Mitt Romney predicted shutdown, explains fix to Hannity

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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a prediction during the 2012 election few took to heart, but given the rancor emanating from Washington, most now wish they would have.

“You know that if the president were to be elected, he would still be unable to work with members of Congress,” he said in 2012 according to Fox News. “He’s ignored them, he’s attacked them, he’s blamed them. And of course the debt ceiling is going to come up again, and then there’d be a threat of shutdown or default. And that of course chills the economy, puts more people out of work.”

One year later, the government has been shut down for a week, people have been forced out of work and we’re a week away from bumping against a new debt ceiling — and the president won’t negotiate until he first gets his way. These predictions are on top of a host of other ones Romney made in 2012 that eventually came to pass.

He criticized President Obama on the Sean Hannity Show Tuesday for not working with the Republican-held House.

“We’ve got to rein in our spending,” Romney said. “We’ve got to put in place a series of reforms that assure that America’s future will be prosperous. And that’s what the Republicans are asking the president to do.”

When asked whether he supports the GOP’s stand against the Affordable Care Act, he said, “I’m with the Republicans who want to make sure we finally address the spending crisis that’s ahead.”

The two also discussed mistakes Romney had made during the campaign.

Watch the interview from Fox News.

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  • Chico Hinojos

    dont cave Boehner,if you do,just jump over and kiss obama on his ass and mouth

    • Dan Dan the anti-liberal Man

      That would be one kiss right?

  • Jean Nelson

    He would have been a wonderful president

  • Joanne Christie

    Romney should have been elected. We wouldn’t be in this mess if People had done their homework & voted for Romney.

    • Jan McMullen

      Agree, but then Obama could have run again someday and that would have been worse

  • David William Reid

    And this is not the first time its been my way to the highway with dictator Obama and his Nazi Dimwitcrats. Does anyone remember the last debt ceiling and forcing higher taxes? What did Democrats do? Well here is a hint because I save ALL news articles in word pad and put them on a disk for safe keeping. Headline: Democrats threaten to push America over ‘fiscal cliff’ in absence of tax increases
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/democrats-threaten-push-america-over-fiscal-cliff-absence-193143016.html

    • Ted Strickland

      But. Dave. They won. If you are a righty, you lost. Period. You can now live with it, or voter smarter next time, maybe. You could leave the country like Ted (loaded pants) Nugent said he would, but, you will probably just sit back in your recliner and just grumble, like your belly. The Right is giving away their political future right now. You can see it just sliding down the drain. There is goes. More and more each day. Poor Dave.

  • Ted Strickland

    Folks. Romney lost. Why is anyone listening to a loser? If the GOP/’baggers/the Right keep this up, they will be sliding further and further down the slope politically and I think it will cost them the House in 2014. Then, the Right will be reduced to just being the noisy opposition. The GOP/’bagger/the Right leadership asked for it. Now they will have it. They screwed up and will have to rely on the Democrats to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. sweet.

    • BONNIE OCHOA

      HEY TED!, YOU SIR ARE AN IDIOT!….SCREWED UP???, HOW??? THIS MAN, OBAMA, IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY! HOW IS IT THAT YOU DON’T SEE IT….IDIOT, MORON…JERK…WE ARE SUFFERING NOW FROM YOUR VOTES THAT YOU AND MORONS LIKE YOU THREW AWAY! GO TO HELL!! YOURS TRULY

      • Corkie Smith

        Just a thought Bonnie, once you’ve begun a comment using words like “idiot”, “moron”,”jerk”, you’ve lost audience of the person you’re talking to. If you want to make a point, don’t attack someone personally, and try to use bigger words, most of those people have educations. The uneducated seldom have an opinion. Just a suggestion. Hope you can get your point across, you have valid information to share.

    • ebooksdog

      if yall don’t like romney then why read his news obama kisser

    • Sickofit

      Wow you really do have your head up your backside! Romney was right and anyone watching the debates could see Obama was full of crap don’t take it out on the ‘right’ because we were right and you fell for an idiots B.S!

  • dennam

    Bullshit.

  • John Hall

    Great interview, but it’s bittersweet that the voice of reason and calm is the man who didn’t win. He would’ve been a great leader of this country.

  • Corkie Smith

    he might not have been a “great” leader or “wonderful president”, but HE IS AMERICAN…. and doesn’t have alliances to OTHER countries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBWuJNcnvG8