What could be more like the old
Point and Counterpoint" is more like the Saturday Night version. ("Jane, you ignorant....")
The guys on Crossfire get in some good barbs, then have dinner together. They can accept that they are politically poles apart, but that it takes more than politics to make the man.
If I said that the present administration has more direct ties to oil than any in history, I would be called anti-administration.
If I went further and said that as an environmentalist I question how much interest there is in alternative fuels, and do not support drilling on the North Slope, I would be called, at best, a mush-brained idiot.
If I said that I supported the Brady Bill, but don't want a gun for myself, I figure the responding thread would reach well over 100, because I just don't understand, and I want to take their guns away.
If I said I wished a coalition had been in place before invading Iraq, as it was prior to the Gulf War, I would be called unpatriotic.
If I said how strongly I support our military, I would be called a bloody war monger.
If I said that I have read very little good political debate here, rather mostly degrading the opponent, I would be called self righteous.
So, I'll save the trouble...
Angeline, you ignorant ....
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