You are a communist

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"Well I'm a registered voter in a Democratic Republic who votes regularly...Did you vote?"
 
"Well I'm a registered voter in a Democratic Republic who votes regularly...Did you vote?"
  
This claim is completely inane and scorn is probably deserved.  You do not need to argue with such a claim.  You can argue past it to an audience and then say "next" or pass by the claimant without any acknowledgment.
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This claim is completely inane and scorn is probably deserved.  You do not need to argue with such a claim as it is merely a fallacy (ad hominem and straw-man).  You can argue past it to an audience and then say "next" or pass by the claimant without any acknowledgment.
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For further information on a similar fallacy, see..
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[[Reductio ad Hitlerum]]

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"No you are a communist"

"Well I'm a registered voter in a Democratic Republic who votes regularly...Did you vote?"

This claim is completely inane and scorn is probably deserved. You do not need to argue with such a claim as it is merely a fallacy (ad hominem and straw-man). You can argue past it to an audience and then say "next" or pass by the claimant without any acknowledgment.

For further information on a similar fallacy, see..

Reductio ad Hitlerum

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