Yeah, I am going against the grain. And no, this isn’t a fantasy of mine. It’s not the result of potions of eye of newt or other witchcraft and sundry other black arts practiced in my basement. It is my educated guess/prediction based on the political climate at present.
If this were a fantasy the total Democrat opposition would capture 112 seats to give Republicans a super majority that could overturn Obamacare, the new financial reform bill and sundry other progressive usurpation. At present, the House breakdown is 255 Democrats, 178 Republicans and 2 vacancies (Real Clear Politics.com).
For a Super Majority one party must have 290 seats of the 435 voting members. As much as my witches’ brew would love to mix that potion, I don’t see it happening. To take control Republicans need 40 seats and that’s a foregone conclusion in my mind.
The economy is not improving. The stimulus funds did spur spending, but then $787 billion NEW dollars floating around in any economy will do that, so no credit to Obama and progressives for that. Sorry, but such a massive infusion of cash will increase economic activity for a brief period, as any such dumping of that much cash into a closed system would have that effect. That’s not any new and nuanced leftist approach. It’s just simple common sense.
But growth DID NOT occur. Just today last quarter’s economic growth was downgraded from 2.4% down to 1.6%, so down by 50% from initial government reporting. The economy is stagnant at the moment, but economic experts, except of course the progressive Paul Krugman and his ilk of Keynesian dolts, are falling in line and predicting a DOW down to near 5000 and they are heading toward majority and near unanimity opinion of a real double dip recession in our near future.
People are worried and mad at government deficit spending. Add in Obama’s insistence that it all Bush’s and the Republican Congress’ fault and we see how we got here and who will pay for it. Despite the constant and oft repeated lie that this is Bush’s fault, folks might wanna recall the Democrats’ have held the House sine the 2006 elections and while president’s propose a budget it’s the House Ways and Means Committee that votes it in or out and the whole House that passes or not a budget.
Bush’s deficit was somewhere in the $400 billion range for his last year in office. Obama’s FIRST budget was a $1.3 TRILLION dollar deficit and his budget for next year is the same $1.3 TRILLION dollar deficit range, so you big mouths keep repeating the Obama lie that he “inherited a $1.3 trillion dollar deficit.” He’s a liar and a rather blatant and easily proven one to boot!
Contrary to the Keynesian fantasy world of hopeful progressive economies, government does not spur economic growth and activity. If it did the USSR and all Communist nations would be the most robust ones on the Earth, but 20 years ago the Ruskies collapsed under the weight of their economy. How is Cuba and North Korea doing? Ya know, them planned central economies? Is Vietnam a powerhouse of economic activity? Take away Chavez’s oil in Venezuela and tell me how the idiot in the red shirt is doing.
China is the one anomaly of a Communist nation doing well, but then again, years ago they infused capitalism into their economy and look how they’re thriving. Of course, most of the people in China are still rural peasants, so if they had to measure up to western standards of living for their entire population they would not shine at all, but still, at least the Chicoms were smart enough to part with ideology in economy to grow their nation. The Chicoms are not, like many other of the world’s die hard leftists, idiots.
American leftists, them wonderful progressives, anger traditional rank and file Americans at every turn. Let’s review, shall we:
They screamed for equal rights for same sex folks, and were given, almost across the board, civil unions and the total equality of that law, yet they screamed it must be called marriage. That’s the progressive BS shining through proving clearly it WAS NOT about rights but was about eroding tradition and nothing more.
Despite people in huge majorities screaming no rather emphatically to Obamacare, they shoved it down our throats. They will pay for that come November. See, no matter how much lip service lefties pay to only the ignorant not favoring Obamacare, truth reveals a very different reality. That folks demand their lawmakers do as we, their bosses, COMMAND THEM! Progressives revealed themselves with their “drag them kicking and screaming” mantra. We have not forgotten and will remind progressives of that in 9 weeks.
Add in a mosque at Ground Zero. Of course all religions have an equal right to free and unfettered practice and worship – that is not even open to discussion at all. But Muslims have a long and storied habit of conquering an enemy and building a mosque at the site of their victory – The Sophia Mosque in Istanbul is built on a Christian Orthodox church’s ruins, and let’s recall what is now Istanbul was the seat of Eastern Empire of the Holy Roman Empire – Constantinople, so…. Add in the Cordoba Mosque in Spain and the namesake for the Mosque at Ground Zero is also built on the ruins of a Christian Church. Are progressives this ignorant they can’t see this? Maybe they should read the words of Islam itself to have it explained to them. DUH!
The reality is progressivism is not akin to traditional Americanism in any way at all. They sold it to a nation tired of 2 wars and infighting, and in months they proved they were not qualified to run a nation. Progressivism is fine as a counter ideology to mainstream center right American politics and economy, but no more fit to run a nation than a three year old is to drive a car. There’s going to be a terrible wreck for sure, and could any except for a progressive argue this nation has not become a wreck in the last 19 months?
Now you fine folks remember my prediction – the Republicans will pick up 70 seats in the House in November. Any takers on a bet that if I am way over the mark, which I am not, lefties will come from the woodwork to ridicule my prediction? And if I am correct and Republicans pick up AT LEAST 70 seats, they will pretend I never said a word? These people slay me, but at least they’re consistently inconsistent and hypocritical and therein lies their doom. People are not as stupid as progressives like to imagine. Believe it!