I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
While you engage in debate watch out for these favorite lefty rules.
Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?” Deflect as much as possible and use the tactic of redirection and above all do not answer or give a non-answer answer! Just ignore it and claim you did answer it and you are not going to again or give an answer that is wordy so it takes your opponent off guard, confuses them, frustrates them or makes them forget the question, but DO NOT answer them directly no matter how many times they ask!
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame. Redirect back and keep the focus on your point.
**** Rule 13: Don’t compromise when you have the upper hand, but when you don’t get the masses to think it is only fair to compromise and the masses will demand compromise forcing your opponent to bow to the masses’ pressure and compromise. Allows a win win for you! : Added by Obama
**** Rule 14: Confuse the people of what rights and fairness are and you tell them what they are and that someone is trying to take them away! The masses will be up in arms and will revolt while you control the message make sure to use rule 11 while doing this. :Added by the Public Sector Union Leaders in Wisconsin.
**** Rule 15: Controlled Anarchy through hypocrisy. Being a hypocrite is liberating since you don’t have to take responsibility and you can do as you wish and demand the others follow the rules. This goes along with rule #4
**** Rule 18: Be quick to claim victory even if the game isn’t over, that way if you lose you can say it was stolen from you. Al Gore
**** Rule 19: If you are losing, just say it was/is someone else’s fault or someone is lying, i.e. Bush’s fault and Fox lies to distract the people from the issues.
**** Rule 21: If you know you are wrong, just claim you are right - If in doubt, claim your way is the right way. Deny, deny, deny. If someone proves that you are wrong, just claim that what they are showing doesn’t prove anything. If you catch you doing what you are claim the other side is doing, turn it around and say, that doesn’t matter and throw up in the other sides face, two wrongs don’t make a right!
**** Rule 22: Get your opponent in the Trick Bag! "Heads I win, tails you lose" strategy. Force your opponent into a catch 22 no win situation use rule 4 and rule 10 to help accomplish this as it will make you look good and make them look foolish, as they don’t have a proper answer.
**** Rule 25: You can rationalize anything you want, just be convincing, and if it runs counter to past actions just say you changed your mind or opinion on it and that shows growth as an individual. Tell people you are being opened minded on the issue and then slam them as being closed or small minded. Make sure to get that dig or back handed comment in as it will go a long way to throwing the opponent off the subject at hand and put them on the defense.
**** Rule 27: Remember it is harder to prove something than to disprove it. Try to get your opponent to do all the work as they try to keep proving you wrong. This is the time to throw as much on the wall as you can, because some will stick.
**** Rule 30: Trim facts to fit wants instead of needs or truth. Take things out of context, shorten it up or don’t give all the information because most people wouldn’t know the difference and it is important to get the first strike fast and quickly get people on your side.
**** Rule 32: If you can’t win arguments be determined to silence the other side. In the end, we only want likeminded people and we want others to submit to our will and if they don’t demolish them to the point they become silent and cower in the corner. Make them become a turtle.
**** Rule 36: Don’t lie small, lie big. When you do it, do it big as you go for broke. If you are going to get caught make sure it is for something worthy.
**** Rule 39: "Hit-words" - Get a short slick slogan that would fit on a bumper sticker or tee-shirt and if possible rhymes so it is easy to remember and replicate to the masses. It is a must that it needs to be a name calling without being too offensive if attacking the opponent. Keep your religion out of my government! Stone is a clone! Down with Clown Walker! Imperial Walker!
**** Rule 44: Find the gray area and exploit it. Work in the gray areas as much as possible looking to find where the holes are in the rulebook.
**** Rule 46: Use Big Words. You need to make your opponent look silly and distract from the item being debated or agued. It is apparent you are losing the battle so attempt to make your opponent look small by using 50cent words like words you would find on the SAT vocabulary building section. We need to show you are superior and an elite. You are the more educated one and the smarter one, just ask yourself or any other liberal and they will tell you so!
**** Rule 47: Become the debate police/Nazi. We you are losing the battle and find you have no counterattack, nitpick spelling, grammar, or word choice! Attempt to take the focus off of you and that you are losing. Don’t worry your wolf pack brothers and sisters will back you up. They will come to your aid.
**** Rule 48: "Scorched Earth" policy. Do whatever it takes to win. Anything is on the table. Anything! The end justifies the means...no matter if it's illegal, immoral or whatever. Bully. Break laws, ignore rules, commit fraud, flee the state, change standards at will – but hold conservatives to a standard of absolute compliance.
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