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  •  Sooo..... (6+ / 0-)

    Do you think the Prez will have a solution to Gish Gallup or whatever in the next debate?

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 03:40:40 AM PDT

    •  Mornin', Dude (4+ / 0-)
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      JanF, Otteray Scribe, Aunt Pat, Stude Dude

      I think at the next debate we'll see a performance from Obama on 10/16 in New York that will rival the "Thrilla in Manilla".  I think he's fired up and ready to go for the throat of that jackclown.

      Have a good day.

      As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

      by JaxDem on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 04:02:10 AM PDT

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    •  Gish Gallop is a great term! (4+ / 0-)

      I just finished reading that diary and this is EXACTLY what happened:

      Named for the debate tactic created by creationist shill Duane Gish, a Gish Gallop involves spewing so much bullsh*t in such a short span on that your opponent can’t address let alone counter all of it. To make matters worse a Gish Gallop will often have one or more 'talking points' that has a tiny core of truth to it, making the person rebutting it spend even more time debunking it in order to explain that, yes, it's not totally false but the Galloper is distorting/misusing/misstating the actual situation.
      But the term itself sounds like what happened.

      Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.

      by JanF on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 04:35:28 AM PDT

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