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Why should I have to give evidence?

I mean, I AM allowed to just go off about what I think, right? That seems to be what the majority of moralizing politicians do these days. It amazes me how surely the devil will assume high moral ground and dictate from it. The adjectives are awesome. Misguided. Dangerous. Wrongheaded. That last one is a particular favorite of mine. Did Shrub invent that word?

But seriously now. People seem to think that if something FEELS right then it is right. What if it feels right and is wrong? What if your gut is misguided? What if your certainty is wrongheaded? When do we begin to resort to intelligent consideration of trends and patterns, not just impressions based on isolated facts?

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ford_prefect42
Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Was that at me?

Because I *did* offer to back up all of the allegations I made in my last response.

As for "wrongheaded", I think Obama mainstreamed that one.
"Mostly that's just me opposing George Bush's wrong-headed policies".

You ought to know that I am *always* willing to provide evidence.

Now, sometimes it is nice to just let out a rant, and everybody does that from time to time, and there is no real place in a rant for evidence, it'd break up the flow too much.



If this wasn't for me, then I apologize for the inconvenience.
liveonearth
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
No I know you are more than willing to provide what you consider to be ample evidence. That you and I can see opposite sides of questions while holding similar philosophies and thinking speaks to the complexity of the issues of our times. It is the simplistic tone of political speech these days that I find distasteful. My post was really in response to something I heard on the radio---a Repugnican saying all the ways that he found Obama inadequate. His accusations were so baldly false from all that I know, that I reacted with something that he would consider false.
ford_prefect42
Sep. 24th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Let there be no doubt, many many many of the allegations against Obama are blatantly false. There were unreasonable expectations for this presidency, and, as is the way with unreasonable expectations, they resulted in unreasonable dissappointments.

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