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"Wacko" Strategy Explained

Via the Daily Kos, this is from an article in Salon. It's from a letter sent from a Republican lobbyist and former aide of Representative Tom DeLay to an Indian tribe, describing how to protect the tribe's gambling business:

"The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees," Scanlon wrote in the memo, which was read into the public record at a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."
And there it is in black and white.

What I'm curious about is how the "wackos" will respond. How do you react to this if you're the kind of person who watches The 700 Club, listens to Christian radio, reads and responds to Christian direct mail and Websites, and answers the phone when it's your Christian telephone tree calling? Do you get angry? Or do you dismiss it in some way?

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