john9blue wrote:BigBallinStalin wrote:john9blue wrote:Symmetry wrote:
Oh please, quit the histrionics. Akin has his fair share of defenders, even on this site.
Taking up arms against his critics ain't exactly a good way to indicate that you don't believe in his nonsense.
by "defenders" do you mean people who agree with his rape comments? cuz i haven't seen anyone defend those.
all i see is republicans saying "wtf we don't believe that" and democrats saying "YES YOU DO, you're all equally stupid"
Why do you think Sym chose to insert some Akin commentary in this thread?
What could his motives be?
i call it the "palin reflex"
it's a strange pattern of behavior where the subject, when confronted with an ideology they dislike but cannot refute, chooses instead to cite a stupid person who believes in said ideology, in an attempt to discredit the ideology as a whole. usually the stupid person is hyped by the media as a representative of the ideology, in order to foster this delusion.
I guess it's best to assume that Sym is being well-intended here (i.e. not trolling). Yet, this strategy is narrow-minded. Do you think Symmetry would stoop to such a level, or is he simply incapable of removing himself from his hole?