DeVore’s definition of “Clintonian”

From the comments section of the OC Blog from Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

“Clintonian,” as in “It’s a Clintonian tactic to boldly lie about the obvious.” – Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

Reminds me of the syllogism method of reasoning.

Logic. A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion; for example, All humans are mortal, the major premise, I am a human, the minor premise, therefore, I am mortal, the conclusion.
Reasoning from the general to the specific; deduction.
A subtle or specious piece of reasoning.

My favorite example: God is love. Love is blind. Therefore, Stevie Wonder is God.

Guys and Gals…time to have fun with Chuck’s definition of Clintonian.

I’ll start (please chime in)

“It would be Clintonian to say, as Vice President Cheney said *yesterday* on the Rush Limbaugh program, that the War in Iraq is going extremely well.”

“It would be Clintonian to say that this Republican administration is for limited government.”

you get the idea….chime in and we can send a link to Mr. DeVore.


  1. Here is a whole new syllogism.

    “The elephant in the living room” is a metaphor for denial of the obvious.
    The GOP symbol is an elephant.
    Therefore, the GOP is in denial (about Iraq, Gays, torture…)

    The reasoning may be specious but the conclusion rings true.

  2. If we really want an off-pissed DeVore we should all vote for Prop 1C – he’s the go-to guy for the opposition campaign.

  3. Guys, I like Chuck. He’s a nice guy and he wrote a killer editorial about North Korea in today’s Regiter. He’s practicaly a neighbor of mine. We have a lot of the same vlaues in common but disagree about political priorities. This post was intended to humor him and have some fun at the expense of Republicans…..

    Come up with examples of Clintonian truthiness on the part of the GOP.

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