After some analysis of various polls, and some massaging of the Cook Political Report, I will be among the first to predict the following results on Wednesday, November 3, 2010:
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Republicans (Gain: +82) = 259
Democrats = 176
SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Republican (Gain: +10) = 50
Democrat = 50
There is no hyperbole surrounding such estimates. And, when this drubbing is complete, I think you may see two things: 1) Joe Lieberman will caucus with Republicans, and 2) Barack Obama will come unhinged from reality. We could very likely see unfilled vacancies on the Supreme Court, and actual, long-term shut-downs of certain Federal Government functions because of stalemated budget talks. Obama will dig in, and think he can run the table with a new congress as he did with the old one.
Y’all heard it here first.