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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    In a sense maybe, but that in no way means that we should be passive in the face of what could possibly be destructive. That you don't like the comparison that Dr. Carson made, I get that, but for goodness sake, you and other liberals act as though scrutiny is above reproach. That leads to not acting before destruction, and is unacceptable....
    I said nothing about being passive. I do think exaggeration isn't the way to go either. But if you can see this cylce, I would think it might tone down the rhetoric a little.

    And Carson made a silly, inaccurate comparison. I mean it is really over the top to the extreme. I think that hurts his credibility. It hurts the credibility of anyone who repeats it. By all means, criticize, scrutinize, but do so in the realm of reality, but do so honestly, and not with this wild eyed hyperbolic nonsense.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I said nothing about being passive. I do think exaggeration isn't the way to go either. But if you can see this cylce, I would think it might tone down the rhetoric a little.

    And Carson made a silly, inaccurate comparison. I mean it is really over the top to the extreme. I think that hurts his credibility. It hurts the credibility of anyone who repeats it. By all means, criticize, scrutinize, but do so in the realm of reality, but do so honestly, and not with this wild eyed hyperbolic nonsense.
    And there are those that think his comparison was apt...So? I think maybe you don't like the comparison because it hits a little close to the truth.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And there are those that think his comparison was apt...So? I think maybe you don't like the comparison because it hits a little close to the truth.
    Do you believe there is no objective standard? Who is in chains? Who is being whipped? Who is being lynched? Can you really not see the absurdity of the claim? Really?

    And stop with the tired old tactic of when your exaggerations are pointed out, you try to claim too close to home. It's shear silliness.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Do you believe there is no objective standard? Who is in chains? Who is being whipped? Who is being lynched? Can you really not see the absurdity of the claim? Really?

    And stop with the tired old tactic of when your exaggerations are pointed out, you try to claim too close to home. It's shear silliness.
    Do you not understand metaphoric speech? Or do you really think that because he said that, that for it to be true, people have to actually, physically be enslaved? Don't be silly Joe.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Do you not understand metaphoric speech? Or do you really think that because he said that, that for it to be true, people have to actually, physically be enslaved? Don't be silly Joe.
    Yes I do. It's not so hyperbolic as it defy reality. And yes, to say it is like that, it must be like that. That's what makes a metaphor work.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes I do. It's not so hyperbolic as it defy reality. And yes, to say it is like that, it must be like that. That's what makes a metaphor work.
    That's ridiculous.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Yes I do. It's not so hyperbolic as it defy reality. And yes, to say it is like that, it must be like that. That's what makes a metaphor work.
    What Dr.Carson said was no big deal, and everyone knows it.

    What the leftists are trying to do is immediately undermine any candidate who might be a threat to Hillary. They are not interested in policies, they are only interested in attacking the person. It is this attitude which has poisoned American politics and leads to incompetents like Barrack Obama, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi being elected.

    Debating nonsense like this only make their arguments seem debate worthy.They should be ignored.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    No, but me not paying for those houses drives down the value and drives up the cost of getting a loan. Just like not paying for health care drives up cost and degrades availability.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That's ridiculous.

    Yes, the comparison he makes is ridiculous.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What Dr.Carson said was no big deal, and everyone knows it.

    What the leftists are trying to do is immediately undermine any candidate who might be a threat to Hillary. They are not interested in policies, they are only interested in attacking the person. It is this attitude which has poisoned American politics and leads to incompetents like Barrack Obama, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi being elected.

    Debating nonsense like this only make their arguments seem debate worthy.They should be ignored.
    In that few take it seriously, I agree it's not a big deal. But the comparison is outrageously misguided.

    As for yet another silly "leftist" comment, do you even read what you guys post calling all kinds of democrats names? You seem comically unaware of yourself and those like you.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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