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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 07:17 PM

46. Stop boxing the nation into MY corner?

What corner is THAT?
The "Working Class Blue Collar Assholes who are having a hard time making ends meet" corner?
Well, YEAH, that IS my corner,
but there are a WHOLE lot of people in this corner with me.


Will you deny that Taxing Gun Ownership is a "Regressive Tax"?
...one that adversely affects the POOR much more than the RICH?
Please attempt to do so.

The RICH can buy and Keep ALL the guns they want to,
but you poor people....gotta give them up!

How do you think THAT is going to go over "in MY corner".

Are you familiar with the term "Gish Gallop"?
(AKA "Argument by verbosity")
You should be, because your entire 2nd and 3rd paragraphs are a perfect example of a the Gish Gallop Logical Fallacy.
"The Gish Gallop, named after creationist Duane Gish, is the debating technique of drowning the opponent in such a torrent of half-truths, lies, and straw-man arguments that the opponent cannot possibly answer every falsehood in real time. The term was coined by Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education. Sam Harris describes the technique as "starting 10 fires in 10 minutes."

The formal debating jargon term for this is spreading. It arose as a way to throw as much rubbish into five minutes as possible. In response, some debate judges now limit number of arguments as well as time. However, in places where debating judges aren't there to call bullshit on the practice, like the internet, such techniques are remarkably common. "


Now, are you willing to call for Regressive Taxation to solve this problem?
The Democratic Party has slid so FAR to the Political Right in the last 20 years, and DU so far to the Regressive Right in the last 5 years that I would no longer be shocked to find someone on DU supporting Regressive taxation.

If you wish to debate any of the other topics included in your shotgun attack,
I am more than happy to do so,
but PLEASE be specific, and stay on topic.

Thank You.

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