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2008 McCain 527 Let Freedom Ring: I Won’t Expand My Business

2008 McCain 527 Let Freedom Ring: I Won’t Expand My Business

July 9, 2012 No Comments

From a 527 called 'Let Freedom Ring', an ad in which a small business man claims that he wants to expand his business but won't if Obama is elected President.

2004 Bush Ad – Changing World
The ‘Attachment snowball’

The ‘Attachment snowball’

April 10, 2011 No Comments

From Sears and Sears' parenting book "The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two":

2004 Bush Ad – Wolves

2004 Bush Ad – Wolves

April 10, 2011 No Comments

Run during the closing weeks of the 2004 Bush-Kerry Presidential Campaign (released 10/18/2004).

1988 Presidential Debate – Bernard Shaw’s question

1988 Presidential Debate – Bernard Shaw’s question

April 9, 2011 No Comments

In an infamous moment from the 1988 Presidential debate, the moderator Bernard Shaw asked Dukakis if his wife were raped and murder, would he still oppose the death penalty.

1988 Dukakis Ad – Mortal

1988 Dukakis Ad – Mortal

April 9, 2011 No Comments

In response to Bush's Willie Horton ad, Dukakis ran his own line of attack, criticizing Bush's choice of Dan Quayle as his Vice Presidential candidate, reminiscent of the 1968 Humphrey - Agnew ad.

1990 Jesse Helms Ad – White Hands

1990 Jesse Helms Ad – White Hands

April 9, 2011 No Comments

A classic of TV ads in American Politics: Jesse Helm's infamous 'White Hands' from 1990, aired in the last week of a close campaign for North Carolina Senator against his African-American opponent Harvey Gantt (Helms won).

1988 Bush Ad – Willie Horton

1988 Bush Ad – Willie Horton

April 9, 2011 1 Comment

A classic TV ad of American Politics: George Bush (Sr.) ad linking his opponent Michael Dukaksis to the 'kidnapping, stabbing, raping' Willie Horton.

1964 Johnson Ad – Daisy

1964 Johnson Ad – Daisy

April 9, 2011 No Comments

One of the classic TV ads in American Politics: Johnson's 1964 'Daisy' ad.

Quasi-Freudian Analysis of Father-hating Atheists and “anti-democratic” “classic tyrant” Barack Obama

Quasi-Freudian Analysis of Father-hating Atheists and “anti-democratic” “classic tyrant” Barack Obama

August 8, 2010 1 Comment

Analysis of Paul Vitz's psychoanalytic argument against Obama:

Are the Sins of the Fatherless the Root of Obama’s Tyranny? Does Obama’s anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant’s personality. This suggests Barack’s beef with America might result from his own deficient past.

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Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...