What happened to the “Master Debaters?”

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    Remember when the Republican Party was called the “Party of Ideas”? When they won many of the debates with facts and figures? When the majority of scientists were Republican?

    What happened?

    A typical debate with a Republican on this board:

    R: We invaded Iraq, got rid of a bad guy and now the people are free.

    Me: Christians have been pretty much wiped out and nearly all, if not all their churches burned.

    R: You have to break a few eggs. At least they can practice their religion the way they want.

    Me: I disagree. Islam is now the “national religion” by constitution and all legislation is based on Islam.

    R: Well, at least women make up 1/3 of the government.

    Me: Yea, because we insisted. How much power does 1/3 have, anyway? Besides, if a woman doesn’t run in that district, then it goes to a man. Women can’t even go outside now because they fall under Islamic law and must be escorted everywhere by a male. Some might even call that “protective custody”.

    R: Look, you can’t tell people what kind of government they need to have. They need to be free to live their own lives.

    Me: Then why did we go in and smash their government? They were already under sanctions. They had no manufacturing and no industry. Everything they had, they bought from the outside, from people willing to share with us because of 9/11, or from our friends, or even us.

    R: Screw you sh*teater. *sswipe. I can’t explain anything to you because you are stupid you dumb*ss.

    And that is pretty much how a discussion on this board goes.

    Many times, it’s even worse. They just go right to the name calling and don't bother with the debate.

    What happened to the Republican Party? The Party of ideas, facts and figures?
     
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    attack a conservative.. what else is new. I think by now we know that demoncwats hate white republican people and black republican people too. whydonchyagiveitarest? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    "What happened to the Republican Party? The Party of ideas, facts and figures?" - rdean

    The liberals changed the definintion of facts and ignored the rest.
     
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    We didn't tell the Iraqis what sort of gov't to set up. We assisted them in establishing the government of their own choosing, and we trained their military and their police, while dying to protect them from foreigners who wanted to kill them.
     
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    The Republicans saw that the Democrats had gone a long way by just using slander and inuendo

    So they just started imitating the Democrats. :eusa_angel:
     
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    Debating yourself, and you still can't win. Imagine that.
     
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    Remember when Librul were saying "The War is Losttttttt!" and "Iran runs Iraq"

    The only way Libruls ever win is when Republicans throw the election.
     
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    What happened to the “Master Debaters?”

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    Now they're just Masterbaters...
     
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    I'll agree to the extent that I think the current crop of folks who are providing the intellectual foundation for the right fall so far short of the William F. Buckleys and George Wills - what do they have instead? Sarah Palin, Charles Krauthammer, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh ??????

    And where the right used to boast real statesmen with real vision - they have replaced them with Grassley, Shelby, Bachman, Bohner ......

    I morn the loss of the rational right and hope - for the sake of my nation - for a better crop SOON. Unfortunately, I just don't see anyone on the horizon capable of toting a briefcase for the giants who went before.
     
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    im sure you spend lots of time doing just that....switch hands once in a while....its like you got a new girlfriend.....
     
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