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Congressional Democrats, Please Heed Mark Morford

Posted by MEC on September 26, 2009

Mark Morford tells us how to talk to complete idiots:

Remember, facts do not matter.

So reasoning with them, expecting them to acknowledge facts and logical conclusions, is futile. And now I’m talking to you, Congresional Democrats: negotiation and compromise are forms of reasoning. Don’t waste your time, they’re not listening. You cannot reason with unreasonable people.

Follow Morford’s advice:

The absolute best way to speak to complete idiots is, of course, not to speak to them at all.

That is, you work around them, ignore them completely, disregard the rants and the spittle and the misspelled protest signs and the fervent prayers for apocalypse on Fox News. Complete refusal to take the fringe nutballs even the slightest bit seriously is the only way to make true progress.

When your Republican colleagues assert that providing a government-administered program so everyone in the country can get health care means the government is going to kill us all, and that the highest priority in reforming the health-care system is maintaining the status quo they are fringe nutballs. Work around them.

Please remember: Being in the majority means you get to decide government policy. That’s how “majority rule” works. Do it.

2 Responses to “Congressional Democrats, Please Heed Mark Morford”

  1. Charles II said

    Gee, I wish I’d heard Morford’s advice before visiting Poliblog. I could have just called him a socialist or accused him of planning death camps for granny.

  2. Stormcrow said

    Hillary’s answer to John Bolton comes to mind.


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