Like you, I'm a liberal, and I've learned over time not to waste my energy or my sanity engaging with someone who is a right-wing conservative. You know that old saying? "Don't confuse me with the facts...my mind is made up! Yeah, that's true for a lot of us (most of us, I think). I'm as stubborn about my "informed opinions" as all the rest of us. It will take a negotiation team to get two people on the opposite sides of almost any significant social argument to reach any kind of compromise (and then it will be a weak one, at least from my perspective). Some differences have to be solved by confrontation .... some with bloodshed, and some with tears. Most of us don't feel like sitting over a beer at the pub to iron out our differences. Sigh.... (me, I prefer a bowl of ice cream). :)

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