Lately I have learned that the best way to make your point when you disagree with someone is to call them names.
Don’t agree with X Political Party? You’re spineless!
Proponent of firearm safety/control? You’re a ninny!
And so on and so forth.
Apparently, the goal is to avoid rational conversation and jump right to verbal abuse in order to tear down the confidence of the other side in hopes that your irrational argument will appear more valid. The validity of your irrational argument, though you have no facts or hard evidence to support it, may be strengthened in the eyes of your opponent through your willingness to cut them down. After all, verbally abusing your opponent/conversational partner is the best way to demonstrate your confidence in your side of the issue at hand. If you say it with conviction and tear down any who may oppose you it must mean you are right.
Just in case you were wondering.