Well, 2018 is now in the books and surprise, we're all still here and doing OK. Trump is still President and it won't be a nuclear winter. There are no concentration camps filled with non-white slave laborers waiting to die at the hands of MAGA hatted stormtroopers
It used to be that both the major parties, Republicans and Democrats both wanted to do what is best for America given the framework of the Constitution and guided by the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. They only varied on how best to accomplish this and how fast a pace we should take in changing things.
Although there are scores of pundits, celebrities and other talking heads who will try and convince you otherwise, here's a list of seven things that logic and clear thinking suggest won't occur in calendar year 2018...
If President Trump is correct, Obamacare will implode and the Democrats will have little choice but to join the effort to fix healthcare. Don’t count on them to bring conservative solutions to the table though. The problem for the Freedom Caucus if this happens will be to hold onto the concessions they gained during the last few days.
Drink every time any candidate breaks out into a coughing fit. (one drink per instance)
Drink at any remark that gets booed. (counts for moderator remarks too)
Drink every time the moderator “fact checks” a statement by one of the candidates.
The politics of division is the main weapon in the Democratic arsenal. Their strategy is simple: divide and conquer. They pick a voting bloc, along any lines it doesn’t matter, give them victim status then assign a villain. Then come the promises… Give the ‘victim’ a largess, and/or take punitive action against the alleged bad guy. The oppressor is always the larger party, usually they call them ‘big’ as in ‘big oil’, or ‘big pharma’, just so you know who to blame. As an aside, you’ll never hear reference to ‘big academia’ or ‘big government’ from the left as those are clients and are thus exempt.
Republicans have to either push to admit more states into the union with favorable demographics, or do better with the minority vote in the current fifty.