Chuck Todd also asks a fallacious question about the lack of an 'epidemic' required to pass a law such as the "stand your ground law" present in many states. Lott should have responded with the MLK quote "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere". An epidemic is needed to pass a law? Since when?
Since I started studying logical fallacies, I've seen the utter ridiculousness of our political speech. I can also see why they've been taken out of the curriculum, along with the Trivium. All of this lends more credence to (one of) my new mantras. 'Only with a totally dumbed down population could anyone pull off this impossibly brazen nonsense'.
Here's the best take on 'political language', courtesy of George Orwell.
"Politics and the English Language"