Am I the only one who noticed something logically odd about what comes out of Mitt Romney’s mouth? There are some strange juxtapositions afoot.
For example, consider this:
Romney espouses a philosophy of personal responsibility and opportunity. If you want to get ahead in life, start a small business! In the next breath, however, he urges you to hold Barack Obama accountable for not making your life better than it was four years ago.
Wait a minute. I thought that was the job personal responsibility? I’m confused. Are we supposed to do it ourselves or wait on Obama to do it for us? Is it business time or Gerber time? And if I’m going to be spoon fed by the government, how do I know they won’t use the same silver spoon used on baby Willard (his true name) when he was a little baby peeing on his daddy’s knee? I don’t want his germs.
Romney is out spreading – nay shouting – the message that if you aren’t better off than you were four years ago, it isn’t your fault. It’s Obama’s fault. The same Obama who is currently the head of the largest government in the solar system.
It’s not your fault or due to any lack of effort or motivation on your part. Obama was supposed to make it better for you.
Here’s a quick analysis of the question, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”
- First you have to decide the answer to the question. If the answer is yes, then presumably Romney wants you to vote for Obama so you’ll get more of the same. That’s his implication.
- If the answer is no, then the next logical question becomes: “Is it relevant?” In other words, is it Obama’s job to make you better off? I remember we had eight years of George W. Bush. No one walked around saying it was his job to make you better off. Nay, his job was the “war on terror” and homeland security. Those were the specialities of The Decider. And, ironically and by no small coincidence, creating that whole recession mess for Obama to deal with in the first place.
- If you decide that you’re worse off today and that it’s relevant, then you have to ask, “Is that result my fault or that of Obama?” After all, the man may be powerful and stuff, but he can’t force you to start that small business or come up with the next great idea that will shape the future of all mankind. Like the Pet Rock.
Apparently making you “better off” is what Romney will do. So much for personal responsibility. Just sit back and relax. Romney has a secret plan to do it all for you. No effort or initiative on your part will be required. Isn’t incentive great? On the other hand, if you look closely enough, I think you’ll see that the bootstraps on Romney’s footwear are merely ornamental.
Note: Speaking of individual effort, after looking for a suitable image for my comic strip, I decided to expend the effort and create my very own artwork. This protects me from stealing or paying to license someone else’s work and, I think you’ll agree, the results were well worth the time invested. I am an artiste.