- “Not all cultures are equal, not all values are equal…France had a beautiful culture — the French culture is actually diminished, it’s going away.” (2005) [This is not really logically fallcaious, it’s just untrue. However, if the premises were true, it might be a case of the hasty generalization.]
- “I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?” (2008) [False dichotomy; red herring.]
- “Carbon dioxide is portrayed as a harmful gas. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” (2009) [Again, this is just fundamentally false, but might imply a hasty generalization or a negative form of the appeal to authority.]
- “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then another Democratic president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.” (2009) [False cause (confusing correlation and causation) mixed with apophasis (“mentioning by not mentioning.”)
- “Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” (2004) [Begging the question.]
See? Logic and rhetoric make funtimes.