What could PROGRESSIVES DO, TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM THE IRRATIONAL AND OFTEN IMMATURE ATTACKS OF THE OPPOSITION?
1) Do not Adopt the same Strategy. Trading Insults, and Using Invalid Arguments meant to Stir Up Prejudicial and Discriminatory Attitudes among Voters, is Intellectually Dishonest and Morally Reprehensible. Progressives must give the Public a Real Alternative to
the Irrational Scare Tactics of the Opposition.
In Other Words, When Discussing Policy Issues that Affect every Citizen, give the Audience an Opportunity to see the Opposition for what They really Are. If They want to live in the Gutter that is created by Their Attitudes and Arguments, don't join Them.
2) Make the Opposition Clarify and Defend any Assertion or Conclusion that They are making, regarding Their Support or Opposition to any Law or Policy Change.
Lets Face it, Many Politicians and Lawmakers live for the Opportunity to Hang Certain Tags on Their Opponents. Call Them on it. Make Them JUSTIFY WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, AND ZERO IN ON THE ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS THAT ARE ESPOUSING. THESE ARE OFTEN INDICATED BY THE TYPES OF CRITICISMS BEING LEVELED AGAINST THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO SEE THEM CONTROLLING PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW.
To put it another way, do not let any Person, Group or Political Party get away with Baseless Accusations, or Irrational Conclusions. DON'T FEAR THE OPINIONS OF THOSE WHO TOSS CRITICAL THINKING AND LOGIC OUT THE WINDOW, THEY REPRESENT THE WORST OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM HAS TO OFFER.