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    as in awe-inspiring. A collection of all the prObama rhetorical tactics:

    It includes blatant dishonesty (saying Prez supported law as sen w/o he opposed it as Prez)

    - It not only employs a smear but pretends it's fact ("your cynicism regarding anything Obama is well documented.")

    - It not only brings in the Greenwald bogey man but lies about his position ("Greenwald was on television not long ago agreeing with Republicans that somehow the President did something wrong in the Benghazi incident.")

    -- It articulates a right-wing position w/o realizing, arguing there's a choice between safety and freedom ("People ask the President to keep them safe as well as protect their liberties. This is an important responsibility, but it can frequently be a difficult and contradictory task.")

    -- And last but not least, it uses an empty authoritarian cliche, as if it were an argument.  ("the President is doing the best he can.")

    Well done!

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