You Cannot Seek Refuge in the Defense That Guilt by Association Is a Logical Fallacy When You Have invited the Association
In a previous post, “Louie Gohmert and Ted Nugent Proud to Be Ignoramuses” [http://academeblog.org/2013/08/07/louie-gohmert-and-ted-nugent-proud-to-be-ignoramuses/], I surveyed the ridiculously stupid pronouncements that have come out of their mouths. There was a Texas connection at that time because Nugent had attracted a crowd of admirers at a Texas gun show who seemed to be competing with him to see who could produce the most stupidly offensive remark of the day.
Well, as everyone knows, Nugent was back in Texas this week, not just extending his Neanderthal expressions of support to Texas gubernatorial candidate, Greg Abbott but actually sharing the stage with him. Indeed, Abbott seemed very happy with that arrangement until reporters started to ask him if his willingness to share the stage with Nugent meant that he endorsed Nugent’s quite recent descriptions of President Obama as a “chimpanzee” and a “subhuman mongrel.” After unsuccessfully evading the questions, Abbott ultimately…
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