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November 03, 2010 – Comments (5)

Ctizen Renegade makes his call here:

http://roissy.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/i-called-it-two-years-ago/

Obama will lose, but barely and despite an economy in the crapper that should have ensured a humiliating landslide loss, thanks to demographic shifts toward fewer whites and more Hispanics.

Republicans will gradually become the de facto white party. Identity politics will entrench, assured by an increasingly diverse and fragmented electorate. (Proximity + diversity = war.)

The economy will stay bad, actually will get worse. Unemployment will hit 12-15%, the dollar will continue losing value and maybe its spot as the world’s currency, inflation will kick into high gear, gold will hit record highs, amnesty* will encourage another massive inflow of immigrants from Mexico and Central America, and steadily and inexorably rising oil prices putting the screws to any nascent recovery will be the backdrop to it all.

Total speculation informed by a dash of psychological and electoral diagnosis: Chris Christie and Marco Rubio will be the Republican ticket.

 

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#1) On November 03, 2010 at 11:02 PM, BillyTG (29.16) wrote:

Obama and the DNC will realize he's a sure bet to lose.  Clinton will resign as Secretary of State mid-2011 to start her bid. 

Ron Paul will mount an incredible campaign with wide support  across the country.  Unfortunately, the media will marginalize him and he will lose out to mainstream Romney.

Clinton versus Romney in a very close election.  The loser will be in the winner's cabinet.  The Tea Party, with all its Sarah Palin ridiculousnes, will be respected in the mainstream.

2012: Expect another wider publicly-known war by then, if not in/with Iran, then in other nearby countries (like Pakistan, Yemen, or Somalia).  Welfare will be hitting all time highs with each passing week.  Real estate will be hit harder than during the subprime mess.  Terrorist activity will continue to increase and will peak during key election periods.  Gold will be pushing to $3000, silver to $80.

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#2) On November 03, 2010 at 11:07 PM, starbucks4ever (97.51) wrote:

Obama will win in a landslide, which doesn't matter anyway because Bernanke is the real president.

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#3) On November 03, 2010 at 11:27 PM, topsecret10 (< 20) wrote:

Last Remaining Politician Must Rebuild Entire Government Following Bloodiest Midterm Election In American History  

WASHINGTON—In the wake of what is being called the deadliest midterm election in the nation's history, Washington's sole surviving politician, Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon's 4th Congressional District, emerged from the rubble of the Capitol building Wednesday to announce his intention to rebuild the fallen U.S. government.

The events of Tuesday night—which included live televised images of Sen. Harry Reid taking a gavel to the head of Sen. Mitch McConnell while Rep. Barney Frank repeatedly smashed the face of Undersecretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen against a marble column—left most Americans believing their entire government had perished in the post-election bloodbath. But the miraculous survival of DeFazio points to a possible way forward.

After fashioning a splint for his broken leg and treating himself for superficial head wounds, a shaken DeFazio addressed the nation Wednesday.

The nation's only surviving politician, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), crawls out from what is left of Washington D.C. following Tuesday's election.

"If anybody can hear me, my name is Peter DeFazio, and I'm a member of the U.S. Congress," he called out from a makeshift podium atop the ruins of the Lincoln Memorial. "I—I'm not sure exactly what happened here, but I want to assure the American people that we, or rather I, will get to all of your concerns as soon as humanly possible. I promise."

"I will find my old office, or build a new one if necessary, and Christ, whose is this?" DeFazio added as he pulled a severed ear from his coat pocket. "Is this…is this [South Carolina Sen. Lindsey] Graham's ear? Jesus God, what happened here? What have we done?"         http://www.theonion.com/articles/last-remaining-politician-must-rebuild-entire-gove,18384/   :)

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#4) On November 03, 2010 at 11:38 PM, topsecret10 (< 20) wrote:

Obama To Make Reassuring Eye Contact With Every Last American       

ROCKLAND, ME—In an attempt to convince an anxious populace that his legislative agenda is working and that everything is going to be all right, President Barack Obama embarked on a 50-state, 30,000-town tour Monday during which he plans to gaze assuredly into the eyes of each American citizen, one at a time.

"I know a lot of people out there are nervous. They're worried about unemployment, the oil spill in the Gulf, and whether or not I am making the right choices in Washington," Obama said during a rally at Rockland District High School. "To those Americans, I offer you this inspiring, confident gaze."

Obama then stepped down from his podium, walked into the 2,000-person audience, and peered comfortingly into each person's eyes. After taking 45 minutes to methodically work his way from the front row all the way to the balcony, and punctuating each look with a gentle pat on the shoulder, Obama returned to the stage, collected himself, and addressed the silent group before him.

"There," he said. "All better."

In their announcement of the "2010 Eye-to-Eye Tour," White House officials said that Obama will first spend two weeks making eye contact with the 55 million residents of the densely populated Northeastern states, looking into their eyes and, if necessary, offering them an encouraging head nod. Obama will then continue down the East Coast before taking on the tour's biggest challenge: gazing with confidence into the eyes of a hostile Southern electorate that largely rejects his policies.

Sources said in order to convince Southerners that the $787 billion economic stimulus package is working and that the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell is necessary, Obama will stare at them with a serious yet caring squint, give them a soothing smile, and, if necessary, mouth the words "trust me."

At press time, Obama was making his way down North Calvert Street in Baltimore, where he was earnestly looking into the eyes of 42-year-old construction worker Paul Hatfield.

"This is a way for the president to get out of the Washington bubble and really reconnect with the American people," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said during a Tuesday briefing. "To be honest, I was a little hesitant about the idea at first, but then the president called me into his office, sat me down, told me to take off my glasses, and looked at me with the most reassuring expression I have ever seen. At that point I was sold."

In the past several days, more than 60 million citizens have had similar calming encounters with the president. Patrons at the Beefside Family Restaurant in Concord, NH, many of whom expressed concern that the country was more divided than ever, were placated Tuesday when the president went from booth to booth making eye contact with every man, woman, and child present. If diners attempted to avoid his glance, Obama maneuvered his head quickly but confidently until he made direct eye contact and held their gaze     http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-to-make-reassuring-eye-contact-with-every-la,17574/  :)   

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#5) On November 04, 2010 at 1:18 AM, sawchain (< 20) wrote:

If Hillary runs against him, neither will win.  I guess that makes me a Hillary supporter.

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