The first week of the new year wouldn’t be complete without a few predictions.  Here are a few:

  • The Obama Administration will delay the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, citing difficulties in determining where to send the detainees.
  • The MSM will suddenly discover these difficulties in closing Guantanamo Bay, and will provide cover for the Obama Administration to backtrack on its promise to close the facility.
  • Card check legislation will not pass, as most Republicans, joined by Democratic Senators facing reelection in 2010, will stop the legislation.
  • The MSM will tout Obama’s hefty “tax cuts”.  Actual taxpayers will not see or feel the effect of these purported tax cuts, as they will be targeted at people who do not pay taxes.
  • Obama will not meet with the Iranians without preconditions, as he promised.
  • The U.S. will continue to talk to the North Koreans about giving up their nuclear program.  The talks will be fruitless.
  • The Europeans will continue to talk to Iran about giving up their nuclear program.  The talks will be fruitless.
  • The Iranian regime, suffering from low oil prices, will suffer significant domestic unrest.
  • Republican Bob McDonnell will win the gubernatorial election, as his track record in the VA legislature and AG stands out, while Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe cannot convince skeptical Virginians that he is not simply trying to buy the election.
  • McAuliffe will, however, raise untold millions from non-Virginians, undercutting his effort to prove that he is not trying to buy the election.
  • The Yankees will still have pitching rotation problems, as A.J. Burnett will hit the DL by June and they are back to relying on young, unproven starters.
  • The starting quarterback for the New York Jets in September 2009 will not be Brett Favre.