When Did The Republican Party Become Stupid?

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    I thought you were going to answer truthfully?

    {The debate is over. I suggest that even entertaining a discussion about whether or not we are facing a climate change problem is foolish. }

    Those WERE your words, right? So clearly you DID claim that to question is "foolish."

    I post a great deal of things, on occasion posts can be wrong. Generally I will acknowledge a mistake, but it depends on the time lapse. Also, questions of opinion are not factual errors, so if you claimed that Obama IZ TOO god, I said he was not, and you're waiting for me to admit I was wrong - well, keep waiting.

    My turn: Do you honestly believe that government rulers are better suited to determine the price one should pay for goods and services than the invisible hand is?
     
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    Nope. Never said that either. You are asking very strange questions. Maybe you are mistaking me for someone else.

    Your question. Have you ever knowingly repeated an untruth in order to make a political point?
     
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    OK, TPM and the folks associated with the philosophy are not worth crap.

    We have been telling you that.
     
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    Boss Take a Memo:

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    Well we know for certain that you have, in fact, it would be hard to find a thread where you didn't.
     
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    An opinion of course is a factual error if the opiner knows it to be so.

    Normally such an act is used for an illicit purpose.
     
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    Boss Take a Memo:

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    Who has been telling who that? First of all, it's NOT a "philosophy." It could be loosely defined as a core set of constitutional conservative principles, but even with that, the movement has millions of individual supporters with various ideas and philosophies about that. It's not like Republican or Democrat where you have an official stated platform.

    Now, are ALL of these people "not worth crap" or just some of them? On what basis are they crap... because they won't tow the party line and get behind Boehner and McConnell? Because they support Ted Cruz and like Sarah Palin? Or do they have to be "crap" because you are so wonderful and they don't see things your way?
     
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    I don't think you know what a "factual error" means. That's when you state something as a fact that is erroneous. An opinion is never a fact. The opinion may be based on erroneous facts or factual errors, but an opinion is just an opinion.

    Opinions can be right or wrong, but they can also be both or neither. Now if someone has an opinion that is based on factual error, the question becomes, do they know that to be so? If they know their opinion is based on erroneous information, they are liars.
     
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    Boss, a factual error expressed deliberately as an opinion is what you are doing.
     
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    Cool. Find one, then. Or fuck off.
     
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    There is no such thing, idiot. I just explained it to you. I am presenting an opinion, just like everyone else. It's not a fact, it's my opinion. If something about my opinion is based on an erroneous fact, that is YOUR job to make the case. There, there is a huge gaping leap to demonstrate I am deliberately presenting false information (lying). You've done none of this, you've just made up a new definition for an opinion, like some kind of moronic goofball.
     

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