Using Humor to Win

I admit I probably have a terrible sense of humor.  I laugh at impolite jokes; I often get caught saying unsettling truths; and if dirty looks were a crime, my college years would have surrounded me by people in bright orange jump suits instead of those over-priced sweat shirts with RAMAPO written across the center:

P.J. O’Rourke gets a lot of laughs during a this very old CPAC video, but listen to how he phrases the ideas he introduces.  We’ve got to win the war of ideas, but victory won’t come just because they’re better ideas:  We also need humor to win.   That’s why Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are so successful.  We must realize laughter lowers people’s guard and paves the way for us to more easily make new converts to liberty.

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