Bring on the GOP Majorities in Congress
I'm going to make some political predictions here, and I'm not just gonna take a few easy guesses. No, I assume that the American people have such a short attention span that they'll vote the Republicans back into Congressional majority status come November. Duh. If there's one thing we can count on, it's the GOP's ability to hoodwink otherwise intelligent people into letting them continue with the bad boyfriend treatment.
No, I'm gonna stick my neck out and go further. Once the GOP has taken control of the Congress, we're going to see the full-on crazy start. You may be wondering if the full-on crazy hasn't already started, with all the political theater during health care town halls and little redneck churches burning Korans and such, but rest assured, you ain't seen nothing yet.
I'm talking about wasting time and energy trying to get the 14th amendment repealed. (That's the one that's letting all those terror babies be born on our soil!) Repealing Obamacare (or at least, trying to make you forget about Obama's veto power). Launching a full-on investigation into Obama's supposed foreign birth (it'll make Whitewater look like a minor fishing expedition).
And that's just for starters. The GOP will launch into an all-singing, all-dancing, homophobic, Islamophobic, Hispanophobic traveling road show: burning Korans, asking for more killer drones to patrol the border, and shutting down Spanish-language programs in the public schools.
Meanwhile, the spineless Democrats will wring their hands and maybe go along for a few votes because they don't want to be seen as "unpatriotic." At some point, the vast majority of sensible people will look back on the past two years with nostalgia and wonder why they fussed so much over Obama.
We might even get some progressives pissed off enough that they might even say something foolish in public, like "Gosh, I guess there is a difference between Obama and the Republicans after all."
And when all the shouting is done, and the American people turn their backs on the insanity--because believe me, the Republicans won't address the economy, or jobs, or anything that matters except maybe a few tax breaks for the really really really rich folks who won't miss the money anyway--it'll be time for the 2012 elections, and then maybe everyone will remember that the GOP is always full of crazy and not fit to run the country.
We'll just have to see how good a prognosticator I am.