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Should Macro Rubio disavow Stalinist advisor Max Boot

VoiceOfRa          3 March 2016 08:45 PM

Rubio policy advisor Max Boot recently came out as a Stalinist, should Marco Rubio disavow him?

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is4junk 4 March 2016 07:21 PM

First, I want to disavow Rubio before risking the taint of Stalin on my reputation.

Rubio needs to disavow immediately but even then it might be to late to get the Stalin out.

Hillary seems to be a decade to late to remove her tainted relationship.


ChristianKl 8 March 2016 10:48 AM

How does that one-sentence-comparison make someone a Stalinist? That seems to me a huge gap in reasoning.

One sentence given in an interview doesn't mean much. Having been a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan does.

What makes you think the two are comparable?


VoiceOfRa 9 March 2016 07:41 PM

In the current US political climate, people are regularly subject to calls for denunciations for making similar statements, about figures perceived as "far right wing".

Suppose the comparison had been Hitler rather than Stalin, how do you think the results would have played out?


ChristianKl 10 March 2016 12:37 AM

If the comparison would have been Hitler that still wouldn't have made Max Boot a facist. Thinking that it would have would still have been a reasoning error due to political mind-kill.

Saying person X is worse than known bad person Y in no way implies that you like person Y or want to adopt their political platform.