Predictions for 2011?

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Filed Under Predictions on Dec 29 

As we stare into the eyes of 2011, PD would love to hear your predictions for the biggest political stories of 2011. In the comments, leave a few headlines that will captivate the political world in the next 12 months.

Comments

  • Whodat

    PLUTO REINSTATED AS 9TH PLANET
    “What Goes Around Comes Around. Someday.”

    JESSE JACKSON ADMITS HE IS CONFUSED
    “To many African American candidates in Chicago”

    OBAMA LEAVES D.C. FOR VACATION
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June , July, Aug….

    AL GORE GETS MASSAGES ON GLOBAL WARMING
    Oops. Make that “Messages”. Freudian, I’m sure…

    ROMNEY ANNOUNCES HIS POTUS CANDIDACY
    Redefines the term “Slow News Day”. The test pattern on Channel 3 got higher ratings. Wright in counseling.

    PALIN LOGS ENOUGH FREQUENT FLYER MILES TO VISIT MARS… TWICE.You Go Girl!On the run gets it done!

    HILLARY GOING HOME. CALLS MONICA FOR ADVICE

    RANGEL GETS NEW CHARGES. USES OLD EXCUSES
    Hey, I was dumb then, I’m even dumber now. I didn’t know.

    WHODAT CLOSES STUD SERVICE
    Competition just too stiff…

    • Brian H

      I won’t ask you about your stud fees, but, if a horse named Viagra competes in the Kentucky Derby someday we will know “Who” be “dat” sire.

      • Rochelle

        admit it, you’ve had that one up your sleeve for a while, just waiting for the correct moment to use it. :)

        • Whodat

          If you’re talkin’ to me, I am guilty as charged.
          In fact, I use it all the time in real life…
          Sorry, but a good one-liner is a good one-liner and its hard to keep it zipped… ooops. Sorry. My bad.

          • Gary Russell

            “Up your sleeve”?
            That’s quite impressive.

          • Brian H

            Perhaps a commercial with Britney Spears is in your future.

  • Troy La Mana

    1. The American Public gets PELD (Post Election Letdown Disorder) as nothing in Congress changes.

    2. Because of #1, Tea Party political party really does form and Michele Bachmann becomes their first presidential candidate with Sarah Palin as the VP pick. January 20th, 2012 marks the first female president and vice president in history.

  • Brian H

    Not stretches here to say the least…..just the handwriting on the walls.

    The idiotic Texans will NOT fire Kubiak.

    Tiger Woods has a major comeback year on the PGA circuit.

    Miami Heat win NBA Championship.

    Phillies win MLB World Series with their SICK pitching rotation.

    Palin will NOT make a run at POTUS, either will Ron Paul. Thank GOD!!

    Patriots win Super Bowl.

    Obama will NOT be challenged from the left, although I still leave it open to him not seeking a second term.

    Hillary leaves Sec. of State.

    Huckabee becomes the GOP front-runner.

    MSNBC has a major shake-up of its prime-time programming.

    Katy Couric leaves CBS Evening News.

    Kim Jong Ill dies….or does he?

    Mexico continues its public collapse bringing border security and militarization of the American border to be a HOT topic in 2011 and 2012.

    John Edwards indicted.

  • rjlf

    “Mitt Romney, Mitch Daniels, John Thune, Tim Pawlenty, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul and Chris Christie Announce Candidacies for President”

    “Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin Pass on Runs for Presidency”

    “Mike Pence Announces Candidacy for Governor of Indiana”

    “President Obama and Congress Continue to Advance the Agenda with Compromises — Proves to be Best Working Relationship Between a President and Congress in Modern History”

    “Obama’s Poll Numbers Soar”

    “Both Al Gore and John Edwards Remarry”

    “Mitt Romney Fails to Get Much Traction in Second Bid for the White House”

    “Chris Christie Becomes GOP Favorite”

    “California Governor Jerry Brown Announces Candidacy for President to Challenge Obama from the Left”

    Going ahead 1 year to 2012–
    “Chris Christie Chooses Bobby Jindal as Running Mate”

    • Gary Russell

      Christie/Jindal? Like!

      Gore/Edwards remarry…each other?

  • Rusty Shackleford

    President Obama takes a side job as General Manager of the Houston Texans, fires Gary Kubiak and hires Michael Vick as Head Coach.

    President Obama plays 110 rounds of golf surpassing his 52 rounds high water mark of 2010.

    President Obama conducts another Beer Summit, this time with Budweiser, Miller, and Coors (Why can’t we all get along?!?)

    Bo (the First Dog) will take on such social issues as “Mange, don’t judge me” and corporations like “Big Dog Food”

    First Lady Michelle Obama competes on “Survivor”
    and wins.

    Somewhere somehow their will be an ecological disaster tied with Global Climate Change (Formerly known as Global Warming)

    My taxes will go up.

    • Boru

      I can see Michelle working with the Biggest Loser show. She won’t personally appear, but she can send a representative. Send Arnold…he’s not doing anything.

  • Rochelle

    Please do excuse the spelling. lol

  • Rochelle

    “Chelsey Clinton makes a run for Mom’s old Senate seat. Could another Clinton female be in the running for President someday?”

    “Rahm Emanual splits the democratic vote for Mayor of Chicago, allowing a (gasp) Republican to slide into the Mayor’s Chair. In an unrelated story (yeah right) Rahm is forced to confess that he participated in the Capitol Hill tickle fest and is facing ethics violations for confronting congressmen in the shower.”

    “Oprah Winfrey is chosen as Barack Obama’s running mate for 2012.”

    “President Obama decides that he doesn’t want to decide and takes an extended vacation, leaving Biden to act on increased military tensions in the Middle East and Korea.”

    “Glenn Beck is blamed for exposing ‘the communitst movement’ as public sentiment grows increasingly impatient with Hollywood Librals.”

    “Fox News ratings increase 20% and MSNBC blames the afore mentioned Mr. Beck. Bill O’Reilly is furious, as the credit should be all his.”

    • Boru

      Oprah will never take second fiddle for any man.

      Frankly, I think she’s a little ticked at Obama. She expected him to be a messiah for blacks, but learned that he’s just another politician who promises people things to get position and then doesn’t fulfill the promise. Still, she did him a favor, and he’s returning it by easing the way for her network.

  • Boru

    In no particular order:

    Obama will start delivering his very successful ‘hope’ speeches..as Jason said “Obama mounts public opinion comeback”.

    Some white Dem bloke will briefly step up to challenge Obama…stirring up more racial crap.

    Ron Paul: whether he’ll run or not. If he does, he’ll make more waves in the GOP primaries again…especially if he gets someone like Ventura as his mate. If he doesn’t, expect a swell of ticked off uncomprimising real conservatives forcing their way into politics.

    Palin running (or not) will be a big story.

    There will be deaths or major health problems for prominent people: Limbaugh, Napolitano, Carter, Ventura, Bill Clinton, etc.

    Unemployment will drop to 7.5% but the media will insist that the middle class is shrinking. The market will briefly hit a new all time high. The gold bubble will deflate to somewhere between 300 to 1000.

    2012 Fears (it’ll be Y2K all over again)

    My wildcards:

    Earthquake in Georgia (rekindling HAARP and FEMA fears)

    Arnold is made one of Council of Ten

    Blaming Anonymous/Fantasy Convention events/violent protests/etc, the government makes it illegal to mask your face.

  • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Jason Wright, Editor

    “Obama mounts public opinion comeback”

    “Boehner surprises democrats with acute political skills”

    “Obama dog ‘Bo’ wins Peace Prize for not eating a dead bird on the White House lawn.”