Monday, March 20, 2006

The Scarecrow

The Man made of straw (remember - that is the one without a brain) destroys the straw-man over and over again: Bush Using Straw-Man Arguments in Speeches:
When the president starts a sentence with "some say" or offers up what "some in Washington" believe, as he is doing more often these days, a rhetorical retort almost assuredly follows.

The device usually is code for Democrats or other White House opponents. In describing what they advocate, Bush often omits an important nuance or substitutes an extreme stance that bears little resemblance to their actual position.

He typically then says he "strongly disagrees" — conveniently knocking down a straw man of his own making.

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(Hat-tip: Rob Helpy-Chalk)

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