Video flashback: Romney was right about Obama. Again.
posted at 11:22 am on October 10, 2013 by Guy Benson
A few months back, Buzzfeed published a column provocatively entitled, “Was Mitt Romney Right About Everything?” The piece noted how Romney’s predictions on a number of fronts — from Russia’s hostility, to the coming Obamacare implementation trainwreck, to Detroit’s bankruptcy — have been vindicated by post-election events. As we sit mired in a government shutdown with insults flying over the debt ceiling, let’s go to another video tape. Here’s Romney addressing an audience in Colorado just four days before he lost to Obama:
The Lefty site TPM seized on these comments, claiming that Romney was suggesting that Congress would block a debt ceiling increase under Obama. He didn’t say that, nor will Republicans allow that to happen. Romney predicted that Obama’s terrible leadership would fuel bitter dysfunction and gridlock:
“You know that if the president is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress. I mean, he’s ignored them, he’s attacked them, he’s blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy.”
Bullseye. Every damn word.