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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:50 PM

How to make republicans "WOKE"

Stopped in the VFW yesterday afternoon shortly before the national news came on the tube. After all the
hellos I asked the group "Hear about the latest classified documents discovered?" Got a lot of "Biden's" and
"How many this time", then I informed them it was Pence, it lead to a lively discussion about checking
all elected officials and why we need new laws & guidelines regarding them.

Then after the national news went off it dawned on me they never mentioned the FBI agent who was arrested,
so I brought that subject up with a "I can't remember all the details but it appears he was on Putin's payroll",
"look it up" and out came the smart phones.

Awful quiet while they're reading when it dawned on me that in my red town almost everybody only watches
FQX and they tend to not cover stories that paint Rs negatively. So then I brought up McCarthy's FAIR TAX ACT,
another lively discussion and no one approved of it.

There it is, in our daily interactions with Rs if they are holding a smart phone bring a subject up, play ignorant
of all the facts and encourage them to help you out by looking it up. MAKE THEM WOKE.


On a side note, Tim challenged me on something and I flipped on him and asked if he would be a good Judge in a
dispute? "Sure" he said, then I said "Defendant A claims he is fair & balanced and that defendant B lies all the time
and don't trust him" "Are you going to listen to B's side of the story??"

"Been obvious tonight there's things going on you are unaware of and should be. Go and watch The Last Word
With Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, he's not a far left crazy, more middle of the road, he will not hurt you.

Glad I got out of there alive after badmouthing FQX but it was hard to argue with my questions. Remember
when dealing with them while holding a phone questions work better than statements.

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Reply How to make republicans "WOKE" (Original post)
KS Toronado Jan 25 OP
2naSalit Jan 25 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 25 #2
The Wizard Jan 25 #9
Walleye Jan 25 #3
Bayard Jan 25 #4
KS Toronado Jan 25 #5
KS Toronado Jan 25 #7
peppertree Jan 25 #6
The Wizard Jan 25 #8
KS Toronado Jan 25 #11
Simeon Salus Jan 25 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 25 #12
ShazzieB Jan 25 #13
KS Toronado Jan 25 #16
Ligyron Jan 25 #14
BradBo Jan 25 #15
CaptainTruth Jan 25 #17
yonder Jan 25 #18

Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:03 PM

1. +1

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:08 PM

2. Any way to break through the Fascist Oligarch eXtremists cult is good.

FOX continually tells them that they can't trust any other news source. Repetition works; just ask advertisers.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:00 PM

9. When they say all others are lying

and only they tell the truth they're laying claim to being a cult.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:14 PM

3. That's very good because they love "doing their own research"

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:22 PM

4. Good work, Agent Toronado

Sounds like great plan!

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:32 PM

5. The 'debt ceiling" would be a good one with older people

"Does congress really want to lower our Social Security"?

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:52 PM

7. Forgot to add

best not to mention reQublicOns, they could get defensive, asking it this way "Do republicans
really want to lower our Social Security"? might create enemies.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:50 PM

6. They start yelling "Google is full of left-wing lies!"

It's hopeless with them.

Occasionally, a few will realize how much they've used like dogs - but usually only after some tragic fraud besets them or a loved one (a Wall Street shark that makes off with their money; a vulture who wants - and gets - their land (if rural); 'super-duper' insurance that leaves them in the lurch and bankrupt; etc.).

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:57 PM

8. Does Russian TV still air Tucker Carlson?

Why did/do they?

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:24 PM

11. Last I heard they still do

I read that Rupert Murdoch has/had ties to Putler probably because they have the same goal......
destroy America from within.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:06 PM

10. Beau of the Fifth Column makes an effort to say the same things

We can't ignore these folks and we can't fight these folks. They are our neighbors, coworkers and classmates.

I went to high school and college in a red state. Moved north to find my crowd.

Ask them about these things. Where did you read that? How did you learn that? Did you see this?

Condescension only goes so far. I'm as guilty as anyone.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:40 PM

12. Great insight. Thanks! . . . nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:47 PM

13. You are performing a true service to humanity!

If even one of those people starts to question what they hear on FoxNews just a little bit, your efforts will not have been in vain!

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:13 PM

16. Thanks

Last thing I brought up was the Judge/FQX question, half of them looked or nodded at me like they
would try out Lawrence O'Donnell. We need to get Rs to quit voting R, we all know Rs who are not
brain-dead MAGAts, those are who all of us need to approach.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:49 PM

14. What you are describing is the Socratic Method.

Lots of stuff on the web and videos of this being practiced.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:54 PM

15. VFW hall are a hotbed of old MAGAs. Drunk old MAGAs. But for sure the drinks are strong and cheap!

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:24 PM

17. Well done! Great advice!

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 03:45 PM

18. I enjoy reading of these VFW visits.

Please keep them coming as your tolerance/sanity/self-preservation/liver allows.

You reminded me also to get back on track about asking non-threatening questions rather than making declarations. I often stay silent because I seem to prime the pump....then off we go.

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