Occasionally, on a blog, you find one commenter making fun of the spelling of another, usually in conjunction with calling him “an idiot” or “a moron” and attempting to reject his argument on this ad hominem basis.
It is my view of rhetorical morality that making fun of a poster’s spelling and grammar is entirely appropriate when RESPONDING to such posts, but rude and immature without that justification. Making spelling mistakes is not a failure of political reasoning or an indication of low intelligence, but the the promulgators of such derision fully deserve to have their own mistakes pointed out.
But if you are a certain brand of McCain loyalist, it would appear that you think it is entirely proper to assert, without evidence or reason, that a Ron Paul supporter is a “nut,” “looney,” a “paultard,” a supporter of illegal drug use, “not a republican,” a “kook,” a “liar,” a “racist,” a “member of the KKK” and/or a “disrupter” of process.
This behavior has been taught to these brats by their political parents, the Washington State McCain campaign, who, to engineer a Caucus/Convention procedure organized aroud blind loylaty to the “presumed nominee” (to wit, to acquire a “pro-choice,” pro-amnesty National Delegation) themselves engaged in a carefully orchestrated campaign of hate speech, rules violations and open, scurrilous slander.
May the Lord judge between us.