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  • Attacking at every turn is the oldest tactic in the book. It is effective because:

    1. Defending always implies, however vaguely, an admission of fault.

    2. Attacking turns the attention to others’ faults.

    One has to admit that the right in general have their rhetoric strategy down pat. The only effective way to respond would be counterattack, but the left are not nearly concerted enough to mount a front that can polarize anyone against the right.

    It would be nice if this media war – because th

  • There is nothing wrong with saying Bill Clinton did it. As a defense of the practice it doesn't work, but most of the times I've seen it used as a defense against the cries of fascism etc.

    That is, when someone says, "Bush is a fascist because he does $X," it is perfectly reasonable to respond that "your guy did $X too."

    I personally have no problem with the practice, in general, except for financially (it seems like a waste of money for the government to be doing PR of any kind). Some particular instance