This one made me chuckle. It’s from an article by Mario Apuzzo that I found over at ObamaReleaseYourRecords.com: Obama’s Enablers Put Forth Another Straw Man Argument: One’s Parents Do Not Have to Be Born in the U.S. to Be a “Natural Born Citizen”. Apuzzo says, after defining a “straw man” argument:
In arguing that putative President Barack Obama is an Article II “natural born Citizen, his defenders maintain that the “birthers” are wrong in believing otherwise because there is no requirement that one’s parents must be born in the U.S. to be a “natural born Citizen.” This is a straw man argument given that it suggests that this is the “birthers’” argument when in fact it is not. This is not the only straw man argument that we have seen Obama’s enablers advance.
Only no one I have seen, nor anyone whom Apuzzo cites, has ever described the birthers in this way. So by asserting that others have made a straw man argument which no one is making, Apuzzo is himself making a straw man argument — or a double straw man argument.
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
The Hollow Men
T. S. Elliot