By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 27 Feb 2017, 12:00

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 22 Feb 2007
Posts: 165
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Mar 2007, 21:41
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with the means of a parsimonious Republican, Bush ended up with an incoherent philosophy that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face. We can infer that

(A) Reaganomics was inhuman and Bush wants to change it.
(B) Republicans are poor while Democrats have wider concerns.
(C) Democrats are not parsimonious.
(D) Democrats seem more liberal.
(E) Republican and Democrats have inimical policies.
If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 352
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 122 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

20 Mar 2007, 22:42
Reminds me of SAT... all those abstruse words...

I'd go with E...

"incoherent" seems to be the key here.
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Posts: 440
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2007, 12:39
This is definitely E. The only thing that can be infered.
Manager
Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 219
Location: Ohio
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2007, 17:24
E me too
Director
Affiliations: FRM Charter holder
Joined: 02 Dec 2006
Posts: 734
Schools: Stanford, Chicago Booth, Babson College
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 81 [0], given: 4

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2007, 19:12
E is the only option that does not conclude more than what is given in the argument..
Manager
Joined: 22 Feb 2007
Posts: 165
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Mar 2007, 21:34
Put on your thinking hats again...
The OA is not E
VP
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Posts: 1134
Location: Bangalore
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2007, 02:22
Little lost on this I guess C
VP
Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 1443
Schools: Chicago Booth '11
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 187 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2007, 05:51
yea it has to be C

if you are matching concerns of a democrats with a parsimonious republican you are inferring that the democrat is not parsimonious because you need to combine them to make Bush's philosophy
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Posts: 440
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Republican and Democrat [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2007, 09:14
GMAThopeful wrote:
By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with the means of a parsimonious Republican, Bush ended up with an incoherent philosophy that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face. We can infer that

(A) Reaganomics was inhuman and Bush wants to change it.
Can't be infered. Bush doesn't want to change anything. He only wants to match the concerns od a Democrat with the means of a Republican.
(B) Republicans are poor while Democrats have wider concerns.
We can not infer that the concerns of Democrats are wider than those of Republicans. There are no data provided about the concerns of Republicans.
(C) Democrats are not parsimonious.
Perhaps it is the answer. Only because Democrats and Republicans are confronted here. And if one is parsimoniuos, then the other must be not parsimonious. Though I think it can not be 100% infered.
(D) Democrats seem more liberal.
can not be infered
(E) Republican and Democrats have inimical policies.

For me E is the best answer, though maybe "inimical" is overstated.

GMAThopeful, do you have an Official Explanation?
Manager
Joined: 07 Feb 2007
Posts: 212
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Republican and Democrat [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2007, 16:08
What words!!
After searching dictionary time after time, I vote E

BTW, can somebody explain what is the meaning of " that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face."? Thanks.
Manager
Joined: 22 Feb 2007
Posts: 165
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

22 Mar 2007, 23:03
OA is D

OE: "Concerns of a Democrat" and "parsimonious Republican" imply that Democrats are more liberal. Hence, (D).
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Posts: 440
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2007, 13:23
very very very odd
Can anybody explain it?
VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1473
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 13

### Show Tags

24 Mar 2007, 20:18
GMAThopeful wrote:
OA is D

OE: "Concerns of a Democrat" and "parsimonious Republican" imply that Democrats are more liberal. Hence, (D).

Is the noun "parsimony" used in the sense of liberal vs staunch? Only then can this choice be true.

I don't think this is GMAT quality question. I would suggest we refrain from posting questions that are anything but GMAT quality. I don't mean to cast aspersions on anyone's choice but if you guys look at the comments of folks who have score in high 700 range they all concur that we do a lot of disservice to our GMAT-efforts by wasting time on questions that do not conform to GMAT-standards.
Manager
Joined: 22 Feb 2007
Posts: 165
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

24 Mar 2007, 22:37
Point taken

Posted the question on forum as I was totally lost and found the question very odd....
Manager
Joined: 26 Feb 2007
Posts: 93
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2007, 03:40
By awkwardly trying to match the concerns of a Democrat with the means of a parsimonious Republican, Bush ended up with an incoherent philosophy that might be dubbed Reaganomics with a human face. We can infer that

(A) Reaganomics was inhuman and Bush wants to change it.
(B) Republicans are poor while Democrats have wider concerns. : cant be inferred(C) Democrats are not parsimonious. : Not mentioned
(D) Democrats seem more liberal. no mention in argument
(E) Republican and Democrats have inimical policies

Not a perfect answer but i would go with E
25 Mar 2007, 03:40
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
3 Columnist: A democratic society cannot exist unless its 11 01 Sep 2011, 04:02
1 All 250 of the city s Democratic ward leaders were polled 5 19 Jul 2011, 04:11
1 If, in a tennis tournament, a match reaches a fifth-set 12 21 Sep 2008, 23:37
If, in a tennis tournament, a match reaches a fifth-set 5 13 May 2008, 21:17
Give it a try... 18 01 Apr 2007, 11:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by