Monday, January 21, 2013

Mitt Romney and his Nostradamus moments: He was right after all

I can't help but think about today and what should have been the beginning of a Mitt Romney Presidency. Who would have ever thought that this country would have disintegrated into a government dependent society where the takers outnumber the makers?

Romney not only had that as an obstacle, he had the Obama ass kissers of the media to deal with as well.

As it turns out, some of the predictions he made during the campaign where criticized by most of the pundits as being out there. Here are a few that weren't that far fetched after all:

Score one.
Then, when forces linked to al-Qaida captured the government-held town of Konna, Mali, on Jan. 10, they drove home a statement Romney made during the second presidential debate in Boca Raton, nearly three months earlier. 
“With the Arab Spring came a great deal of hope that there would be a change towards more moderation and opportunity for greater participation on the part of women and — and public life and in economic life in the Middle East,” he said then. “But instead we’ve seen in nation after nation a number of disturbing events.” 
Describing violence in Syria and Libya, he added this kicker: “Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-type individuals.” 
This prompted, according to TheCommentator.com, a Bill Maher tweet: “Mitt, you do know that most of America thinks Mali is one of Obama’s daughters, right?” What far-left loon Maher doesn’t seem to understand is that it doesn’t matter if he knows what Mali is, so long as our president does.
Score two. 
This week saw another Romney prediction come to pass — that a re-elected Obama would infringe on our Second Amendment rights. 
“In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election,” Romney said at an April 2012 National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “As he told the Russian president last month when he thought no one else was listening, after a re-election he’ll have a lot more, quote, ‘flexibility’ to do what he wants. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that, but looking at his first three years, I have a very good idea.” 
Referring to the right to bear arms, Romney told convention-goers, “If we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will.” 
The president’s signature on 23 executive on gun control this week, as well as his acknowledged support for a ban on certain weapons and magazines, show how right Romney was.
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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mitt worked his ass off to be ready from day one, and he was ready. He was ready, and he was right.

It would have been very interesting to see just how much of a difference he could have made. He was the man for the moment like none I've ever seen.

America made a grave mistake that will haunt us for years to come. It's very depressing, especially when you think about the loss of life, and loss of quality of life which is surely coming.

I'm not over it, and I won't be for a long long time!

-Martha

Ohio JOE said...

Yes, Martha, Americans made a mistake by not voting for Mr. Romney in the general. However, Republicans also made a mistake by voting for Mr. Romney in the primary. While, Mr. Romney was a good debaters, his TV ads sucked big time. His camp was not serious, not serious about beating Mr. Obama in the general election. As a result, America is no longer an exceptional country. I hope the Moderates in our party has finally learned, but I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Ohio Joe,

To say that his camp was not serious is not serious. Mitt Romney did the best he could, and no one, NO ONE in the entire party could have done better under these circumstances. America has simply gone nuts.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget a big part of Romney's loss was the vehement bashing, for months on end, from radio hosts like Mark Levin, among many others, for example. This needlessly prolonged the primary and irreparably fractured any good will toward the eventual nominee, while at the same time wasting invaluable time, energy, and strategy into the primary that should've gone to fighting Obama.

All of it was unnecessary, too. Mitt was never "establishment" and had the best combination of what is currently needed in a president among other republican candidates who also vied for the presidency.

Anonymous said...

Anon, yes.

Mitt Romney battled everyone for too long: The MSM, the lying Obama administration, conservative radio, conservative pundits, FOX, the religious right, etc. Even Newt, Rick and Rick did their part to damage Mitt for the general--all while knowing he was the nominee.

But I believe the real problem is the ignorance of the American people. Mitt Romney's loss is merely an indication that common sense and a love of traditional ideals is dead.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

But I believe the real problem is the ignorance of the American people. Mitt Romney's loss is merely an indication that common sense and a love of traditional ideals is dead.

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Yes. This is evident when a man who took time out of his very busy work and family schedule and spend it with a dieing boy, among many other stories of good deeds by Mitt, is considered not relatable enough, even by many conservatives, then you know the country has very deep problems with traditional values.

Jean Coombs said...

To say that Mitt Romney was the wrong primary candidate is the UNDERSTATEMENT of the year. He was the PERFECT candidate..he had the right mix and was in no way part of the establishment as most of the conservative radio hosts led their listeners to believe. Those things hurt Mitt during the general and a fraudulent election as well. People that decided Mitt didn't fit 100% of their ideals had better be the ones to wake up! We had the best candidate I have ever seen...an amazing man of strength, character, humility, and decency that would have restored greatness and dignity back to the White House who had NO SKELETONS in his closet which cannot be said about anybody else running! Now everyone is seeing that he was RIGHT about everything that is now coming to pass...too bad people let their prejudices guide them instead of listening to what he said. He was simply amazing and I am sad for America...we lost a great man to lead us! Mitt Romney will forever go down in my book as the best America had to offer...it was my honor and privilege to support him! God Bless he and his fantastic family! They deserve our sincere gratitude!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

He was definitely our King Arthur, or George Washington, whichever comparison you want to draw. How I wish he'd been able to serve his country as our president. The guy in there today doesn't even know what real service is. I don't think he's ever gotten his hands dirty, not since his mom left Indonesia. Inauguration Day is just another day to me except that it's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I'm so glad there's SOMETHING to celebrate on this otherwise ordinary, status-quo day.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Jean and Katrina!

-Martha

Anonymous said...

So Paul Ryan was booed at the inauguration today. Par for the course.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Mitt Romney faced an incredible "up-hill" battle, not only from the bruising Republican primary, but then from a dishonestly engineered but extremely effective Democratic Party/Obama Whitehouse two-pronged attack. If you then add in the hostility of the "Main-Stream Media" then it becomes apparent that Mitt was swimming "against the current" from the out-set. Even all of these dis-advantages might have been overcome except for the lack of enthusiasm displayed by the "rank-and-file" Republican members. Maybe it had something to do with his wealth, his religion or his good looks, who knows.


I heard an interesting analogy correlating our country to the consequences of a car wreck. When the poor accident victim finally had the "qualified" paramedic arrive with life-saving equipment, the victim's response was to look up in despair and whine, "but what I really want is a comedienne."
I guess we Americans wanted someone to make us "feel" better on the outside, rather than someone who would make us suffer the pains required to help us "heal" from the inside. Our un-healed “scabs” may putrify and become gangrenous before they get the proper medical attention they so desperately deserve because we chose the charismatic comedienne over the somber paramedic.

newark hawk said...

The very same talk radio hosts who called Romney a "true conservative" and enthusiastically endorsed him during the 2008 GOP primaries, had the incredible audacity 4 years later to call him a "moderate", a "RINO" and an "establishment Republican".

Between 2008 and 2012, there were no major changes in Romney's policy positions, yet somehow he was no longer a true conservative, according to the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.

They hounded Romney endlessly over his Massachusetts health reform program, despite the fact that it had been signed into law 20 months before they enthusiastically endorsed him in 2008.

So, if Romneycare wasn't a problem in 2008 for Limbaugh, Levin & Company, why was it suddenly a problem for them in 2012?!?!?

Especially since Romney had made it abundantly clear that if he were elected President, on his very first day in office he would issue waivers to all 50 states that would make Obamacare essentially null and void.

The glaring hypocrisy and duplicity of Limbaugh, Levin & Company was stunning beyond belief, yet nonetheless, millions of their clueless, dimwit, sycophantic listeners took the bait ... hook, line and sinker.

In a historic demonstration of sheer selfishness and stupidity, 4 to 5 million Republicans bitterly angry at the selection of Romney as the GOP nominee, decided to cut off their noses to spite their faces by staying home on November 6th, literally handing Obama the election by doing so.

So now, we're all stuck with King Obama for another 4 years, and possibly 4 to 8 more of Queen Hillary after that if the economy stages even a minor comeback during Obama's 2nd term.

Thank you very much, Limbaugh, Levin & Company, and the millions of lemmings who followed them off a cliff. Thank you very much.

NOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Newark, well said.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

My grief at Mitt's loss remains. I read of the bad things happening, and I think that all Obama's voters deserve them. When you knowingly ask for trouble by voting for someone who is a loser, you pretty much deserve what happens to you. I hope my heart won't be hard, but my sense of judgment says that they deserve all the bad that is heaped on them. We'll have a new Ice age just as Obama gets his global warming regulations put in place. Probably through exec order, of course.

I pray that those of us who are productive will continue to prosper no matter how hard these lefties try to shut us down.

I also pray that Romney will be vindicated in such a way that he won't be forgotten in the history books. Yesterday should have been his day.

AZ

Dave said...

O'Reilly has been talking a lot about the debt crisis and how we're in dire danger of economic collapse as a result.

This is what the election was all about. When there is a failed bond auction, the result will be an international run on the currency, causing its demise.

Romney and Ryan were very aware of it, and talked about it.....but the media rarely reported it and never brought it up.

Neither did Obama, of course.

America had a chance to make a course correction before committing national suicide. It proved incapable of rising to the occasion.

As a hard-core member of the right wing, I blame the right wing. It was, decisively, their fault.

leighrow said...

I agree with Newark and Martha completely. The talk show hosts and FOX News cut Romney off at the knees by favoring Gingrich and Santorum. I am so saddened to see how the US has become a nation of deadbeats and takers and the conservatives who sat on their hands on Election Day assisted in Obama's victory. I refuse to listen to Rush,levin and Ingraham after this fiasco.

newark hawk said...

As reported by legendary journalist Bob Woodward in the Washington Post, Fox bosses Rupert Murdoch & Roger Ailes were so anti-Romney that they actually tried to recruit General David Petraeus in 2011 to run for the GOP nomination, even promising financial aid and the full support of their "news" network if he agreed to do so.

Why were Murdoch & Ailes so anti-Romney, you ask?

IMHO, it was due to the fact that Murdoch is a leading supporter of 'The Dream Act' and a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants, which Romney firmly - and correctly - opposed.

It's no coincidence that many of Murdoch's advertisers at Fox, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and elsewhere are also avid supporters of rampant illegal immigration because they benefit from immigrant consumer spending and cheap immigrant labor.

Like the old proverb says, "He who pays the piper calls the tune."

"Fair and Balanced"?

Not quite.

leighrow said...

Newark-I knew Murdoch and Ailes were opposed to Romney but I didn't know why. How much do you want to bet that they will be promoting the progressive Jeb Bush in 2016?

BOSMAN said...

Newark,

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Anonymous said...

How many districts reported 100% and over 100% votes for Øbama?

The election was heisted by a band of America hating liberals.