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Industrial grade demolition of the Liberal ‘You didn’t build that’ straw man

Posted in Liberal Straw Men, Obama with tags , , , , on October 8, 2012 by b5blue

I’ve seen various rebuttals to Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama’s ridiculous ‘you didn’t built that’ talking point…. but the one proffered by Tigerhawk is by far, in my opinion, the best one to date.  Teaser:

The very argument is disingenuous.Neither mainstream Republicans nor the Tea Party activists who drove the 2010 election are against public roads, public education, police departments, firefighters (Warren) or, even, technology spin-offs from necessary spending on national defense (Obama, re the Internet). There has been a broad national consensus around each of these for between 100 and 200 years (I am sure we all remember that Eli Whitney’s invention of interchangeable parts was in the context of defense spending). To suggest otherwise is to erect and demolish a straw man — an argument your adversary never made — the last and worst tactic of a lawyer with a losing case. As any good law professor knows…

Even if, as a liberal might respond, there are many other examples of government spending that helps “successful” people (in Obama’s expression) or factory builders (in Warren’s), the argument is stilla straw man. The argument today is not between minimal government and Communism. Today government at all levels accounts for 39% of GDP, up from 33% or so during the now halcyon Clinton years. That range defines the mainstream debate — most Republicans would be thrilled to return government’s share of GDP to Clinton-era levels, and most Democrats would be outraged. The range might expand to 46% or so at the high end if one includes the 80-100 Democrats in the House who would fully nationalize health care, and falls to perhaps 30% at the bottom if one includes the most conservative Tea Partiers who would privatize Social Security. But that is the widest possible scope of the disagreement, and under no circumstances does it contemplate that we should do away with roads, police, teachers, firefighters, or national defense. To suggest otherwise, as Warren and Obama have done, is so transparently dishonest that it can only be explained as an attack on “successful” people for political advantage. They noticed.

Nobody argues that “successful” people should not pay more tax than, er, unsuccessful people.

Check it out.  Post for your Facebook liberals.  They may unfriend you.

Slaying the Taxation Strawman

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Economics, Liberal Straw Men with tags , , , , on September 26, 2012 by b5blue

James Pethokouis has 10 stunning and myth busting charts on the U.S. tax system.  Here’s one sample:

Have class warfare liberals on Facebook and such?  Silence them with a load of facts.

Democrats: Distilled Hypocrisy

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Humor, Liberal Straw Men, Obama with tags , , on September 19, 2012 by b5blue

Barry, it’s not YouTube, you boob

Posted in 'Professional' Media, Liberal Straw Men, Middle East, Obama with tags on September 16, 2012 by b5blue

President Nekkid will have smallest job increase #’s of any modern President

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Economics, Liberal Straw Men, Obama, Video Library for Liberal Escapees with tags , , , , on September 15, 2012 by b5blue

Absolutely devastating.  Share with the Obama parrots when talking about job creation.

Lies, damn lies and Obama talking points.

When a mewling Liberal dares to debate free speech

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Freedom of Speech, Liberal Straw Men with tags , on September 14, 2012 by b5blue

I’m not sure how to compare the debate between liberal William Saletan (Slate) and Righty Ace of Spades… a trainwreck (for the liberal) or an obscenely lopsided score where the umps call the game out of mercy.

The problem is that liberalism is imbued with a sense of moral superiority that is predicated entirely upon a foundation of false emotional notions.  When their beautiful theories are beaten by a brutal gang of facts, they reach for the disappearing cream.

If you have a liberal friend defending Obama’s stance while criticizing Romney’s… send them to this ‘debate’.

The Weasel Apologetics Corps

Posted in Liberal Straw Men, Obama with tags , , , , on September 13, 2012 by b5blue

‘Nuff said.  Don’t expect an apology from us, Barry.

’94 Tape shows Obama’s hatred of the Middle Class

Posted in Class Warfare, Democrat Memory Hole, Fascism/Nazism/Communism, Liberal Straw Men, Progressivism, U.S. Gov't Pork, Video Library for Liberal Escapees with tags , , , on September 8, 2012 by b5blue

Revealing rhetoric from Obama during Clinton’s first term.  Juicy tidbit:

Obama argued that the talk of values was empty without social action, and without a vigorous government role: “It’s not easy to live up to your ideals, it requires sacrifice. It may require taxes on the part of the society. It may require that you go without certain luxuries that you become accustomed to.”

Go visit Sweetness & Light.

It’s the responsibility, stupid

Posted in Democrat Memory Hole, Liberal Straw Men with tags , , , , on September 2, 2012 by b5blue

Dems ramp up War on Women

Posted in Liberal Straw Men with tags , , on September 2, 2012 by b5blue

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