December 28th, 2009
04:30 PM ET
6 months ago

CNN Political Notebook: 2010 predictions

What's in store for Washington in 2010? President Obama will begin his second year in office, additional troops will be on their way into Afghanistan and members of Congress will face reelection. CNN's Dick Uliano reports.


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  1. Edwin M. Johnson

    2010, Democrats lose a few seats in the HoR and Senate but keep their majorities. Fox News keeps inventing rallies and faking footage of people attending. Republicans continue wandering in the dark, stumbling toward the evangelicals on the extreme right. Democrats do their best to govern, but trip on their own shoes more than once.

    2012, Republicans purge their party leadership of any and all moderates. Sarah Palin jumps out to an early lead in the primaries. Pres. Obama absolutely wipes the floor with her and wins 42 states. Democrats continue to govern. Republicans continue to wane in relevance and everyone wins.

    December 28, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  2. State of Tennessee

    In an attempt to hold onto to his Allah given powers, Obama will probably try to start up that secret police force he promised during the election, which is to be stronger than the military. (Predominately SEIU and other union thugs).

    December 28, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  3. oldtimer

    There will be 57 million medicare recipiants that will exercise their votes come election time, and lots of democrats will be looking for work.

    December 28, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  4. TCM

    too bad OBama's term isn't up...he'd be out on his ear with a landslide defeat. Not even ACORN or the handful of loyal liberals who drool on this site could save his career...unfortunately, due to the stupidity of liberals, our nation is going to suffer much greater blows at the hands of Obama, the liberals, the muslim terrorists, and the domestic terrorists (ACORN).

    December 28, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  5. Rick

    I see Obama becoming a Lame Duck president for the rest of his term..With no re election in site.

    December 28, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  6. Bpin

    Unemployment will continue to rise, the economy will continue to show slow growth, and bank executives will take home record bonuses. China will refuse to buy US bonds, more small businesses will go bankrupt, and the government will continue to grow. The US will experience a new high for welfare receipts and new entitlements will be passed from the democratic congress to the czar to sign. The right will overwhemingly defeat the left in the elections, and BHO's approval rating will fall below 40%. But, one thing above all other is true. BHO's war cry will still be to blame Bush, volume two. He will be writing the third year volume and also thinking about how his fourth year volume will be scripted to throw the secnt off the lousy job he did, but he is entitled to be elected again.

    December 28, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  7. Joe Fattal

    I predict that in 2010 the republicans going to take over thanks to Sarah Palin. President Obama going to have two years to come out with something extraordinary such as a big stimulus check for each one of us, or a good and big justify war. Not necessarly in that order.

    December 28, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  8. Albo58

    Unless this arrogant President decides to change course and begins listening to economic experts vs. Democrat Party hacks, 2010 is going to be just as bad as this year was!

    December 28, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  9. ib

    I hope that people will finally wake up to this out of controll spending and do something about it. I saw a bumper sticker that said" go green recycle congress". That sticker said something that really needs to be done if this country is to last.

    December 28, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  10. Bev

    2010 predictions..............

    We are going to see history made in 2010--–As never in the history of our elections/country, will we see as many Democrats sent to the unemployment lines during one election cycle.

    Only 10 more months--and history will be made!!!

    December 28, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  11. jimmm

    Predictions:
    Unemployment will be at 9%, general mood of the country improves. There will be a big scandal...Not sure what is will be yet. Stock market will be at 11,000.

    Another big prediction, Republicans will continue to be the party of NO.

    December 28, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  12. jacq

    The party of no will continue their talking points and not contribute to society as usual,complain their unemployed...get a job you bums.Complain about paying taxes when they don't come close to making over 250,000.I do and I pay taxes again get off your butts and quit complaining and come up with more then the republican agenda then and maybe then your party may worth a crap but now its not.

    December 28, 2009 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  13. stkyrce

    Put some money on it when you make predictions and we'll see how confident you are.

    December 29, 2009 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
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