Pangloss Posted May 21, 2010 Share Posted May 21, 2010 This really feels like a microcosm of the current political landscape. The Democrats reach, and reach, and reach, and ask for reciprocation for concessions, and in the end the Republicans are just like "f*ck you, we're just going to f*uck up the political process long enough that people vote for us, because clearly the solution when tweedle dee fails is to put tweedle dum in charge" See this is where you lose me, when you go and take what sounds like an objectively interesting point and twist it into a biased statement. Do politicians reach out and attempt to compromise and get chopped off? Yeah I buy that. Do I think Democrats are consistently behaving better than Republicans? No, I have no reason to think so. You haven't shown anything other than extremely selective circumstantial evidence to go by. Jon Stewart isn't qualified to pass that judgment, and that's all you offer -- ridicule. I know you're not a huge fan of Democrats either, but you don't speak for moderates. What you do is pretend to speak for moderates in order to convince people that Republicans suck more than Democrats. That is a very different thing. You don't seriously believe that do you? Not once has anyone stated something so ridiculous. Then explain to me how accusing someone of having amnesia is outing them on a disease that has nothing to do with amnesia. That's not a connection that was made by this ad. Why would they do that? Does it actually make SENSE to you that Republicans would say "look at this cripple, he must be stupid too!" Do you really think that schoolyard bullying is a tactic that the RNC thinks will score with conservative voters? Seriously? How stupid do you think conservatives are, padren? See this is what happens when you start from an assumption of stupidity based on all the ridicule heaped on by bascule, Jon Stewart, etc -- it makes you find it believable that nobody at the RNC is intelligent enough to know that Parkinson's isn't Alzheimer's, or that it would be a bad idea to suggest that an Alzheimer's sufferer might be losing their memory. So it makes SENSE to you that they might do this deliberately. You go right on to ignore the fact that this is a routine political tactic -- it makes MORE sense that Republicans are stupid, because you get told this 24/7 by the likes of bascule and Jon Stewart. Not only shouldn't you FALL for that, you should get MAD AS HELL about it. Quite clearly, the contention is that Republicans conflated Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Great, then you should be able to point out the passage where they do this. This is a real trivial fact and I have no idea why it's so hard such a little piece of consensus. I know EXACTLY why it's such a hard little piece of consensus. iNow said it above: the narrative is too important Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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