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Dems finally go bonkers
NY Post ^ | October 14, 2012 | MICHAEL GOODWIN

Posted on 10/14/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

After enduring three days of outlandish claims and grievances about American life at the Charlotte convention, I wrote that “something shocking is happening to the Democratic Party.”

Five weeks later, I must amend the observation. The soul-sapping transformation is no longer “happening.” It is complete.

The Democratic Party has lost its mind and its way. Its political philosophy of inclusion and progress has been consumed by virulent strains of anger, dishonesty and intolerance. Its leaders don’t just want to win an election; they want to silence any American who disagrees with them.

Consider the latest evidence.

The White House, on defense over the assassination of our Libyan ambassador after Washington reduced security, launched a frantic search for a scapegoat. It first blamed protests over an anti-Muslim video and, when forced to admit the protests never existed, pointed fingers at intelligence officials and managers in the State Department. Watch your back, Hillary.

A campaign aide, with a straight face, also insisted that the terrorist attack is an issue only because Republicans politicized it. The buck doesn’t stop at this president’s desk.

A desperate Obama resorts to calling his opponent a “liar,” and his latest promise is to preserve taxpayer subsidies for public television’s cash cow, Big Bird. The tactic is denounced even by supporters as more cartoonish than the giant yellow canary. No matter — it’s a victory because another day passes without discussion of jobs, the debt, deficit or Iran.

Then there is Joe Biden. As I predicted, his manic behavior at the veep debate won the approval of Dems despondent over Obama’s flop at his debate. Biden’s rude laughs, snorts and sneers, combined with hectoring accusations of Paul Ryan, were catnip for those who see Republicans as unworthy and illegitimate.

They actually applaud that Biden’s interruptions — more than

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1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

I’d like to see the size of the bus that this WH has thrown people under.


2 posted on 10/14/2012 6:34:34 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Evil Slayer

The Democratic Party is a terrorist organization.

Deal with it.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 6:42:55 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Evil Slayer

they are completely bankrupt


4 posted on 10/14/2012 6:44:16 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Evil Slayer

The Democrat party is now firmly in the hands of Alinskyites. Political opposition are “enemies” to be discredited, demonized and destroyed.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 6:44:52 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Evil Slayer

The democrat party favors jihadis and practices racism and seizes money from those who work hard for it and gives it to slackers who vote democrat.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 6:45:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Democrat party: criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party.)
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To: Evil Slayer
NYP article??? I knew this Libyan thing had legs!!!!!!

The genies is out of the bottle now. All Mitt has to do now is rack in the votes like a winner at the roulette table.

7 posted on 10/14/2012 6:48:41 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Hugin

Read my tagline.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Evil Slayer

The party that votes against GOD.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: I want the USA back

Procrustes was the troll under the bridge with an iron bed. Travelers who wished to cross had to lie on his bed. To short and they were stretched; too long and they were chopped off.

The Liberals are absolutely Procrustean. Too few facts to make their case, they stretch what they have; too many fact that get in the way of their story, inconvenience is chopped off.

Gawd, what a mess we have to endure just because we have a two party system. It’s like riding a bicycle with one mangled tire.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:18 AM PDT by plangent
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To: Evil Slayer

Finally?


11 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:28 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Evil Slayer

How long before Valerie Jarrett throws the Obamas under the bus?


12 posted on 10/14/2012 6:54:30 AM PDT by abclily
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To: plangent

That is an interesting observation and a great analogy.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 6:56:32 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Evil Slayer

From the article:


Ain’t that the tooth!

After watching the two debates, reader Leonard Toboroff spots a pattern. He writes, “It’s simple: Romney and Ryan are up against two dental patients. One is on Novocain and the other is on laughing gas.


LOL!


14 posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: catfish1957

The NY Post is not conservative, per se but they are not a liberal rag.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 6:58:56 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: reg45
Who ever thought that the Chirping Canary in the Mind-Shaft of Freedom would be “Big Bird”! Wow Take that Dennis Miller!
16 posted on 10/14/2012 7:00:56 AM PDT by classified
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To: abclily; Evil Slayer
......Joe Biden's manic behavior at the veep debate won Dems' approval b/c of the enormity of Obama’s debate flop........

Obama's lackluster debate led to Romney's lead skyrocketing---with Obama's former lead collapsing. O's been reduced to leading in less than 10 states....and counting.

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Biden was cued to misrepresent Republicans as unworthy and illegitimate....... Biden’s rude laughs, snorts and sneers, his hectoring and mugging displayed Dems' in an evil light---according to some women.....

Women who've suffered spousal abuse said they could barely watch the debate-—b/c they were unnerved by Biden’s antics. They say Biden eerily reminded them of abusive husbands. All the tactics abusive men use to brutalize and demean, to make women feel inadequate and unimportant were the tactics they saw Biden use:

(1) not listening to their side,

(2) interrupting when they dared speak up,

(3) laughing and mugging when they tried to air their grievances,

(4) demeaning and marginalizing them for daring to disagree,

(5) asserting superority to keep them subjugated,

(6) showing contempt when they tried to defend themselves,

(7) being condescending to them and disdainful of their views.

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Women were unsettled by Biden’s behavior. Those who say Biden “won” the debate-—must be all men.

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AFTER THOUGHT Probably best to keep talkin' up Biden w/ fem-lib talk----b/c it makes Dems go ballistic----and b/c more and more women will see Team Obama for what they really are---a bunch of phonies.

Women need to ask themselves---who would they rather see come home for dinner--smiling/abusive Biden or soft-spoken, working-class Ryan?

17 posted on 10/14/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: plangent
>>...we have a two party system. It’s like riding a bicycle with one mangled tire...<

a bicycle, made by clowns.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Evil Slayer

“The Democratic Party has lost its mind and its way. Its political philosophy of inclusion and progress has been consumed by virulent strains of anger, dishonesty and intolerance. Its leaders don’t just want to win an election; they want to silence any American who disagrees with them.”

Welcome to the party, pal. Its been that way for a long time. These people HATE anyone who disagees with them. And mark my words, given the opportunity these people will put their opponents into concentration camps at best, or gas chambers at worst.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: Evil Slayer

“Dems finally go bonkers”

Finally? I think it happened about 6 years ago.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: plangent

“Gawd, what a mess we have to endure just because we have a two party system. It’s like riding a bicycle with one mangled tire.”

Unfortunately though if you dare suggest that voting for a second party instead of the demopublican uniparty, you’re considered some sort of subversive. That’s particulalrly true here on FR.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: Liz

I totally agree with your post, says exactly what I have been thinking!


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:09 AM PDT by Jaxmum
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To: Jaxmum

And you can bet, we are not alone in labeling Biden a phony-——who exhibited all the signs of a spouse abuser.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Evil Slayer.
The White House, on defense over the assassination of our Libyan ambassador after Washington reduced security, launched a frantic search for a scapegoat. It first blamed protests over an anti-Muslim video and, when forced to admit the protests never existed, pointed fingers at intelligence officials and managers in the State Department... A campaign aide, with a straight face, also insisted that the terrorist attack is an issue only because Republicans politicized it... it's a victory because another day passes without discussion of jobs, the debt, deficit or Iran.

24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: abclily

I don’t think she can throw him under the bus. She can probably have him taken out, though. Pray for him, we don’t want a martyr.


25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Evil Slayer
The people who ran Obama seriously believed that Americans would be intimidated by charges of racism into utter fear of criticizing him.

Once that was accomplished, they intended to proclaim the unilateral and unchallenged expressions of support to be evidence of national “unity.”

Now Hussein's legacy is an America which has become irreparably divided.

26 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Evil Slayer
The people who ran Obama seriously believed that Americans would be intimidated by charges of racism into utter fear of criticizing him.

Once that was accomplished, they intended to proclaim the unilateral and unchallenged expressions of support to be evidence of national “unity.”

Now Hussein's legacy is an America which has become irreparably divided.

27 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Evil Slayer
...they want to silence any American who disagrees with them.

It's not just silence them, it is control them. From the size of soda, to transfats, to how you interpret and practice your own religion, to how much you use to flush the toilet, to how much electricity runs through your smart meter, and on & on.... Things we should all have our own choices over is not what they want. While we have no issue with them turning their thermostat down to 45F at night...they should have no right to demand everyone else drink their soy milk. Why are they so obsessed with what everyone else is doing? Why does it so enrage them that Chick-fil-a is closed on Sunday? The worst thing is though, reading that these people think the government is in charge of charity and the taxes are your 'charitable' contribution to the nation. It is your obligation to pay tithes to the government. It is this mentality that then makes them believe all the rest of us need to be silenced...for we have sinned against the government.

28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:58:50 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Evil Slayer

“Dems finally go bonkers”

Really? This is new?

They have been bonkers ever since 1972 and their nomination of George McGovern. It is now more apparent as the lunatic Bolshevik jackasses are now firmly in control of this organized crime syndicate.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by VRWCRick
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To: VRWCRick

“It is now more apparent as the lunatic Bolshevik jackasses are now firmly in control of this organized crime syndicate.”

Right you are. Bolsheviks trying to install and shore up an organized crime syndicate posing as a legitimate government - it’s what they do, what they’ve always done, always will do if not squashed.

It will get interesting between now and January 20th.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 8:44:39 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: VRWCRick

“It is now more apparent as the lunatic Bolshevik jackasses are now firmly in control of this organized crime syndicate.”

Right you are. Bolsheviks trying to install and shore up an organized crime syndicate posing as a legitimate government - it’s what they do, what they’ve always done, always will do if not squashed.

It will get interesting between now and January 20th.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 8:44:39 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Dems finally go bonkers

I guess he doesn't remember the memorial service for for Paul Wellstone. These people have been nuts for a very long time.

32 posted on 10/14/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us choices: convert or kill, submit or die.)
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To: Evil Slayer
The Democratic Party has lost its mind and its way.

It's the party of dishonesty and demagoguery.

33 posted on 10/14/2012 9:05:33 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Liz

“They say Biden eerily reminded them of abusive husbands.”

Yes, he did.

I could only watch 15 minutes of the end of it because it was emotionally traumatizing.

That kind of behavior usually resulted in a physical beat down.

I bailed and came here to read what FReepers reported, instead.

I’m wondering how women who wound up with abuse induced PTSD reacted to it.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Evil Slayer

This from a guy who supported, and voted for, Obama in ‘08! (by his own admission)


35 posted on 10/14/2012 9:15:30 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Liz

Great analogy, Liz! I totally concur with your observations!

I have a cousin (PhD in psychology; stereotypical university professor elitist; atheist; liberal; etc.)whose “take” on the debate was the opposite... He wrote, in effect: Rudeness in the face of mendacity is an acceptable debate tactic. -His implication being that Ryan was the liar rather than Biden...

My observation was: I must be GETTING old... I thought debates consisted of opposing opinions where one person spoke, THEN the other offered a rebuttal, without RUDE interruptions. The silliness of the laughter is demeaning to the seriousness of the debate.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 9:21:19 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Liz

His actions do remind me of Drew Peterson....especially as portrayed by Rob Lowe.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 9:36:12 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Evil Slayer

Liberals like Obozo/Biden,Pelosi, Reid and their mediots suffer from Illusory Superiority Response syndrome.

The response of the left to Biden’s rude behavior on the nationally televised debate is/was predictable. They loved it and insanely believe the rest of us loved Biden’s insanity, arrogance, and rude behavior.

With over 70 years of life and at least 60 of those years watching liberals lie and feel superior. Decades ago, I came to the conclusion, that they are all mentally unstable and there is no cure for them.

They all suffer from Illusory Superiority Responses. Often this cognitive bias increases with years of faux education and their illusory social status in their increasing unstable/immature minds.

Illusory Superiority Response is a cognitive bias that causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. This makes them under estimate real winners like Ronald Reagan.

So they label anyone, who dares to challenge their insane/rude Illusory Superiority Responses, as red necked, stupid, knuckle draggers rather than listen to what we have learned over the years, decades and centuries from history.

With the instant reality, we now have with the internet, Fox and social nets, the left wing mediots are losing their ability to lie, cover, and omit their beloved Obama’s/Biden’s mentally unstable responses.

The rabid/mentally unstable hard core liberals love the Illusory Superiority responses of Obama/Biden/Pelosi/Reed and others.

However, the instant and nationwide exposed insanity of their Illusory Superiority responses is killing them with the independent voters.

Vice President Joe Biden’s behavior during the Veep debate proved one thing: Team Obama has given up trying to win over independent voters and is betting it all on their base. Mr. Biden’s laughter, dismissive comments and smirks whenever Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) spoke was obviously an effort to placate those who react the same way when someone dares to point out President Obama’s failures and offers alternatives.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 10:33:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: Salamander; Terry Mross; lyby; Jaxmum
The kind of behavior Biden exhibited usually resulted in a physical beat-down....reminded some of smiling affable wife-killer, Drew Peterson.

COMMENTS Although I have never experienced spouse abuse---I did some research on it to try to understand why women would marry such men.

Research showed that while dating, and in the early marriage,---the men acted normal --- EXCEPT they would gently touch the woman when trying to make a point---saying stuff like "honey, don't say that". The untimely, unnecessary touching escalated into beatings, even savage murders.

One woman dated while both were in the Army---he pulled stunts like climbing up the side of the barracks to get into her room---where he was prohibited from.

She never "got" that this very aggressive behavior would end up with wife-beatings while she endured a very abusive marriage.

39 posted on 10/14/2012 10:34:25 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Salamander; Terry Mross; lyby; Jaxmum
NOTE---sometimes older, wiser family members can discern hidden traits----women should heed these doubts about a potential spouse.

CASE STUDY There's the book about a seemingly mild-mannered dentist who savagely murdered his wife----and even beat her to a pulp on their honeymoon.

When she introduced him to her grandfather while dating----the family was embarrassed b/c granddad became very upset---and demanded the man leave the house b/c he said "This man has a history."

They found out after the murder that the mild mannered dentist did indeed have a violent history.

40 posted on 10/14/2012 11:24:29 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Finally? I think it happened about 6 years ago.

I would say more like 12 years ago, when Algore lost. That’s when I noticed that vandalism started to become “political expression”.


41 posted on 10/14/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: lyby
My observation was: I must be GETTING old... I thought debates consisted of opposing opinions where one person spoke, THEN the other offered a rebuttal, without RUDE interruptions. The silliness of the laughter is demeaning to the seriousness of the debate.

You are absolutely right. When I was in grade school there was a branch of language arts called "Forensics".

The skills included :
► Congressional Debate
► Debate
► Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking
► Dramatic Interpretation
► Duo Interpretation
► Expository Address
► Extemporaneous Commentary
► Extemporaneous Reading
► Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
► Humorous Interpretation
► Impromptu Speaking
► Original Oratory
► Poetry Interpretation
► Policy
► Prose Interpretation
► Public Forum
► Storytelling

The list is subject to revision over time and may include new areas of development as older areas are eliminated.

Ground Rules for Forensic Debate

The coach of the debate team selects debaters and forms four man teams, two affirmative speakers and two negative speakers. There are specific rounds alternating between the two teams. The winners of the district tournaments go to the state tournament and if successful, advance to a National Forensic League Tournament.

Ethical Rules

Debaters must address the judge, opponents and audience. They may not interrupt a speaker at any time. All debaters shake hands at the conclusion of the debate.

Topic Rules

The National Forensic League provides the topic each year in the form of a resolution and sends it to interested schools. Their publication, "The Rostrum," also lists the announced topic. The students are informed of the topic several weeks in advance. At the debate, the coach puts the topic on the board so it is visible to the debaters and audience.

Evidence Rules

The debaters bring verifiable sources of information to prove their arguments. Debaters place this evidence on index cards and file them according to the arguments.

Questioning Evidence

The opposing team may question the validity of a source. A judge may rule to disregard a specific citation when challenged. The debater may be disqualified for using non-existent evidence and claiming it is true.

Procedural Rules

Each speaker speaks for eight minutes.The affirmative has a prepared speech and speaks first. He shows how the status quo is not working and proposes a method for change. He has the burden of proof. The first negative cross-questions the first affirmative. According to the rules, the process continues until each speaker has an opportunity to speak. A five-minute rebuttal alternating the negative and affirmative speakers follows.

Teammate Rules

Between rounds, a speaker may consult with a partner. No consultation can occur at any other time.

Requesting Opponents' Arguments

A debater may request a copy of the opponent's arguments and case. The opponent has the option to refuse and suffers no penalty for doing so.

Judge's Rules

The judge uses a rubic or rating sheet to rate the debaters.The speaker qualifies for points based upon the presentation.The judge writes constructive comments on each debater's rating sheet and returns it to the debater. The judge then announces the debate winner.


You will notice that there is a great difference between formal forensic debate and the clown show that passes for debate among politicians. To wit, a single topic is debated under strict procedural rules, and the debate is scored by judges not the press or spectators.


NFL Background

No, not that NFL! The National Forensic League is a non-partisan, non-profit educational honor society established to encourage and motivate American high school students to participate in and become proficient in public speaking. NFL is the America's oldest and largest high school speech and debate honor society. Since 1925, NFL has enrolled over 1.3 million students in fulfillment of its motto, "training youth for leadership.

"The National Forensic League believes that all students should be empowered to become effective communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, and leaders in a democratic society. The League exists to promote secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values and to increase the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate and communication education."

Members of the National Forensic League are expected to abide by the NFL Code of Honor. The Code of Honor was initially proposed in recognition of the Honor Society nature of the League. The Code of Honor consists of an NFL Oath and five tenets. "As a member of the National Forensic League, I pledge to uphold the highest standards of integrity, humility, respect, leadership and service in the pursuit of excellence."

The National Forensic League was formed through the efforts of professor Bruno E. Jacob, in March of 1925 at Ripon College, Ripon Wisconsin.


And yes, I did participate in "Forensics" in the early 1950's.

Regards,
GtG

42 posted on 10/14/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Liz
All the tactics abusive men use to brutalize and demean, to make women feel inadequate and unimportant were the tactics they saw Biden use: <<

Wow!...and 7 tactics confirming it!.....SPOT ON!...That needs to go viral!...ASAP!

43 posted on 10/14/2012 2:04:44 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

COOL! I, too, participated in forensics - in the mid-1970s! My areas were extemporaneous speaking and expository address. As I recall, it was challenging and FUN!

Recently, I shared my high school experiences on the forensic team with someone - a politically-involved, owns-his-own-realty-company man in his 50s - and he SCOFFED at me! He did not know about forensics other than forensic sciences... Did I set him straight. (He does tend to be pompous, so I really enjoyed the moment.)


44 posted on 10/14/2012 2:25:57 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Evil Slayer

A clip that is often entitled “Peggy Goes Bonkers” from Desperate Living.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCyMkgqY2FM

This is tame compared to the dems these days.


45 posted on 10/14/2012 2:29:18 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Liz

The spousal abuse info you posted about Biden’s behavior is right on target. I was unfortunately in a brief relationship when I was just 18 with an abusive snake who posed as a human being. I got tired of poor treatment fairly quickly and tried to end the relationship. He proceeded to beat me unconscious. I was smart enough not to fall for his begging forgiveness and “I love you and it will never happen again” crap. I also informed him that he was already lucky to still be alive as the men in my family were all military and would hunt him down and kill him if they ever found out what he had done to me. He left me alone and I escaped. Now I am teaching my daughters how to shoot so they can kill snakes on their own, if necessary.

Anyways, the only reason for my posting the whole gory story from decades ago was that this all came back full force as I was watching Biden the other night. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that he physically or emotionally abuses his wife :-(


46 posted on 10/14/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: yldstrk

When my granddaughters act like that, my daughter says they are having a meltdown. The Dems are having their version of a meltdown or temper tantrum. As Michael Savage always says, liberalism is a mental disorder.


47 posted on 10/14/2012 7:36:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Evil Slayer

             

48 posted on 10/14/2012 7:38:46 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: yldstrk

Dems are MORALLY Bankrupt, RUDE and SCARY!


49 posted on 10/15/2012 3:14:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tamzee
Sorry to hear about your travails w/ the abuser/jerk.

As I posted----women have to recognize the signs----b/c these sub-human creeps reveal themselves in subtle ways.

Untimely, unneccesary "touching" early on is one clue.

Add if mom/dad cringe in his presence----that IS a clue.

50 posted on 10/15/2012 3:38:50 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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