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Friday, July 20, 2012


Another aspect of Obama's 'you didn't build it' riff....

To the extent Obama is arguing that government plays a rather large part in the success American businesses enjoy, and so much so that he feels the need to downplay the role entrepreneurs and businessmen have in the success of their own companies....

And to the extent that Obama is the head of (arguably) the most powerful of the three branches of government, and isn't shy about using executive power to bypass any obstacles in the way of him doing what he wants to do...

And to the extent that the Democrats held working control of Congress up until 2011 and by virtue of their control of the Senate still have the ability to keep those evil Republicans from doing any more harm to the economy...

Isn't Obama pointing the finger at himself for his and his fellow Democrats inability to make American businesses any more successful than they are?

Put another way, even if Obama was right (which he isn't) about how big a role government plays in whether the economy is growing nicely, shouldn't our current economic troubles be taken as a sign that Obama is incompetent at the job he thinks he is supposed to be doing?

So... if you disagree with Obama, his comments indicate a lack of understanding of the economy, and who wants a President who so clearly doesn't know what he is talking about?

Or... if you agree with Obama, our economic problems are a clear sign that he's failing, and who wants a President who isn't any good at the job?