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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-11-07 02:06 PM
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85. your actual argument is even worse
TIA, if you had argued that no Gore voter would vote for Bush, that would be clean and falsifiable. Instead, you're arguing that 8% is acceptable, but 14% is too many. And you've presented no reason whatsoever why 8% is acceptable, but 14% is too many. It's a quantitative claim that you're backing with qualitative evidence (Bush's first term sucked) or irrelevant quantitative evidence (48.5% approval -- well, what is the quantitative relationship between approval ratings and defection rates?). What, does it have to be 10% or less because otherwise you would run out of fingers? What is the argument?

As for the stuff where you take credit for singlehandedly galvanizing the election integrity movement, well, people will have to score that for themselves. But accusing Febble of "HEAR-NO-EVIL, SEE-NO-EVIL PRONOUNCEMENTS" about the 2004 election -- well, that's disgraceful. Delusional, dishonest, I'm not sure which, but disgraceful either way. Here's some classic Febble, via Daily Kos:
I am a fraudster. I believe your election was inexcusably riggable and may well have been rigged. It was also inexcusably unauditable. I am convinced that there was real and massive voter suppression in Ohio, and that it was probably deliberate. I think the recount in Ohio was a sham, and the subversion of the recount is in itself suggestive of coverup of fraud. I think Kenneth Blackwell should be jailed.

It's not as if I've cherry-picked this: you could find dozens of Febble's statements along these lines on DU. "Hear-no-evil, see-no-evil"? Looks to me like character assassination to cover the holes in your arguments (perhaps so you won't notice them yourself). Really depressing.
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