Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Fallacy, Lies, And Distortion: Typical Juan Cole Column

Juan Cole has once again proven why his commentary should not be taken seriously.

John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick.

It's hard to know where to start when fallacies, lies, and distortions abound so numerously. One can simply ascertain this essay is nothing more than the ravings of a crazed delusional idiot. You know the kind, the one that you cannot get a word in edgewise, because the argument is closed, the decision has been made, and damn the facts. Misinformation is presented as fact and their only evidence is shouting down those that disagree with their blatant hyperbole and exaggerations.

But maybe someone that is near and dear to Juan could help him out of his distorted perceptions and thinking. Maybe they should send Juan Cole a link to this article. It pretty much deconstructs every last falsehood that has been presented on Sarah Palin, since the announcement of her joining the McCain ticket. It may be too late to help Juan, but think of the humanity it can still save.


Anonymous said...

I think Leemings are going off the cliff no matter how hard you try to save them, LA.

I say ... "Let'em go."

Greg said...

As Charles Johnson says, "Interesting that Cole seems to think this is a negative comparison, when his entire career is based on making excuses for Islamist fanatics."

You posted this before Charles, BTW....

LASunsett said...

//You posted this before Charles, BTW....//

Hey, once in awhile we are on the cutting edge here, whether by design or by accident. ;)

Anonymous said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. LA wouldn't have these problems if there was such a thing as the United White Person College Fund. As his attorney, I urge him to sue someone ... for lots and lots of money.

Eric Cartman
Jr. Attorney at Law
South Park, CO

LASunsett said...

//As his attorney, I urge him to sue someone ... for lots and lots of money.//

Not a bad idea Eric. I think I will start with you. My new attorney will be corresponding with you soon, included will be a subpoena for all of your billing records. Nothing personal of course, just business.

Thanks and give my best to the wife and kids.

A.C. McCloud said...

The Dems are now enthralled with lipstick it would seem. Her charms are working.

LASunsett said...

//The Dems are now enthralled with lipstick it would seem. Her charms are working.//

The more they trail, the more desperate they will get. But it only stands to backfire on them, as we are starting to see.