I hope Mitt runs. The 1% should have someone who personally embodies their concerns fighting it out among everyone else. It’s clarifying.
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VIDEO: Everything Biden mocked Romney for on the campaign trail has come true


The point of this post isn’t to bolster Mitt Romney.  This website has certainly pulled no punches when it comes to Mitt Romney’s liberal progressive policies.  However, what this video does show is how incredibly clueless and out of touch the Obama White House really is.

Here’s the video:

And what did Romney say about Iraq and Syria?  He said pulling the troops out of Iraq all at once would result in chaos and that Iraq and Syria were rapidly becoming the new hotbeds of Islamic terrorism in the world.  Every bit of that is true, and now we are paying the price.

Cynicism didn’t put a man on the moon. Cynicism didn’t win women the right to vote. Cynicism did not get a Civil Rights Act signed. Cynicism has never won a war. Cynicism has never cured a disease. Cynicism has never started a business. Cynicism has never fed a young mind. I do not believe in a cynical America; I believe in an optimistic America that is making progress.
It was Romney who took the point to the next level and proclaimed that a specific number of Americans were lazy freeloaders who could not and would not fend for themselves. To recap: Romney has gone from side-stepping the remark, to owning the thrust of this comment (though noting it was not well articulated), to saying he was wrong, to denying he said what he said (and contending his words were distorted), to claiming he was only mirroring the rambling remarks of a big-money backer.

On the campaign trail in 2012, Vice President Joe Biden suggested that supporting President Obama’s opponent, GOP candidate Mitt Romney, would result in what he implied would be an unwise war in Syria:

[Romney] said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home. He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.[AP]

Now, Obama has launched the very war Biden warned against two years ago.

In a vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan about a month after the above comments, Biden attempted to differentiate between intervention in Libya, which he supported, and intervention in Syria, which he then opposed:

Different country. It’s a different country. It is five times as large geographically, it has one-fifth the population, that is Libya, one-fifth the population, five times as large geographically.

It’s in a part of the world where they’re not going to see whatever would come from that war. It seeps into a regional war.

You’re in a country that is heavily populated in the midst of the most dangerous area in the world. And, in fact, if in fact it blows up and the wrong people gain control, it’s going to have impact on the entire region causing potentially regional wars. [Commission on Presidential Debates]

Biden used the same debate time to praise Obama’s foreign policy as a guarantor of regional stability:

We are doing it exactly like we need to do to identify those forces who, in fact, will provide for a stable government and not cause a regional Sunni-Shia war when Bassad [sic] — when Bashar Assad falls. [CPD]

—Bonnie Kristian

Romney adopted knee-jerk anti-Russian positions on every relevant issue, and married them to reflexive anti-Obama criticisms. That’s all that he did. It isn’t surprising, since he had no particular foreign policy experience, nor had he had much of an interest in these issues before he started his seemingly endless presidential campaigning. Romney had no particular insight into Russian behavior, and definitely didn’t understand what motivated Russian leaders or how they viewed U.S. policies in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. If the U.S. had been following his recommendations over the last year, tensions between the U.S. and Russia would likely be even worse, since Romney’s idea for Russia policy in practice was little more than to antagonize Moscow whenever possible.
According To Ann Romney, ISIS Wouldn't Be An Issue If Mitt Were President

According To Ann Romney, ISIS Wouldn’t Be An Issue If Mitt Were President

First off, why is anyone asking Ann Romney, a cook-book writing equestrian, about foreign policy issues? In the empty-headed world of Ann Romney, who, like most Republicans, ignores reality, insists that had her equally empty-headed husband been elected president, ISIS would not have invaded or have as much as they do.

Romney recently told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto in a lengthy twelve minute…

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