>Don't you love it how morons like this claim that anyone >who doesn't take their side in a controversial charge, in >which people don't buy the leftist media line, >are "surreal" and "outrageous"? According to this guy, >half the U.S. population is "surreal" and "outrageous". >The arrogance is mind-blowing.
That's exactly right. I've gotten into several debates and the attitude was "you're so stupid, you don't even know how stupid you are". No logical reason as to WHY I was "stupid", but stupid nonetheless. I guess because I didn't jump on the bandwagon with them and actually required some semblance of thought and logic and that confused them.
posted on 11/10/2003 12:17:47 PM PST
If you haven't, you need to read Ann Coulter's "Slander". It addresses the "stupid" retort beautifully. I'll post one quote here, it's just too relevant not to.
Chapter title: "The Joy of Arguing with Liberals: You're Stupid!"
"If liberals were prevented from ever calling Republicans dumb, they would be robbed of half their arguments. To be sure, they would still have "racist", "fascist", "homophobe", "ugly" and a few other highly nuanced arguments in their quiver. But the loss of "dumb" would nearly cripple them. Like clockwork, every consequential Republican to come down the pike is instantly, invariably, always, without exception called "dumb"."
"This is how six-year-olds argue: They call everything "stupid". The left's primary argument is the angry reaction of a helpless child deprived of the ability to mount logical counterarguments. Someday we will turn to the New York Times editorial page and find the Newspaper of Record denouncing President Bush for being a "penis-head"."
You gotta love Ann. No one puts it as hilariously or succintly as she does.
posted on 11/10/2003 12:27:31 PM PST
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