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Emily Ng Period 2 AP CAMBRIDGE LOGICAL FALLACY IN POLITICS HOMEWORK ARGUMENTUM AD NAUSEAM Do you ever get the feeling you've heard the same argument a hundred times before? Does it amaze you that most politicians will make the same points again and again, even if those points have been roundly rebuked and discredited? This doesn't faze a politician or pundit, because they live by the argumentum ad nauseam, the rhetorical school of thought whereby if something is re- peated often enough, people will come to believe it. President Obama is the king of this. No matter how many nearly identical speeches he makes all over the country, he still feels like he's not getting his message across. Even after the "bipartisan" healthcare summit, he continued to misrepresent the Republican side of the argument and make points that had been fully and completely annihilated by the opposition. Of course, the Republi- cans were behaving in much the same way.
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