Dudes and dudettes, like many of you, the day after Christmas has many of us tired out, or still visiting with family and such, or driving back home to your nest that you reside in, etc. Nevertheless, here are some thoughts about future predictions for the coming year. See what you think about each of them. Plus, add your own predictions for the coming year as well.

This is via WMAL:

(WASHINGTON) — 2013 was a year of disharmony in Washington, to say the least. Democrats and Republicans fought with each other and with themselves, immigration overhaul stalled, and the federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years.

It was a year history will certainly remember, but one lawmakers likely want to forget. Good news for them: It’s almost gone and the time has come to look ahead to 2014. Here are five burning political questions we have about next year.

Which lawmakers and candidates will emerge as party leaders?

Last year saw a mix of the new and the already familiar in politics. Household names like Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush dominated the discussion about 2016, but newer faces on both sides of the aisle like Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren found their way into the headlines and cemented themselves in the political conversation. Will we see additional members of Congress rise up and establish themselves as leaders? And who will emerge as the must-watch candidates? And can any Democrats establish themselves as a (hypothetical) strong primary challenge to a (hypothetical) Clinton candidacy in 2016?

Will the GOP be able to win back a majority in the Senate?

Next year will see a series of competitive midterm races and, on the Senate side, Democrats will be defending seats in numerous red states, including Louisiana, Montana and West Virginia. The combination of the map and the fact that historically midterms tend to favor the party not in power should give the GOP the edge, but Democrats are enthusiastic about the candidates they’ve recruited in states where Republicans are defending seats or where Democrats are retiring.

Will the tea party movement continue to show its strength, or will mainstream Republicans be able to take the reins of the party?

The battle continues to rage but with an increased level of vitriol between the two factions. The House of Representatives adjourned for the year with tensions at an all-time high after the House passed a modest bipartisan budget deal that was notably unpopular with tea party members and outside conservative groups. House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at these groups in a news conference, and conservative groups saw the passage of this budget as a betrayal. A fight is very much on, but which side will emerge victorious after the midterm elections?

How many people will enroll in Obamacare by the March deadline and what will be the mix of ages and health status?

This specific question is key to the broader one: will Obamacare work? Can it succeed? Can it be popular? How many people enroll and, within that number, how many are young and/or healthy determines the rate for premiums in the years to come.

Will we see any movement on immigration overhaul?

Never say never, but no one’s holding his or her breath on this one.


So, what are your thoughts and predictions for the coming year…hmmm?

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  1. Without going into the depressing details, I predict that in 2014, absolutely nothing will change (for the better).

    Politicians will always be lying thieves, regardless of party affiliation.
    The only difference between Democrats and Republicans is their names.
    Low information voters will always be low information voters.
    The sheep will not wake up, they will be led to slaughter and drag the rest of us with them.
    The only people who recognize whats going on have been sidelined by being labeled as racists, extremists, haters, fanatics, old fashioned, etc.

    My advise is to stock up on beans, bullets, and band-aids, then SHUT UP ABOUT IT, so the .gov won’t come and confiscate it “for the greater good”.

    Yeah, its that grim.

    • Concur.

    • JMV..
      Your point of the sidelining by racist terms is correct. Even here by the trolls. The following seems to hold true.
      Godwin’s law (also known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is an assertion made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” In other words, Godwin said that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis.
      In 2012, “Godwin’s Law” became an entry in the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

  2. Spurwing Plover says:

    2014 will be no diffrent then the other years we have had under Obaama the Tyrant

  3. Mr. Rational says:

    We need health-care reform:  a repeal of ZeroCare, and an adjustment to previous acts requiring ERs to treat people that allows illegal aliens to be deported as soon as they are stabilized.

    We need immigration reform:  an act which clarifies that the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment applies only to freed slaves and the biological children of citizens and legal permanent residents of the USA.  Retroactive to 1965.

    Then we need action on citizenship fraud.  Say, by taking all those naturalized since 1986, including those amnestied, and starting by checking them for English fluency (which is required for citizenship) and deporting those who fraudulently claimed otherwise.

  4. I will take a wild swing here, and predict…:

    Hope and change.

    Come on now, it is supposed to be coming one of these days, right?

    • One can look at it that way…I know I still try to, dumb as it may be.

      • I just want to say, there was more then one tablespoon of sarcasm in my comment.

        Change and hope is more accurate, change as in the accelerated spiral of our national, and my local economy. Then the hope that, we can all find some way to keep our families treading water. I have long since accepted that politicians have little concern for small town Americans, that are not on welfare, regardless of color or creed.

  5. Proof That Terrorists Are Entering U.S. From Mexican Border


    • Shh…we’re not supposed to know about that, ignore it…and allow them in! – That’s what the RINOs will do, Boehner will lead the way!

  6. Spurwing Plover says:

    Obama should be made to look like The Grinch

  7. Here is one of my predictions…..I truly believe that Fukushmia will be found out to be one of the most devastating events to ever hit this planet……………


  8. I predict in 2014, the blood will begin to flow. Homeland security, LE will begin attacking us without regard to wrong doing.

  9. A few more of my Predictions:

    1. Obammy will remain a P.O.S.
    2. Mooch’s ass will get even wider

    3.Nancy Peloski, will have a face lift so tight her anus will set right between her eyes,,she will claim it is her third eye and she can read your mind…thus knowing what is best for us.
    Joe Biden will remain dumb as a hammer.

    5. Christie will have a love affair with a do-nut.

    6. Eric Holder will continue to evade prison and screw over whites .
    I will continue to do all I can to keep Hillary (the bitch of Benghazi) from becoming Prez….

  10. I guess we can expect more NSA love and more misguided politicans… A quote from an article on Yahoo…

    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, called Pauley’s decision a “victory for the patriotic men and women of the NSA.” He said in a statement that he hopes the ruling will lessen the “adulation” for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who remains a fugitive from the U.S. in Moscow.

    How much wrong does everyone see with the above paragraph?

    • I’ve come to the point where I have nothing but contempt for Peter King, I despise the arrogance of the man. – Your example is another reason why.

  11. I predict having Obammy as Prez the next 3 years will be like having this guy in your pool…………


  12. Seems like this might fit here.