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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Predictions for 2014

Needless to say, predictions for 2014 are all over the map.  (Here are some links.)

In no particular order of importance or validity:

Mitch McConnell will lose his Senate seat.  His Democratic opponent (not the teabirther) will win the election.

Neither the House nor the Senate will change hands.

Rick Perry will run for president again; Jeb Bush will not.

The teatard governors of Florida and Pennsylvania will not be re-elected.

Ukraine's pro-Russia totalitarian leader will not be in power at the end of 2014.

There will be a deal between the U.S. and Iran, but the deal might create more problems than it solves.

According to a Vedic astrologer, Hillary Clinton will never become president of the United States.  Therefore: “If the Democrats want to win the 2016 elections, they had better find some good candidate. I would love to see the horoscopes of all the aspiring Presidents and would then say who would be the best President for this country!”

Noam Chomsky doesn't have much hope for 2014:  “We are racing towards environmental catastrophe and the growing threat of nuclear war, as if we were determined to fall off a precipice.”

Uh oh, and we don't have our Life Alert medallion.

Interesting times ahead.



Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Can only hope most of these predictions come true, especially that those dickheads McConnell and Scott lose their jobs. But I'm afraid Chomsky is right. But have a sweet new year anyway.

January 1, 2014 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I can't disagree with those! I like the one about McConnell in particular (although they'll probably come up with someone even worse to be the Senate Minority Leader! LOL) Rick Scott not being re-elected in Florida is good!

I'll add a few:

Wendy Davis won't become the next governor of Texas. The state is heading blueward but it won't happen overnight.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley will win re-election, but it will be very close.

Scott Walker will announce he is running for president, and he will gain traction.

Affordable Health Care will become very popular. By April or so, enrollment numbers will be on target, if not exceeding target (and by 2016 or 2017 it will be virtually impossible to repeal).

The GOP House will make a serious move to impeach the president, but the movement will only gain traction among those who are the most hard-right and it won't ever happen... representing another defeat for the "tea party".

Good news on the deficit: it will continue to shrink.

Maybe going out on a limb: Hillary Clinton will announce that she WON'T fun for president, setting off a mad scramble in the Democratic party to find a candidate who can beat whichever charismatic but empty guy the GOP runs.

January 1, 2014 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I'm liking these alreayd but Hillary, if she runs, will have so much support just from the wimminz she may very well be our next Prez. Me, myself I will bust ass if she is the nominee for us. I'm with snave, Davis will come so close this time but Texas isn't quite ripe yet, maybe 2016 when Mz Hillary runs. I see a couple of states going even further than the ACA to single payer, my own being one of them if we the peeps keep on calling to get it done. I have chosen the successor to Hillary if she does not run, that guy taking it to Wall st in New York, Eric Schneiderman.

January 1, 2014 at 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Affordable Health Care will become popular but only after years of tweaks. Then like Social Security and Medicare it will be part of our culture.

Maybe for the 2024 Election the Republicans will run an Ad saying the Act was originally a Republican Idea


January 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: I hope Chomsky is wrong, but it's getting dire. Hope we can make the necessary changes in time.

Snave: Your predictions sound pretty accurate. You're probably right that it's too early for Wendy Davis to become governor. But Texas' demographics are changing and there's nothing the Texas good ol' boys can do about it.

Jess: Single payer for California? Yes!! Eric Schneiderman and Elizabeth Warren are my two favorite alternatives to Hillary if she doesn't run.

Erik: When the ACA finally becomes part of the landscape, you can count on the Republicans pretending the whole thing was their idea.

January 2, 2014 at 4:14 PM  

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