It’s pointless to argue with irrational people

From Inside the Conservative Brain by Driftglass:

For future generations, this brief Twitter exchange will summarize how the American Conservative movement destroyed itself.

1. A wingnut makes an assertion of fact:
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2.  Citing the Mount Vernon Collection’s research department, a kindhearted Liberal takes pity on the poor wingnut and attempts to correct the factual error, thus helping her avoid looking stupid in public in the future:

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3.  The reaction was as predictable as it was hilarious:

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A “timeless quote” that has no basis in reality shouldn’t be disparaged? So making shit up and attributing it to the Founding Fathers is the same as the Founding Fathers actually saying it?

And people still wonder if one political party has escaped from the Bizarro World?



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