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Follow Columbo's lead when debating others about politics.

The series Columbo is a great example of how to use the Socratic method in debates and disagreements. Listen for examples in the following clips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZiv8vkxMac&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZiv8vkxMac

My Grandpa was the type of person you couldn't lie to because he would use this very method to find the truth. For example, "There's something I don't understand. Could you explain to me how you were at the movies with your friends when Mrs. Smith saw you at the store?"

Here's another example. "Ron Paul is a lunatic who would take us back to the dark ages." Your response. "Oh sir, there is a lot of fear around changes. Could you explain to me how he's a lunatic? ......."