“If they’re claiming the gains, they must also own the losses.
The point, since so many of you keep missing it in your desperate attempt to defend your messiah:
The President alone does not own the economy. Not Trump, not Obama, not Herbert fucking Hoover. They can have an impact, but the economy doesn’t live in a planter in the oval office waiting for the President to water it.
However, if Trump and his cult insist on erroneously claiming the success is because of Trump alone, they must also own the failures. If the economy hinges on the actions of the President, he is responsible for good and bad. If he is not responsible for the bad, the economy does not hinge on the President and sole credit can not be claimed for the good.
Choose. And practice your comprehension skills.” ~ astute reddit comment
“Never believe that they are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. They have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument has passed.”
~ Jean-Paul Sartre.
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