I’ve got a logical fallacy I am trying to work my way through. It’s hard. I’m getting a headache from all my cogitating. Let me share it with you.
During the 2d debate, we heard this Q&A:
Brokaw: Senator, we have one minute for a discussion here. Obviously the powers of the treasury secretary have been greatly expanded. The most powerful officer in the cabinet now. Hank Paulson says he won't stay on. Who do you have in mind to appoint to that very important post?During the 3d debate, Obama said this:
Obama: Well, Warren would be a pretty good choice -- Warren Buffett, and I'm pleased to have his support. But there are other folks out there. The key is making sure that the next treasury secretary understands that it's not enough just to help those at the top.
Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker.OK. Buffet firmly implanted.
Back to the 2d debate, Obama said:
I think everybody knows now we are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. And a lot of you I think are worried about your jobs, your pensions, your retirement accounts, your ability to send your child or your grandchild to college.OK. Bad situation.
What should I do, Obama?
Back to the 2d debate, we heard this nugget of enlightenment:
Obama: You know, a lot of you remember the tragedy of 9/11 and where you were on that day and, you know, how all of the country was ready to come together and make enormous changes to make us not only safer, but to make us a better country and a more unified country.OK. Don’t shop. We need a call to service.
And President Bush did some smart things at the outset, but one of the opportunities that was missed was, when he spoke to the American people, he said, "Go out and shop."
That wasn't the kind of call to service that I think the American people were looking for.
Who’s going to tell me what to do? Well, I’m not the tree with the most rings out here, but I think that since it’s an economic situation and you have given no form to your “call to service” during your campaign, I should go to the Implanted Buffet. Seems like a good idea. What does he say?
See my point?
UPDATE: Another thought. If The Implanted One thinks that buying common stock is such a good idea right now, it suggests to me that he believes that they are undervalued. If he believes that, then he believes that the underlying fundamentals of the economy are strong. Another wandering off the Obama Reservation.