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Rick Perry tried the old tu quoque with the Texas state Senator and abortion rights defender Wendy Davis the other day. (Reported here at SALON.) Davis, as it turns out, hasn’t had an abortion. Even when she, like, could have. … Continue reading
The tu quoque argument is the argument from hypocrisy or inconsistency: S says that p, or that we should do a, but then turns around and says not-p or fails to do a. It’s usually not clear what the consequences … Continue reading
Jonah Goldberg at NRO rings up a fantastic subjunctive tu quoque: Yes, it’s extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea-party. . . . And his outrage now — however convenient — is appreciated. But when people he … Continue reading
Washington Post op-ed columnist Kathleen Parker recently made a case for a concerted effort from moderate Republicans to “take back the Republican Party.” (Here) In fact, she calls for a “RINO rebellion.” The trouble she sees is that taking over … Continue reading