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  •  You can win by Lying (2+ / 0-)
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    pademocrat, Vicky

    Sometimes.  I just wanted to say, that, in our high-school debate team we realized that at tournaments, you could win by lying.  The judge made his decision right after your debate, and if you stated your lies with confidence and he didn't know the subject you were talking about (but you can always quote from an imaginary study, and the judge can't know ALL studies and polls) you would get away with it.  No win was ever turned over due to facts.
    Anyway, that's how that works.  I think the media has a little too much of that "instant decision" mentality.

    •  But we are the judges (0+ / 0-)

      when we are the ones making the statements about who won, and we know Romney lied.  When you know someone lied, you don't get to claim they won a debate.

      Everything there is to know about the GOP: They're the Bad Guys.

      by Troubadour on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 06:05:14 PM PDT

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