I think we have disagreed on other issues, but on this we do agree. If the republicans had any serious quantum of courage, we would already be done with Obamacare. As for rep Aikin, his wording was vulnerable to attack, but his main points are 1) scientifically plausible, and 2) morally sound. All of his detractors, every single one I have read, at least, is engaged in the fallacy of “popular ignorance.” Everybody just knows that X cannot be true. Therefore X is not true. Unsound reasoning, yes, and the heart and soul of “mob” thinking. The villagers are out in force, pitchfork and torch in hand. Will they realize their error in time to rescue our protagonist? Only God knows.
Ah, np, I don’t always think as others do, and I know sometimes I rub people the wrong way.
But it really does seem like villagers with torches and pitchforks are out on this one. From what I can see, the republicans party lacks courage, it lacks knowledge of strategy, it lacks knowledge of its enemy, and it lacks knowledge of its own psychology.
With regard to what Akin said, even though I do not agree with it, there is some support for it medically, though it does not seem to be fact at this point, and it is morally sound, even though I personally differ with him on that, because I do support the rape, incest and life of mother exception.
That being said, I respect the right of this man to believe what the way he does. I respect him for standing up for his beliefs. I respect him for not caving in and running for the hills at the first sign of trouble. We need more republicans like this in governemnt.
I do not know if people will realize the shocking extent of just how masterfully they have been played. I just don’t know. From what I am seeing, generally speaking, conservatives aren’t that smart, and they are easily predicted and pushed.
I must say that I am very troubled by this.