Kurt  Schlichter

The Senate Race: Watch the Red State Democrat Senators start sprinting from Obama when they realize he is as willing to sacrifice them as he was the 63 House members in 2010 to save his socialist centerpiece. Look for them to be shocked – shocked! – that Obamacare does all the horrible things that we conservatives said it would do before they voted for it.

We’ll see these leftists suddenly rediscover that they also oppose gun control, higher taxes, and the rest of the basic agenda of their party. Assuming the House geniuses don’t decide to betray us on immigration, Obamacare will be an anchor dragging them down to the bottom of the Sea of Liberal Failure.

The airwaves will be full of ads showing the Red State Dems and the President they adore repeating the lie that if you like your doctor and policy you can keep them just as millions are learning that their employer-provided coverage is being cancelled and that they get to make up the cost for their employers to provide new ones. Watch conservatives engage in a fiesta of schadenfreude as not-so-wealthy libs realize, “Gee, you mean we have to pay for deadbeats too?”

The GOP will take Senate seats in Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado and probably Iowa and New Hampshire. Lindsey Graham, who is secretly praying that Boehner keeps his word, will keep his seat unless amnesty goes through, in which case he loses. McConnell is going to hold on.

In 2014, John McCain, who is not running for reelection, will say something stupid.

His daughter Meghan will be narrowly defeated on Dancing with the Stars by Chumley of Pawn Stars. Their red-hot romance will make the cover of Scientific American.

The Supreme Court: The Court will shock progressives by finding that the First Amendment’s guarantee of the right to freely exercise one’s religion includes the right to freely exercise one’s religion. June’s 5-4 decision on the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case will cause liberals almost as much consternation as the Heller decision’s holding that the right to keep and bear arms includes the right to keep and bear arms.

And Judge Ginsberg will miss her chance by not retiring before the GOP retakes the Senate. When she does, Obama’s leftist replacement will get stalled and the liberals will rediscover their opposition to Senate majoritarianism.

America: The nation will experience growth. Not economic growth, because Democrat governance will still hold it back in 2014. Instead, America will experience growth in that it will learn, from the failure of the Obama Administration and the disaster of Obamacare, that liberalism is a dead-end. Sadly, we learned that before back when Barack Obama was named Jimmy Carter, but decades of prosperity sparked by Ronald Reagan led many to forget.

Over the longer term, I predict that after this fiasco, assuming the GOP can avoid screwing up, it will be a while before America makes the mistake of trusting liberals with power again.


Kurt Schlichter

Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.