Is That A Fact?
"What the propagandists on the right have done is make people afraid to say they are Democrats. We have to be out there. We have to be vocal. We have to be pushing our version of the facts because their version of the facts is very unfactual."--Howard DeanNow if we could just get our friends on the left to understand there are not two versions of a fact, we’d really think we were making progress. Something is either a fact or it isn’t. Opinion is not fact and maybe that’s where Dean gets tripped up. Then again, Dean might just be confused or a prevaricator. Who knows? We don’t and that’s a fact.
As a matter of fact, we couldn’t find the word “unfactual” in the dictionary. Perhaps Dean just made it up – not a strong start to his new “fact based” campaign. Well, if nothing else, Dean is full of surprising anecdotes.
We had no idea people were afraid to say they are Democrats. A difficult assertion to prove, no doubt. If a guy comes forward and says the Republicans made me afraid to admit I’m a Democrat, well the argument is pretty well shot. But if being “out there” and vocal is the “tell”, then Democrats are everywhere. Not to mention Sluggo, with the help of Mary, pointed out a great example of a vocal and "out there" Democrat on Monday. And I think we can all agree, that’s a fact.