My 2021 Anti-Predictions: How did I do?

Ivonne Rovira
Ivonne Rovira

At the beginning of 2021, I made a series of predictions – anti-predictions, we’ll call them. What I did was to look at predictions being made by pundits for the new year and noting which ones would not come to pass. Most of them were from right-wingers, and I really don’t deserve any credit for my accuracy rate because the predictions were mostly ridiculous. I got all of my anti-predictions right but one.

To no one’s surprise, Judge Jeanine Pirro never did uncover election fraud, nor did the gun industry go bankrupt, despite a prediction by The Daily Caller.

President Biden hasn’t proven to be the reincarnation of FDR, but Ben Shapiro missed the mark in saying that “Biden’s ‘return to normalcy’ is going to be terrible” (yep, his actual headline).

Somehow, President Biden and Big Tech did not completely eliminate the conservative movement (sorry, Michelle Malkin).

Despite Mark Levin’s prediction, President Biden never got around to shutting down private insurance and private schools, nor did Fox News tumble in the ratings, as former President Crybaby predicted.

I also predicted that Joe Biden’s hope for a Republican “epiphany” once Trump was gone amounted to the worst sort of naïveté, and that the MAGA crowd would remain as gullible as ever.

OK, OK. You’re right: I don’t deserve a kewpie doll for pointing out in my anti-predictions that those predictions were obvious stupidity.

Where did I go wrong? The Washington Post’s Kara Swisher wrote the following:

Soon after our forever troller in chief leaves office on Jan. 20, his account will be suspended by Twitter temporarily, and then, since he cannot stop breaking rules, he’ll get tossed off, just like his hideous pal, Alex Jones.

I didn’t believe Twitter would act. Swisher was right, and I was wrong. Thank God!

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Ivonne Rovira

Ivonne is the research director for Save Our Schools Kentucky. She previously worked for The Miami Herald, the Miami News, and The Associated Press. (Read the rest on the Contributors page.)


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