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Mar 9, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

"Whataboutism" is running rampant in the White House these days.

What's that, you may ask. It's a Cold War-era term for a form of logical jiu-jitsu that helps you win arguments by changing the subject.

When Soviet leaders were questioned about human rights violations, for example, they might've come back with, "Well, what about the Negroes you are lynching in the South?"

That's not an argument, of course. It is a deflection. It is a naked attempt to excuse your own wretched be

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