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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Those damned strawmen

What's Mallard raving about today?

Lots of prominent Democrats, terrorist's feelings.

A+ for the use of empty rhetorical tricks by combining the strawman (lots of democrats) with a useful distortion (offending terrorists). I know of exactly one democrat (Russ Feingold) who objected, saying "We must avoid using misleading and offensive terms that link Islam with those who subvert this great religion or who distort its teachings to justify terrorist activities." Feel free to disagree, but try to do so honestly.

Oh, and the punchline, such as it is, simply doesn't work. I assume Mallard was trying to reference the use of the term "facist" and not "islamo-facist" but he gets so lost in the rant that it's just not clear.

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