Skip to comments.Swing and a Miss. And a Miss. And a Miss. [Vanity]
Posted on 07/16/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Nobody has a lock on predicting the future, especially your humble author. There are certain things and certain events I expected, that did not materialize (yet).
After the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, I fully expected a mass mobilization -- much larger this time -- of the same movement. I was sure they would be co-opted by the Marxists and Obama (but, I repeat myself). I thought the movement would be made more violent, on purpose, to give Obama a chance to either show leadership by taking them down, or to discourage voting in November, or even possibly to declare a national emergency and rule by diktat.
This doesn't seem to be materializing. It may still come to pass, but at this stage, it won't have as much time to make a large impact. I was wrong.
I also thought Donald Trump was a mole, saying things that would appeal to conservatives. The Democrats would then run him as a third-party, in the fashion of Ross Perot, to siphon off conservative votes and deliver the Presidency to Obama for the terminal second term.
It's too late for Donald to mount a meaningful run, yet he's still going out on network news and political shows, and taking Obama to task for his absurd and outright-Marxist positions and comments. I was wrong.
I won't even go into the debacle of the Obamacare Supreme Court decision, except to remark I was completely, utterly wrong.
Now that I have established my credentials, this is how I see the political season unfolding:
1) I expect Obama to start a war with Syria or Iran, and time it so that the historical peak of Presidential popularity overlaps perfectly with the vote in November.
2) Should Obama lose, I expect he will so misuse the Presidential Pardon, that there will be a hue and cry for it to be limited. Obama could even go as far as pardoning every felon in America, just to cause problems and chaos.
3) Should Obama win, I expect that there will be no more elections, for any position whatsoever, within one to two years. He will overthrow the system.
One reason is that I broke a self-imposed rule of editorializing: Don't mention yourself. Since this was an article that was addressing, mostly, the predictions in which it seems I was proven wrong, though, I thought it necessary to violate that rule.
A second reason is that I don't have hyperlinks and footnotes, and I like to have factual backing to my editorials.
And, of course, the third reason: This editorial sucks. ;)
I think you’re dead right about #2.
Lots of misses there Laz. But, to your credit, you are always right on target when it comes to Hitting It. Stay with what you know. With what you do best.
(Just kidding. I like these editorials.)
I’m still not 100% convinced that there will be an election in November.
I was wrong about a few things too. But on a lot of them I think I am merely early.
I still don’t expect Obama to finish his term. I think it will be because of a personal meltdown.
And remember, the year Babe Ruth hit the most home runs is also the year he struck out the most.
Finally: It is already clear the “doom and gloomers” were right about the economy (I know your’s is not about the economy, per-se), but it is not seen that way because people are very adaptive. What WAS considered a “doom and gloom” prediction a few years ago is now simply the new normal. And since we don’t have Mad Max and his buddies riding around in armored beater cars, people don’t see it as “doom and gloom” any more.
And many of the dire predictions regarding the next couple of years will come true, but again, if people can still eat and a fair number of them have jobs, it will just be the new normal. It’s how people living in the soviet bloc saw life in the 50’s through 70’s. Sadly, we may be in for the same pretty soon.
Re #3: FWIW, I’m not asking for my two minutes back.
Yup, Obama’s very own Mariel boatlift, empty out all the prisons and mental institutions.
I think the door is still open for violence in the streets leading up to the election. The class warfare rhetoric will be the agent used to foment the unrest.
Wag the dog (war) still a real possibility as well.
Thanks. However negatively it effected the article, I felt it necessary to own up to my failed predicitons.
You are too kind. It sucks as hard as [porn reference redacted].
I stand by this prediction.
However, I firmly believe that if Obama loses, he will declare the election null and void and appoint himself grand exalted poobah, president for life or some such. As we have seen, he has used the executive order way beyond what it was intended, and neither Congress nor the courts have done anything to stop him. So who or what will stop Obama from making himself a dictator?
A president cannot pardon criminals convicted for state crimes.........
1. You over-estimate the competence of the PTBs.
2. You under-estimate how much of what goes on is reactionary chaos.
I believe some want us to believe they control all these puppet strings when in reality, they are as much riding the wave of chaos as the rest of us. A lot of stories are floated on plans and schemes to keep people feeling someone’s ‘got this’, both good and bad. Some people need the reassurance that someone is in control. Others need to be controlled by fear by making them think that those in control are far more powerful than they are (thus the magnitude of conspiracy theories).
The reality is everything is much closer to chaos and most can’t think beyond checkers level of planning.
A lot of people blew the call on PPACA (me included). In the future, I suspect that that decision will be held in the same regard as Dred Scott.
Secret Service agents. Capitol police. The military.
I don't expect your scenario to even be attempted.
Excellent point, and one I missed. Alright, FEDERAL felons get a mass-pardon.
Excellent point, and one I missed. Alright, FEDERAL felons get a mass-pardon.
For the scenario to be attempted, Obama would need much more time to insert people loyal to him in all the various armed federal entities. Which is why he cannot be allowed to win a second term.
Seriously, you make salient points. I concede all of what you wrote.
In the works are gun control, undercutting the sovereignty of our coastlines and abilities on the sea and a host of others we won't like.
They will have their wet dreams before they go.
I'm thinking he's too lazy to do all that. He's much more interested in vacations, ice cream, and golf.
I often note that if Adolf Hitler was as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a pretty nice decade.
Also consider the laziness of Nobama and how spoiled his wife is. Being a dictator is hard work. I'm sure, the selfish side of him would rather fade away on a massive lifetime salary all ex-Presidents get and play golf all day and send the wife around the world shopping.
LOL, GMTA. I should have waited a few more minutes before posting the last one.
Right now, I've decided YOUR take on things is PERFECT.
I am also expecting something before November. Even if Romney were to win, Bush would be our last (sometimes quite misguided) ... Christian President, I do believe.
Because BHO is a BLT Jeremiah Wright disciple. And a promoter of gay marriage, abortion and radical abortion and is destroying everything that was once good about America.
And Mr. 57 States can’t even say “paramedics” but rather “paralegals” when it should have been “paramedics” for his fake fainters.
As somebody here said, BHO is the dumb person’s idea of a “smart person”.
#1) count on him trying this.
#2) yes, other than state felons.
#3) then there would be an election using bullets instead of ballots.
“Secret Service agents. Capitol police. The military.”
All of which have been weakeneid.
Be careful.....you may put yourself in the running for the Annual Dick (Listen to me, I am always wrong) Morris Award.
At least you are man enough to admit when you have been wrong. Not sure Dick Morris has ever done that.....
Yes, they are just waiting to use some future racial event or create one, for the Treyvon Martin crowds to be brought back to the streets. In the meantime, 0bama’s going to get every single possible person signed up for some kind of government benefits, so they will vote for him. Then he’ll be sure they all have their free phones, on which he will send them all personal messages to get out the vote.
Syria and Iran seem like difficult targets. How about Mauritania or Trinidad?
In complete agreement with #1. I heard on the news we’re amassing a huge armada of military vessels in the Persian Gulf.
All this concern about an October surprise is misplaced. The U.S. could go to war with Iran or Syria but that’s not going to make people want to vote for Obama who weren’t already going to anyhow. If anything, it will piss off his left-wing base.
But a war with Iran or Syria could cause 0bama to suspend elections for public safety reasons or some such crap. Who would stop him?
Note my post #29.
I absolutely agree with everything you wrote. How I could have felt otherwise is absurd.
On a serious tip: You know this, I know this, but Obama is not that bright. He's counting on the historical precedence of the "Rally 'Round The Flag".
Yep. Most grand conspiracy theories are crap. But they are fun to read.
I *will* grant that cohorts of people will appear to act together. The media is an excellent example of this - people, FReepers especially, love to ascribe some grand plan controlled by a scant handful of media puppetmasters to torpedo conservative pols, etc....
I doubt it. At best, the media is populated by a bunch of like-thinking, mostly dumb and/or foolish people who mostly agree with each other, and who act as one because they don't know any better, or it's just in their own best interests.
Most massive conspiracy theories are in that vein, IMHO. And, as far as the media is concerned, if some newsreader gave me directions to the bathroom, I'd likely get a second opinion.
Excellent point, and one I missed. Alright, FEDERAL felons get a mass-pardon.
If he could pardon state criminals, Jerry Sandusky would probably be at the top of the list ... especially if PA goes GOP ...
Naw, the OWLs are too lazy to work so they’re too lazy to stage anything more energetic on the whole than a sit in.
I want to believe Trump is doing a good deed but he’s wishy washy. Perhaps he can’t go all out since he’s subject to financial investigation by Obama thugs.
I knew the Supremes would pass ObamaCare but I never thought it would have been Roberts to stab us in the back.
I don’t think “they” care who wins. They already have their people in key positions thoughout the maze of government departments so it doesn’t matter who wins in November. Besides, it’s not like we have much of a choice - Obama vs Obama-lite. The GOP has made an effort the past two times (actually three) to run a RINO. As things stand today, we have a one party system.
Yes, Hussein will pardon every criminal he can and EO everything he can to destroy America before he’s shown the door. He’ll throw childish hissy fits, stomp his feet and threaten to hold his breath until he turns blue and Moochelle’s face will sport even more ugly snarls. Oh, to be a fly on the wall the next few months.
One would expect the Congress (House controlled by Republicans) would easily stop such a move in its tracks.
There is no precedent for suspending elections in this country. Remember that we've had two world wars and a Civil War and elections went on as always.
Any talk of "suspending elections" from Obama would likely result in the biggest landslide defeat (of Obama) in electoral history.
1. Your wrong. Obama is no warrior - more like a skunk. He intends to try to steal the election at the polls & in the courts.
2. You are right. If he fails to pardon Mumia Abu-Jamal by the end of his administration I will kiss your aunt Fanny. I also agree Congress & the people will scream loudly about limiting this power, but it is written into the Constitution, so nothing will be done.
3. I disagree, again. If Obama wins in November, it will signal that the voting majority is satisfied with big gov’t & cradle to grave entitlements, based on class warfare. We will be, in effect, another Central American corruptocracy. No need to cancel elections when it is so easy to fool the people and/or rig the elections, giving a large measure of legitimacy an unelected dictator lacks. Sham democracies have been doing it for decades. If Americans cannot or will not see the disaster that is Obama, then we are doomed to tyranny & continued decline, elections or no elections.
I don’t even want to guess how much trouble there will be in our immediate future. Too depressing.
But I will say that the fading of the OWS doesn’t surprise me. They started that much too soon. I have several liberal inlaws who were enthusiastically involved, and they became discouraged because, as they saw it, political operatives of whom they disapproved tried to take over the movement. They were too dumb to understand that political operatives started and funded it in the first place, but they did get discouraged and dropped out.
We may still have riots this summer, but they’ll have to find a new excuse.
I will be voting for Virgil Goode. Not a perfect candidate by any measure, but one that at least meets the minimum requirements of not having supported abortion, advancement of homosexuality, and government control of health care every time he was in office.
You take the best you can get.
They are attempting to bring us under control through demoralization - collapsing the economy (stripping us of the independence that property and wealth afford)and socializing/controlling life and death, foreign invasion, self defense, cultural cleansing/brain washing, micro-chipping us like animals, racism, violating our rights, treating good as evil and evil as good, undermining our food supply and military, anti-Christian forces, etc.
I don't think there is a central human mind working this and that is where the spooky aspect of the Obama and the globalist personality comes into play. The American people are acting spooky, too with the ‘zombie’ behavior of individuals and mobs out for blood, over the top language of hate and rage, and a blatant element of Satanism flaunting itself in the pop culture. It feels to me like spiritual dark forces at work.
All this is for some change of a dark, demoralizing variety which is coming up ahead.
Oh, Lazz, you're more clairvoyant than you realize.
Several recent threads right here on FR have established the facts of the following:
1. There WILL be civil unrest at the RNC Convention here in Tampa, and local Leftist leaders have taken steps to try and facilitate it;
2. Internet and blog traffic on Leftist sites indicates there will be a mass invasion of Tampa, with predictions of the horde numbering as high as 10,000;
3. Leftist Internet traffic confirms that the invaders are preparing to use violence, to include training on how to construct incendiary devices and use them against LEO's.
4. The horde descending on Tampa next month is said to include OWS'ers, feral black flash mobs, and SDS-like student rallies.
My FRiend, this is just one taste of the terror that is about to be visited upon us.
Even when the conspirators think they have everything in hand, the law of unintended consequences will surely foil their(my) most diabolical plans.