Posts tagged rhetoric

Baker has mastered the art of the conspiracy theory, the agile evasion of cognitive dissonance that has become the modus operandi of right-wing media at both national and local levels. For people like me, volunteers hoping to put a dent in one of our country’s most difficult problems, the biggest obstacle we face is not any particular policy point, but the refusal of a portion of our population to enter a debate in good faith. When a fact doesn’t fit, they simply deny it, or better yet, conclude it is part of a sinister plot by communists, Muslims or the UN. National media figures such as Glenn Beck and Alex Jones are famous for these maneuvers, but they’ve trickled down to local media and to conversation-level micro-denials as well, and they have poisoned the public sphere.

Democrats' & Obama's Pyrrhic Victories

Those really don’t mean anything until you fix income inequality. Democrats seem too interested in generating victories and wins and statistics that look good, you know, the little victories, then putting them in a context toward the big win. They don’t have the integrity to remind people that these factoids could be pieces to fix a larger problem.

Dr. Rove might have been the last person in America on election night to acknowledge and recognize that the President won reelection, including the state of Ohio, so we’ll leave it at that
MTP had two round table discussions that added nothing to what we know and should have been eliminated. If Meet the Press is going to regain relevance it has to change its format. Perhaps a return to the original format of having one guest for an hour and a panel of real reporters actually asking questions. Sort of like a show where news figures “Meet the Press.” What a concept.
Why watching Meet The Press is a waste of your time.
Remember this the next time you hear a gun control opponent utter some kind of jargon rationalizing that every man, woman and child be armed with a gun. Call them on the bullshit.
Please ask Mr. Clemente what the words of my supposed apology were. I’d be interested to know,” he said. “Frankly, I don’t remember any such apology
thedailywhat:

This guy is a real winner.
[ronaldreagan]

This kind of crap has been festering for longer than the past couple weeks. I had the misfortune of reconnecting with a guy I went to high school with on Facebook. His mind has been completely dominated by Fox Noise and A.M. talk radio. I can see him in his job in carpentry: the sun baking his head, reducing his critical thinking capacity to the same level as a snail.
Try as I might to talk to him about the politics in a civil manner, he usually responded with logical fallacies, most commonly using ad hominems. I’ve noticed that this is the most common tactic that right-wing ideologues fall back on: they lack the capacity or integrity to argue a point, they fall back to using ridicule of some sort. They also have this kind of immature / narcissistic denial of responsibility for others.
These right wing ideologues have this kind of solipsistic view of the world which denies the existence of people who they agree with like this scumbag in the picture or people who are alien to them like those who depend on public assistance. They toss around abstractions like Welfare Queen and Nanny State when they talk about the poor without knowing anything about the people or how hard it is to get from that state of existence to the kind of self-sufficience that one hears from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Fox News, A.M. talk radio, ad nauseam. Try and talk to them about the bigots at their shoulders like the turd in the picture and you’ll watch their heads explode.
I’ve tried reasoning with them — sane people cannot. I’ve come to the opinion that one needs to fight back with fire to over come them.

thedailywhat:

This guy is a real winner.

[ronaldreagan]

This kind of crap has been festering for longer than the past couple weeks. I had the misfortune of reconnecting with a guy I went to high school with on Facebook. His mind has been completely dominated by Fox Noise and A.M. talk radio. I can see him in his job in carpentry: the sun baking his head, reducing his critical thinking capacity to the same level as a snail.

Try as I might to talk to him about the politics in a civil manner, he usually responded with logical fallacies, most commonly using ad hominems. I’ve noticed that this is the most common tactic that right-wing ideologues fall back on: they lack the capacity or integrity to argue a point, they fall back to using ridicule of some sort. They also have this kind of immature / narcissistic denial of responsibility for others.

These right wing ideologues have this kind of solipsistic view of the world which denies the existence of people who they agree with like this scumbag in the picture or people who are alien to them like those who depend on public assistance. They toss around abstractions like Welfare Queen and Nanny State when they talk about the poor without knowing anything about the people or how hard it is to get from that state of existence to the kind of self-sufficience that one hears from Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Fox News, A.M. talk radio, ad nauseam. Try and talk to them about the bigots at their shoulders like the turd in the picture and you’ll watch their heads explode.

I’ve tried reasoning with them — sane people cannot. I’ve come to the opinion that one needs to fight back with fire to over come them.