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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. [Sigmund Freud - unsubstantiated attribution]
Then I get this email telling me that when I apply the epithet "idiots" to those with whom I disagree, I am guilty of using the logical phallacy, oops, Freudian slip, I mean using the logical fallacy of "Ad Hominem". Instead of attacking the arguments and premises of my opponent, I attack on the basis of some irrelevant fact, like his intelligence.
So I ask my dear readers, what do you make of this? [with a tip of the turban to GOP and College]
For the life of me, I tried to think of the correct appellative to apply to this leftwing nutjob and after hours of excruciating and rigorous exercise of my little grey cells I could not come up with anything more accurate, more descriptive, more truthful than Liberal Idiot. And although, in the main, it is a shabby argument to use, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and a liberal is just an idiot.
Anyone else out there want to give it a try?