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#1 The reason the Right is going to lose the upcoming gun-control fight is because they think the issue is about facts
The Right is going to lose the gun-control fight? The House members are aware that elections are coming up in less than two years. The gun-control issue is a toxic issue if you are in favor of gun-control and want to get elected. I sense people are digging in on this issue and it is the line in the sand. They are aware that all the gun-control legislation is aimed at honest, law-abiding citizens--not criminals or crazy people.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-12 10:27||
#2 it is about changing the way ordinary Americans think of themselves in relation to government
A narrow majority of ordinary Americans are willing to consider themselves 'subjects' of their government and passively support forcing this view on the remaining minority, as was proven in the last election. This is the crux of the matter.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-01-12 12:02||
#3 The objective is to increase government control over the lives of Americans in any way they can.
By ascribing ulterior intentions the author is attempting to assign blanket motivations to everyone that opposes his opinion. Ironically, (Perhaps intentionally) he employs the exact same persuasion scheme as those that promote greater restrictions. The problem is his base assertion is factually incorrect. Believe it or not there are some politicians favoring greater gun control that may be misguided but have some altruistic intentions. And there are plenty of craven politicians not looking for any grander government control but just want to make it look like they're doing something.
There seems to be an awful lot of commentators lately advising that the best way to refute the reactionary left is to use their own tactics against them. Perhaps sticking to logic, facts, and reason and leaving the Alinsky-Style methods to them might be a better course.
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-12 13:48||
#4 "Perhaps sticking to logic, facts, and reason and leaving the Alinsky-Style methods to them might be a better course."
That hasn't worked so far, DG. :-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-12 13:54||
#5 Double team'em. Those with a knack do Alinsky, those with mastery of facts and logic stick to the high road. And whenever possible apply Ben Shapiro's response to that dreadful Piers fellow on CNN, about the fact that President Reagan supported a semiautomatic weapons ban: "So?"
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-12 15:39||