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Did you send him a link to something, or tell him to just go search for it? You said "I also said if you want to see the GOP policy papers then do a Google search.". Really? If you want to discuss something, give a link so that you both are on the same page.

It was MY position. I made it quite clear twice that I was speaking my opinion. If he simply wants the GOP parties position, then go to the websites and read it. If he wants to debate those positions, then post them and say what is wrong with them. So yeah, really.

You'd have to be nuts to assume that someone doing such a search would happen upon the same document you are talking about, given that a search would return an enormous number of results. It stinks of a dodge.

Go back and read the thread then and see if that is what happened.

Sorry to lump you in with others, but that is a trend I have experienced from the rabid Fox watchers.

Nigel, I get my news from multiple sources. It might be a conservative source, it might be a liberal source. I use RCP and read many of the articles, even ones from England. I get different data points and then I formulate an opinion. It may or may not be in lockstep with the "conservative" position, but then again I'm a hybrid. I never listen to the hyper partisan talking heads on either side.

When I need to make a decision in my role as a Selectman, I do the same. I'll talk to the people who know the most about it and try to get different data points/opinions. I then formulate my own. That's how I operate.

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