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Old January 21, 2013, 03:15 PM   #23
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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I have never known Clinton as anything other than a partisan political adversary and a man with at least his share of vices.
He's much smarter than people think, and he managed a few political masterstrokes in his day. The antis would do well to listen to his advice.

I'm glad they aren't, for the most part.

"anti-gunners" are routinely convinced that they are correct not just factually but morally. This makes flexible and deft handling of public opinion very difficult for them.
You're right. They expect to win the day with heavy-handed emotional appeals, and the general public doesn't buy those as well as they used to. Their immediate capitalization on Sandy Hook is a good example. In their rush to capitalize, they really came off as morbid and opportunistic, and many folks noticed that.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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