How to Communicate with High-Minded Liberals
August 8, 2012 5 Comments
It’s been my experience it is highly doubtful high-minded liberals will listen to you if you have anything to say against this administration and the Democrats. If they do, they will try to either steamroll you with insults, misdirection and shameful attempts to bring on a guilt trip over a multitude of entitlement issues.
The best advice I have read comes from a Twitter contributor Wayne Dupree.
You can follow Wayne @NewsNinja2012. I’m not endorsing Wayne, only applauding sound advice. I could learn from him.
When speaking w/liberals, be calm and always remember. Democrats Shift the subject, Ignore the facts, and if that doesn’t work, they begin name calling.
Another suggestion is to do the math and deal with the facts.
Too often conservatives, in particular small business people like myself, take liberal bias personally, especially since we have to deal with a barrage of it daily. If we complain about the media the first thing they do is throw Fox News in your face. I disagree because Fox News is an hour long program that allows both points of view. I would agree O’Reilly, Hannity and many other programs are biased, but no more than NBC, ABC, CBS MSNBC and CNN for their liberal bias. I watch news and political broadcast on all the above mentioned networks, that way I feel I am being fair and balanced listening to many points of view. Sometimes it’s best to watch a sitcom and lately I have taken refuse in watching the Olympics.
A great source fact-finding source is http://PoliticalCalculations.com a Blog that does the math and cites the facts.
Here are a few good examples:
If you listen to the mainstream media or read the news you would think Obamacare is going to save taxpayers money. Think again.
If you think the CBO is projecting Obamacare is going to cut the deficit, think again.
If you think Regulations are not burdensome on the American people, especially small business, think again. The scary part is Obama is going to wait until after the election to unleash a tsunami of addition regulation.
Again, if the argument gets personal, take the high road and walk away, stop Blogging, Facebooking or Tweeting with anyone who gets too personal.
You can’t talk about what you do with your money, how much you pay in taxes and how much you donate to charity. That’s too personal. The best you can do is agree-to-disagree.
Finally, once your discussion or argument’s ended, take some time to reflect and explore the other person’s point of view.
Maybe you can learn something new. Maybe the other person had a valid point or argument. Maybe your counterpart will have learned something, too. Highly unlikely, to be honest, but then you can always find solace after November 6th, 2012.