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Calif. Democratic Party Chair: Paul Ryan Is Like Nazi Joseph Goebbels

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Scottish Dragon9/03/2012 1:56:54 pm PDT

re: #5 Locker

No one considers it a valid argument even if you can analyze it to make it a valid comparison.

If the comparison is valid, then you defeat the first part of the statement. I will agree that it is not helpful to make that connection in this case, but the “Big Lie” is actually being used with effect at this moment and the Calif Dem Chair is actually not the first person to point this out. I suspect he will not be the last either. The fact that it is being used successfully is frankly terrifying because it demonstrates that tribalism and magical thinking are trumping actual empirical facts that should be self evident.

When a polity can be manipulated in this way, bad things happen.