Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Enter the Strawman

Anyone else notice how McLame/PaLIEn aren't campaigning against any known arguments?

McLame/PaLIEn: My opponent wants to teach babys sex ed... we oppose.
McLame/PaLIEn: My opponent wants to raise everyone's taxes...we think that is unwise.
McLame/PaLIEn: My opponent doesn't even want us to drill for water...we like very much.
McLame/PaLIEn: My opponent thinks we should coddle all terrarists...we would liquify them, my friends
McLame/PaLIEn: My opponent supports all earmarks (even Alaska's)....we have always opposed all thing earmarkish.
McLame/PaLIEn: My opponent wants to put lipstick on all pigs....we are against it.

Is there a trend? How does one combat such tactics?


Dennis said...

Traditionally, it was called journalism, but we ruined it in the mid-to-late 1990s. I think it got accidentally thrown in the washer instead of Monica Lewinsky's blue dress, and it's never really been the same since.

Alternatively, I'd say better public education, but as Dave has noted, neither of the major parties seems to care much about that.

Once upon a time, I'd like to believe the masses wouldn't have put up with such obvious bullshit, but I think I'd be remembering a past that didn't exist.

lex dexter said...

Listen, EZ, I appreciate the fact that there are a lot of Good Americans out there who prefer having sex with horses to getting health care from every man, woman and child in this country.... I'm just saying, on this issue, I happen to respectfully disagree.