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Richard Cohen Explains Conservatives

ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:15 PM
Here's an example of the difference in the way liberals think and the way conservatives think: From Reuters today: "An empty oil tanker struck a tower of the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Monday but did not appear to spill any oil into the bay." A liberal looks at that sentence and thinks, "Those horrible oil companies! They're going to RUIN the environment." A conservative looks at that sentence and thinks, "If the oil tanker is empty, why are they worried about an oil spill in the bay?"
Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:22 PM
You exhibit exactly the failing that Prager ascribes to liberals. Can you actually make an argument without creating a straw man?
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:25 PM
LOL... stop it, Jackie! You HAVE to be trying some kind of sick satire; you can't be serious.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:27 PM
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:29 PM
Earl, I recommend we ignore Jackie. It's clear she's simply being ridiculous just to get a rise out of us "evil conservatives."
Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:47 PM
Guys, you know that Liberals lack common sense and are intellectually dishonest. But it is not their fault, they are only grads of public schools and never read anything that might oppose their totally biased and emotional view on any issue. So give up on Jack.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:52 PM
BonnyB Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:11 PM
Jeff is right, and that's a fact Jack. ;-)
Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:30 PM
The responses from the likes of Bonny, Earl, and Jeff are quite typical. Being unable to actually form an argument or carry on a discussion, their responses devolve to trying to dismiss the ideas.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:33 PM
J, I could have told you so
Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:47 PM
Earl, for you and the others who apparently have little experience with logic, here is Concealed Carry's straw man.

CC wrote: "A liberal looks at that sentence and thinks, "Those horrible oil companies! They're going to RUIN the environment."" He did not quote any particular person but created a fake "person" so he could put that quote in his or her mouth. Then he can provide a response suiting his own argument. But he is responding to no one and no thing. His opponent is a straw man who does not exist.

If I wrote: "conservatives look at the accident and say "I am glad it was in San Francisco harbor because I would like to see the entire environment ruined for everyone in California." I would be creating a straw man like CC did.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:09 PM
OK, little Jackie, one last correction. The reason my "straw man" is not a straw man is because I accurately state the sentiments of those on the left.

The reason your straw man IS a straw man is because you make a totally false assertion about the thinking conservatives.

You're a liar and a loser. I pity you; I especially pity anyone who has the misfortune of being a co-worker or family member of yours.
On the last day of 2012, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen inadvertently clarified two huge matters regarding the left.

The first was the ignorance about conservatives and conservatism that permeates the left. The second was the primary reason decent people identify with the left: the effective caricaturing and demonizing of the right. Were it not for caricature and demonization, most otherwise intelligent and decent people would not be on the left.

This is what Cohen wrote in his column, "Republicans Adrift:"

"It is conservatism that is both intellectually exhausted and nearly indefensible. It is the movement of the ideologically ossified,...