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Old 10-11-2012, 02:09 PM   #133
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Politicians lie all the time about all kinds of things.
Correct.

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Why give him the benefit of the doubt?
Why not? What do you stand to lose if he is lying about this?

If Obama claims that Iran has a nuclear weapon and is planning on firing it at the US unless we invade with 500,000 troops, I might not want to give him the benefit of the doubt. I might want to see operative evidence. Of course, I would want to see this evidence regardless of who was in office and regardless of whether or not politicians had a tendency to lie.

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Why is not giving a politician the benefit of the doubt being compared believing black helicopter theories?
It is a combination of failing to give benefit of the doubt for something that does not matter, and relying on the scantiest connections from the scantiest evidence.
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