I’m with Ed Begley

Scrappy! And cutting through the neo-conservative crap:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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4 Responses to I’m with Ed Begley

  1. andrewclunn says:

    I came away with the exact opposite position. Ed Begley came off as a complete jerk here as far as I’m concerned. Started quoting death panels and other things that are completely unrelated to the topic at hand. Sounds to me like he drank the Al Gore cool aid and then went back for seconds.

  2. santitafarella says:

    Andrew:

    That’s interesting. I guess it’s refreshing to me to see liberals fight back.

    —Santi

    • andrewclunn says:

      It can be very tempting to see things that way, but I always try to check myself because if I agree with somebody because we share a conclusion; that doesn’t excuse them from making bad representations of that conclusion. In fact it frustrates me even more when people I agree with argue poorly for my position. It does nothing but set up a straw man.

  3. santitafarella says:

    Andrew:

    I agree with you. The payoff for the sass is just short term and visceral. It doesn’t change anything.

    —Santi

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