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No lie, Mr. Wilson

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• People can say what they want about the president's politics, and they have every right to do so in whatever manner they choose. However, putting together a collage like the one above, or drawing a Hitler mustache on a photo of the president, displays a stunning ignorance of history and seriously erodes any serious point that the commenter might be capable of making. "Might be," I said.

• “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man.” — former President Jimmy Carter.


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Sep. 16th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
There's a rule on the internet called "Godwin's Law." It states that the minute someone brings up Hitler, all value of the debate is lost.

For example, "I like cheeseburgers more than hamburgers."
"You know who else like cheeseburgers? Hitler."
As you can imagine, no possible headway can be made from there.

People saying that Obama is like Hitler are just denigrating the validity of the real complaints people have about him.
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
I wrote about this for my op ed this week. He's out president. Love him or hate him, but come on, give him the respect he deserves.
Sep. 16th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's offensive and uncalled for.
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