Straw man factory

Quote of the day:

In a heated and sometimes vitriolic debate Monday night, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) repeatedly called out former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey for lying about health care reform. He said debating her was like "debating a pyromaniac in a straw man factory," prompting intense and immediate reaction from the audience.

I'm not sure what that means, but you can watch the video here.

2 thoughts on “Straw man factory”

  1. Hmm…maybe it’s a nonsensical rhetorical flourish, maybe the nonsense is intentional, as to point out the self-defeating and self-contradictory arguments McCaughey was spewing. She seems to think we don’t spend too much on health care per capita, which flies in the face of just about everyone else’s assessment. I can imagine Weiner’s nonsensical mixed metaphor as an apt description of arguing with someone whose multiple lines of nay-saying badly contradict each other, yet who persists in digging deeper, to add another metaphor to the mix…

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