February 26, 2011

Mark Schmitt's Predictions for a Republican Majority

Brad DeLong resurrected a post from Mark Schmitt last summer predicting what a Republican majority would do.

If, as predicted, the Republicans take control of the House, or both houses of Congress, this November, will they: 1) shut down the government? 2) propose massive budget cuts? 3) begin proceedings leading toward impeachment of President Barack Obama? 4) repeal the health-reform bill?... [T]he scholarly consensus seems to be "all of the above."

What was remarkable was that out of the four predictions, the Republicans had already started on three of them. What was even more remarkable was that if Brad had waited two more days to put up the post, the predictions would have been four for four with the news that Newt Gingrich has come out proposing the impeachment of President Obama.

Posted by Mary at February 26, 2011 12:47 AM | US Politics | Technorati links |
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