The Pretzel Logic of Obama’s Economic Misstatements

A new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll indicates the presidential election is taking a more favorable turn toward Mitt Romney. With the economy as the key issue, voters by the wide margin of 63% – 29%, believe Romney’s business background would help him to make good economic decisions relating to job creation, managing the economy and reducing the federal deficit.


Perhaps what this new poll is actually reflecting is the “Oh really?” reaction to President Obama’s recent economic statements or I should say misstatements.

Both received weeks of media attention and then were hammered into the national psyche by Team Romney’s campaign ads.

Taken together, these two statements could have opened a window into Obama’s soul proving to voters that their President actually believes the business of America is government.

By now everyone is familiar with President Obama’s infamous misstatements starting first at a White House briefing on June 8th.

The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy they have to do with state and local government.”

Then Friday, July 13th proved to be unlucky for our Campaigner in Chief because while engaged in his full time job, he let loose this zinger at a campaign event in Roanoke, Virginia.

“If you got a business, you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.”

(That “somebody else” is your beloved government he explains with examples.)

Now let’s have some fun and combine these statements resulting in what I call pretzel logic.

Since “the private sector is doing fine,” although we are “seeing weakness in our economy having to do with state and local government” how could your private sector business, (that the government built for you) possibly be doing fine if there is weakness in the state and local government where your business is located?


Besides pretzel logic, combining these statements adds up to one big Obamination.

Fortunately, this new poll is a sure sign that voters are starting to connect these statements and question if President Obama is up to the task of dealing with our nation’s economic problems given that, before he became CEO of the USA, President Obama never held a real private sector business job in his entire life nor had he managed anything besides his own political campaigns.

Do you think voters are beginning to realize that someone who has decades of experience in the private sector signing the front of thousands of paychecks may be a bit more qualified to manage the largest economy in the world — compared to the man who up until he was elected CEO of the USA had only signed the back of his own paycheck?

Pretzel logic is not needed to answer that question, just use plain old American common sense.








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