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Bill Maher editorial about the Republican Base (Read: Base)

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jonks

Lifer
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Originally posted by: IGBT
so when Bill Ayers was in the bomb making biz with the weather underground, was justice served for his intent to kill and murder inocent people? I'll bet he loves to gloat to the obama about his weather underground years.
Uh, it was never Bill Ayers intent to kill anyone, nor did he. His stated mission was destruction of property and change of policy through intimidation. Agree or disagree with him, whatever, but if you're going to post an outright lie you're going to be called on it.

But Ayers was last year's news, and you're still harping on it, which is kinda what the op-ed is about.
 

Lemon law

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Where the whole Bill Ayers, Rush Limbaugh, Cheney, Gingrich, Kucinich, Delay, et al crapola all fails is that these people never have and never will be the main face of their respective political parties.

Argument by non specific demonizing is poor logic. As is argument by slogan.
 

Craig234

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May 1, 2006
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Originally posted by: Lemon law
Where the whole Bill Ayers, Rush Limbaugh, Cheney, Gingrich, Kucinich, Delay, et al crapola all fails is that these people never have and never will be the main face of their respective political parties.

Argument by non specific demonizing is poor logic. As is argument by slogan.
Well, your point is good, but the list not so much. Cheney was arguably the most powerful man in the country for a while, influencing Bush strongly with his several decades at the top of government and 'special arrangement' with Bush; Newt was the face of the party around the mid 90's, considered its strongest leader in many ways in years before or after; there's nothing wrong with Dennis Kucinich; Tom DeLay was more corrupt than the typical Republican, but he was the power in the house for years, able to single-handedly block legislation (that the Senate had passed on a bi-partisan basis), and he was 'a main face', one of the handful at the top, of the party for a period.

Even Rush may not represent some Republicans, but look how the Republican Chairman went hat in hand to apologize for saying so. He's the leading Republican 'commentator'.

Better examples might be that Ann Coulter, Mark Foley, Cynthia McKinney, and Bill Ayers are not the face of their parties. (I agree with Ayers on the list.)
 

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