One of the more common whiny laments from the Canadian Retard-o-sphere is that we on the "Left" simply refuse to get into any sort of meaningful discussion with them. Instead, we childishly just sit over here and call them rude names, which just proves how utterly unequipped we are to have a substantive conversation on the issues. Mercifully, Stageleft explains why that position is absolute crap.
In a nutshell, those on the Right are, almost without exception, thoroughly uninterested in what we on the Left have to say and even go to the trouble of physically avoiding having to listen to it, as SL documents in his "Case the First":
(Interestingly, when I pointed all this out to the gentleman in question, with great civility, I was subsequently blocked from further comments).
Furthermore, I'm aware of numerous examples of Canada's progressives who show up at right-wing blogs and who try to get involved in the discussion to point out, say, flaws or inaccuracies in the original post, only to be contemptuously dismissed with infantile sputtering such as, "Oh, man, it sure is easy to yank their chain" or "Here come the unhinged moonbats again!". And, for sheer assholitude, there's always, well, this kind of snappy comeback. Yes, Brian, we all noticed you. Are you happy now?
Frankly, in all of the examples I've seen of progressives who pop by conservative blogs to try to have a conversation, I've yet to see a single example of said conservative replying along the lines of, "Hmmmmm ... you know, you have a point, I wasn't aware of that. I guess I was wrong." Not once. Ever. (Feel free to supply counter-examples.)
So what's the point in wasting any time trying to engage these yahoos? We've tried that, and it didn't work, so all that remains is to point out that they're dishonest, retarded fuckwits and continue to mock and ridicule them. And if they don't like that, well, they might consider treating their commenters with more civility and responding to the actual issues. And if they don't, well, then they really have no right to complain about being described as dishonest, retarded fuckwits, do they?