Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 | Thanks for publishing Gary Sutton’s well-written and entertaining article on Wal-Mart.

It’s amazing how so many, otherwise intelligent, people fall for such weak arguments against Wal-Mart.

I call these people “Democratic Dittoheads.” Yes, Democrats can believe arguments just as weak as Rush Limbaugh’s. And they can dish them out, too.

That bothers me. Before Bush II, political arguments were close to believable. Now, politicians try to get people to swallow the most bizarre lies — and are often successful! That’s as much our fault as theirs.

How can we have a working democracy when so many folks can’t spot poorly-veiled self-serving misrepresentations?

The Wal-Mart arguments are minor compared to the ones that got us into Iraq, but they use the same tactics: Lies promoted by political parties to benefit their donors. And party members willing to believe and promote anything their leaders feed them.

I applaud voiceofsandiego.org for the rational interlude. I hope it helps.

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