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  •  I hear you, however (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, Nada Lemming

    you're making the same mistake that many on the Obamasux crowd make, including the diarist you're responding to, which is to distract from the substance of your arguments with hyperbole.  Even if you genuinely feel that the diary you respond to was dishonest, the most effective and devastating response is almost always a measured one.

    Because I think when most people see opposing arguments, and they see one is characterized by vitriol, insults, and bombast, and the other is characterized by reasoned and careful argument, the immediate takeaway will be that the first argument was full of smart-ass remarks, shit-talking, and hysteria while the substance is an afterthought, but they will actually remember the substance of the more measured argument.

    “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

    by puakev on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:25:58 PM PST

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