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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.

Romney Said Four Years, Obama Did It In Two

Flashback quote:

"I cannot predict precisely what the rate would be at the end of one year. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by a virtue of the polices that we put in place, we get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, perhaps a little lower." 

Mitt Romney, quoted by MSNBC in May 2012, noting the unemployment rate is already down to 5.9% without Romney’s policies.

No Republican or Conservative will EVER give Obama and Democrats the credit they deserve.

The funny thing about this is that Romney has tried so very hard to imagine himself as a second Reagan over the last several years. During his 2008 campaign, he fell over himself to identify himself as Reagan’s heir, and in the 2012 campaign he seemed to have convinced himself that he was reliving the 1980 campaign with Obama in the role of Carter. He certainly needed and wanted that to be true, and it wasn’t, but that was probably why he thought he kept believing that he would win when all other evidence suggested otherwise. He probably believed that he was just repeating what Reagan had done, and now he and his advisers are still pretending to believe this. It will not work out well for them.
Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.
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Mitt Romney

This is a fact, the free market does better than anything else at reducing poverty.  Paul Ryan has been making this point that we should be using the example that the Free Market is the thing that will end poverty.  The conservative think tank AEI has also been pushing that we talk about how capitalism benefits the poor and middle class more than it does the rich.

So Mitt starts talking about capitalism’s ability to help the poor, bring opportunity, and end poverty.

Media both right and left: oh look at how liberal Romney has become talking about the poor.

It would be one thing for Romney backers to think that U.S. policies would be better than they are if he were president, but it is absurd to believe that other regimes and groups around the world would behave in a dramatically different fashion or would not exist under a different administration. By what magical powers of resolve would Romney have eliminated ISIS? How exactly would he have made Putin to “know his place”? Presumably this adviser thinks this would happen because Romney’s policies would convey “strength” rather than “weakness,” but that just underscores that this adviser–like Romney–doesn’t have a clue how this would happen. These are nonsensical claims, but then that is typical for Romney and his advisers.