HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » Democratic Primaries (Forum) » Bernie supporter, Sarah S... » Reply #18
Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to LizBeth (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 05:27 PM

18. No, I am not assigning feeling/intent. Rather...

 

...I am merely saying that, due to the vagueries of language, I cannot be 100% sure what she meant. One can legitimately hear those same words with different meanings. So it's not that I am assigning something you are not, but instead you are sure of something that I believe we have no way to be sure of.

Political rhetoric is tricky... it is designed to be manipulative. She could have been sincere in saying she didn't believe he was a racist, yet might still have wanted to place that doubt in the minds of some portion of the electorate, since that would play to her political advantage. That is, it's not only a question whether she believes A or not-A, but also, regardless of what she believes, what she wants some other people to believe, or at least to consider as a possibility. There's no doubt that attack was pre-planned and not spur of the moment, which also means almost certainly that great care was put into the exact wording she would use.... and she did choose wording that is a classic example of a way to accuse someone of something without the accountability of having accused them of something.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 41 replies Author Time Post
Skya Rhen Apr 2020 OP
BlueLucy Apr 2020 #1
Cha Apr 2020 #2
BlueLucy Apr 2020 #5
Cha Apr 2020 #6
MustLoveBeagles Apr 2020 #37
LizBeth Apr 2020 #3
thesquanderer Apr 2020 #7
LizBeth Apr 2020 #9
thesquanderer Apr 2020 #11
LizBeth Apr 2020 #15
LineLineLineLineLineLineReply No, I am not assigning feeling/intent. Rather...
thesquanderer Apr 2020 #18
LizBeth Apr 2020 #19
thesquanderer Apr 2020 #20
OnDoutside Apr 2020 #21
LizBeth Apr 2020 #23
OnDoutside Apr 2020 #26
LizBeth Apr 2020 #28
OnDoutside Apr 2020 #30
LizBeth Apr 2020 #31
OnDoutside Apr 2020 #32
LizBeth Apr 2020 #33
LizBeth Apr 2020 #25
LizBeth Apr 2020 #22
LizBeth Apr 2020 #24
thesquanderer Apr 2020 #29
brush Apr 2020 #16
Tweedy Apr 2020 #4
comradebillyboy Apr 2020 #40
Cha Apr 2020 #8
DenverJared Apr 2020 #10
NurseJackie Apr 2020 #12
Tetrachloride Apr 2020 #13
Cha Apr 2020 #38
Walleye Apr 2020 #14
Thekaspervote Apr 2020 #17
mucifer Apr 2020 #27
emmaverybo Apr 2020 #34
BidenBacker Apr 2020 #35
Skya Rhen Apr 2020 #36
tonedevil Apr 2020 #41
betsuni Apr 2020 #39
Please login to view edit histories.