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  •  I often say that (16+ / 0-)

    "Irony is lost on these people." They simply don't get subtlety, irony, sarcasm, and other higher-level thought.

    My father is a Fox/Limbaugh fan who has lost his ability to get the joke. I was discussing something Paul O'Neal (former Bush Treasury Sec) said that was critical of Bush's policies. I used the phrase, "O'Neal is a big, fat Republican," to buttress my point that his criticism should have validity for my father. But all he could focus on was my use of the "big fat" phrase. "O'Neal isn't fat!" he said. Of course not, I replied. It's an expression!!

    No nuance. All lost.

    It is sad.

    I wonder what Markos thought when he started this blog? Sure, come for the politics, but stay for the friendship and cat pics!

    by The Pollster on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:30:42 AM PST

    •  It was a way (5+ / 0-)

      of avoiding the facts.

      I have seen this tactic many times.  They realize they will not win on logic so they focus on minutiae that doesn't address the real issue.

      It is what Fox "news" and the other right wing sites teach them how to do.  Unfortunately I see it sometimes by the left, but nowhere near the extent that the right does it.

      Watching Mitt's strategy is what it looks like when you try to put an etch a sketch in a centrifuge.

      by AppleP on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 06:45:24 PM PST

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