I define them rather easily. When writing a persuasive piece, do it gently with care and compassion. When writing an argumentative piece, use your hammer. So, the GOP is a group of nice, but misinformed people, which we can, with care, bring to a reasonable understanding of reality (This is persuasion). But...the GOP is a group of grasping blunder-heads who not only can't tell the difference between black and white, who must have been tutored by the Devil himself, and furthermore, are locked into their idiotic philosophy because of a latent defect in their heritage (This has got to be an argumentative position).