About thirteen months ago I made a prediction over at Pandagon.
In discussing a possible move by the Democrats in the US Congress I said:
Yeah, like the current Dem leadership in Congress has the stones to do this. They are too busy denigrating their own base whilst trying to peel away votes from the 25% of Americans who would neverevereverevereverEVER! vote Democrat.
I’m going to make a prediction here. The Dem performance in 2008 will be far, far poorer than they anticipate. They are alienating liberals and progressives by abandoning their objectives and principles, and they are alienating independents because of their inaction on the war and their constant, demonstrated weakness. Today’s call for 2008: record low turnouts; surprisingly large GOP votes; record levels of vote fraud in bellweather areas.
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So, there's a number of predictions there:
1. The Democratic leadership would continue to foolishly tack to what it and the MSM erroneously called "the centre", i.e. it would continue to move to the right and be Republicans whilst claiming to be an alternative.
2. The Democratic leadership would continue to "alienat[e] liberals and progressives by abandoning their objectives and principles...".
3. The Democratic leadership would continue to "alienat[e] independents because of their inaction on the war and their constant, demonstrated weakness...".
4. "[R]ecord low turnouts" [amongst Democrats and independents] in the 2008 elections.
5. "[S]urprisingly large GOP votes" in the 2008 elections.
6. "[R]ecord levels of vote fraud in bellweather areas". I should have clarified that I meant GOP voter fraud. I should also note that I should have said "swing states". In any event, a prediction for high levels of GOP vote fraud, by which I mean voter suppression and perhaps computer theft like Ohio in 1984.
The American election is coming up. Let's see how I did.