Straw Person Argument: Pittenger on Exemption for Congress

Rep. Rob Pittenger (R., N.C.) employs a straw person argument regarding the Affordable Care Act

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Straw Person Argument: Cornyn vs. Obama

Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) misrepresents President Obama’s (D) comments about Senate Republicans’ threats of a filibuster on gun legislation and then rebuts his misrepresentation.

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Straw Person Argument: Patrick vs. Senate GOP Leaders

When Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) says the Republican leaders’ “number-one agenda is to slow down the recovery of our economy,” he is attributing a position to them that he has failed to establish they hold.

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Straw Person Argument: Rubio vs. Obama

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) says President Obama believes “our free enterprise economy” is “the cause of our problems,” he is ascribing a view to him that President Obama has not expressed.

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Straw Person Argument: Crowley ‘Root of All Evil’ vs. Obama

When commentator Monica Crowley says President Obama “comes out of a very far-left ideology that believes America is the root of all evil, not just at home but abroad,” she is offering a straw person argument.

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