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GUEST,Larry Saidman BS: Obamacare = Genocide (258* d) RE: BS: Obamacare = Genocide 25 Mar 13

I just find, Don, that when somebody does that......and, from this thread, I actually didn't see much personal attacking from songwronger other than his 'baiting' of the so-called 'liberal' (whatever that term means to him).   Some of the more bizarre comments he made really, from my point of view, didn't reflect upon anybody else's character. It was hard to take them too seriously.

I'm just wondering why so often (and I include myself in this) we end up rising to the bait.

The more we defend ourselves....particularly when we start thinking that 'the best defense is a good offence'.......the more we put down our own character.

Songwronger, (and this is my own opinion) seems to be wanting to have some fun with us, and to 'bait' us.   If we want to partake in the fun and debate back, terrific.

But let's not give him more ammunition by showing that we're really not so 'liberal' after all.

I think that this topic of how we respond to these arguments is so near and dear to my heart because I can recall doing exactly the same time of thing, during my university years, to my professors....particularly the ones I judged as 'pompous'.   And the more they got 'worked up', the more victorious I felt.

Hopefully I've matured and don't do that too often....but every once in awhile I know I'm tempted to slip back.   And I invite anybody to call me on it when I do.


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