2. Challenge them on every inappropriate statement.
Sometimes, as in some of the examples I’ve cited, there is so much material to respond to that you might be tempted to let a few things go. That of course is a judgment call based on how closely you want to stick to your original point. But I like to hold their feet to the fire on each and every unsuitable comment.
Another person on the election thread (apparently only Leftists on this friendlist) posted this helpful information:
“Every time I read about people screaming about big government and too many taxes, my husband and I just remind ourselves that the majority of people aren’t that intelligent. I’m appalled by the ignorance and lack of depth I see.”
Please note that true to the Leftist playbook, she does not offer one argument in favor of her opinion, but instead communicates (a) conservatives are screamers, (b) she and her husband are more intelligent than the majority of these people and (c) these people are ignorant and shallow.
It’s important to take a minute to point this all out.
Next: victim status…