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  •  I agree. You can argue with idiots, but (1+ / 0-)
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    they will never concede that you've won. The stupidest and most specious arguments are greeted by idiots as deep wisdom.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 11:13:14 AM PST

    •  You can't win a debate (1+ / 0-)
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      Then why do Presidential candidates keep having them?

      In order to present your platform. And there's no better way of displaying the insanity of one's platform than by...putting it on display.

      The more Americans see this 'debate', winner or not, the better off America will be.

      "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

      by DaddyO on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 12:17:29 PM PST

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      •  It may win some fence sitters, but the true (0+ / 0-)

        believers will see their guy as the winner, no matter what.

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 12:24:31 PM PST

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        •  So what? (1+ / 0-)
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          You don't think anyone intends to sway a true believer, do you?  That's not the target audience.  There are no means to sway a true believer under any set of circumstances.  That's what "true believer" means.

          "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

          by ActivistGuy on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 06:41:06 PM PST

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          •  Since the debate is going to be held at (0+ / 0-)

            the Creation "Museum" I'm not sure how many fence-sitters will be in attendance. Only time will tell.

            "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

            by Lily O Lady on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 09:55:13 AM PST

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      •  You may win some fence sitters, but the true (0+ / 0-)

        believers will view the most obvious idiocy as pearls of wisdom when they drop from the lips of their champion.

        "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

        by Lily O Lady on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 12:38:13 PM PST

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