Hey everybody! Now I know it’s a Saturday and you probably wanted pictures of cats dressed like food to shake you from the overall feelings of dread, anxiety and hopelessness, but I thought a rousing debate on what is really effective in engaging the other side would be better instead.

This comes to me after reading this on Paste:

And this on The Root:

Both of which bring up a point that will never be addressed in the cable news media: Conservatives and racists do not argue in good faith. They aren’t interested in being fair. They aren’t looking for a middle ground. They will forever deny they are wrong, ignore charges of hypocrisy, and goal-post-shift-strawman-dog whistle-conspiracy theory their way out of justifying everything they do.

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Is this why Liberals and Liberalism is losing? Is it because we aren’t going out there to ‘win’ the culture wars with all-out tactics? Is it because we believe that there’s a magic group of moderates out there who we are convincing to act? Is it because we don’t actually have a Liberal media who parrot each other as Breitbart/Fox do?

I want to hear your thoughts on this. Feel free to vent!