Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Glossing Over History (1992 - 2013)

1992: Bill Clinton elected President.
1993: Clinton takes office.
1994: Republican Revolution
1995 - 2001: Democratic executive administration and Republican-controlled legislative branch must either compromise or have gridlock. Yadda, yadda, yadda...Clinton is impeached in 1998 and acquitted in 1999.
2000: George W. Bush elected President in a disputed election.
2001 - 2007: Republican Administration and Republican-majority Congress. Need I remind you more of the successes and failures of this era?
2006: Pissed off voters vote Democratic in the midterm elections. End of Republican Revolution.
2007 - 2008: Possible sequel to Truman's Do Nothing Congress (thus far). It's more of a Do Little Congress. Republican President, Democratic-majority Congress, gridlock, and vetoes. Stimulus package in 2008.
2008: Who wins the Presidential election?

Future #1:
2008: John McCain elected President.
2009 - 2011: Republican President + possible Democratic-majority Congress = gridlock and vetoes? Or bipartisan compromise?
2010: Midterm elections. Pissed off voters vs. happy voters.
2011 - 2013: ?
2012: If McCain is not up for a second term, it's going to be Sarah Palin vs. Hillary Clinton.

Future #2:
2008: Barack Obama elected President.
2009 - 2011: Democratic Administration and possible Democratic-majority Congress. Possible successes, and possible failures.
2010: Midterm elections. Pissed off voters vs. happy voters.
2011 - 2013: ?
2012: Barack Obama vs. Sarah Palin in the General election.

Strong Probable/Definite #1:
2012: London Olympics. Mayan long count calendar ends. (Or begins again, depending on your relationship to the half-glass.)

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