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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:23 PM

Questions are like kryptonite to Republicans

Last edited Mon May 27, 2019, 11:07 PM - Edit history (4)

They cannot explain HALF of the bullshit they spew while most Democrats can support arguments with reason and facts.

If the media simply ASKED QUESTIONS instead of narrating predetermined rhetoric (ie., “both sides”, “...Democrats...”) the national conversation would change.

Questions are powerful. Why do you think that they would rather break the law than answer them?

Here’s a tip:

Don’t debate a Republican question their claims. Follow up and stick to getting verifiable answers. I find over and over that they cannot respond when questioned.

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Reply Questions are like kryptonite to Republicans (Original post)
live love laugh May 2019 OP
pansypoo53219 May 2019 #1
live love laugh May 2019 #2
pansypoo53219 May 2019 #18
live love laugh May 2019 #25
pansypoo53219 May 2019 #27
live love laugh May 2019 #28
TheBlackAdder May 2019 #3
live love laugh May 2019 #5
Dave Starsky May 2019 #6
TheBlackAdder May 2019 #7
Dave Starsky May 2019 #9
TheBlackAdder May 2019 #10
live love laugh May 2019 #15
Harker May 2019 #20
Dave Starsky May 2019 #23
superpatriotman May 2019 #4
live love laugh May 2019 #12
Harker May 2019 #19
live love laugh May 2019 #26
Harker May 2019 #21
Hortensis May 2019 #8
maxsolomon May 2019 #11
live love laugh May 2019 #13
maxsolomon May 2019 #14
LiberalLovinLug May 2019 #16
live love laugh May 2019 #17
ooky May 2019 #22
live love laugh May 2019 #24

Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:08 AM

1. the sheeple don't care. need to find a winner.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:50 AM

2. What do you mean?

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:52 PM

18. most people have lives. or his minions. they do not give a shit. the sheeple exist.

GIVE them somebody to vote for.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #18)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:39 AM

25. What do you mean?

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #25)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:39 PM

27. we cannot pick a plodding candidate.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #27)

Thu May 30, 2019, 03:30 AM

28. What do you mean?

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:58 AM

3. That's why those who question must remain focused, and not allow themselves to be redirected.

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The GOPers know just to come back with some bullshit line, knowing the questioner will just move to the next one.

They must treat these people like that have Borderline Personality Disorder and keep asking the same question until they either get a legitimate answer or the interviewee walks off the set in anger.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:34 AM

5. Yes as you can see even my follow up ? in this thread fell

went unanswered. I find that to be telling in discussion as well.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:54 AM

6. As Samuel Clemens said...

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:47 AM

7. There's no argument. It's cornering the fool so they have to either answer the question or leave.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:35 AM

9. The Socratic method is wasted on these fools.

They may walk away, but their opinions and diseased view of reality will remain completely unchanged.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:38 AM

10. They either answer or it calls attention that they are an idiot who won't answer.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #10)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:42 PM

15. This. 👆🏽

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:38 PM

20. Samuel Clemens was even sharper

than his contemporary Mark Twain.

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Response to Harker (Reply #20)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:33 AM

23. I don't know why that dude doesn't get more credit.

Mark Twain shamelessly ripped off everything he wrote.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:12 AM

4. Follow up questions are kryptonite

The best way to not allow bullshit

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:52 PM

12. Yes. So many do not know how to ask questions.

Listening for an answer and asking further questions are key.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #12)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:08 PM

19. Bill Moyers was masterful at asking my favorite question...

"Why"?

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Response to Harker (Reply #19)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:41 AM

26. "Why" is THE most powerful question.

Asked repeatedly it will get to the core of any issue.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:42 PM

21. Good point.

They have one non-answer rehearsed, and follow-ups can foul them up.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:10 AM

8. Umhm. Well, our candidates will be promising them coverage for

preexisting conditions and and return to decent, properly functioning government. That spoke to the desires of some moderate conservatives in the midterms, whose votes helped turn the suburbs blue and even some rural areas pink.

And for sure they will not be asking questions and proving -- to their own minds only -- that Republicans are wrong. That'd be like spitting acid into a strong wind.

As for me in the deep south, these days I only speak up when they complain about government and I remind them that they don't have to take "it," that every two years they have the opportunity to kick the crooks out of office and elect people who won't betray them. These topics are mostly strenuously avoided, but when I am rarely asked about anything I tell them it's above all a moral issue for me, which it always is, and I have no choice but to hold the position I do.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:27 PM

11. THIS is precisely what I do when I (rarely) have a chance to converse with a Trumpist

they run out of rationales within 3 questions.

"Wow, how many Mexican rapists are coming over the border, like 10? a 1,000?"

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:55 PM

13. Yep. They don't know. And questions make them actually

have to think 🤔

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #13)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:18 PM

14. binary thinking is easy

the GOP knows this and exploits it. people want easy solutions.

but life is non-stop grey areas.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:35 PM

16. These hosts have some list they must get through

 

That's how it seems.

They ask once. Listen to a long deflection spiced with a few examples, in their view, of even worse behaviour by Democrats

Then usually move on to cover the next question on the list.

Some more senior hosts will repeat the question ONCE. Even chide them with saying that they didn't answer it. But all the Republican has to do is repeat themselves, perhaps even get "TV angry" at being asked again, and add even more examples of how the Democratic party is actually much worse.

Then it is dropped.



I guess these news networks think its not great viewing, but I for one would LOVE for them to simply keep repeating the question, telling then they are not answering. And each time they don't, interjecting with other past quotes they made to paint them into a tighter and tighter corner. And if they throw their mic off and storm out...so what? Wouldn't that make good TV too?

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #16)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:55 PM

17. Oh my even imagining that scenario makes me so happy 😃

I hope and pray for a return to real journalism.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 12:41 AM

22. I can't remember the last time I heard a verifiable answer from someone who says they are a

Republican. A few "how do you know"s and let them do the talking and they quickly unravel all on their own. Its never really fair because as you say there are rarely any facts that support the things they say.

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Response to ooky (Reply #22)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:37 AM

24. Yes simple questions and fact finding are what

is missing in the national dialogue. This is what enables bumper-sticker bullshit tag lines by Republicans.

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