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Tatarize
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daniel93077
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Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in the election of 2008

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Started: 1/27/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,822 times Debate No: 6665
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Tatarize

Pro

I contend that Barack Obama was Elected President of the United States in the election of 2008 which elected Barack Obama as the 44th president. He took office on the January 20th and after being elected back in November.

I contend that that actually happened. It wasn't imagined, it wasn't faked in Hollywood, it was actual and real and really did occur as an objective fact.
daniel93077

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He wasn't elected...he was chosen by the "elite under-government" (the corporations) that rules this country and many others.
Debate Round No. 1
Tatarize

Pro

The American Heritage´┐Ż Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Defines elect as:
1. To select by vote for an office or for membership.
2. To pick out; select: elect an art course.
3. To decide, especially by preference: elected to take the summer off.
4. To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God.

Given those definitions even if Obama was selected by an elite plutocracy he would still be elected to the job. They elected to have him their corporate puppet. Also, he did still get more votes in order to get into office. Shadowy cabal or not, he's still elected president via the 2008 election.
daniel93077

Con

This is a ridiculous debate topic. Obviously he was elected. Why did you post it?
Debate Round No. 2
Tatarize

Pro

In a comment in the debate, http://www.debate.org...

I was told by Repete21,

"Tatarize why do you debate resolutions that have fact on your side? Seriously you'd have a better chance of losing "Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in the election of 2008". I don't mean to bash but you're better than that. I've looked through your debates and these kinds of resolutions seem to be a pattern you've fallen into. Challenge yourself."

So clearly I offered this debate.

The better question is why would you accept the debate? That's silly.

You lose. Dig deeper. Blame me for offering the debate. When Wile E. Coyote is given a sign to stand right here... he probably shouldn't.
daniel93077

Con

Ahh..now I see.. I was wondering why you posted an undeniable fact... I just though you wanted to win more debates so I accepted because I don't really care.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by LoveyounoHomo 8 years ago
LoveyounoHomo
Liberals...
Posted by SamS 8 years ago
SamS
OH I know I was just throwing it out there that this was a horrible topic on Tatarize's part. He did put the person who took this into a corner thats why its a stupid topic.
Posted by daniel93077 8 years ago
daniel93077
SamS did you read my last argument. Obviously I know he was elected. I just took it because it seems like Tatarize wants to win another debate so he has posted an undeniable fact. I obviously don't care about winning the debate. I know Obama was elected.
Posted by SamS 8 years ago
SamS
This debate is creepy. If you really think that he wasn't elected president then you have something wrong with you. HELLO WE VOTED FOR HIM
Posted by Tatarize 8 years ago
Tatarize
Based on Repete21's comment:
http://www.debate.org...
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
Logical-Master
One could play semantics. . . .
Posted by Yuanti 8 years ago
Yuanti
Ridiculous. This is a ridiculous debate.
Posted by mastajake 8 years ago
mastajake
Who do you expect to pick this up

Is there some controversy that I am not aware besides the oath mishap?
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