Friday, December 30, 2011

Carnac in the house!

Since I've already done a "worst of 2011" piece, it seems only fitting that I also join in the other popular game of giving predictions for the new year. Being a bit of a Johnny Carson fan, I'll do mine ala Carnac: answers first, followed by the questions (or is that Jeopardy?).

  1. Answer: a K-street lobbying firm, a Home Shopping Network knife show, and a small closet in Rand Paul's basement. Question: Where will Newt, Rick, and Ron end up after finally realizing that they won't win the nomination?
  2. Answer: a giant vat of chocolate pudding. Question: Where will Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky celebrate the 17th anniversary of their first encounter?
  3. Answer: Palin 478, Obama 60. Question: How many books will each of these people sell in the next year?
  4. Answer: Mitt Romney. Question: Who will Hillary Clinton endorse for President?
  5. Answer: Hillary Clinton. Question: Who will George Bush endorse for President?
Now that this is out of the way, a few slightly more serious predictions:
  1. And actual economic recovery will finally begin to materialize by late summer. Everyone in DC will take credit for it--of course--but it will be nothing more than the business cycle, bolstered by a small tech boom.
  2. The Republicans will maintain control of the House and gain control of the Senate, but Obama will be elected to another term, along with a new Vice President: Hillary Clinton.
  3. The Supreme Court--in a close decision--will not strike down any provisions of Obamacare.
  4. Climate Change--as a political issue--will all but disappear from political discourse.
  5. The EU will splinter and fail.
Happy New Year!

Cheers, all.


  1. I hope you are not correct on all your predictions---the nation cannot handle 5 more years of BHO! Climate Change is dead and stinking with all but the far left. Should the Republicans gain control of both Houses and BHO win re-election we are in for deadlock---perhaps that would not be so bad---I cringe everytime new laws are passed.

  2. Deadlocks are great for the economy. :)

    Thanks for the comments. Nice blog, I've added it to my blogroll.