Left Wing Predictions that have been proven wrong

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    In this thread, you post any and all Left Wing predictions that have been proven wrong... keep posting as they happen.

    - The tens of thousands of American casualties in both Iraq wars

    - The "imminent" indictment of Karl Rove

    -- In the 1960s, Paul Ehrlich and others predicted tens of millions of people around the world would soon starve to death as a result of overpopulation. It didn't happen, and global fertility rates are now so low (and still falling steadily), that some demographers forecast a decline in world population beginning as soon as 2050.

    -- In the 1970s, Americans were warned an "energy crisis" meant the world would soon run out of oil. Three decades later, no one predicts exhaustion of the petroleum supply --? ever.

    -- In the 1980s, liberals said evil warmonger Ronald Reagan was on the verge of provoking World War III, with "nuclear winter" wreaking havoc on the planet as a result of the impending thermonuclear holocaust. Didn't happen. The Soviet Union folded like a cheap suit.

    -- In the 1990s, liberals screamed that poor children would starve to death because of welfare reform and Republicans' "draconian" cuts in social programs. Fast forward to 2005: experts now warn of an obesity epidemic among poor children.

    -- After the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, experts rushed to warn Americans of the dangers of right-wing militias --? soon, hordes of gun-toting wackos would goose-step down Main Street. Never happened. The supposedly large and growing "militia movement" turned out to be a handful of kooks in camouflage.
     
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    That last one sounds like a liberal mentality. Fear the militia that wants to overthrow your corrupt government of liberal politicians but embrace the splendor that is Islam and ignore the warnings that it sends you.
     
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    When it comes to Islam and Muslims in general, I think the libs believe they can control the "bad behavior" through legislation; after all , they are making vast progress in controlling or restricting the bad things people do (smoking, praying in schools, God in public places, drilling for oil are all "bad things" and now controlled by legislation, for example).
     
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    Anyone who ran against someone as horrible as Bush would win. Horse-face is still crying in his $80, imported beer.
     
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    You mean the world's NOT flat?:tinfoil:
     
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    Add to the list "This is the worst economy since Herbert Hoover and the Depression." Some still proclaim this even though the unemployment rate dropped to a record low 4.6% last month.
     
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    Yes, libs have said some pretty stupid shit, so have conservatives. What exactly is your point, or is this just pointless lib bashing?
     
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    Because it's mostly liberals. :)
     
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    Oh, it has a point... it makes them feel like they've "won" something. They run out and find some tired old piece of tripe and slap it up on a message board and it makes them feel like they're Kings of the World!

    To that I only have one thing to say...

    "We know where [the weapons of mass destruction] are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat."
     
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    Yeah - what would qualify as a dire, nonsensical conservative prediction? Let's see - how about:

    "Having a president who can barely be bothered to pull his johnson out of some piglet's yap long enough to bomb an aspirin factory is going to embolden our enemies"?

    No - that won't work...
     

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