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What are some good analytical arguments to make, and does anyone know of or have good generic carded responses to winners win, basically that it is not true, or is overrated, etc. thanks

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What are some good analytical arguments to make, and does anyone know of or have good generic carded responses to winners win, basically that it is not true, or is overrated, etc. thanks

 

Single wins are not key, wins that spend capital do not breed more wins, wins not perceived, prove plan unpopular and unpopular plans are not a win.

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It's extremely generic. Any legislative victory for Bush would link. Find any Bush win after the writing of the neg's link card, and you can use it as a non-unique and/or an "empirically false" argument. Also, the neg has to demonstrate that the plan will be a victory for Bush. Unless your plan is obviously Bush's agenda and that passing it will be perceived as a victory, it's difficult to prove the link.

 

Additionally, whatever credibility this generic link has enjoyed in the past, it isn't remotely true today. The current Democratic Congress is getting rap for being a "do nothing" Congress. Action on important issues - like the aff's plan - would likely be a victory for them, not for Bush.

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It's extremely generic. Any legislative victory for Bush would link. Find any Bush win after the writing of the neg's link card, and you can use it as a non-unique and/or an "empirically false" argument. Also, the neg has to demonstrate that the plan will be a victory for Bush. Unless your plan is obviously Bush's agenda and that passing it will be perceived as a victory, it's difficult to prove the link.

 

Additionally, whatever credibility this generic link has enjoyed in the past, it isn't remotely true today. The current Democratic Congress is getting rap for being a "do nothing" Congress. Action on important issues - like the aff's plan - would likely be a victory for them, not for Bush.

 

listen to him...

 

 

 

PBS 10/18 – assessment of a consensus of news analysts and editors (President Bush Faces Waning Political Capital in Final Year, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/july-dec07/bush_10-18.html )

 

The problem with the culture in Washington right now is, as we're seeing in this discussion, is success is not defined by what you accomplish but what you stop the other party from doing. I know my e-mail box every morning is filled with missives from the Republican and Democratic operatives of the issues of the day. And I would say the overwhelming majority of those are basically taking on the other side, as opposed to highlighting what they're doing. And you see words like "hypocritical," or "corrupt," or "unethical" used to describe the other party. One of the problems with what's going on in Washington is their tactics of victory by the other's defeat seems to be working.

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