Thursday, October 04, 2012

Romney tries the Gish Gallop

Romney tried the Gish Gallop in the Presidential debate yesterday, and some people were impressed. For how long, is the question!
On Social Security:  (he lied)
On subsidies to clean energy: (he lied)
On health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions: (he lied)
On cuts to Medicare: (he lied)
On taxes: (he lied)

So by now you should now what the Gish Gallop is:

The Gish Gallop, named after creationist Duane Gish, is the debating technique of drowning the opponent in such a torrent of half-truths, lies, and straw-man arguments that the opponent cannot possibly answer every falsehood in real time.

PS: via Digby
At Last Night’s Debate: Romney Told 27 Myths In 38 Minutes Romney’s Successful Debate Plan: Lying Mitt Romney's debate performance: 'Mostly fiction' The First Debate: Mitt Romney's Five Biggest Lies Romney lied about pre-existing conditions during debate Debate Debrief: Romney vs. The Truth Romney's big Medicare lie takes center stage in debate

1 comment:

Vishal said...

Very interesting! Something new I learnt. But, I still rhink Obama was very tentative from the first time he opened his mouth. It almost seemed like he was not sure what he wanted to say and was making it up on the go.