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Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:25 PM

 

This is not a primary debate! It is an Inquisition.

Every question ends with a republican talking point. Let the candidates debate each other. Ask open ended questions, where we hear from the candidatess.
The questions are very reminiscent of, " When did you stop beating your wife or husband?"
Leading questions, loaded with assumtions, informs no one and indicts anyone who struggles to answer a question.

"Are you going to raise everybody's taxes? Yes or No." That is the same as Trump saying, "The Democrats are going to raise everybody's taxes". The GOP message is in the question.

It's devolved into a shouting match instead of a match that lights the flame of knowledge.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Reply This is not a primary debate! It is an Inquisition. (Original post)
Lint Head Jul 2019 OP
Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #1
sharedvalues Jul 2019 #4
Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #5
Lint Head Jul 2019 #6
WheelWalker Jul 2019 #2
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2019 #3
Lint Head Jul 2019 #8
NRaleighLiberal Jul 2019 #9
tulipsandroses Jul 2019 #7
Corgigal Jul 2019 #10
UniteFightBack Jul 2019 #11

Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:27 PM

1. The candidates should really be punching back at the moderators. nt

 

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:29 PM

4. Yes.

 

But they have Tim Ryan and John Delaney spewing rightwing talking points ON the stage.
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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:30 PM

5. That's how they get winnowed. nt

 

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:32 PM

6. Exactly!

 

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:28 PM

2. I agree.

 

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:29 PM

3. the flame of knowledge hasn't been burning very brightly for some time in this country. Sad.

 

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:34 PM

8. Apparently knowledge has become verboten in this Third Reich political climate.

 

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:57 PM

9. Reagan, Dubya, and this current asshole - knowledge was/is their kryptonite.

 

but...a whole lotta folks go for the folksy thing, or the "he's just like me" thing. Deplorables!
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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:32 PM

7. I couldn't take it anymore. Just switched to Rachel. Who's hosting the next debate ?

 

Hoping for better moderators for the next one.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:59 PM

10. You want airtime?

 

Only if you pick on another candidate on the stage. They want the verbal spat which tells me they haven't changed at all. They want a Trump show part 2.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 10:01 PM

11. Considering how hard it is at these types of things I think they are going pretty well with

 

trying to get their ideas out and across and debating each other.
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