Herr Matthias One thing I've always observed about American right-wingers in general is this obsession with "winning arguments". You can "win" an argument by simply convincing yourself that you've won, or by being "technically correct", or by moving the goalposts, not by actually being right.
And of course, via the same smug anti-intellectualism that leads you to such trains of thought as "Do you mean to tell me that that bus over there will eventually evolve into an airplane? Ha, check and mate."
Bort Leaving a debate without absorbing any new information is considered a victory on the right.
memedumpster The only way to win an argument with them is to refuse them service in your business and hang up on their 911 calls.
jangbones Macho culture. Win the battle before you at every cost. Exhaust every resource available and throw away the war to do it.
"That bitch was going to leave me so I shot her dead! I won! The electric chair is totally worth it!"
Scrimmjob Is this how the typical black christian American feels about biblical slavery?