If Calling People ‘Stupid Racists’ Won’t Win the Health Care Debate, What’s a Better St rategy?

I’ve been watching the angry mobs lobbying against health care reform with increasing trepidation. It seems pretty clear that many of those in attendance are tied to extreme right-wing racists, such as the militias.


(Image from here.)

And yet, as Gene Lyons accurately points out in a piece on Salon.com today, ‘you won’t win the healthcare debate calling people ‘stupid racists.’ Agreed.   (h/t to Paul Younghouse at Brainstorms for both these links.)

So then, the question becomes, what’s the better – more effective – strategy for addressing the deep racism running through the health care debate?   Anyone?