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PCIntern

(25,866 posts)
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:33 PM Dec 2011

i have two vocal teabaggers in my practice - husband and wife:

the wife was in today for an 'emergency' right before the holiday of course...

She tells me: "They're still trying to find out who Obama really is and where he came from. Did you hear that they're close to finding out?" And she looks at me with those eyes that penetrate to the back of one's skull.

My reply paraphrased: "Well, your problem is that Orly Taitz poisoned the well for you. She and all the other whack-jobs posited theories and so you'll never know even if the 'right' one ever comes out. (Let me just say for the record that my method of dealiing with these loonies is to partially 'agree' with them and then diverge to sanity). See, they did that with the assassinations - by having all these theories, no one will ever know the real circumstances surrounding them - (under my breath) - except Richard Sprague (to myself I said that). Moreover (yes I really do use words like that when I'm pontificating), 'we' don't have a candidate whose likeability approaches Obama's, due to the fact that they've been in attack mode unceasingly. And that's what has happened to your cause - you're dismissed out of hand. Sorry."

She was dumbfounded...

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monmouth

(21,078 posts)
1. Evidently she thinks you are "one of them." Oh, PC. You poor thing, the suppression must
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:39 PM
Dec 2011

be exhausting. "You're dismissed out of hand" was golden. Happy Hanukkah...

aint_no_life_nowhere

(21,925 posts)
2. Did the wife's "emergency" require electroshock therapy? Are you a psychiatrist?
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:40 PM
Dec 2011

Even if you're not, maybe you should make a referral.

Sarah Ibarruri

(21,043 posts)
3. Good for you! I wish everyone responded to these people in this honest way
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:43 PM
Dec 2011

Why are they so interested in having you understand their bs?

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
6. Ironically Orly Taitz is a practicing dentist. Maybe they could go to Orange County for their root
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:49 PM
Dec 2011

canals.

PCIntern

(25,866 posts)
7. I personally disavow her despite her profession and her religion
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:54 PM
Dec 2011

both of which coincide somewhat, I guess, with mine. Nutjob deluxe.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
9. I found that she was listed on numerous dental plans and I call the head office and got her removed.
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:01 PM
Dec 2011

BoWanZi

(558 posts)
8. I can't believe people still think this shit about Obama. What a pair of maroons!
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 08:57 PM
Dec 2011

What is she expecting to find out about Obama? Good lord.

 

arcane1

(38,613 posts)
11. You prescribed the perfect approach
Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:07 PM
Dec 2011

If one goes full-on liberal with teabaggers, you'll get nowhere, they will tune you out immediately. You need to start by making common ground, however fragile, and talk about THAT!

Well done!

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