Typically cautious Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, is rocking the political world with a new "Crystal Ball" prediction: The GOP will win the House, making Ohio's John Boehner speaker, might get a 50-50 split in the Senate, and will pick up some eight new governors.
"2010 was always going to be a Republican year, in the midterm tradition," Sabato said in his latest prediction, issued Thursday. "But conditions have deteriorated badly for Democrats over the summer. The economy appears rotten, with little chance of a substantial comeback by November 2nd. Unemployment is very high, income growth sluggish, and public confidence quite low. The Democrats' self-proclaimed 'Recovery Summer' has become a term of derision, and to most voters—fair or not—it seems that President Obama has over-promised and under-delivered."
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Amazingly, the title of this story is: Shock Prediction: GOP to Take House, Maybe Senate in 2010 Election... Sabato should start a business as a Vegas wing-man with a break even guarantee by betting on red AND black.
So all I have to say about that is...what liberal media? This is a shock prediction? Do you know how many times I had to check the date on this story to make sure it wasn't written in 2008?
Every conservative in the country knew on January 21, 2009 that the GOP was going to take back the House at the very least. Liberals can't hide their crazy forever...and this case didn't hide it...ever!
Oh boy do I remember the lectures about how conservatives tried it their way and now it the Democrats turn. As if there was something new to be learned about spending money that doesn't actually exist.
What I really resent about these predictions is this sense of inevitability liberals have developed to explain away any rational reason their precious Democrats are about to be tossed on their asses.
Its not that they're doing a bad job, or that they brazenly admit their intent to defy the will of their constiuents...its just, through no fault of their own, "its just how these things work."
How about this for a shock prediction: Sabato's prediciton Dems win in 2010 activates electrodes attached to his nipples.
If people like Sabato want a reason why the Dems are poised to lose power they should put away the "crystal ball" and start reading tea leaves...