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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post
You understand that all the real discussion in Congress happens behind the scenes, in committee mostly? All the stuff on the floor is just for show. Debates are almost invariably political spectacle and nothing more. These guys have legions of staffers and think tanks that get all the facts for them, anything they want to know, they know before they get up to talk.

Besides, who would "moderate" this kind of discussion? The Speaker etc do the procedural shit, but giving anybody control based on "facts" would be a nightmare. Let the other politicians call them out on their shit, there's no way a moderator would be truly neutral anyway.

I was thinking highly publicized events like presidential debates and local state positions.

I think you can have an impartial moderator. One that uses reason and curbs his or her own bias. So as long as it's not a modern conservative it's fine.
Old 12-13-2012, 12:45 AM lollersk8s is offline  
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