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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-04 08:29 PM
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27. I live for it
It is why I breath air.

I was a debating student in college. I carry news stories and props with me. I look for an audience while engaged in a very animated discussion with a right winger and do not stop until I make a complete fool of my adversary in front of others. You see, I don't care if I can convince him, I use him as a foil to convince those who have yet to make up their minds.

That's what I thought DU was for, to give each other the ammo for the next day's battle.

One of my most recent went like this. When the freeper talked of Saddam's gassing of his own people, I reminded him it was during the Reagan Administration while Cheney was Sec. of Def, and Rumsfeld was Special envoy to the Mid-East. That was the time to speak up. "What did they say then?".

Then I produced a picture of Rummy shaking hands with Saddam which I took off this site. You could hear a pin drop, and that was the end of the discussion. KO.
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  -I do/do not engage in debate with Right Wingers... Mayberry Machiavelli  Jun-30-04 03:18 PM   #0 
  - Only in rare instances  GoneOffShore   Jun-30-04 03:21 PM   #1 
  - hell yes I debate them  Lord_Ingues   Jun-30-04 04:15 PM   #19 
     - Hi Lord_Ingues!!  newyawker99   Jun-30-04 08:06 PM   #24 
  - I claim that I won't debate them...  Cousinit13   Jun-30-04 03:22 PM   #2 
  - dupe  Cousinit13   Jun-30-04 03:22 PM   #3 
  - I used to always like to discuss policy and other issues with my  k in IA   Jun-30-04 03:23 PM   #4 
  - Actually, I don't know any Right-Wingers. But I wouldn't engage  tandot   Jun-30-04 03:28 PM   #5 
  - I pick my battles...  RoyGBiv   Jun-30-04 03:37 PM   #6 
  - Not really debate  GTRMAN   Jun-30-04 03:40 PM   #7 
  - Nope  jokerman2004   Jun-30-04 03:40 PM   #8 
  - I'm with you, jokerman. It's bad enough to have to go to work ,  Nay   Jun-30-04 04:03 PM   #13 
  - I won't get into arguments but  Virginian   Jun-30-04 03:41 PM   #9 
  - Fight them on the airwaves  Mortos   Jun-30-04 03:50 PM   #10 
  - I do  DrWho   Jun-30-04 03:51 PM   #11 
  - I prefer to think of it as education.  JohnLocke   Jun-30-04 03:54 PM   #12 
  - Wife and the in-laws are all moderate Republicans  Mike Daniels   Jun-30-04 04:08 PM   #14 
  - I do not discuss anything with RW'er outside of  JellyBean1   Jun-30-04 04:11 PM   #15 
  - I generally only debate them on line  Right Makes Might   Jun-30-04 04:12 PM   #16 
  - sorry, it doubled for some mysterious reason  Right Makes Might   Jun-30-04 04:12 PM   #17 
  - Like teaching a pig to dance . . .  nemdaille   Jun-30-04 04:13 PM   #18 
  - I've also heard this as "never mud wrestle with a pig. You get dirty,  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jun-30-04 04:58 PM   #22 
     - I like yours better .....eom  nemdaille   Jun-30-04 06:03 PM   #23 
  - I debate them in person only  proud patriot   Jun-30-04 04:17 PM   #20 
  - when I feel like it :)  Mike Niendorff   Jun-30-04 04:22 PM   #21 
  - I used to...  deseo   Jun-30-04 08:12 PM   #25 
  - In order to debate, don't they have to listen?  ldsjocktx   Jun-30-04 08:21 PM   #26 
  - I agree with you and deseo, upsetting and nonproductive, but we also  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-01-04 06:49 AM   #28 
  - I live for it  louis c   Jun-30-04 08:29 PM   #27 
 

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