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[–] RJKH 1 points 104 points (+105|-1) ago 

Holy fuck that would be AWESOME! Please!

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[–] Keftedes89 10 points 42 points (+52|-10) ago 

This is what the country needs. I hope this follows through. Knowing Sanders though, he will not accept.

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[–] pilot_2 5 points 22 points (+27|-5) ago 

Clearly you don't know Sanders too well. He's open to debating anybody. However, the DNC has stipulated that he cannot participate in "non-sanctioned" debates at the moment as a way to coronate Hillary. I do hope that they debate after Bernie beats Hillary. I would enjoy it too.

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[–] monetus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It would be a food fight though, like when Larry Lessig fell into shitty punditry on the Bill Maher show.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_D._Wolff is a full fledged socialist if you are curious about it.

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[–] Turbo_Sloth 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

The thing is, Bernie Sanders is not actually a socialist. He's a socialist democrat which is different. He's been self-advertising as a socialist for so long though (though I don't get why) that he'd probably get grilled on that. I still wish it happened though.

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[–] SpiderPigMan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What a dumb comment. He literally cant accept, because that would bar him from future DNC debates.

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[–] SpicySandwhich 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago 

It has already happened too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXwDMqjC-A

Paul and Sanders discussing if healthcare is an inalienable right.

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[–] RJKH 5 points 28 points (+33|-5) ago 

Wow, that made me like Sanders a LOT less. Asks for a philosophical discussion, Rand gives out his argument, and he just takes a shot without addressing the meat of the argument. Gross.

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[–] reconstructedcaribou 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Rand: Here's my point and a few simplified analogies that help illustrate my point.

Bernie: Wow, <insert analogy here> sure does sound crazy, do you think it's crazy, panel?

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[–] carbanara 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is great, Rand did a phenomenal job, and now I think Sanders is not so great for this, he was man enough to put it on his channel which is also awesome.

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[–] china_troll 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Mexico has universal free healthcare. And their people would rather stay in USA, complaining about lack of kidneys.

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[–] FPSFairy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Seriously. I just think it would be interesting to listen to and think about, never mind the presidential race.

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[–] DingleMyCringle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Eh, Sanders isn't even really a socialist. He's a tax and spend liberal in a different coat. Actual Socialists bring up public ownership of wealth production, not $15/hr.

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[–] edthomson92 1 points 33 points (+34|-1) ago  (edited ago)

No matter who/what you support, this needs to happen and needs to air everywhere

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[–] farmer- 4 points 33 points (+37|-4) ago 

i have such a hardon right now. GO RAND!!!!

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[–] chronicdiscord 0 points 49 points (+49|-0) ago 

I hope they have a fair and constructive debate on the issues which are most troubling America.

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[–] DerpExpress 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Is this a debate or a porno?

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[–] Spear1000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I burst out laughing. A+

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[–] TheDude2 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

He probably has a old dry used up pussy.

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[–] JustCallMeCam 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

Let's hope this comes to fruition.

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[–] The_Green_Bastard 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Cuck out? What?

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[–] brother_tempus 16 points 18 points (+34|-16) ago 

now that would be worth watching ..... Sanders would get pounded, he has the populism down but he has no sense of history and lack of understanding about the fundamentals of economics or monetary policy

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[–] RedLeg13 4 points 13 points (+17|-4) ago  (edited ago)

I doubt you could differentiate between monetary and fiscal policy, but then again most people couldn't either. Pure libertarianism fails just like pure communism.

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[–] cli-che-guevara 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Pure libertarianism fails just like pure communism

Why don't more people get this? Every end-member economic or political ideology has so many inherent flaws (usually based on a severe misunderstanding of human psychology) that they will always fail. Some issues need more Authoritarian Conservatism, Some need more Pure Socialism, some need Centrist Libertarianism... There is no capitol R "Right" philosophy. There is only lowercase r "right" for the issue being dealt with at this specific point in time.

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I bet he can differentiate between monetary and fiscal policy. Who can't?

Because you think something different than me I assume you must be a moron.

Sincerely,
Your local liberal ass wipe.

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[–] wilwilwesly 10 points 6 points (+16|-10) ago 

Don't think so Rand has some good ideas about military spending, the war on drugs(although Sanders is more libertarian than Rand on this), and NSA spying but has some seriously wacky ideas about the private healthcare racket (like equating the right to healthcare to slavery) and a tax plan that would disproportionately benefit the super-rich as well as supporting the unpopular idea of a federal ban on abortion. The debate would be a largely pointless exercise anyway since neither one of them seem very likely to make it past the primaries especially Rand who is polling at 3%.

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[–] brother_tempus 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

The debate would be a largely pointless exercise anyway since neither one of them seem very likely to make it past the primaries

but it would have more substance than the debates we have seen so far

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[–] toobaditworks 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I think fundamentally the problem is with Sanders and your own definition of slavery. Serfdom was and still is slavery. Whether or not you are free to walk around town or not doesn't matter. Slavery is slavery. Sanders is making a joke with it saying 'do you feel like a slave'. Of course she's going to say no because her and Sanders both believe only one version of slavery existed which was "being black and brought over on a boat in chains and getting whipped". This isn't meant to say that form of slavery is in competition with this form of slavery but instead that slavery in another form exists today as it always has. It is when someone forces you to do something and you have no choice in the matter besides shutting your business down or doing what they say.

It's the philosophical discussion about "owning private property and slavery". If you OWN something it is yours and nobody can take that from you or make you do something else with it. If someone is able to make you do something at gun point or the will of a government with backing of police and armed men and woman with your owned private property then yes you are a slave. It is a form of slavery otherwise known as Serfdom.

It does exist and you are already living in it and yes you might not feel like a slave but trust me you are one.

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[–] CarlosShyamalan 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Rand also sadly lacks the charisma to make this a really good debate. Arguments arent the only thing important, and Id argue that how you bring them across counts even more towards deciding the "winner". That being said I cant imagine such a debate not being worthwhile!

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[–] organicgangbang 8 points 2 points (+10|-8) ago 

You're very clearly either lying or ignorant right now. I actually laughed when you wrote "no sense of history", I think Charlie Rose would laugh too. Although he might just tell you to cut the bullshit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMZlSDVHeoo

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[–] monetus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ya, I chuckled. It would be funny as hell if they did that debate with a panel of historians & scientists with google at the ready.

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[–] Ellius 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

No one has commented yet on the fact that the party rules might prevent Bernie from debating Paul? What kind of "walk the line" bullshit is this, and what kind of country do we live in where two Presidential candidates are not allowed to debate one another because it might tick off the party?

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[–] drexhex 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They could debate on a bill they introduce in the Senate...

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[–] Rummel 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

NOW that's what I call thinking outside of the box, Rand.

Too bad he keeps going after Trump, Rand would make a great VP

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[–] cynoclast 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

The republicans have fielded no one with any chance of winning the general election. The democrats have fielded two.

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[–] Slightedfury 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Would be nice if politicians stopped pretending to be economists. Anyone notice football players aren't gms? Leaders should be able to lead and organize the people who do the jobs not think they can do the jobs.

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