Monday, June 27, 2005

How to Talk to a Conservative (If You Must)

Having argued with conservatives A LOT over the last 5 years, I will give you a few points on how to talk to a conservative, that is if you really want to.

Conservatives really have no grasp on reality, now they will tell you that liberals and Democrats have no grasp on reality, its all point of view, but given some conservative contradictions... well we'll see who has no grasp on reality.

First point:
Conservatives LOVE to blame Clinton for everything, and the "Clinton" excuse is what conservatives pull out of their ass when they are losing an argument. Well, when you are talking to a conservative and the inevitable "well, Clinton did (insert something the republican run congress did or didn't allow to happen here)..." argument comes up simply remind them that Clinton hasn't been President for the last 5 years.

Second point:
Conservatives love to support the troops, granted supporting the troops means slapping a "support the troops" magnetic sticker on their gas guzzling SUV. That's the extent of it. So, when you are talking to a conservative and they start droning on about how the war in Iraq was the right thing to do, and that this is a justified war, suggest to them that they enlist. If this war is the right thing to do and is so justifiable then they should be running not walking to enlist in the Army and do their part in Iraq. When they decline, and come up with some lame excuse as to why they won't enlist (which they will do) politely inform them that they obviously don't believe that the war is justified, otherwise they would enlist. At this point the conversation ends...

This point I am so convinced of I want to carry enlistment forms with me to present to them at the time of the argument... just so I can see them squirm.

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