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At the time, people like me stated that Republicans now own Obamacare given that Republican voters have requested it be repealed for seven years now, there’s Republican majorities in Congress, and a President who wants it repealed, yet they still refused to repeal it.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.