Is Mitt Romney the new Nostradamus?

Romney: Boca Raton debate

Romney in Boca Raton: “Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-type individuals.”

The last two weeks should go down as a period of vindication for former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and earn him the nickname, “soothsayer of the Western World” — a modern-age Nostradamus.

On Jan. 14, Chrysler’s CEO acknowledged that Jeeps would be built in China, confirming a statement that unfairly earned Romney the moniker “liar of the year.”

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 actions on gun control this week, as well as his acknowledged support for a ban on certain weapons and magazines, show how right Romney was.

Score three.

Finally, Romney was ridiculed for using “binders of women” to describe what a Romney Cabinet would look like. Instead of mocking the poorly worded phrase, we should have listened to the words themselves.

The president’s announcement of his second-term Cabinet prompted ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to ask on Jan. 10, “Where are the women?” Apparently, they’re all still in Romney’s binders.

Score four.

In retrospect, this should come as no surprise to anyone. Romney is, after all, a businessman — a very successful businessman. What separates success from failure in the business world is an ability to assess a situation and to predict what will happen next.

This is called reality. Obama’s hallmark is “hope.” See the difference?

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  • Anthony

    This makes me ill to read…if only he had won…

  • Frederick Hiller

    Soothsaying Nostradamus …? What a joke. Not one of these so called predictions of Mitt Romney is anything that the Obama team didn't know long before Mittens got a peak at national security issues. As for Jeep "moving production" to China, it was known long before that Fiat would be opening up the China market. As for Obama "infringing on 2nd amendment rights" — let us not forget the rights of those tens of thousands of Americans which are abrogated each year when they are gunned down due to far too lax of gun policies in this ignorant, God forsaken country of scared little gun-mongers.

    • Chuck Hughes

      Frederick Hiller …..take it your not an American …so STFU …raghead………as for gun laws …….Chiciago has very strick gun laws….and over 500 murders this year….gun laws don't prevent gun voilence ……and btw moron …..10 tens of thousands lol where you get your numbers from ……….Obama new press. Stupid little raghead.

      • John Thompson

        Nice little racist rant. But I wouldn't expect anything less from this group.

        • Thorn

          Since you're an expert on racism, perhaps you could explain how his comment was racist? Name calling was an effective campaign ploy used by the dems. You follow your masters well

          • Jason

            Ya, Conservatives like Thorn and Chuck would never devolve into petty name calling like "moron" or "raghead" or calling someone "unamerican"… no only liberals do that

            Also if you couldn't figure out what was racist, why not try googling "raghead" before getting all conspiratorial

            As for Chuck's underlying argument, there's plenty of evidence that gun control works, why do you think republicans banned research on gun violence? Maybe cause they knew what the research was going to say? If you don't believe gun control works, look at Australia where they haven't had another massacre since the last one 16 years ago, after which they instituted serious gun control (way more than we'll ever do in this country). Or look at how on-the-job police mortality rates have exploded since the assault weapons ban expired.

        • Alan Larsen

          You are right John Thompson! You Libtards are experts on racism!

          • Sancy Kng

            Only democrats! When I am campaigning for Romney here in Las Vegas I was called as a racist because I won't vote for Obama. I am asian and my husban is white Obama supporter called me racist go figure!

      • yvonne

        YOU TELL HIM!!

        . YOUR RIGHT

      • but he lost

        Whoa Champ…pump your breaks. the real problem is manufacturing guns like cupcakes (supply & demand) that's just stupid! Gun should not be part of the free market and if so where do you draw the line? Automatic weapons? Bazooka's? Small drone plane circling your home? and what about the future? if this continues your grand kids (if around) will be fight over the right to have laser beams or some other form of destruction unknown to you. I always hear this founding father crap too. Trust me, if George Washington and his crew was around today they would think we lost our minds! MUSKETS! You have the right to own a Musket! that's it that's all. (damn always trying to get more than what you agreed too)…(just ask a native American…Oh I forgot, you shot and killed most of them off while changing the agreement)

        • Frank

          So what you are saying is that because the Founding Fathers might not have envisioned what our weapons would be like now, that we are only allowed what they had back then? If that is the case then please refrain from using a computer, tablet or phone to access the internet to use your First Amendment because the Founding Fathers didn't envision such devices.

          • Furious Citizen

            well said, frank. :)

          • JOE tOMEI

            OOOOH Yeah! Have we created a country of idiots or what? oh yeah and blind to ahwt is actually happening right before your eyes.

            It is not just about the ability to carry any gun.

            It is all bout the Constitution and our ability tkeep our Second Amendment right to stay free, have the freedom of choice and to keep what little liberties we still have left.

            Too bad there is so much crime people are so afraid that their seemingly last resort is to arm and defend their families and themselves.

            This fear is derived from the overwelming crime , amount of criminals and the current governments inability to control crime inthis country. WE need faster results for capital punishment for the moast violent crminals instead of letting them think they can live another 25 years hoping they can get a release and do the same thing in sometimes weeks from being released! . You want to look at statistics read who is committing the most crime, rape, murder and where it is happening. You may learn something about America! That is why we arm ourselves!

          • SZee

            Computers, tablets and phones were not designed to kill things Frank. Bit of a difference.

        • WE ALL lost

          If the founding Fathers did envision such devices, the 2nd amendment would have probably still say what it says. The people, in order to preseve the security of a free state, need access to the same firepower as their opponents.

          • Jason

            Well if that's what the founding fathers meant by the second amendment why didn't they just say it? Cause that's not at all what it says. Perhaps you should try to amend the constitution to get it to say that, but in doing so you would be admitting that it doesn't say that, so you won't.

        • Brandon Hicks

          The Founding Fathers were concerned about a corrupt central government, like the one they just left. The 2nd amendment was added to ensure that the people are in charge not the government. It had nothing to do with protecting one's self from the wild animals, hunting, or even defense against the unlawful. In some senses the pace of technology has made this fear impossible to counteract–there are no amounts of small arms that a person can bear that can be used to protect oneself from a corrupt central government. Only when nearly everyone feels this way, and maintains their 2nd amendment right to bear arms does this fear have any chance of being countered.

          The problem with gun violence is that the wrong people have guns, and the criminal are more expert in their use than the vast majority or Americans. We need more competent mental health evaluations, a better system of treating mental health, more readily available training for everyone else, not just in how to use a gun, but why and when. I lived in a country of very strict gun laws–Russia–where no one had weapons except for a corrupt police force and organized crime. And you know what–they had gun violence problems, too.

          • Alessandro

            I know first hand about taking guns away from competent people. I used to live in Florida and everyone on our street in Winter Park had a gun and we never worried about someone kicking in our doors to kill us cause they knew the chance of getting out alive was slim. I now live in Jamaica where it is almost impossible to get a gun license, and the criminals will just go in a neighborhood , kick off the doors and spray innocent people with bullets. The police commit killings of a lot of innocent people. It is as if we live in a police state as we the citizens are at the mercy of the criminals and cops. Be glad that you have the second amendment as you can sleep more peacefully. Americans need to fight to the last bit for that right. This is not about democrats and republicans but about your rights. If they take away that right, what is next? Freedom of religion, freedom to assemble, free speech? Be careful what Mr. "Hussain" Obama is doing!

        • Carol

          Dear but he lost,

          You stated, "just ask a native American…Oh I forgot, you shot and killed most of them off while changing the agreement."

          I never had anything to do with killing American Indians, nor did anyone else reading your post. The person responsible for that was President Andrew Jackson, a Democrat.

          May God remove the hatred from your heart and fill it with His love.

        • Vikki G

          So you forgot about the flintlock pistol or you just forgot to read your history books?? Just wondering.

        • vano

          yes sad times are here for a bit, but they will pass obammal will be a bad joke of the past,and we will march on,they can put the world into a smart phone,need to use the same tec like fingerprint scan on gun triggers to keep them outa bad hands,,,gun control will never happen if it dose ,,they can have mine bullets first ,,god bless us all .

          • SZee

            Another tough talking Rambo. Interesting how you're a law abiding gun owner until the law is changed and you don't agree with it!

        • BC

          Thank GOD Im allowed to purchase what I want! I have MANY guns!!!! I am a law abiding citizen that carries a 40 with a 15 round clip. The same clip Barry wants to take away. Im very fond of this gun because it saved me and my wife's life. Oh yea, also my unborn baby's life. She was 8 months pregnant at the time we got jumped. One didnt fair to good and the other has a permanent limp. You may ask me "Do You regret what you did?) Absolutely not. I suggest everyone arm yourself and get the proper training.

          16 years later I have a gun in every room of my house. You may call that crazy? I don't. The same baby that was saved by my gun, saved her own life with a gun. This gun was in her room next to her bed when a intruder entered through her window. She shot but did not kill him. ( to bad ).

          I hope and pray you non carrying, law abiding citizens that don't understand, never get put in the same situations me and my family were put in. You are being brain washed into believing guns are bad. Not for me!!!!!!

          As for the name calling on this post. Half these people make me want to cuss as well, but you lose all credibility when you do. Do your research and respond with facts. Its not hard to beat the liberals with facts when it comes to the bone head things they want to push on us.

          • http://yahoo SICKANDTIREDOFIT

            BC, good for you. I am armed myself. My children are armed and I am proud of it. I sort of pity the non law abiding criminal that decides to come into my home, because he/she will not be feeling well when they leave. They will know what lead poisoning is.

          • Anon

            People are quick to lay the blame for crime on firearms, but just think about all the crime we would have without a weapon to defend ourselves? Since when have criminals obeyed gun control laws? We would be killed, robbed, and brutalized with no protection whatsoever.

        • Sancy Kng

          All I can say is, I CAN LIVE WITHOUT A HUSBAND BUT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY GUN! any body wants to buy my stickers send it to: sancyking@gmail.com. I have this staker in my car and it selling like crazy.

        • Steward

          but he lost, I think your research is faulty. The weapons (arms) mentioned in the 2nd amendment (ratified 1791) include much more than muskets. At the time of the amendment there existed a wider array than the musket for private arsenals; knives, swords, bows and arrows, crossbows, spears, pole-arms, muskets, rifles, pistols, and artillery such as cannons were commonly owned privately by the citizenry. Less commonly in private hands were heavily armed warships; but in private hands they were. The writings of those who produced and ratified this bit of legislation makes it quite clear that they made no distinction as to what arms would be in private hands but that the private citizenry should have at there immediate disposal and under their own care sufficient means to repulse any and all threats to person, property, community, or sovereign border that could present itself. Their intent was and remains a well armed citizenry.

          They further make it quite clear that they expected improvements and innovations to arms, as they could see the evolution from clubs and rock throwing to guns; they were not short sighted. If you cannot give them credit for wisdom, do not deny their intelligence; they new the exponential progression – if not by that term – of technology would apply to arms and they intended their legislation to include it and that the citizenry right to obtain and keep such arms be protected.

      • guns dont kill idiot

        Well why don't you tell the Mexican citizens how well gun control works if you have so much proof! Why is it that the states with the worst gun laws have the most crime? Explain why the crime rate has gone down since the assault weapons ban expired? You should know some facts before you speak. As far as the name calling I agree there is no need for that. And I will tell you the problem with this country is this stupid democrat or republican blame games! I am not either but I am an American! If you don't believe in our constitution then you are not American and should leave this land!!

        • SZee

          I wonder why that is with the largest manufacturer of weapons on the border! Duh!

      • Bob

        Just so you all know. More individuals are killed by abortion every day than are killed by guns in a year. Mitt was correct then and now. I'll never believe that he got less votes than McCain. Something just doesn't smell right to me.

      • Gen Y

        You had me at "raghead"!

      • Gen Y

        *citation needed*

    • Avey Owyns

      "Let us not forget the rights of those tens of thousands of Americans which are abrogated…"

      Right. Let us not forget the tens of MILLIONS of people who were FIRST stripped of their right to arms and THEN slaughtered by their own governments.

      Conservatives aren't so stupid to believe that we'll get it all perfect before Christ comes … but we understand that 10 000 people dying at the hands of roughly 10 000 individuals, is a hell of a lot better than 10, 20, 30 million people dying at the hands of one dictator.

    • What Matters

      Do you live in the same country we do. Take a look around. They take our guns and our rights, what will stop the goverment from taking more of our freedoms. I live in the United States of America not a communist country. I pray every day things get better.

      • http://aol mary

        What Matters I agree with you and people who think that things are not going to get worse best look at the last 4 years that the gay illegal American hating Muslim has been in office. I am not against anyone being gay but I am against a president who says one thing and does another. I am so sick of the bunch of corrupt liars in DC that it isn't funny as most of us are. The Treasure of TX said anyone who voted for Obama were maggots and deserved what he did but I didn't vote for him and I don't deserve his Hitler, Stalin and Castro ways. I have great grandkids and it scares the hell out of me what they are going to grow up in and what this greatest country in the World is going to be like.

        We can't say the pledge in school or salute the flag or even mention God in prayer before a big game but at the same time TX has put Obamas Allah in 80 % of the schools and in time it will be through out the whole country in all schools. Just like that stupid chip kids have to wear in Texas that tracks every move that the Supreme Court just ruled it is not unconstitutional for them to have to wear them. Like one article said that I read on those in which a girl was suing to get out of having to wear it because of religious reasons the communist take over by going through the kids and then on to the adults. Just like the FEMA camps and how long before he has all of us in them and steals all that he hasn't stolen already. I hope all of the Obama supporters are happy and one posted something last week crying about the taxes taken out of her check after his tax hike and how she couldn't live on her check before the tax hike and now she didn't know what she was going to do. She voted for him so live with it.

    • http://facebook kyle

      Fredrick your are a liberal moron. tens of thousands a year gunned down.hahah did you just make that number up?

    • Richard Mayock

      Hey Jo! Are you keeping score on who the people are, that are commiting these heinous attacks, and what they ALL have in common? They were ALL either registered democrats, or the offspring of liberal registered democrats Good try though! (Sheeple!, Geez!)

    • Larsen

      Look at the two most strict cities in America on gun control (New York & Chicago) They are also the highest in gun related murder.

      • Gen Y

        *citation needed*

    • Richard Mayock

      My bad, Jo! that was intended for Mr. Fredrick Hiller, of "We the sheeple"!

    • Dave Stocker

      US murders from guns have been on a steady decline from a high of 10,225 deaths in 2005, to 8,583 in 2011 (last year stats are currently available. In 2011 there were 12, 664 murders, so 4,081 were committed knives or other instruments. The facts don't lie, unlike the left.

    • Thorn

      Haha….I' stocking up on weapons and ammo as you speak! Love this country! Hahaha

  • http://aol jo

    Well if Obama knew all of this why didn't he disclose it to the American people. And just where are all the women in his new cabinet? And why is he allowing Chrysler to outsource when he vowed to stop outsourcing? As far as gun control, he put a band aide on it. The laws were already on the books. What he did was disarm Americans or should I say limit Americans rights to defend themselves. Romney had it right and you all got it wrong.

    • http://aol mary

      Has Obama told the truth on anything since he stole the first election. He is being inaugurated now for a 2nd term and we the people are going to pay and as this country becomes a 3rd world country all of the Obama supporters can stand in line and take the blame. They worship the ground he walks on and he has the media kissing his ass and they won't print anything about him unless it makes him look good. He is the most racist president we have ever seen and just like the 2. something billion he gave the black farmers for the sufferings they have had through the years. What about the other races who blacks have killed and went to prison for?

      Do Jesse Jackson or Sharpton ever bring anything up of what the blacks do to the white or other races? Hell no they don't but if something happens to a poor black watch out they (Sharpton and Jackson ) are on TV screaming of race and or unfair to the poor black man. What about Obamas daughter and 12 of her friends and 25 Secret Service men going to Mexico on spring break last year. Did you read about it in the paper no you didn't and it would not have even hit the news because Obama told them not to print anything about the little girl and her friends going to Mexico and who paid for it. You got it the tax payers and the only reason it got out is because of the Government watch group just like the reporting on all of the vacations the MS Obama takes her family and friends on plus staff. It has been said she has the biggest staff that any first Lady has ever had. They have to rent 2 or 3 places when they go on vacation because of the number of staff they take on the vacation. This country has a Hitler in office and God Save America and Bless her because the evil in DC is going to destroy what we have lived in forever.

  • KB Cook

    It takes a businessman to know business … reality check! Community organizers make really good communists … reality check. WAKE UP AMERICA. Elections REALLY do have consequences & ours are just beginning.

  • yvonne

    tHIS IS OUR TRUE PRESIDENT. HE WAS CHEATED OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE OF VOTER FRAUD.

    • http://aol mary

      How was Obama cheated out of office because of voter fraud? I think you better read and see who the president of this country is and you will see it is the same gay illegal American hating Muslim that was in office the last 4 years and he is not going to be any better this term. All he wants is to turn this into a Muslim nation and he has a good start. The Muslim have more rights than the citizens. Check out the stoning of Christians in Dearborn MI and it was the Muslims who started it but the Christians who got threatened with arrest. Can't mention God in our schools but Allah has been implemented into 80 % of the schools in TX and the chips are in the schools in TX that track a child's ever move. It was found by the Supreme Court to be ok and not against religion. See where this great country is going? Controlled by a dictator, Hitler, Stalin and Castro all rolled up into one Barrick Obama. Go read the voter results and you will see Obama stole the election and only voter fraud got him into office.

    • Becky

      I never could understand how whole large districts – major cities, even! – could have voted "unanimously for Obama." No one in this country votes unanimously for ANYONE. And there were UN observers stationed at polling places to ensure there was no fraud??? Come on! Since when do we have to have ANY OUTSIDERS watch our elections, and especially the ones BO is catering to at the United Nations with all his gun-control legislation? But then we saw vast areas supposedly 100% FOR OBAMA. I don't understand how that could possibly be, EXCEPT that there had to have been election fraud. I bet there were a lot of paper-shredders going non-stop as the ballots were being read, just to make those unanimous claims valid…. Yvonne, I totally agree with you – Mitt Romney SHOULD have been elected, and probably was – but we'll never know because the evidence was destroyed. BO had his union thugs and radical environmentalists shredding paper and having it recycled into official White House toilet paper. That's all he thinks of our "public opinions" regarding his plans for this country!

    • Carlila

      The Machines were rigged for Obama to win. All of it was was a big fraud. I say lets ask all over for ID and a recount. Romney won and we all know it.

  • joann

    I dislike Obama and did not vote for him either time. Poor us!

  • Lori

    A number of years before Mitt Romney ran for president I heard him interviewed on the radio. He talked about the book "The Wealth and Povery of Nations". He talked about the principles that lead a people to prosperity and why some nations succeed and other nations never seem to get it together. I went to the library and got the book. A great read! I recognized that Mitt Romney had spent a lifetime identifying righteous principles, living them and using them to lead businesses and people to prosperity. I was hoping he would get the chance to do that for this nation.

  • ASTER GEORGE

    I think Mr. Romney should consider himself lucky that he did not win. President Obama sent America in a tailspin in his first term that no one could climb out of ( I know he inherited a bad economy, but a conservative president could have straightened us out) and President Obama has to take responsibility for all the failures the U.S. will have in his second term. The United States had a great run before President Obama got elected, now we must accept our punishment that he will give in his second term.

  • Jzs

    Unfortunately everyone I've been talking to has been blaming the republican house for the mistakes made by the president. Romney would have been the perfect man for the job and Obama needs to change if he wants to help America.

    • GeorgiaGrandma

      Obama "Help America"?????? I don't think that is his plan. He is out to help himself and the select few that facilitated his rise power. This isn't about what is good for this country, it is about, how this country can help Obama realize his own goals. And In my opinion, none of those goals are for the betterment of the American People of this Great Country. God Help Us All.

      • Jzs

        Good point, I guess I gave Obama too much credit. One thing is for sure, Obama isn't getting enough criticism for his blazing miscues as president. All of the blame is being forced on the House, which in my mind is the only thing standing between Obama and total control.

  • cookie c

    Well America you got what you wanted and now we all will pay the price. Funny but no taxes on the meddle class well has everyone looked at their pay check>