Let's get one thing out of the way first. No reporter has been able to figure out the future in any way, shape or form.
Nor are they able to social engineer the little people the way the once did.
They did not predict a Trump victory. They tried to override it in 2016, and it didn't work.
Now they are floundering, but still playing make pretend that they matter.
Joe Scarborough, a very partisan opinionist, is trying to make the case that Trump won't run for president again.
If your little tricks to prevent his victory in 2016 didn't work, this gambit won't work, either.
Donald Trump has been one of the most unpredictable public figures in modern life. He didn't buckle when he had to file for bankruptcy. He didn't buckle when his affair with Marla Maples became a scandal. He didn't buckle when the press marched against him lockstep when he ran for president. He isn't buckling under the threat of impeachment.
Sooner or later, you would think those in the profession would have just enough intelligence to realize all they are doing is spewing hot air.
Trump is the rare soldier who literally can be an army of One Man against the world, and win.
Journalists aren't like that by nature. They are cowards who can only function by mob and collective.
It is the reason they are insanely jealous of him to the point of complete irrationality.
Trump can easily win in 2020 because he can thrive in chaos.
But he is not the only opinionist mistaking wishful thinking sophistry for fact, explaining why journalism confused itself to death.
Here is a very childish piece about the alleged "flaw" in the -- get this -- "anti-anti-Trump cohort."
You see, pointing out the irrational flaws of haters is flawed.
Because, of course, these Anti-Trump people are absolutely flawless and morally and intellectually perfect, just as the Catholic Church once marketed itself to be.
Because while nothing is working for the anti-Trumpers, they are grasping at straws: it's working! they claim.
Limousine liberals are marketing themselves as resisters, which is an insult and a joke. You are not a "resister." You are a temper tantrum-throwing brat who is having a fit because you didn't get your own way. The end.
But the stupidity doesn't end there.
The author of this propaganda piece clings on to the fact that Democrats have won some seats.
The usual cycle of US politics has mostly been checks and balances: when a president wins, usually his party also captures the Senate and the House, but as time goes on, the Senate and House go to the other party, and the president usually wins a second term, even though the Senate and House do not align.
It happened to Barak Obama and Bill Clinton. It happened to George 43. You cannot cite a civic habit as evidence of anything.
The fact that people in journalism do not know their own system of governance or how their citizens votes tells you how absolutely clueless they are to reality.
The American collective is a shrewd one. They work by shifting waves, forcing both parties into bringing changes they need to make. Barak Obama brought social change, but at the expense of economic prosperity. When people couldn't make use of those freedoms because they were broke, they went for Trump who promised to focus on economic growth. You can have all the rights, but if you are homeless, you can't take advantage of them.
Bill Clinton was shrewd enough to try to market himself as the hybrid of both, with mixed results, but results nonetheless.
But as this "resistance" movement is an artificial one, the press's harping on it comes out as insincere, and people know it. It is a mere misdirection form the Left because Trump managed to tap into genuine poverty-striken voters from the Rust Belt -- and now the Left -- who should have had a plan to include their plight from the get-go -- is instead pandering to champagne socialists who want to be nannied because self-reliance is too hard.
The Anti-Trumpers merely have a very bad case of sour grapes. They didn't need the melodrama. All they had to do was concede they ran an elitist campaign, rethink their strategy with dignity, and then have a better and more inclusive platform the next time.
In other words, be an adult, and take advantage of the wonderful intellectual and emotional capacity that comes from being fully developed as a human being.
Journalists are trying to stoke the fires, but they are merely giving has-been celebrities the false hope that if they babble uninformed political babble in public, they may reignite their careers -- or at least get a supporting role on a Netflix series.
But the Washington Post is just playing games. They are not informing people. They are trying to cause division so that everyone is distracted and looks to the press for salvation.
It's not working because there is social media. They still don't need -- or want -- journalism.
Nor should they want it. It is too ideologically violent and bigoted to be of any social value. It wants societies to be divisive so they have something they can speculate over with zero facts.
But society deserves peace. We have suffered long enough.