Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Keep It In Perspective


Being a life long progressive in a RED state (Utah) I have learned that in order to reason with people, especially neocons who are typically unreasonable (also poor hygiene, uneducate, rednecks, preconceived notions, etc) it is important to have a spirit of give and take. Because they are entirely predictable, you (progressive, like me) can enter into a discussion and just like "throw" them a "bone" and when they think you cede ground they let their guard down and you (progressive) end up winning the arguement (always happens when you follow this simple startegy).

I tell you (reader) that to tell you this story. See, the neocon blog world is all up in arms about this story where Robert Gibbs (not sure, I tink he's President Obama's MAIN secretary) totally laid the smack down on some reporter who was all like: "Obama needs to stop his agenda because the market is collapsed!".

Anyways, that instapundit guy (Blog) has the video that started this whole uproar. Its really long winded. So is the video. But here is where the exercise in give and take comes in. See, I will concede to the neocons that Okay, the stock market appears to be in some kind of slump now. I just threw them (neocons) a bone.

There I said it. The stock market APPEARS to be in some kind of slump (not that I think anyone really knows the reason).

Now, if there is a reasonable neocon out there (yah right hahhaha) and we were to engage in a level-headed (rational) discussion they will be like: "Yeah, it really looks like a possible slump".

Then I would say something like what President Obama's MAIN secretary said:

"I'm not entirely sure what he's pointing to to make some of the statements," said Gibbs. "And you can go back and look at any number of statements he's made in the past about the economy and wonder where some of the back-up for those are too."

When pressed further by Costello, Gibbs said, "If you turn on a certain program it's geared to a very small audience. No offense to my good friends, or friend at CNBC. But the President has to look out for the broader economy and the broader population."


Then I will point out that their comparisons to that one guy from the Iraq War who everyone made fun of (ILLUSTRATION ABOVE) are completely unfair and possibly hurtful.

In theory, the reasonable neocon will then agree and stop propagating that image. I think the dudes name was Baghdad Bob (moniker). Anyways its a good strategy and tried and true. If you (reader) have this conversation, which will probaly come up alot lately, try it out and you will see how good it works and then maybe write up a report and post here. Its really works.

2 comments:

Two Dogs said...

Wasn't Barry Obamoron's MAIN secretary one of the Bee-Gees? Man, they were just GAY.

Dean04Prez said...

No that was shaun cassidy.