I on recorded a Capitol TV segment last week with Republic editorial writer Kathleen Ingly and the Guardian's Dennis Welch. Kathleen pointed out that there are hate groups that like SB 1070 and that's a problems for Conservatives.
The argument is so fallacious that I thought it was a one-off event, but then I read this in Cap
Neo-Nazi political trap
For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.
When I was at UA, I was required to take "Introduction to Logic" Philosophy 112. I never thought I would need to use formal logic with i's Algebra-like diagrams, but I must admit that it has come in pretty handy.
The first lesson is that a lot of statements that are true going one direction are not necessarily true going the other direction. So this works:
"Everyone who falls out of a plane dies. Bill fell out of a plane...therefore Bill is dead..."
But this doesn't work. "Everyone who falls out of a plane dies. Bill is dead. Therefore, Bill fell out of a plane."
Here's a corollary that isn't so obvious; "Everyone who likes Hitler is bad. Hitler liked the music of Richard Wagner...The music of Richad Wagner is bad.
So how's this..."Everyone who likes Nazi sympathizers is bad. Nazi Sympathizers like SB 1070. SB 1070 is bad."
Nope. Doesn't work. But it makes for fun stories.