The fact is, Obama has never been in business, he doesn't have any idea what it takes to make one succeed. He has been in govt, and so approaches it from that perspective. Do I take his comments to mean that he wants to nationalize all American businesses? No, but I do take them to mean that he feels that govt has, or should have, a bigger role than it does. Both things I do not want my govt to have. I would rather someone have an understanding of management and success before they become CEO of my govt.
I'm not convinced you do. SOme here played a 56 second clip and started to protect what he thought his face expressed. I see a lot of that on these boards, and I think you're doing some of the same.Abso*******lutely. I've read and listened to the entire speech and gained a firm grasp on his main point from the get-go. His main point is "vote for me, I'll take from the successful if you want me to" mixed together with "get ready successful, I may take from you because you're only successful in the first place because of us, who have come to take from you..."
As for me, yes, people helped me. As I have said, this takes nothing away form my effort or role in that success, but it would be a lie to say I did it all on my own. I explained this earlier.
Notice your language. This suggests you went seeking with a predetermined POV. Kind of defeats the purpose of you looking.I agree. I immediately sought meaning underneath Obama's mickey-mouse obvious statements that private business owners did not build public bridges (derp!), and figured out a compelling ACTUAL reason he would speak this way to the owners of business.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
They just pretend Obama meant "something else" other than what he said.
"Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position. It is a kind of fallacy of selective attention, the most common example of which is the confirmation bias. Cherry picking may be committed unintentionally."
So...Taking a line, out of an entire speech to support your position, while dismissing the context it was placed in....would be called what exactly?
Minimally interpretive word selection?
Creative Sentence Manipulation?
In my opinion...that is the perfect example of Cherry Picking.