Wednesday, September 29, 2010
November Elections: America Has Not Learned!
Election Update and Predictions
Tea Party candidates Sharon Angle and Christine O'Donnell have been ridiculed throughout this early political season. Christine O'Donnell has been painted as a religious zealot and Sharon Angle quirk demeanor has made it easy for her critics to portray her as a right wing nut out to kill Social Security. Currently, Angle is struggling to stay even with the notoriously unpopular Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (from Nevada.) And O'Donnell is now trailing her democratic opponent by 16 points in her Delaware race.
It seems as if these are candidates who are doomed to fail. And if this were a normal year, that would be true. But this political season is anything, normal. The Republicans have a 5+ point advantage in the generic poll. President Obama's approval ratings have dropped 20 points in his first 20 months in office. All of the latest polls show that the majority of the American people don't support his performance as President. CNN/Opinion Research showed that only 42 percent of Americans supporting Obama, while a whopping 54 percent disapproved.
RealClearPolitics Average shows that less than 23 percent of Americans approve of Congress. Some numbers are as low as 18. Simply put, the population is growing restless. We still have sky high unemployment, foreclosures still soaring, bankruptcies hitting record highs, commercial real estate crumbling and housing is as dead as ever. The overall picture is worse The gap between the have and have nots are getting larger. According to the U.S. Census, the top 20% income earners (people who make over 100,000) control 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S. There's 41 million people on food stamps and it's going to grow to 43 in 2011. We're seeing middle class families on food stamps. What's happening in America is more than an economic downturn. We've watching a decline in a nation's standard of living.
So, this is what I see happening in November, We will see a massive political tidal wave. But not the kind this country needs. As I predicted last year, third parties will not rise. It will be the same mindless partisan game. But this time, the GOP will win enough seats to take the House. I originally predicted that the GOP will gain at least 35 seats in the House and 6 in the Senate. It's not even October and I consider those predictions to be a lock. At this point, the GOP will likely add 8 seats to the Senate and there will be at least 225 Republicans in the House.
What does this mean for America?
It means that the GOP will take over and do the exact same thing as the Democrats, but in a different way. Nothing is going to change in November. The American people have not learned their lesson.