Democrats can now sleep at night knowing there will be someone with a (D) next to their name in the White House come 2021.

Back in the summer of 2015, I began reading Breitbart News daily because they were one of the very few outlets left at that time with a comments section. By reading the average Breitbart reader’s comments, I knew with 100% certainty by October, 2015 that Trump would be the Republican nominee. This was at a time when nobody in the mainstream media, nobody on the left and nobody who was pro-Kascih, pro-Cruz, or pro-Rubio, or pro-Bush (“Jeb!” -LOL) believed Trump even stood a chance of being the nominee. What I wasn’t sure on, was whether or not he would beat Clinton in the Presidential race.

When Trump was elected, I felt strongly that he would be a one-term president, as I believed the Democrats would get their shit together and actually nominate a stronger candidate than Hillary Clinton in 2020. Those feelings then quickly turned the other way when Democrats completely lost their shit for months after the election while going so far left that it energized Trump’s core base even more.

The events of the past month and a half or so now strongly indicate he will indeed be a one-term president.

In fact, I guarantee it.

The first red flag that Trump may cross the aisle and start working with the Democrats came when Congress failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. At the time, people like me stated that Republicans now own Obamacare given that Republican voters have requested it be repealed for seven years now, there’s Republican majorities in Congress, and a President who wants it repealed, yet they still refused to repeal it. In fact, I actually now think of it as Republicancare.

Then he went and actually started working with Schumer and Pelosi on a spending and debt deal, basically saying “Fuck You” to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, no doubt due to their repeated failures with repealing Obamacare and a general complete inability to get anything done.

Then he went and struck a deal with Schumer and Pelosi regarding DACA and the wall, or lack thereof. Regardless of whether or not the deal is legitimate (there is nothing passed…yet) or whether or not it’s just Schumer, Pelosi, and the mainstream media playing games with misinformation, this has enraged Trump’s core supporters.

Working with the opposition party is a big no-no in our hyperpartisan society now and I could tell that day on twitter alone that Trump has now lost his core supporters. I don’t read Breitbart nearly as much as I did during the election cycle, and when I went to check on what Breitbart readers had to say about it the following day, I didn’t even have to go to the comments. Right there on the front page was Breitbart News, who was largely responsible for getting Trump elected, burning a red Make America Great Again hat.

This loss of core supporters will be Trump’s downfall in the 2020 election. He’s not going to get them back and a loss of interest from voters who voted for him in 2016 means the rust belt states that he won will go Democrat come 2020.

The only real question is, who will be the Democratic nominee? Current polls put Bernie Sanders as the leader. Even though there’s an eternity between now and then, the left hasn’t even been pretending it’s not socialist anymore, going full socialist in ideology on everything. Bernie Bros could easily get their President in 2020, but whoever it is will certainly be far left enough to satisfy the socialists.

The Congress of 2021 will be another question, but I don’t have an answer for that. The 2018 election looks to be a bad one for Democrats, but the 2020 one could easily be a wave election turning left. I just hope the Americans who vote the President in, and the Congress to go along with that President, adequately weigh the risks of socialism, which has never worked where tried, prior to voting. I do fear that American voters don’t realize that what’s going on in Venezuela now is what will be coming to America down the road given a far enough push to the left across all the branches of government.

A year and a half ago or so, I reduced my FiOS television package to have only the kids and entertainment packs. This cut out sports, which I was not watching. I checked to ensure ESPN was not available to me and it wasn’t. Then, on Labor Day weekend, I accidentally switched to ESPN and found it was available. I thought it must have been one of those promotions where you get free channels for a long weekend. I went back yesterday and found it to still be available.

So, I went to my Verizon online and found that I have been given the sports lineup for free to include a number of channels including ESPN and the NFL Network and Red Zone. The situation immediately reminded me of my cancellation of the Baltimore Sun back towards 2003 or 2004. After a few weeks of not receiving the paper after cancelling, it suddenly started showing up again. My wife called them (in CHICAGO) to see why they were doing that and they said that “the computer says someone called and asked to have it delivered again.”

That was obviously bullshit and I knew exactly what it was at the time – they wanted to keep delivering the paper to keep their numbers up for their advertisers. We had them stop delivering the paper again after making it clear we would not be paying for it. With ESPN and the NFL Network, I believe they are giving themselves away to keep their numbers up. Verizon seems likely to be chipping in too, since cord cutting is now admitted to be occurring even more frequently than before and they may be willing to play a part in the free channels to try to keep people from cutting out traditional cable-like TV entirely.

My two year agreement with FiOS has expired and I think I will renew (my kids watch plenty of the children’s channels) while calling them to ensure I am not given the sports pack for free. While I previously stated I stopped watching ESPN due to the all talk format they implemented with its left of center politics only being a minor issue with me, ESPN has gone way too far left for me to take seriously at all anymore and all of the left-of-center columnists who loudly insist that ESPN’s politics are not turning people off are incredibly annoying to read.

Most recently, ESPN was perfectly happy with its own Jemele Hill (who is black) calling Trump a white supremacist. This comes after ESPN suspend Linda Cohn (a long-time white ESPN anchor, who I have the utmost respect for as a sports commentator) for saying ESPN talks too much politics, something virtually everyone in the entire world, except ESPN itself, is in agreement with. This comes after ESPN fired Doug Adler (white) for using the term “guerilla tennis,” a term that has been in use since the 90s when Andre Agassi and Nike popularized it because black people on twitter thought he meant he was calling Venus Williams (black) a gorilla. This comes after ESPN fired Curt Schilling (white) for discussing right-of-center politics.

And sometime between Adler and Cohn, ESPN did one of the stupidest things the world has ever seen by removing Robert Lee (ASIAN) from broadcasting a game because his name was Robert Lee and might remind people of confederate general Robert E. Lee. You can’t make this stuff up and it really speaks to how stupid ESPN believes its target audience to be. I’m sure there’s plenty more nonsense that I can think of given time, but ESPN is dead to me given their asshattery, so it doesn’t matter.

As for the NFL, the national anthem protests continue, so I have no interest in the NFL beyond a passing interest in the Ravens, which I can watch on local channels if I want to.

There’s a scene in Red Dawn (the original one, not the shitty remake) where Colonel Andy Tanner takes Jed Eckert to the front line of the fighting in World War III where tanks are shooting at one another and planes are dropping napalm on either side, as both sides have gone conventional after initial nuclear exchanges. An exchange between the two characters goes:

Jed Eckert: So this is the battlefield?
Colonel Andy Tanner: It’s a real war, kid. It’s here every day.

We’re currently in the “events leading to” section of the Second American Civil War; that’s been evident for a couple of years now. The current front line has been twitter and that’s the reason I’ve been sucked into twitter – it really is a live look at the battle being waged for America. Initially, I started logging on to twitter to follow meteorologists, but when the politics of the 2016 Presidential election cycle started getting real ugly in later 2015, I expanded my horizons.

Today, those two worlds, meteorology and politics, collided as they often do, but today’s result was an epic napalming.

I have to first give a little background. Dr. Ryan Maue was one of the earliest people I followed on twitter because he’s the best meteorologist out there. Period. He earned my respect with his personal site back when he was studying the tropics in the PhD program and links to his site appeared on Anthony Watts’ “Watts Up With That?” blog from time to time. On twitter, he earned my respect even more because he basically wasn’t afraid to call bullshit when bullshit was evident.

Unsurprisingly, Maue has his detractors because of this too. Just take a look at some of the comments here from idiot weather weenies on the American Weather forum topic of his leaving WeatherBell recently; at least one of those comments is demonstrably false:

https://www.americanwx.com/bb/topic/50234-ryan-maue-has-resigned-from-weatherbell/

Between Hurricane Harvey and now Irma, all of the climate change and global warming crazies, basically anyone who leans left (including the mainstream media), are out in full force on twitter talking about the end of the world and how the two hurricanes are evidence of man made climate change getting out of control. They’ve conveniently forgotten the fact that 12 YEARS without a major hurricane causing destruction in the states completely negated their argument.

It was only a matter of time before a major skirmish between the two forces (pro-climate change religious zealots and rational meteorologists) occurred and the true napalm came out, and that occurred today. “Journalist” Kurt Eichenwald, who is a total clown, there really is no other way to put it, had this to say today:

“I’m not a scientist. I used a climate change equation &, using sea surface temps, predicted Irma intensity growth & timing. 100% correct.”

I can’t link to the original tweet, because it has since been deleted. Ryan Maue subsequently stated:

“I am a hurricane scientist and this is bullshit. That’s all.”

It’s enormously hilarious; thank God there’s at least one meteorologist out there not afraid to call bullshit on this stuff, but it got an extra boost of hilarity when David Burge, the overall funniest and wittiest person on twitter (I’ve been a long time follower of his too) chimed in with:

With a reaction like that from Burge, you know Maue’s takedown of Eichenwald was fucking gold.

There really is a war for America going on between emotional utter morons who honestly believe they are smart because they’ve been repeatedly told they are geniuses in their echo chambers and those who are rational, logical and simply want America to continue to be a great country. Both left and right sides believe they are in the latter camp, but as a political independent and relatively neutral observer, I can confirm only one is significantly closer than the other. Twitter is the current battlefield and it’s there every day, kid.

Another logical and rational opinion I saw today on twitter, this one apparently grabbed from facebook: