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Conservative Catch Phrases

Posted on July 7, 2016

By David Burress

Many conservative catch phrases do not stand up to common sense, let alone scientific evidence. Even less do they stand up to the requirements of internal consistency. Thus we have:
“The country can’t afford X” (for any major non-violent X proposed by moderates or progressives); but also:
“We are the greatest country in the world” (even though most advanced countries can and do afford almost any X currently being proposed.)
For example, the country allegedly can’t afford Hillary’s debt-free college tuition, or Bernie’s single-payer health insurance, even though both are standard in much of the world.

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