Friday, January 20, 2012

Paul Krugman, Without Meaning to, Explains Why This Forum is So Unpleasant to Conservativs

Thanks Paul, You Say It So Much Better Than the Rest of Us

Although he is totally unaware of the existence of this Forum, Paul Krugman has a comment on his Forum about why he is not pleasant to his Conservative opponents which is equally applicable here.

Let me instead go meta; this is an example of why policy debate is so frustrating, and why I’m not polite. The key thing about how the conservative movement handles debate is that it never gives up an argument, no matter how often and how thoroughly it has been refuted. Oh, there will be more sophisticated arguments made too; but the zombie lies will be rolled out again and again, with little or no pushback from the “respectable” wing of the movement.

In comments and elsewhere I fairly often encounter the pearl-clutchers, who want to know why I can’t politely disagree, since we’re all arguing in good faith, right? Wrong.

Any questions?  Didn't think so.

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