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    If Christian fundamentalists misapply the Old Testament, the focus of someone trying to criticize them should be on how they're misapplying the OT.  We shouldn't be adopting the term "Old Testament" as a shorthand for their own misapplications.

    We know that the ignorant and the malicious imagine or invent all kinds of horrible things in Obamacare.  That doesn't make it proper rhetoric to act as if the very word "Obamacare" referred to government run health care or death panels or any of the other things that the people we want to criticize have tried to associate with that term.

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