this whole "straw man" thing is really getting out of hand. Don't you think?
I mean, it's like, everyone who's ever spent x amount of time in any political online discussion latches onto that term at some point. Here a straw man, there a straw man (woman, chiapet, whatever); if there were half as much straw as everyone who uses that phrase said, we'd all have been smothered to death under a mountain of scarecrows long since.
Look. I know how exciting it is to use these logical fallacy thingies. But please. There -must- be some -other- ones we could break out now and again? "False dichotomy." "Poisoning the well." "Hasty generalization." "Slippery slope." "Fallacy of misplaced concreteness." "Wisdom of repugnance." And of course, "You're either with us, or against us."
Why, I bet you could even find a number of 'em I've just used myself! Have at it, kids.