"My point is that I am willing to point out that there is a correlation between Republicans and recessions but not willing to go far enough to say they necessarily caused all of them. Correlation shows strong pairs of variables have a relation. It's an interesting thing to look at over the years. There is something odd there."

If you want to be coy and back door claim a causation, you are still back to the logical fallacy.

There is either a causation, or not. If the causation cannot be established, it's a coincidence and nothing more. Trying to claim otherwise is fallacious. Trying to claim otherwise after the fallacy has been pointed out is dishonest.

To the everlasting glory of the infantry...

Owain ab Arawn
KGB Supreme Knight
King's High Council