Location: Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States

I'm an ordained United Methodist minister no longer pastoring churches, a former media producer with skills ten years out of date, a writer trying to sell my first novel, and a sales associate keeping body and soul together working for the People's Republic of Corporate America. I'm married to the most wonderful woman in the world, who was my best friend for 17 years before we married.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How do you talk to a Republican?

I've noticed in debating issues with Republican co-workers, etc., that they don't listen to what you're saying. They parrot the talking points dictated by Rush or Billo or Sean, but they don't engage what you're saying.

I make a statement, they respond with a talking point that doesn't directly address what I just said. How do you counter that?

Furthermore, if you say something outrageous (to them), such as pointing out how the prosperity they brag about that occurred during the Reagan Administration happened after Reagan signed the largest tax increase in history, they shout something like "REAGAN NEVER RAISED ANY TAXES!" As though shouting could make it true.

So how do you engage the drinkers of Rush's Kool-Aid?

Is it even possible?

Any ideas?


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