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Civil political debate group?

Is there one on CM? I enjoy political discussion but I'm interested in finding common ground and hearing other people's views expressed in a civilized way - i.e. no name calling, no bashing the other party, etc. Can anyone recommend a group?

Most conservatives would call me a liberal, but I view myself as a moderate.

 
sweetpotato418

Asked by sweetpotato418 at 10:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I would love to find a section where we could debate politics--actually debate, and not have it reduced to some schoolyard-type brawl. If we could stick to the topics and refrain from name-calling and character-assassination, and actually debate issues. . . I'd be one for that.


    I don't come to this section much anymore because it's full of those school-yard type antics--the most frequent posters on here aren't interested in debating anything, just in being right and bullying those who have different opinions.  That's not my style, and I don't want to be dragged into those kinds of arguments, so I've been avoiding them.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 2:20 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If you can't find one, then start one!
    tinamatt

    Answer by tinamatt at 10:48 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • bouncing


    It doesn't exist. 

    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:39 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Ahhh, no. There is no such thing. Politics is just to much of a hot button issue. There will always be some ass who will start something.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:42 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Good luck with this. If you find one let me know. I haven't found much civility on here when it comes to anything controversial.

    maxswolfsuit

    Answer by maxswolfsuit at 10:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Good luck finding one that's civil. I mean the pce group is alright but there are definitely some mean women in there... Even moderates get bashed on cm. They can't seem to understand that we don't lean.

    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 10:38 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • gl
    lacyjay1987

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 10:51 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Gee, wouldn't that be amazing!
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:25 AM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • common ground is the new word for compromise. I'm not into compromises.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:41 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • That's what I thought. It is really disturbing that no one can even agree to disagree - or believe that certain people even have a right to exist in this country. I'm not surprised - so much hate-mongering, paranoid media feeding the frenzy. I thought it was worth asking!
    sweetpotato418

    Comment by sweetpotato418 (original poster) at 3:56 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

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