Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Predictions for 2012

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According to my crystal ball...oh, wait! We had to hock all the good crystal because of the Obama economy! So, I'll just have to "wing it" this year!

The biggest question of all is the Presidential race, so, without further adieu, I tell you:
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I did not crib that answer from anything round and black with the number eight on it. Honest! This one is too early to call until there's at least a glimmer of who the Republican nominee will be. Conventional wisdom says "Romney", but they've been wrong before.

Will Republicans keep the House? Will they take the Senate?
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Again, I believe this will also be dependent on who is at the top of the ticket, so, I'll get back to you on that as well.

Look for a resurgence of the Occupy movement as soon as the weather gets warmer this spring, and Obamavilles pop up once again. Expect Democrats to try to distance themselves from the movement publicly, while still soliciting their support.

Ron Paul will take a shellacking in the primaries. Lesser candidates such as Jon Huntsman (actually had to stop to try to remember his name there!) will cut their losses early.

Will Ron Paul go third party? I'm going to stick my neck out here and say yes. He is not running for re-election in his district, so he is all in. This is his "last hurrah". Even though Paul should have no delusions of winning, some of his followers do and will drink the Kool-Aid® up until November.

Reports of growing sectarian violence and civilian deaths in Iraq will have many questioning Obama's judgment, placing politics above the advice of his generals.

If Iran is able to restrict our oil supply and causes shortages and price hikes here, by blocking the Strait of Hormuz, Obama will not be re-elected, having been seen as the head of a party that blocked drilling, exploration and pipelines.

If Iran acquires and detonates a nuclear device, Obama will not be re-elected, having been seen as antagonistic to Israel, when cooperation with Israel might have avoided such a thing.

On the lighter side,

Green Bay will win the Super Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts will use their first round draft choice on a quarterback.

Miley Cyrus will continue her headlong rush to the gutter, doing her best Lindsay Lohan impression. Robert Downey, Jr., on the other hand, will remain clean, and prosper with his newly found successes.

"The Hobbit" will make tons of cash, with great reviews. "The Dark Knight Rises" will meet and surpass expectation. "The Avengers" will not stink.

Obama will play golf. Perhaps less than this year. Obama is already in the eighties (number of rounds played in office, not his score), but he may have to take time off from his busy golf game for some fund raising and campaigning.

Joe Biden will say something really stupid. (C'mon! That's a "gimme"!)

Al Gore will fly in a private jet, met by a limousine, to speak about how much we need to change our lifestyle, or at least to buy carbon credits from him. Bachelor Al will be seen stepping out more with his lady friend while the press says, "Tipper, who?"

And, last but not least, for the third year running, liberal trolls will still be clueless.

That's it for now! If you think this is easy, leave your predictions in the comments and we'll check back here next year to see who did better? I double dog dare you! Heh.

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