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  •  I've met countless strawmen on the internet (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't think Whisper erected one of them. IANAL but I do not see where he improperly re-stated your proposal and then attacked the false construction.

    •  uh (1+ / 0-)
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      "Your argument seems to rest on the fact that all these states have illegally gerrymandered districts constructed to explicitly dilute the vote which strikes me as a vivid case of Slothful Induction."  No, that's not what I was arguing.  So yes, it's a strawman.

      •  That is still not a strawman (1+ / 0-)
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        A strawman would be something like "You said it's unconstitutional to gerrymander districts, but we all know that's not true".

        It seems to me that the two of you are arguing over wetehr or not the gerrymandering is so bad it rises to a level of abuse. And that strikes me as a disagreement of analysis over the crux of the matter.

        [shrug] It really does not matter much in the long run. I just think you and Whisper can make a more interesting debate than calling on strawmen. But I suspect the issue will will be won or lost in the political trenches. And here I see the GOP as vulnerable.

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