitchet faucet and out comes gas? What a shocker!
It doesn't have to be elegant, just consistent. It's like what they say in baseball: Hit 'em where they ain't.

Fracking gives you a twofer - water and gas.

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