“The Green Party is not the loser today”

“The no to the Green’s initiative is not a no to the exit of nuclear energy – even though our opponent, the SVP, sees it this way.” This statement was found in the Tagesanzeiger, a Swiss daily. It is about a referendum on an exit from nuclear energy, to close all nuclear reactors by 2040,…

“Immigrants take our jobs”

That’s a statement that you hear or read in one form or other very often. It is a generalisation of course, to which you can respond with presenting one instance to the contrary: Answer: “Do you know the baker at twenty second street? He’s an immigrant and he restarted the old bakery. Now he employs…

“Democrats create jobs”

Democrats create jobs. Just look at the data: Truman 1953 2.5% Eisenhower 1961 6.5% Kennedy/Johnson 1969 3.5% Nixon/Ford 1977 7.5% Carter 1981 7.5% Reagan/Bush 1993 7.3% Clinton 2001 4.2% GW Bush 2009 7.6% Obama present 4.9% The above statement was found on: http://conceptualguerilla.com/ The pattern seems to support this statement. But wait a minute. You…

“Mr Trump’s special talent”

“Mr Trump’s special talent is berating and belittling his opponents, with the result that they behave precisely as he would like: as outraged defenders of a decaying, politically correct establishment”, found in the FT. The rhetoric technique that the FT claims is used by Mr. Trump is a clear case of: Technique: “Make your opponent…

“You mean a social model that generates 6m unemployed?”

Asked by moderators whether he intended to break France’s postwar social model, Mr Fillon said: “You mean a social model that generates 6m unemployed? That keeps 2m youngsters out of the job market? … This social model no longer exists. It is taking on water from everywhere.” This was found in an article in the Financial Times…