Romney Says, "Obama's Plan Failed!"; He Forgot to Say, "BECAUSE THE CONSERVATIVE PLAN SUCCEEDED!" [153*33]
WHAT WAS THE CONSERVATIVE'S PLAN?
WHY, TO FOLLOW MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL'S DIRECTIVE TO MAKE PRESIDENT OBAMA A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT, OF COURSE. And, with that, the conservatives did just that. They delivered almost four years of the most obstructionist legislation in modern Congressional history in order to make good on Senator McConnell's promise to conservative America.
Now, if you are to believe the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, President Obama has failed miserably at everything he has attempted to do as President, especially the economy. If you don't believe him, just look at all of the statistics he puts forward many times a day.
Let me digress a moment and talk about logic:
- Assume 'A' is going to do something and
- 'B' is going to try to stop 'A' from doing it.
- Assume further that, if it weren't for 'B's attempts, 'A' would be successful (both the vast majority of 'A's and 'B's economists say he would have been).
- CASE 1 - 'A' succeeds: logic says that 'B' failed in the attempt to stop 'A'
- CASE 2 - 'A' fails: logic says the failure is due to 'B's success in stopping 'A'.
By your comments and poll, who disagrees with the above logic and why?
OK, back on point. assuming my logic is correct, then what Mitt Romney is actually saying is that President Obama has failed to revive the economy because the Conservatives were successful in their bid to stop him from doing so.
So let us apply my logic to the actual rhetoric used.
- In early 2009, on MSNBC, in an interview with Matt Lauer, President Obama (A) said, " "If I don't have this [fixing the economy] done in three years, then this is going to be a one-term proposition."
- In Oct 2010, before the mid-term elections, and again on Dec 7, 2010, after the mid-term elections, Senator Mitch McConnell (B) said words to the effect of, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
- What is the implication here? How is McConnell and the conservatives going to do this? By implication (logic) the only way possible is to attempt to stop President Obama from achieving his goal of "fixing the economy"
- Mitt Romney obviously things the conservatives were good at the word.
- If you are one who thinks President Obama has failed, then don't you agree, it must be because the conservatives were successful in achieving their goal at preventing Obama from being a successful president?
Therefore the hidden Implication from Application of Logic to Mitt Romney's Statement: Conservatives, not President Obama, are responsible for the economy from not growing at a sustainable rate. To put it another way: Logic says that, Absent the conservatives (B) effort to stop it (A) from happening, the economy would be booming right now, don't you see.
Well, you say, the Democrats had total control the first two year, and you would be correct. And it was because they had that control was Obama able to do anything at all! In this case, pass the Stimulus bill which stopped a runaway recession from turning into a depression and, at the same time, stopped the stock market crash in its tracks; it turned around within two-weeks of the implementation of the stimulus. The problem was, the stimulus wasn't enough and by the time that became known, it was too late for Obama and the Democrats to force anything through. The conservatives had effectively shut Congress down for the duration.
[Author's Disclaimer: I personally don't think President Obama's plan failed, so I fall into Case #1 of my logic trees above.]
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