The War On Poverty And The War On Terror
More than one in six Alabamians lives in poverty, a rate higher than all but seven other states. To help poor people, Lucy Baxley has proposed raising the minimum wage. If you oppose her idea, therefore, you hate poor people.
The White House – parrotted by Spencer Bachus – is employing similar logic. The world has lots of terrorists. To get rid of them, George Bush invaded Iraq. If you oppose the war in Iraq, therefore, you love terrorists.
No one questions the goals. The issue is whether or not the means proposed will help us reach those goals. Throwing around irrelevant personal insults isn’t going to help resolve that issue.