Dick cheney has steel in his backbone social security

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Dick Cheney has steel in his backbone. Social Security is a Ponzi scheme. Rhetorical Deceptions & Dirty Tricks Video
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An honest definition attempts to clarify meaning. A rhetorical definition uses emotionally tinged words to elicit an attitude that is vague (often intentionally) and pre-judges the issue. Bill Maher’s defined a conservative as “one who thinks all problems can be solved either by more guns or more Jesus.” Abortion is the murder of innocent, unborn children. Definitions
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A rhetoric explanation is similarly deceptive and attempts to trash a person or idea under a mask or pretense of giving an explanation. The War in Vietnam was lost because the American people lost their nerve.” Students who drop my classes do so because they are idiots. Liberals who criticize the U.S. Army’s actions in Iraq do so only because they are disloyal to their country. Rhetorical Explanations
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Weaseling is a method of hedging a bet. You can sometimes spot weaseling by an inappropriate and frequent use of qualifiers, such as “perhaps,” “possibly,” maybe,” etc. Weaseling protects you from criticism by watering down your claim. Be careful. qualifiers also are used often to carefully say what can legitimately be said about an issue and are not weasel words. You need to assess the context carefully. Weaseling
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Words and devices that add no argument but only suggest that a source or a claim is less significant than what the claim or premises suggest is called downplaying or minimizing, e.g. Are you going to vote for a “hockey mom?” Or “just another liberal?” You can sometimes spot this by a use of words or phrases like “so-called,” “merely,” “mere,” or “just another.” Downplayers often also make use of stereotypes. Minimizing or Downplaying “That’s just Dick Cheney”
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Ridicule and sarcasm is a powerful rhetorical device (often called The Old Horse Laugh Fallacy ). Keep in mind that it adds absolutely nothing to the logical force of an argument. Questioning the “intelligence” of the person that makes a claim is logically irrelevant to whether the claim itself is true or false. Ridicule / Sarcasm Video
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It is interesting after watching a spirited debate (for example, one of political candidates) to analyze whether the person who came off more “humorous” or “entertaining” and the one whom we might have thought “won” the debate actually took advantage of his opponent unfairly through this method. If so, we should re-examine ourselves whether we were thinking critically during the debate.
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