September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
The rhetoric of curent politics includes
If you are closer to the center than I am you are an extremist.
This makes any discussion almost impossible.
It is amplified by calling the other “stupid, ignorant, partisan..”
Like calling Krugman stupid, or Gingrich an idiot, since they are not at all true, makes truth a more vague concept.WEhen anything goes in argument, anything goes elsewhere as well.