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Response to iandhr (Original post)

Mon Jul 7, 2014, 10:49 AM

13. Forget the name, we need to put conservative xenophobia to use.

I've always believed that global climate change is one of those few issues that us and the conservatives can actually be bipartisan on. We've just been marketing it wrong.

For us, and our argument, we've focused on the human factor, the earth factor, the pollution factor.. Great arguments for us, and quite logical. Logical people can equate destroying the planet for profit as being a bad thing. Not so with conservatives.

Our problem is we try to argue with them using logic. This just doesn't work with them. So, let's change our approach to illogical arguments that they will actually get on-board with.

How about pointing out that switching to renewable clean alternative sources of energy will "make us less dependent on those evil foreigners oil." Hit them where they care.. use their own xenophobia to our advantage.

Use the argument that switching to renewable clean alternative sources of energy will save them money.. there's nothing conservatives love more than their money.

Go with the god angle.. switching to renewable clean alternative sources of energy is using the great gifts of sunshine and wind that god has graced us with. Right now we use oil which has to be drudged up from deep into the earth, and that's where the debil lives.

See, with the right use of illogical arguments, we can be bipartisan on this issue and get changes done!

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