The Straw Man/Woman in the Mirror

A Democrat trick that’s worked pretty well, inciting low information voters, is called the “straw man” tactic.

Whereby a leader sets up a person/group to hate, like the top 1% wealthiest Americans.

The entire Occupy Wall Street movement, for example, the brain child of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, is all about hating imaginary people.

In one fell swoop, she succeeded in convincing thousands that every wealthy job creator was evil.

Here’s a fact about the rich…only one of them I know needed to lie about her national heritage to advance employment.

Ms. Warren, I’m pretty sure half of America is 1/32 Native American…except me.

And as for you Mr. Obama…your attempt at lambasting Republicans by highlighting income inequality among women couldn’t have gone worse.

In fact, even the New York Times called you out for women in the White House whose earnings are only 88% of their male counterparts.

Here’s a suggestion for you and your friends I hope you don’t follow.

When out of ideas, keep your mouths shut, chances are the evil you’re decrying is an area of personal expertise.

Wikipedia Definition of Straw Man:

A straw man, also known in the UK as an Aunt Sally,is a common type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on the misrepresentation of the original topic of argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument.

The so-called typical “attacking a straw man” implies an adversarial, polemic, or combative debate, and creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent’s proposition by covertly replacing it with a different proposition (i.e., “stand up a straw man”) and then to refute or defeat that false argument, (“knock down a straw man,”) instead of the original proposition.

This technique has been used throughout history in polemical debate, particularly in arguments about highly charged emotional issues where a fiery, entertaining “battle” and the defeat of an “enemy” may be more valued than critical thinking or understanding both sides of the issue.

Straw Man




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