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Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights

Specious Rule Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 2:12 PM
Perlman is another deep thinker who equates European politics of the early 20th century with American conservative political philosophy. Richard, the only party taking cues from Europe is the Democratic Party falling for the obnoxious social democracy movement. Tell me one big conservative player that followed Trotsky in any sort of way other than an enjoyment of history.

The Left routinely ascribes absolute moral authority to grieving victims in furtherance of their political agenda.  Their agitprop is often manipulative and exploitive, but it works.  Appeals to facts and reason aren't enough anymore; persuading the public increasingly requires emotional appeals.  Even if they find it inherently unpalatable, conservatives must promote people whose personal stories offer counter-narratives to liberals' tragic parade of victimhood.  Katie