Arlen Specter perfectly illustrates political argumentation

Posted by Marc Hodak on May 11, 2009 under Politics, Revealed preference | Read the First Comment

This is a text-book example of the three steps:

1) If you don’t do what I’m asking, you’ll upset your friends, and hurt my feelings

2) If you do what I’m asking, I’ll waive the rules for you and bribe you with other people’s money

3) If you don’t do what I’m asking, I’ll pass a law to prevent you from doing what you want

It’s all here:

Sounds convincing, doesn’t he?  I particularly threw up at the final mealy-mouthed exchange with Harry Reid at the end.

  • jd said,

    You missed the fourth step:

    4) Everything I just said is self-serving bullshit

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