Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Post election predictions for news junkies (like us!)

  1. #1
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Uranus
    Posts
    31,885

    Default Post election predictions for news junkies (like us!)

    Yes, it's over. A collective sigh of relief is heard throughout the land. Many of us will now cocoon ourselves in a news-free zone for the next few months. There will be withdrawal symptoms, for sure, like the end of baseball season. What will we do with all this free time?

    Not a problem for news junkies. The fun has just begun. There's an administration to cast, speculation about post-election deals, mergers and maneuvers. And how about the people who deliver the news? There's going to be some adjustments there.

    For heavy news users, who cannot go cold turkey, let the scouting reports and predictions begin. Here are a few possibilities:

    MSNBC's KEITH OLBERMANN's ratings will fall considerably. No need to seek comfort in his daily BushBash. He still has FOX News to play off but...

    FOX News ratings will diminish but RUPERT MURDOCH reads the prevailing winds and will tack his channel into calmer ideological waters. More Shep Smith than Steve Doocy.

    The Rachel Maddow Show will continue its success because of her smart, non-confrontational demeanor. She fits into a growing zeitgeist among viewers turned off by fractious partisan bickering.

    The number of CNN's holographic reporters will increase in direct proportion to their ratings decrease.

    JOHN MCCAIN will reprise his pre-election good guy, independent persona. He will co-sponsor some major legislation with Hilary Clinton - perhaps healthcare reform.

    SARAH PALIN will spend the next three years raising prodigious amounts of money from the Beauty Pageant wing of the Republican Party, amassing I.O.Us from candidates around the country for her 2012 presidential run. Policy and geography experts will work with her.

    JOE THE PLUMBER's sell-by date was November 4th. Any movement after that is just reverberation.

    MITT ROMNEY starts putting together his next presidential organization. The pragmatist in him will counter the Palin-Evangelic branch with a more centrist offering next time around. He's keeping a competitive eye on Louisiana's BOBBY JINDAL after the Governor's steady handling of his state's hurricane crisis.

    RALPH NADER will finally fade-away from presidential politics thus forgoing the Harold Stassen Award for most White House runs by a single individual. The former Minnesota Governor holds the record at nine.

    ELIZABETH HASSELBECK's effective campaign appearances for Sarah Palin will generate financial support for her to run for political office.

    PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA will follow Lincoln's 'team of rivals' model and pull several Republicans into his cabinet and administration.

    Feelers will be put out to MICHAEL BLOOMBERG for Treasury Secretary but he will decline in favor of his significant term-limit-breaking third tour as NY Mayor.

    Some time towards the end of next year, MSNBC's CHRIS MATTHEWS will leave his 'Hardball' show and begin a run for Arlen Spector's Pennsylvania Senate seat.

    Because the Palin interviews reminded everyone of her ample news chops, KATIE COURIC will retain her anchor chair at the CBS Evening News. However, the format will adjust by adding another person in Washington to share anchor duties. It could be another woman.

    TOM BROKAW goes back to Montana and Meet the Press will return to it's original multiple-reporter format - as in 'the press.'

    And finally, the post-election season will look a lot like back to the future. Meaning, eleven years of the laissez-faire governments of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, ended in the giant 1929 depression. That was followed by ROOSEVELT's activist government cycle that dominated until LYNDON JOHNSON's excesses of the 1960s. The current ideological cycle that has prevailed since REAGAN, and impeached CLINTON, also ended in a giant fiscal wreck. It will now be followed by another cycle of activist government for the foreseeable future. It took an activist government and a world war to get us out of the '29 disaster. It's taken a hands-off government and two wars to get us into this one. Left-Right ideological clashes will be trumped by necessary pragmatism. Tom Alderman: Post Election Predictions for All News Junkies
    Interesting food for thought.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  2. #2
    Elite Member Belinda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    going to hell in a handbasket
    Posts
    3,180

    Default

    This is interesting.

    I don't think Palin is a viable candidate for 2012 as much as her supporters would like to think so.

    I think Romney will do what he can to torpedo her chances as was evidenced by the snarkiness towards the end of the campaign. Bobby Jindall and Mitch Daniels governor of IN could emerge as serious contenders.

  3. #3
    Elite Member ana-mish-ana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3,208

    Default

    And those players will rip each other apart along with the GOP currently in disarray its going to be interesting which faction will come on top.

  4. #4
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,372

    Default

    The regular GOP is going to try and kick Palin to the curb along with the other crazies. Dunno if it'll work though.

    They've become the party of racists and bigots.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  5. #5
    Elite Member Belinda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    going to hell in a handbasket
    Posts
    3,180

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ana-mish-ana View Post
    And those players will rip each other apart along with the GOP currently in disarray its going to be interesting which faction will come on top.
    I know, it's going to get ugly.

  6. #6
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    The regular GOP is going to try and kick Palin to the curb along with the other crazies. Dunno if it'll work though.

    They've become the party of racists and bigots.
    Not all by a long shot. I am hoping this will wake up the normal ones & they toss out the baddies.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  7. #7
    Elite Member cmmdee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Eva's Love Den
    Posts
    25,572

    Default

    This election season was insane. It was really like a movie and very enjoyable (and crazy) to watch.

    • JOE THE PLUMBER's sell-by date was November 4th. Any movement after that is just reverberation.

    HAHAHA

    JOE THE FUCKER!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 5th, 2008, 01:50 PM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: September 8th, 2008, 10:45 PM
  3. Best website ever for TV junkies
    By Chilly Willy in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: December 21st, 2006, 09:41 AM
  4. Frequent flyer mileage junkies
    By twitchy in forum Laughs and Oddities
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 6th, 2006, 12:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •