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|Subject: Re: Is your 401(k) Inadequate For Retirement||Date: 8/5/2008 11:31 AM|
|Author: fleg9bo||Number: 13820 of 18990|
An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim.
This is a device you often see employed by liberals at TMF. When unable to respond rationally to a point or an argument, they call you a name or accuse you of being racist, sexist or homophobic or characterize what you said as a "rant" or, one of Cliff666's favorites, "right-wing spew."
It wasn't effective in high school debating club and it isn't effective now.
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