I gotta admit - it's kinda fun when the Ol Boy does his personal attacks - nothing proves the truth of an assertion or fact more than a personal attack in response. I just wish he could be a little more creative and entertaining way of doing it.An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an argument made personally against an opponent instead of against their argument. Ad hominem reasoning is normally described as an informal fallacy, more precisely an irrelevance.
When you've completely run out intellectual ammunition the last refuge of defense is to resort to ad hominem attacks on your opposition. You don't have any logical or defensible positions left so just call them "doo-doo heads" as opposed to saying anything useful at all.
While the formal definition can be seen above, some great examples are given below:
BENEFITS YOU WILL GET!!! lol YOU don't support. YOU don't give. YOU don't protect. YOU don't provide. YOU TAKE! However, you accuse conservatives of being takers. Now, THAT'S IRONY."
I did not do all I could to push back against Reagan/Bush/Cheney and the NeoCons bankrupting America and killing thousands of Marines to make profits and get Bush re-elected - I enjoy the personal attacks when I speak up against lunacy - it means I am having an effect on any rational reader.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.â Attributed to Edmund Burke.
It really is tough on the Right Wingers who post here.
All the facts and rationality is against their positions. At some level, have to understand that the multi-billionaires really have nothing but contempt for the working American, but they are so insecure that modifying their positions to incorporate reality threatens the hell out of them.
The Right Wingers have benefitted tremendously for the social programs they profess to despise and, unless you're brain dead, you understand that the more affluent you are, the more you benefit from the society that allows you to obtain and maintain your wealth. That's why bribes .... er .... campaign contributions are so happily made.
Additionally, each day readers get to experience the psychological theory of "Cognitive Dissonance" is played out here.
President Bush is personal friends and business partners with the bin Laden family; allows a disastrous attack on the United States in 2001 that killed 3,000 Americans; an attack planned and paid for by a member of that bin Laden family; an attack we still have not completely recovered from; then got us into the Iraq war, that had nothing to do with 09-11; wars we still have not paid for nor entirely extricated ourselves from; and heâs golden?
But four people get killed because Republicans in Congress cut funding for embassy security and Obama should be impeached?
Cognitive Dissonance -
It's interesting and entertaining. O
Here's the French Toast.