- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

As we approach the November Congressional elections we should consider the predictions of the various pundits and broadcasters to determine which have the best track record in forecasting the potential success or failure of political candidates. President Obama has shown an addiction to reckless spending and a bias against free market capitalism. He rammed through a health care bill expressly against the will of the American people and he will attack Arizona for its stand against illegal immigration contrary to the opinion of American citizens. However his lack of ability has never been as obvious as when his administration cruised from ignorance, to neglect, and finally to incompetence in the executive approach to the Gulf oil disaster.

Back in the spring and summer of 2008 the airwaves were full of oracles from left and right. One body of pundits proved eerily accurate while one body was horribly wrong. With uncanny precision the current state of America under Mr. Obama was forecast two years ago by Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin among others. Conversely, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Mika Brzezinski and their liberal cousins were all completely wrong.  

Consider the predictive powers of James Carville who arrogantly wrote “40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.” Their “rule” will most likely not survive 2 years much less 40. Compare that with Jerome Corsi’s “The Obama Nation.” Who proved to be the more accurate prophet?

Even Hillary Clinton had a better view of Barack Obama’s potential than the mainstream media. Remember the question as to who would be ready for the 3:00 a.m. call? Tragically we know now who proved to be completely unprepared.

We all get to vote again in November. Based on their track record, you will get better advice from Chris Plante (WMAL) than Alan Colmes (WFRB). You can listen to the right and act accordingly or you can hear them say “I told you so” again in 2011 as we wallow in deeper misery.

WILLIAM CARD
Dumfries, Va.