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Can you debate somebody without name calling and disrespect?

The Aging Yankee Liberal Douche 2013/01/24 21:26:59
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  • jo grape 2013/06/16 09:37:11
    Undecided
    jo grape
    i think yes but really depend off the situation
  • Nudenz 2013/06/01 12:58:59
    Yes
    Nudenz
    If you have a cogent argument it's quite easy. However, the problem arises when someone can't distinguish between attacking an argument and attacking a person.
    Politicians often have that problem.
  • squire 2013/01/29 21:36:04
    Yes
    squire
    +1
    sure you can
  • LadyMorgana696 2013/01/27 08:54:25
    Yes
    LadyMorgana696
    +1
    i just try to be calm and assertive  calm and assertive
  • JustMe 2013/01/27 08:29:23
    Undecided
    JustMe
    +1
    I think so, as long as we both agreed to work things out
  • No One 2013/01/26 23:51:01
    Yes
    No One
    +1
    But sometimes the opposition still calls me names or is disrespectful.
  • l 2013/01/26 19:44:55
    Yes
    l
  • I <3 Nezumi 2013/01/26 18:50:42
    Yes
    I <3 Nezumi
    +1
    1 of my classes at school teaches my how to debate without name calling and disrespect
  • wtw 2013/01/26 18:30:47
    Yes
    wtw
    +2
    I try to do that on sodahead and I am not always successful!
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2013/01/26 18:28:09
    Yes
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    +2
    Yeah. I'm not as mature as a lot of the debate-loving adults I've met. ._.
  • irish 2013/01/26 18:23:10
    Yes
    irish
    +1
    but reason ,logic and facts can't be handled by too many. they insult,name call and then block.
    and after awhile of trying to discuss blatantly insulting types,yeah, i do get pissed and put them down. they deserve it.LOL
  • ☆Katharina☆ 2013/01/26 18:19:02
    Yes
    ☆Katharina☆
    +3
    yes I can
  • keeper 2013/01/26 18:17:50
    Yes
    keeper
    +2
    With one hand tied behind my back! No Problem!
  • sjb 2013/01/26 06:54:59
    Yes
    sjb
    +2
    Yes I can, not many people are able to do that on here. I was just called and illegal alien, but I responded to that person with a lot of respect and with a rational response. I didn't call him one bad name. I am so proud of myself. (:
  • Piper 2013/01/26 00:21:42
    Yes
    Piper
    +1
    I can, and have many times. Not sure about that 'respect' part though. I don't respect people who make their dissenting opinions into hateful diatribes about those they disagree with, although I've never called anyone a 'name'.
    Hate is an over used word, no doubt, but it is evident on SH, that some people really are consumed by 'hating" or disliking those they disagree with politically. Just like the real world; sigh..........
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2013/01/25 20:16:15
  • electracon 2013/01/25 18:32:28
    No
    electracon
    +2
    not if their a democrap
  • tjohn6763 2013/01/25 17:05:56
    Yes
    tjohn6763
    +2
    If you cannot,either you or they don't have the mental capacity to debate
  • dave b 2013/01/25 17:00:31
    Yes
    dave b
    +2
    Some can, others cant.....and nearly everyone on SH displays some form of disrespect.
  • thefatguy 2013/01/25 16:46:28
    Yes
    thefatguy
    +2
    Yes. When I first started on SodaHead, I debated respectfully but what I found was that many on here either aren't capable or aren't willing to debate respectfully. They are looking to pick a fight, not exchange ideas. They are looking for an echo chamber of their own beliefs and they attack anything that challenges their beliefs. So, now I generally debate respectfully until the other person shows that they are not serious about reasoned debate. Then, all bets are off.
  • Mr. Won... thefatguy 2013/01/25 17:03:15
    Mr. Wonderful
    +1
    Yeah you are right. Right wingers are always as you describe.
  • thefatguy Mr. Won... 2013/01/25 17:44:51
    thefatguy
    +1
    Ah, if it isn't one of the prime examples of someone who isn't here to debate respectfully! You have shown time and again absolutely no interest in reasoned debate because you honestly believe that anyone who thinks differently than you is not just wrong, but EVIL. Anyone who looks at your posts will see that I am right.
  • Mr. Won... thefatguy 2013/01/25 17:50:04
    Mr. Wonderful
    +1
    I respond in KIND. If some bozo starts out posting Obama is a communist or socialist, he only wants to destroy America, the country is going to hell, its all Obama's fault, he only wants to take our guns and redistribute wealth, how the hell should I respond to such a lunantic?

    Reasoned debate from right wingers when their typical post is like above?

    Ask a question or make a comment MINUS the usual Obama bashing and I'll respond approprately assuming you can, which is doubtful.
  • thefatguy Mr. Won... 2013/01/25 18:18:07
    thefatguy
    +2
    The fact that you think anyone who believes Obama "is a communist or socialist, he only wants to destroy America, the country is going to hell, its all Obama's fault, he only wants to take our guns and redistribute wealth" is a "lunatic" just proves that you are guilty of the close-mindedness label that you stick onto your opponents. As I've already stated, you have shown time and again absolutely no interest in reasoned debate because you think anyone who thinks differently than you is a "lunatic". If you disagree with the arguments you listed, why don't you try to counter them with facts instead of just name calling? Just because you believe you are reasonable, doesn't mean you are right.
  • Savious thefatguy 2013/01/25 18:32:09
    Savious
    +1
    Hear hear
  • Mr. Won... Savious 2013/01/25 20:24:59
    Mr. Wonderful
    Grow up, can you? Again I must ask:

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU RIGHT WING IDIOTS?

    As I showed the typical right winger and libertarian on Sodahead only makes hate based diatribes and groundless fact-less rants. I offer one of the bigger Bozo's on Sodahead to ask a respectful FACT BASED question to start a reason disucssion and the fat head can't.

    I own you idiots! I destroy you every day and prove what hot heads you really are. Oh, you don't like it. Well duh...

    You're not interested in debate, you just want to rant and rave. When anyone calls you on it you get all twisted and defensive. Just like now.
  • Savious Mr. Won... 2013/01/25 20:44:02
    Savious
    What's funny is that you actually believe all that.
  • Surly C... Mr. Won... 2013/01/25 18:19:46
    Surly Curmudgen
    +2
    Obama is a Marxist communist. He was raised by a communist mother, grandmother, grandfather. As a teenager his mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, a card carrying member of the communist party USA. He sought out Marxist professors during his college years. He is/was a member of the "new party" formed by some communist yuppies so as to avoid being ID'd as communists. His wife, Van Jones, Valerie Jarret, the entire Chicago political machine and many more all members. all his current czars. A man will be known by who he associates with and Obama is most definitely a Marxist communist.
  • Mr. Won... Surly C... 2013/01/25 18:38:03
    Mr. Wonderful
    I love watching you haters make fools of yoursevles, post after post, you're so good at it!
  • Surly C... Mr. Won... 2013/01/25 18:21:19 (edited)
    Surly Curmudgen
    +2
    Obama is a Marxist communist who has attained that which is most prized by the worlds communists, The office of president of the United States.
    Obama has voiced his displeasure with our form of government and said china being a dictatorship is easier to govern. He has voiced contempt at our Constitution and said it was poorly written and unusable. He has stated that in a conflict he will stand with the Muslims and he has, on more than one occasion. He recently said that Catholicism is not a legitimate religion. He was the only one who could have ordered a stand down in Benghazi while he sat and watched Americans die. He has dismissed from their posts two honorable men without cause. He really... really... really hates that we, this nation, is so productive and as a result wealthy and is working his hardest to make us unproductive and as poor as any other third world country. He has taken up the mantle of dictator.
  • Danielle 2013/01/25 16:26:56
  • Savious 2013/01/25 16:22:46
    Yes
    Savious
    +1
    I can, but I’ve found many can’t, for whatever reason.
  • Swamp Wizard 2013/01/25 16:11:11
    Undecided
    Swamp Wizard
    +1
    Not here, that takes away the fun
  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/01/25 15:21:01
    Yes
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    It gets difficult if THEY get insulting and stupid, however,
  • The Pale Man 2013/01/25 15:12:48
    Yes
    The Pale Man
    +2
    I hardly ever debate here.
    I leave my opinion and let whoever wants to insult me do so.
  • The Andoxico 2013/01/25 14:55:23
    Yes
    The Andoxico
    +1
    TruthMatters and DrugFree (SH members) can attest to that
  • 4gotten Israelite 2013/01/25 13:46:19
    Yes
    4gotten Israelite
    +1
    That is my goal. But dealing with some of these extremist on here can be tough
  • M 2013/01/25 12:15:30
    Yes
    M
    +1
    I only disrespect people who are disrespectful, never blocked anyone.
  • Surly Curmudgen 2013/01/25 10:53:04
    Undecided
    Surly Curmudgen
    +2
    Is it disrespectful to tell someone they are a communist with a progressivism facade? I at least do not use profanity on screen. The air here gets a little blue at times.
  • Mr. Won... Surly C... 2013/01/25 14:57:05

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