stuffin, you could have easily left off the entire second half of the quote, the part after the edit you inserted. I'm not much of a fan of inserting responses into quotes to begin with, because more often than not it confuses the issue, but it's especially irritating when it isn't necessary in the first place.
This is one of the single most ridiculous things I've ever had the misfortune of reading.
Excuse my language, but what the fuck?! Are you seriously saying that because the Republicans aren't thinking rationally, that we should stop thinking rationally too? Whether you realize it or not, the ability to stay calm and think rationally is one of our best weapons against the sort of irrationality that the Republicans apparently espouse. Throwing it away is tantamount to facing a maniac charging at you, swinging a club, and tossing your gun aside so you can try to fight them off on their terms. Which is just plain stupid, no matter how you look at it. As the saying goes, when you stoop to someone else's shitty tactics, you're just giving them the opportunity to beat you to death with experience.
Although you haven't directly called me a bad name, I take the implication(s) in your response as saying I'm stupid, irrational and irritating. Congratulation, your now qualify for Team Trump.
Also your first attack on me was to grade how I cut/copy/paste/quote in this forum, you could have made that a sidebar conversation as it has nothing to do with our conversation. FAIL
When I say we need to become like them, I'm referring to (and I've mentioned this to you before), changing our tactics on how we deal with them. Some of the BS they say and do is very effective, why should we ignore something that works? For instance, They stole a SC nomination because of their obstructionist behavior. They stole Governorships, Senate/House seats and the Presidency by gerrymandering, voter manipulation and disinformation. While I don't agree with the disinformation, the obstructionism, getting extremely aggressive registering and getting IDs for voters and figuring out a way to gerrymander in our favor are not weapons that should be ignored. So if that manic was coming at me swinging a club, my plan would be to take the club from him and beat him to death with his own weapon, I love irony.
Also, if you really want to understand my mindset, I recommend you watch "Unforgiven" with Clint Eastwood. Study his character (William Munny) and pay special attention to what makes him so good at killing. I was told 38 years ago by a savvy OR Nurse, The more excited people get in a critical/emergent situation, the calmer you have to get to be effective. Aim, Breath, Squeeze.
There are also times when crazy works too......
Your reference to the gun manic and club only made me think about the Indiana Jones scene with the whip, sword and gun, remember that one?
Do not deny yourself the use of any available weapon.
Waiting on compromise has been an ineffective tactic (for many fucking years now), why continue to do it?
PS, Screwtape understands.