What's Your Point?

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Submitted by Brad Lee (United States), Nov 9, 2022 10:43

Everyone has an opinion; it's all in how you present it. This article could be re-written with the same 'facts' but with very different conclusions drawn.

One of the conclusions I'm hearing today is that where the GOP lost races, they're Trump's fault. So,with PA as an example, there appear to be around 125,000 or so voters that had they voted for Oz instead of Fetterman, Oz would have won. The blame-Trump trope strongly implies that but for Trump's endorsement of Oz, they would have voted GOP. Instead they voted for a demonstrably evil, cognitively impaired candidate. That's on the voters of PA, not Trump.

Another comment that jumps out is how you assigned the label of outlier to Vance. Again, this is in the context of GOP losers are Trump's fault. Maybe it's just that some voters prefer evil, corrupt, violent, divisive representatives that will continue taking the country down the wrong path.

Regardless, your one point of circumstatial evidence is a week argument for your conclusion.

Ignorance in a constitutional republic is both dangerous and inexcusable.

15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Matthew 7:15-20

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