During the election Romney took a lot of flack for his predictions on everything from outsourcing to China to Al Qaeda remaining extremely active and seriously dangerous to America and her interests, despite Obama personally killing Osama bin Laden…or so Obama would have had you believe, with the number of times that he referenced the fact that he killed/got bin Laden.
Well Romney lost. It was a dark day for the country. He lost because Republicans didn’t come out in full force, as they should have. Also because conservatives underestimated the stupidity of the liberal voting base.
And not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but a rather large amount of voter fraud. Yes, I’m aware that my liberal readers will laugh at this and call me crazy, but it’s true. If you really think that counties having 104% or 140% voter turnout or 90% turnout with 99% votes for Obama isn’t suspicious and evidence of fraud, then kindly turn around and leave this blog behind.
I don’t have time for idiots.
Sorry, I got off topic. Where was I?
Romney was right, you were wrong, and now we all have to suffer for it.
Of course watching this administration try to deal with this string of foreign and domestic policy clusterfucks is going to be amusing as hell.
Let’s start here at home shall we.
During the election Mitt Romney speculated that Jeep would be moving manufacturing to China. Politifact made Romney’s Chrysler China ad their “Lie of the year.”
What’s happening now?
Fiat and Chrysler Group have reached an agreement to expand passenger car manufacturing and sales in China, officials said Tuesday.
Under the agreement, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd. will build one Jeep model in China for Chrysler for sale in China. A specific model was not announced.
So they are putting manufacturing in China now. Yes, this does detract from job growth here in the states.
Politifact might want to apologize to Mitt, though I doubt he cares. We know they won’t though.
Foreign policy now.
Mali, which Romney, during the 3rd debate with Obama, mentioned with this statement “Our hearts and — and minds go out to them. Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by Al Qaeda type individuals.”
Turns out he wasn’t so crazy after all. First of all, he made that statement based on intelligence briefings from the administration that re routinely given to Presidential nominees, according to Buzzfeed, who also reports that the situation has escalated.
Northern Mali has been under the increasing control of three hardline Islamist groups since the spring and summer of 2012, but the situation became front page news worldwide when French troops entered Mali over the weekend at the behest of the Malian president.
President Barack Obama has described al Qaeda as having been “decimated,” “on the path to defeat” or some other variation at least 32 times since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to White House transcripts.
This comes despite Libyan President Mohamed Yousef El-Magarief, members of Congress, an administration spokesperson, and several press reports suggesting that al Qaeda played a role in the attack.
– CNS News (November 1st, 2012)
Benghazi isn’t the only place where Al Qaeda proved that they weren’t exactly “decimated” as Obama had suggested.
CNN Fact Check characterized Romney’s position in the 2nd debate as:
This is a group that is now involved in 10 or 12 countries, and it presents an enormous threat to our friends, to the world, to America, long term, and we must have a comprehensive strategy to help reject this kind of extremism.
And what do we have happening this very week?
In a raid that the Washington Post says in retaliation to the French intervention in Mali (oh look,there’s that country again) Al Qaeda linked forces took over a BP oil field in Algeria.
The Islamists claimed to be holding 41 foreigners hostage, with reports suggesting that another 150 Algerian workers had been prevented from leaving the plant, which is about 60 miles from the Libyan border.
The fighters were believed to belong to the Katibah Moulathamine, or the Masked Brigade, run by Mokhtar Belmokthar, a one-eyed Algerian terrorist leader, linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
A spokesman for the group warned the hostages would meet a “tragic end” if any attempt was made to free them. One of the captives told a French newspaper by telephone that the terrorists had “mined the base” to deter a rescue mission.
Oh yeah, that sounds like the leadership has been decimated and Al Qaeda is no longer a threat to America.
As I write this it appears that Algeria has taken care of the problem on their own. Good news for the hostages, American and otherwise, since our current administration doesn’t have a great history with situations like this. According to Reuters, 30 hostages, none of them American, died in the attack. 11 of the Al Qaeda militants died.
“We’re very concerned in seeing the new leader in Egypt as an Islamist leader. It is our hope to move these nations toward a more modern view of the world and to not present a threat to their neighbors and to the other nations of the world.”
– Mitt Romney (via Bloomberg)
Obama, on the other hand, congratulated Morsi on his election and said nothing as Mubarak, former President of Egypt and an ally of America, was ousted in a search for a more modern, secular government.
HAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, writing that last sentence was difficult. I wrote about this on Dirty Sex and Politics last November.
I have to say that, similar to my feelings about residents of Gaza, I don’t feel that much sympathy for these people. They had other choices in the Presidential election and they chose to put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge. What, exactly, were they expecting?
Anyway, back to my point. Not only can Obama not be counted on to stick by American allies, but he has no ability to judge that someone like Morsi, who is backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, is NOT going make a good ally for America.
The Muslim Brotherhood has had serious problems with the United States from the very start. Obama can’t see the writing on the wall there either. You didn’t need a crystal ball to see that it was inevitable for this new regime to start churning out headlines like this:
And just like Libya (not that their previous leader was better), we now have another Islamist country to deal with in the Middle East.
Great judge of character there Barack.
Romney called it again.
Romney isn’t the President, but he still has a better track record at predicting reality than the current administration.
God bless the USA, because if the last 4 years and situations like this are indicative of how foreign and domestic policy are going to go, we’re going to need it.
Now don’t you wish we had someone leading our country who wasn’t blind, deaf, and dumb to reality?
I hate to say I told you so, but…I did bloody tell you.