Saturday, July 31, 2010

The problems with anecdotes instead of actual arguments....

So I was reading Big Hollywood's Greg Gutfeld and he has an interesting post about one of the folks that Obama trotted out in order to gain sympathy to get the unemployment benefits extension bill passed.  Much like Sarah McLaughin's commercials about abused animals, the liberals find the few folks that best fit their narrative and display them like side-show exhibits in order to try to appeal to the public emotionally rather than rationally. 

This illustrates two points about those now unfortunately occupying the White House:  first--when you have to fall back to an emotional appeal, it means that you don't have an argument or point that will stand up to scrutiny in the light of day; second--that they just don't learn that maybe investigating or looking closer at someone or an issue is a good thing.  No one bothered to vet the chick mentioned in Gutfeld's article.  No one bothered to watch the whole Sherrod tape.  No one bothered to get the facts in the Cambridge police brouhaha that became 'the Beer Summit'.  If you don't bother to learn from excruciatingly painful mistakes that means that either you can't be taught or you won't be taught.  And the refusal to learn is a very bad trait in someone who is supposed to be a leader.

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