Thursday, January 20, 2011

Liberal Logic Lacks Lucidity

"People will no more advance their civility to a bear, than their money to a bankrupt."

Well that didn't take long!

As predicted on these very pages, the wails for civility and a more sober tone were never meant to apply to democrats. Of course to them, in their eyes, they are always civil and merely stating self evident truths. Right?

So in an attempt to incite Republican wrath or ire, Rep Steve Cohen (D-TN) gives us another glimpse into the innate inability to reason using logic or analogy.

Democratic Congressman Compares GOP Health Care Attacks to Nazi 'Lies'
So much for the new era of political civility.

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., compared Republican attacks on the health care overhaul to Nazi propaganda advanced by Joseph Goebbels that led to the Holocaust.

Cohen, who is Jewish, made the remarks to a mostly empty chamber on Tuesday night as he argued against a Republican bill to repeal the health care law.

"They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it," Cohen said. "They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like (Nazi propagandist Joseph) Goebbels."

"You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That's the same kind of thing," he said.
So let me get this straight? It's not OK for Sarah Palin to use the 'Blood Libel' analogy because it might offend people who were also persecuted by baseless lies, but it is OK to portray the assertions of your political opponents as being on par with the atrocities of the Holocost?
And in another stunning display of using circular arguments to bedazzle your opponents by stunning them with stupidity Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asserts that if health care is repealed people will die, and Neil Cavuto isn't falling for it as quickly as she would like.


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