Originally Posted by Jayhawk
How is I knew you would find a way to blame President Bush for bad American car sales too... Don't you ever tire of bashing our President and dragging our country through the mud? There's an Al Qaeda Job Application somewhere here in the OT...
You really do need to learn how to read and comprehend. Now, go back and read what I wrote and you will see that I said: “Many people see Detroit's inability to get with the concept of fuel efficient cars and to start developing smarter, more market driven vehicles as a symptom of Big Business gone bad, much like Big Oil. They also associate that approach with Bush and many of the Republicans.”
Now, to break that down, it is called an “association”. I stated that “many people see Detroit’s inability to build efficient cars…” and associated that feeling that those folks have with their distrust for Big Oil and their distrust with Bush and his energy policies. When VOTERS make their decisions, and politicians attempt to woo them, the use of “association” is a common concept. There is an association of ideas, a linkage as it were. Remember, the post was about "THOUGHTS OF VOTERS"
Note that NOWHERE did I even begin to blame Bush for the bad American car sales. Had I wanted to do that, I would have posted something like “If Bush had shown any interest in the Automobile industry at the beginning of his first term and noted that most of the rest of the world had started moving toward more fuel efficient automobiles [and economically overtaking the Big 3] he would have talked to the Auto Execs instead of refusing to talk to them in 2002 when they requested a meeting to discuss the industry”.
See the difference.