- Apr 24, 2020
But nobody has said that Sidney Powell is reasonable. I specifically said Powell exhibited "awful, horrible behavior". The one possible exception may be the original post, which accidentally suggests that Powell's current claim is reasonable by using it as evidence of "the idiotic gullibility of the conservative, Republican party." Which is the total non sequitur I was referring to: if people were "idiotically gullible" to take Powell's words in a court of law as evidence of something then, why would we use Powell's words in a court of law as evidence of anything now? Alternatively, if we are to insist people are idiotically gullible for taking Powell's statements in court as belief evidence existed regardless of what is said now, why would we not apply that same judgment on tens of millions of Americans that appeared to believe Schiff was just waiting to drop his bombshells on Trump?No, Sidney Powell is effectively arguing the conservative party is unreasonable. She argues she made claims no reasonable person could believe. And yet many tens of millions of Americans appear to have believed those claims: therefore, according to Sidney Powell, they are not reasonable people.
I am arguing that Sidney Powell is not reasonable.
So my argument does not align with your perspective, so no matter how strong my case, it can be dismissed without real consideration. I've got historical references, and you're just like "nah, screw history, all right-wingers are the same."Cool, but that's still not what the word "republican" actually means. The modern Republican Party still has bugger all in common with the founding principles; and it appeals to constitutionality in much the same fashion as right-wing parties around the world do. It's evocative, good-old-days myth-making, and appeals to conservative attitudes.
Wat? Are you... like what? I'll concede that Teddy isn't completely innocent in this sense, but like, you're describing Wilsonian foreign policy. Woodrow Wilson (D) got his name attached to exactly the behavior you're describing, and they followed the Wilsonian mantra into Korea and Vietnam, which was handed to Nixon by Lyndon Johnson (D), and Nixon has his name attached to the policy of removing US forces from direct engagement in foreign countries.Disagree with you somewhat Nixon was like Roosevelt in that they both love invading countries to make them more civilised.