Mitt Romney seems to know what’s going to happen before it does. Maybe he should have been president.
People laughed when Romney, during his 2012 presidential campaign, predicted that China would take steps to breach the security of U.S. electronic records.
No one is laughing now.
A security breach at the Office of Personnel Management, first reported in January, has since exploded, with the personnel records of at least 18 million federal employees — current, prospective and retired — having been stolen.
Late last month, the OPM, for an estimated four weeks, suspended performing background checks to obtain security clearances, but its director, Katherine Archuleta, said the action had nothing to do with the massive security breach.
No one’s buying that, though, especially in light of an obnoxious tweet she had sent mocking Romney’s comments. It even included a video to drive the point home.
Mitt Romney’s statements reveal “little understanding of what’s going on in the 21st century”: http://t.co/0JBikUFh #RomneyNotReady
— Katherine Archuleta (@Archuleta2012) October 22, 2012
Folks on social media had great fun when they recalled Archuleta’s unfortunate tweet:
Care to retract that ma’am? https://t.co/caeFqosdyk
— Jack (@Mr_Fastbucks) July 9, 2015
@Popehat @gabrielmalor @Archuleta2012 taking irony to a whole new level. Now find one from Lois Lerner about transparency and Twitter dies
— ShaulieH (@ShaulieH) July 9, 2015
In addition, Romney’s 2012 statement that Russia posed the greatest geopolitical threat to the United States was realized when the Russian bear invaded Ukraine. The point was driven home Thursday by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. at his confirmation hearing to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States, I’d have to point to Russia,” Dunford said at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, according to U.S. News and World Report. “If you look at their behavior, it’s nothing short of alarming.”
In light of all that, author and National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke observed:
In 500 years, Mitt Romney is going to be the subject of some Nostradamus-esque conspiracy theories. Hello, Cassandra.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 9, 2015
Funny — BizPac Review made precisely the same observation two-and-a-half years ago.
Cooke got plenty of replies — all in agreement:
@drawandstrike @moderncomments @charlescwcooke Yes I remember Obama mocking Romney’s claim that Russia in #1 geopolitical enemy
— Bonzai (@bonzaiblog) July 9, 2015
One recalled a moment during a presidential debate when CNN’s Candy Crowley stepped out of her moderator role to lend support to President Barack Obama.
@charlescwcooke MITT has been SPOT ON concerning a number of issues…oh if only that moderator kept her lying mouth shut?
— Franny Brill (@TexasWench) July 9, 2015
Meanwhile, with China hacking into U.S. computers, the Islamic State trying to take over the Middle East, and Russia rattling its sword, senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett’s mind is elsewhere.
World Cup champs. Most US soccer viewers ever. Only 2M in prize money v 35M for men? @BillieJeanKing – #tbt to 1973? http://t.co/jW2qMuiea0
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) July 9, 2015
Er, she does know that the federal government has nothing to do with the World Cup — doesn’t she?
She soon got a gentle reminder.
@vj44 simple economics-you don’t understand-on the other hand the Chinese are using your credit cards right now-There’s always that #OPMHack
— TrumpsRug (@Trumps_Rug) July 9, 2015
Focus, Jarrett, focus.
Is Mitt Romney the new Nostradamus?
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