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Old 10-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
OP just too dumb to waste time on. Argument has been answered numerous times. The willfully ignorant cannot be saved.
Answered in the sense that any difference in any sense is considered vindication. Using standards the renders the whole concept of analogy itself null and void.

My personal favorite argument is this one:

The current standoff (which has already reached the three-day mark, with no end in sight) is part of an avowed Republican effort to repeal the 2010 health care reform, whose significance overshadows every other item of domestic policy during Obama’s presidency (and during every Democratic presidency since that of Lyndon Johnson). Obamacare is much, much bigger game than the MX missile, or the contras, or the Fairness Doctrine ever was. (That’s why the hard-right, total-war House faction that’s driving the shutdown wants to kill it.) The Affordable Care Act is much bigger game even than the large Medicare cuts sought by the Republican House and Senate during the two Clinton-era shutdowns of late 1995 and early 1996, which lasted not days, but weeks—exhausting the nation’s patience with government shutdowns in general, and affixing blame to overreaching congressional ideologues.
Translation: When we shut down the government it was only over really petty ****, not the really important stuff.
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