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Tue May 5, 2020, 08:31 PM

With Trump in the White House, we have government by "Gish Gallop".

The Gish Gallop is a dishonest debate tactic. The Urban Dictionary defines it this way:

"Named for the debate tactic created by creationist shill Duane Gish, a Gish Gallop involves spewing so much bullshit in such a short span on that your opponent canít address let alone counter all of it."

You've likely heard the term "outrage fatigue". You may have heard it said that trying to explain all that is wrong with this regime is like trying to take a sip from a fire hose---there's just too damn much. And, as the definition above says, that's what a Gish Gallop does---spews "so much bullshit in such a short span" that it is impossible to deal with it.

If I was silly enough to attempt to list all the pure unadulterated bullshit Trump has spewed since gliding down that escalator in 2015 and if you were silly enough to try, it would take you several days to read it. It started with paying "supporters" to cheer and wear his tee shirts at that "announcement event" at Trump Tower and it went downhill---morally and intellectually---precipitously from there.

Honest debate exposes weak arguments and reveals truth. A Gish Gallop conceals lies, assaults truth and glories in the chaos it fosters.

Trump hasn't read anything since Archie and Jughead were all the rage, so I am sure he's never heard of the Gish Gallop. If he had, he'd have claimed it and proudly named it: "Trump's Travesty".


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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:35 PM

1. The all-time Gish Gallop champ has to be Kellyanne Conway. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:36 PM

3. GMTA!!!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:36 PM

4. And the Bowling Green massacre.

N/T

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:35 PM

2. from day 1, Kelly Ann Conjob WAS Gish. non stop GG and gaslighting

since inauguration day.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Tue May 5, 2020, 08:38 PM

5. And before, during the campaign. nt

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