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Forum: What Are Your Predictions For President Obama’s Second Term?

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The Watcher’s Council

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day. This week’s question: What Are Your Predictions For President Obama’s Second Term?

The Razor: I believe we will witness the Left’s Reagan, the difference being that no matter how badly he governs, whether he leaves the economy in tatters or how little he accomplishes, the Left will continue singing lionizing him. Meanwhile those of us in the center and on the right will continue wondering what the Left has been smoking, and how we can sell it to make a little cash to pay our taxes with.

But seriously, Obama’s strengths are only relative to the weaknesses of the GOP. If the GOP were as organized as the Democrats have been since 2006 Obama would not be perceived as all-powerful as the Left would have us believe. It is only because the GOP is in a civil war between the Washington elite and the Tea Party grassroots that Obama has managed to shine. If the Tea Party overthrows the GOP leadership the way the Deaniacs took over the Democrats after Howard Dean lost the battle for the 2004 candidacy but won the war for the Left by securing the heart of the party, the DNC, then the last two years will not be as glorious as they appear to be from the Leftist propaganda of today.

The Noisy Room: Barack Obama will certainly attempt to finish the Progressive agenda he started in his first term. He will use his power in the Senate, in the Supreme Court and of course the Executive branch to ram through Marxist legislation and regulation. He will use executive orders wherever he can get away with it – the Constitution be damned. It means nothing to him.

The implementation of Obamacare will begin to take hold and America will see tax hikes at levels that will totally suppress Capitalism and smother entrepreneurship. The printing of money will accelerate and at some point you will see interest rates explode. There will also be a stock market crash. Hyperinflation will also kick in. Whether this occurs in Obama’s second term or not depends on many factors – many of them are global in nature. Food and energy prices will steadily rise into the stratosphere. Unemployment will continue on an upward trend. But the government will keep manipulating the numbers and the stock market as long as they can before it all spins apart. Our debt will grow exponentially and our credit rating will most likely become junk. We are following in the footsteps of Greece. Our country is already in a managed depression and it will get progressively worse. Pun intended.

In foreign policy, you will continue to see Responsibility to Protect be used as an excuse to go into conflicts and bypass Congress. Obama will actively aid the Muslim Brotherhood and the stirrings of a new caliphate. He will not come to the aid of Israel, even if she is attacked. If he does, it will be mere lip service as he despises Israel, almost as much as he despises America. Obama will send troops into a myriad of African nations, further weakening our forces. He will slash our nuclear stockpiles and our military budget as much as he can get away with. He will bring America to her knees on the military front leaving us vulnerable to attack. He will assist Islam in any way he can. Obama will also cozy up even more to the United Nations, promoting an International Criminal Court and treaties concerning the control of guns, global warming, Agenda 21 and a whole host of Marxist policies, including control of the Internet and free speech.

At home, you will see violence increase massively and different forms of martial law and the abridgement of Constitutional rights will be in play. The unions and the TSA will strengthen. In the name of national security, patriots will be profiled. I would not be surprised to see a gun registry and the eventual confiscation of weapons as well. The censorship of social media has already begun and will get worse. Illegal immigration will increase and violence on both of our borders will be common, with a special emphasis on the Mexican border.

Drug legalization will spread as the government provides bread and circuses to the people to pacify them somewhat.

Government will grow massively in size as will regulations. Everyone will be a criminal of one sort or another. The culture will continue to devolve without God and ethics as a bedrock. The country is being run by gangsters.

The one bright light in all of this are the elections in 2014. Perhaps, Americans will have had enough by then and conservatives will sweep the elections. In order to do that, the Tea Party will need to organize and reignite. The second term of Obama will be one hell of a ride.

JoshuaPundit: One of the things that has always struck me about President Obama is his enjoyment of the perks of office and what I’ll call playing president as opposed to actually governing. A classic example is what I saw on one of this week’s Sunday shows, where the president was asked about what steps he was taking regarding the Fiscal Cliff and suggested we all pray.

Here is the president of the United States, rather than working in the trenches to actually come to a reasonable compromise simply shrugging and saying, once again ‘it’s beyond my pay grade.’

I’ve always had the feeling that Barack Obama was the front man for the band rather than the guy who wrote the songs or produced the albums, if you get my drift. Oh he’s down for the agenda all right, but he’s not actually creating all that much. During the beginning two years of his first term when the Democrats had a supermajority, it was Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their minions whom actually concocted the stimulus, the GM buyout and ObamaCare.

No matter whom had been elected this year, America was always going to face a certain amount of fiscal corrections. President Obama’s second term will likely be when the bill comes due. It’s more likely to be a Carter-esque stagflation in my view than a depression or massive deflation, with low or negative growth, corresponding high rates of unemployment, high fuel prices (and higher prices for most other things) coupled with an increased racial divide and a number of foreign policy debacles, especially in the Middle East. And speaking of which, look for an increased distancing between the White House and Israel as well as some more tap dancing on Iran and outrage in the Oval Office when and if Israel actually decides to deal with what they rightly consider an existential threat. One sign is the White House coordinated media pimping over the last few days by the usual suspects which signals to me that Chuck Hagel is likely to be nominated as Secretary of Defense.

We may also have a few interesting scandals to look forward to. Fast and Furious and Benghazi aren’t going away.

The Independent Sentinel: My predictions for the president’s second term are: more spending, more taxation, more regulations and rules, more illegal “immigrants,” more class warfare, more attacks on religion, more division, inflation, more restrictions on gun rights, more PC requirements, more Hollywood and media propaganda, a nuclear Iran, N. Korea shooting off long range nuclear weapons, more nations acquiring nuclear weapons as we downsize our arsenal and a Republican win in 2016.

Bookworm Room: All I can think of is Martin Mulls’ famous humming song:

Last night I took you home
And we began to hmmmmm, hmmm hmmm
You were such a hmmmmm, hmmm hmmm…hmm hmm hmm hmm
Only seventeen…
Hmmm hmmm, hmm hmm hmm, rubber shirts
Hmmm hmmm, hmm hmm hmm, leather skirts
Hmmm hmmm…hmm hmm hmm hmm…
And jars of vaseline.

Hmmm, hmmm Hmmm, Hmmm Hmmm, Hmmm HMMM…Hmmmm
Pick up the soap…
Hmmm hmmm Hmmm, HMMM hmmm…Hmmmm
Mayonaise and rope…

Then from the chandelier…
The THREE of us hmmm hmmm, hmm hmm
Hmmm hmmm, hmm-hmm-hmm…hmm hmm…
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hospital…for life
Hmmm hmmm, hmm hmm hmm, whips and chains
Hmmm, hmm hmm hmm, hmmm, great danes
Hmmm hmmm…hmm hmm hmm Hmm, hm Hm…
Your wife…

It’s going to be very bad, with a lot of unspeakable things happening.

The Right Planet: The sequester looming in the fiscal cliff fiasco threatens to eviscerate the military and redistribute ever more money to “hope and change”–namely, social justice (i.e. welfare). Trevor Loudon wrote on his blog: “The push will be towards universal socialist healthcare and an economy wrecking Financial Transactions Tax.” What is hard for me to predict right now is just how devastating Obamacare is going to be as it kicks in. I’ve already heard from a friend of mine that his job is threatened by the 2.3% medical device tax that the federal government will charge on everything his employer manufactures. The tax is also having a huge impact on their suppliers. I feel an intense sense of foreboding about the next four years. I truly believe we are under the leadership of a de facto thugocracy–organized crime.

I can’t really state it better than what Trevor Loudon predicts in his article on what to expect: “Republicans are no longer fighting old line Democrats. They are effectively battling D.S.A, the Communist Party and the labor unions. The Democrats are simply a front for the Marxists… These people play dirty, and they play for keeps.”

Well, there you have it.

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12 Comments »

  • GoneWithTheWind says:

    My number one prediction is economic collapse or great depression or whatever permutation it might take. Then of course green laws that will destroy our economy. Outright criminal conspiracy to transfer our national wealth to Democrat friends on supporters. Socialism. And on and on… But, the one that I cannot point to proof or indicators is WW III. My thinking is not so much that he will himself cause it but rather that he will so destroy our economy and defense that we will appear vulnerable to China or Russia. I think WW III is in the making and it probably will precipitate in the Middle East. I think it will go atomic and will go downhill from there.

  • Trevor says:

    I think thats what most conservatives still domnt get. Obama’s program will work to to the benefit of Russia and China. this isnt about the weakening of America-its the destruction of America.

    • John W Bletsch says:

      Its disheartening to to see so many bright people completely fooled by Obama’s act of incompetency when nothing could be further from the truth. He plays the part of the buffoon well and with those many being deceived he maliciously destroys America from the inside. His acts of treason are legend and patently obvious. Our Congress is either stupidly fooled or actively complicit. Those that join him in the treason must also be exposed and brought before justice. Undoubtedly this scandal will be so massive that over half of our government officials will be chargeable with crimes and with that Congress will be turned on its head. There is the need of a clean sweep with a new broom as my great grandmother used to say. We the People must do this or America is doomed to destruction.

  • Mike E says:

    It has been posited that this election was stolen. If so it has been moving in that direction for many years now, electoral re alignment be damned. In any case, this grand experiment that was the US of A is but a memory now. We havent been a Constitutional Republic for many years now, at least since Roosevelt and I can make the case for since Lincoln. I agree with the idea that our beloved leader is merely the puppet for far greater forces, the collusion is breathtaking in its scope and depth. In the next 4 years you will see Facism, albeit an American version of it, so pervasive and insidious as to make Hitler proud. Obama is not a communist, socialist or any other “ist” other than an opportunist. A willing foil for big money forces far greater than we can imagine, historical and familial paragons of lies and deceit. They have been around for hundreds of years. Take heed, they have their sights set on the plumpest plum of all, our retirement, pension and 401K plans. About 17 trillion in the US alone and they are coming after it. These rulers have contempt for us common people, this is the reason for the wars we are waging. The more death of the Prol’s the better in their eyes. They want the planet for themselves. So my prediction for the next 4; obfuscations abounding, the nationalizing of our retirement funds, the continued collapse of the Republicans, another group of tools elected in mid terms and imminent collapse looming but firmly not reported by the courtier press. We have some very hard times coming my friends. Read your history, its all there. Emperor Valens way back in 376 would be proud of our ignorant capitulation. He did the same. Blessings to you all, find a redoubt, keep your powder dry and hug your kids.

    • You sound like my brother… He listened to all that Rush, Savage, Beck, Fox B.S. and (among other things) it all drove him to an early grave. Lighten up. Keep your powder dry? Why…so you can shoot your innocent girlfriend as she walks in the door because you “thought she was a burglar”? I have nothing against guns–qualified Expert on the M16 range in Basic, and maybe these days could have tried out for sniper school given I mixed the PT testing and had to get Top Secret security clearance during my time in service because I worked on high ranking officers under general anesthesia. I still love TARGET shooting, but won’t allow weapons in my home. It increases the chance of death of someone I love within it FAR too much! Better to choose a safer place to live and make wise life choices…especially with doctors giving out antidepressants and sleep aids to everyone with a pulse. Both medications cloud judgment and significantly reduce impulse control…then of course there’s that little SUICIDE RISK thing they both MASSIVELY contribute to. The world may be headed for hard times, but a lot of that would be averted if we’d pry the strangling fingers of the pharmaceutical industry and insurance companies off our necks. The idea of a LOT of homeless lobbyists doesn’t bother me. It beats dead children and homeless veterans!

  • susanm says:

    WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, BRING OBAMA DOWN, WITH ALL THE INFORMATION WE HAVE ON HIM, IT SHOULD BE EASY?
    GOD BLESS THE ONE WHO DOES.

  • My prediction is that, while Obama is the most conservative president we have had since Ronald Reagan, in ACTION, people like you folks will not be able to see past his skin color and notice that fact. He intentionally nerfed health care reform, which was going to go through one way or another (remember his wife has ties to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries as a former health care administrator–she is as corporate as corporate GETS)and that Wall Street campaigned FOR him first time around and actually contributed heavily to him “behind the scenes.” Had he not signed at least some vaguely democratic legislation he would not have gotten a second term, and he, like every sitting president, does have a legacy to think of. He’s hawkish, has not been NEARLY hard enough on business, nor has he protected the environment. WHERE is all the hope and change he promised liberals? It does not exist. IT NEVER HAPPENED! You cannot possibly look at Boehner and think that weak vessel had anything to do with it. We’re going to get more of the same this time around. A lot of talk and very little action for liberals and a lot of happy conservatives, so relax and quit thinking you’re going to Dick Cheney’s concentration camps. Those were built under the pretense of quarantine facilities while BUSH Jr. was in office! I won’t speculate here as to what *I* think they were for (like the general populace finding out the truth about 9/11 and rioting in the streets or maybe food riots after the dumb bass (I didn’t swear) destroyed Clinton’s surplus and replaced it with trillions in deficit, not counting two wars that he put ON CREDIT for Obama to deal with! And don’t give me Glass Steagall either. That was DOA and virtually useless by the time Clinton signed it out of it’s cheynes stokes existence. So… everyone, take a moment to breathe. Your president is NOT a socialist (what an absurd idea) …he is only BARELY a democrat by the skin of his teeth…which ARE white, like half his heritage. Try to find comfort in that…

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