2019 Predictions

Most of the predictions for the coming year have something about Trump and his agenda, as he faces a divided Congress. What will be revealed is the Congress is not so divided after all, as both parties will boldly lock shields to thwart the Trump agenda. The House will spend the year issuing subpoenas and holding hearings so their more clownish elements can perform for the cameras. The Senate will go on strike, doing nothing other than quietly pushing through Trump’s appointments to the Federal bench.

The Mueller probe will take a different turn in 2019. Now that it has been established as a semi-permanent oversight office, charged with keeping Trump from doing anything, the cover-up of the FBI subversion will be completed. All Congressional inquiries will end and the IG reports will contain nothing. Team Mueller will then turn to watching everyone working in the White House to make sure nothing can be done without the approval of official Washington. Team Mueller will be the shadow cabinet going forward.

The race to see who succeeds Trump in 2020 will be where the action is as the Democrats start to get serious about building their field. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris will be working the donor circuit, using exploratory committees to help build their brands in early states. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary are just 13 months away. Elizabeth Warren will turn out to be Howard Dean in a dress, as her campaign will make a lot of noise in the media, but not appeal to actual voters.

Because the Democrats will be shifting their focus to winning the White House in 2020, the censorship trend will take a different turn, as the tech giants begin to censor the Left. Look for the social media companies to begin cracking down on the BernieBro wing, in an effort to boost the standing of party approved candidates. Suddenly, groups like Antifa are going to find themselves without the protection they have enjoyed. They were always corporate tools, they just never knew it. In 2019, they find out who signs their checks.

The volatile bear market will continue as the financial world adjusts to some big new realities. One is the white retirement will quicken, slowing the flow of cash into retirement funds. Second, the Fed will continue to unwind its positions, thus raising the value of cash, while managing a mild deflation in asset values. Home prices will start to fall in certain markets and categories. The great demographic turnover has begun and the financial world will begin learning why no one cares about the Mexican stock market.

The world will start to notice that the Chinese economy cannot transition to one reliant on domestic demand fast enough to avoid a correction. China built its economy on currency manipulation and exploiting loopholes in global trade arrangements. Those loopholes are now closing. The Fed and ECB are much less tolerant of currency manipulation. The transition to a more normal economic model will require breaking more than a few iron rice bowls. That means China will get more authoritarian in the near term.

Theresa May will not get her fake Brexit bill through the Commons. Instead, there will be a second referendum later in the year so the Brits can vote correctly this time. The original deadline will be suspended pending the outcome of the new referendum, which will be rigged to make sure the remain side wins. Theresa May’s government will fall and new elections will be held. All concerned will accept a Tory defeat as the price that must be paid in order to defend British democracy.

On the Continent, populist unrest will give momentum to the Three Seas Initiative as part of a corrective to the European project. This year will see two camps emerge with one favoring the decentralized model championed by Poland and another camp favoring a centralized model with Germany in charge. The irony of the decentralized model being favored by all of the former communist nations will not be lost on anyone. The great test for both camps is their approach to immigration, which is becoming untenable.

Cord cutting will begin to have a real impact on the sports entertainment business. The rapid growth of American sports was driven by television money. That television money came from the cable monopolies that were given the right to tax households for content they would not otherwise purchase. Cord cutting and the demographic changes mean fewer households willing to pay the Hollywood jizya. This is the year when college and professional sports leagues begin to feel the pinch.

Finally, this is the year when serious questions about the authenticity of the Facebook business model go mainstream. For years, everyone has accepted their word, as far the number of users looking at ads on the site. Every six months they have to apologize for another “bug” in the metrics that overstated their claims. No one really knows how many humans actually use the site and advertisers have no way to know if humans really view their ads. This year people begin to wonder if Facebook is on the level.

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Gravity Denier
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New Year’s isn’t the same now that Guy Lombardo and his band no longer usher it in … but hey, it’s still good. Best to the Zman and the whole gang of commenters here!

Let’s keep our thinking caps on while we get to work.

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I favor the two years Mel Torme rang it in.

john e
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john e

A.k.a, “The Velvet Fog,” baby!

pyrrhus
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pyrrhus

This will also be the year when it becomes clear that FB is a Boomer/Gen-x site, with no appeal to the younger generations…Since the Boomers are starting to die off, the business model is kaput.

Milestone D
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Milestone D

My teenager stepdaughter said that about FB several years ago. No one her age (she’s 18 now) appears to use FB because, as she so delicately phrased it, it’s for “old people.”

No one in her dorm appears to have a tv either, even though the rooms are all rigged for free CATV.

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I have trouble believing that the Brits will stand for a redo Brexit referendum. I pretty much agree with everything else. The nationalism of the former Warsaw Pact countries is no surprise to me. Their nationalism was the death knell of Comecon, the USSR’s attempt at something like the European Economic Community. They probably look at Germany the same way they looked at the Soviet Union. After all, half of Germany, including their chancellor, was communist back during Comecon. Meet the new boss…

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

The one benefit of decades of “isms” trying to destroy your national identity is you emerge with a stronger national identity. Funny how that works.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

The UK offered minimal resistance when Parliament passed gun bans in 1988 and 1997. If you are a (rare) firearms owner in the UK that publicly supports having “rights”, the police have a tendency to declare you suddenly ineligible to own firearms.

Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson are controlled opposition. Non-controlled opposition tend to be loons. Not looking good.

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If I was a Brexiteer I would encourage people to go around singing or humming “There Will Always Be An England”.

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The gun ban is not the same as Brexit;people have felt VERY strongly about Brexit for decades.

I think the British elite looks worn out and I’m not sure the EU wants a country with tens of millions of disaffected Britons inside it.

MBlanc46
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I think Zman has it right on Brexit. The Brits will stand whatever their masters shove down their throats. This time the elites will be paying attention*. There will not be another screw-up.

* Just as the US elites will make sure that there will never be another 2016.

dad29
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Doc, I don’t see the Will to Resist in Brit subjects, and perhaps the word “subject” says it all. They’ll do what they’re told.

King Tut
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King Tut

And says it wrongly. The concept of “subject” was abolished in 1993 since when all Brits have been citizens.

BillybobjuniorIII
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BillybobjuniorIII

Less compliant than you lot with your flags everywhere, having to pledge allegiance at school every day, and constant admonishments from your betters about how “that’s not who we are!”.
Imagine defining a people by one word! You citizens have done nothing to defend your own country.

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I think he was being sarcastic with “vote correctly this time”. 😉 That’s certainly what our “betters” want.

King Tut
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King Tut

They won’t and they will make a stand here. We know full well that our deep state and corporate partners want a second referendum to “get it right this time” and we further know that it will be as rigged as a 18th century tea clipper. But there will be serious civil unrest if they try it. HMG has already ruled out a second referendum not because they don’t want it but because they fear that it could tear the country apart. It will.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Predictions for Utah: Mit Romney will continue to shriek hysterically at Pres. Trump, jump on piano benches and clutch his pearls. His dance partner Mia Love got booted (leaving us with the farting pot, er, parting shot that we are all bigots, misogynists and bad people) so Mit will continue the solo hysterical dance. Watch for him to “love the world, invite the world.” Salt Lake City will continue to grow the homeless population and Vibrant crime. It would be rude to notice the homeless other than hold hands and invite more, and rude to notice who is doing most… Read more »

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PS: At the start of the new year, check your concealed carry CCW expire date. Time for me to renew! Make a new years resolution to take more time to practice with the damned thing and spend some patient time cleaning them. Utah prairie dogs (thousands and thousands of them) are on the endangered species list. Do Not even think of molesting (yuck!), generally annoying or messing with them. However if the world goes to hell, I have wondered if they would become tasty if soaked in milk, or brined, then a tasty teriyaki marinade with garlic and pineapple juice… Read more »

Swrichmond
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A good garlicky teriyaki makes damn near anything yaste good.

Milo Mindbender
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Milo Mindbender

With rice and a good Nouc chom sauce almost anything can be edible

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Would think they wouldn’t taste much different than squirrel, which I recall from childhood was not bad stewed or pan fried with salt, pepper, onion and garlic.

Mr. reality
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Mr. reality

Isn’t the concealed carry permit the initial stage of gun registration and an infringement on our 2 nd amendment rights ?

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The only reason why Mitt Romney ran was to sabotage any part of Trump’s agenda in the Senate. With a 53-47 split, Mitt effectively is neutered as it is unlikely he will get any opportunity to be the swing vote that gets to destroy anything that Trump proposes (see: John McCain and the awful health care reform package of 2017). So he’s just going to be a media talking head instead, going in front of any camera possible to denounce and bemoan the latest thing Trump does. That way the media can dutifully respond with a “fractured party plagued by… Read more »

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The insufferable prig will probably make another run at the White House.

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Joshinca

Mitt, Flake and Hairy Reid destroyed any respect I had for Mormons or their church.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

J…..life is messy! I live in a mostly Mormon suburb and it is wonderful. No third worlders or Vibrants fixing their cars in the middle of the street and leaving abandoned the car relics, no trash scattered around, a few fireworks last night then done respectfully shortly after midnight. The kids are actually nice to us folks over 50. Should I have the luxury of growing old in this country, nursing home staff won’t beat me with a truncheon, steal my chump change nor snuff me with a pillow. Before Christmas, 15 sets of neighbors came by delivering goodies and… Read more »

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Alzaebo

Range, people don’t understand how absurdly clean and polite Mormon culture is.

Unfortunately, their outreach to the nations has brought the Diversity to the fore. Ogden is getting really spooky.

Diversity destroys everything, but Lance E was right yesterday, there’s no going back. They’re here and not going away.

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People can be removed by force by a new elite though removing the existing elite will require a lot of effort , sacrifices and some big changes in the way things are done. The Right however in the US is trying to fight a religious movement when they don’t even have an ideology or anything like a belief set . They have the numbers and skills to win a fight but not the will simply because it doesn’t believe in anything and stand for much beyond abortion bad m’kay and that’s far from universal . Until this changes and the… Read more »

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

A….thanks for your observation! I am a non-Mormon choosing to live in Mormon land. Clean and polite is their world. But try to tell most people in my world about the dangers of working in downtown Oakland as I did, or walking the streets of San Francisco as a tourist and sidestepping turds and needles and psychotic crazy people running at you, well..I get the deer-in-the-headlights look. When I push reality any harder I get the angry don’t want my bubble burst look. Have shocked local women who quickly change the subject. Human beings cannot take much reality, especially back… Read more »

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

January 2: Yes after reading about Mit’s January 1 hysteria, can’t blame you. First thing basic husband said this morning after the am news. Sounds like you. PS Flake isn’t a Mormon, just a RINO McCain type.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Spot on!

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Mitt and his former Bain Capital invested big time in paperless “smart voting machines”.

dad29
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Grand Staircase-Escalante!!

Isn’t that the monument created by Bill Clinton to pay off his Indonesian campaign donor, because it contains fuel-grade (hard) coal? That little treason allows that Indonesian (really, a ChiCom) to monopolize fuel-grade coal for quite a few decades.

Another Clinton who should be in prison….

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Indeed it is!

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Yup, and mafiosi Harry Reid’s family- not poor Harry, no!- made $1.4 billion selling off their soft-coal assets in Moab.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Just checked the headlines. Good Grief! Mittens couldn’t wait and had to cut loose with all his pompous RINO hysteria at Trump on New Years Day! Damn it all….another McCain. What an insufferable ass!

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I think the run-up to the 2020 election is going to push a lot of normie, mainstream conservatives into our camp, if anyone besides a white guy like Beto O’Rourke or Biden is put up as the candidate. Chuck Schumer (with his intransigence on the Wall) is creating newly-minted “anti-Semites” faster than Ford made model-Ts. The leering, Saurian cretin just looks like he’s always ten seconds away from developing a prehensile tongue with which he can grasp gentile babies. The media’s incessant coverage of Ocasio-Cortez (a freshman congress critter, for God’s sake) is also a bit of a godsend and… Read more »

Nathan
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Schmuck Schemer (D-Wall St) is like a Nazi propaganda poster come to life.

Ben Shapiro was the evil kid in “Omen.” The number of “conservatives” who follow the little twit is blackpilling. Same tribe, same goals, patriotard America.

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I’m going to be an optimist and attribute it to baby steps. Ben Shoahpiro is shameful but he is better than the conservative heroes of yesteryear like Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity. Here’s hoping that people will transition away from him like they did towards him over the next few years.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

On Christmas day, Damascus was lit up with Christmas lights. Every Christian church was packed with joyous celebration… so Israel bombed the city, even tried to get two civilian airliners taken down like they did with IL-20. So Micheal Savage is being pushed off the air, while the Littlest Chickenhawk and the Shrieking Housewife (Mark Levin) are demanding we keep killing all the Mideast Christians with Iz’s ISIS allies. They want to Eretz Israel behind a Kurdistan front. “Kurdistan” was Christian Greater Armenia, until the Kurds murdered them all and took the Armenian Highlands. Every dual passport, maybe every diaspora… Read more »

dad29
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Yes, Old Yeller Levin has been quite emphatic about keeping lots of US troops in the Levant. But he’s crafty: he almost never mentions Israel while he’s screaming about the poor, poor, poor, Kurds, or how the Russians can now fire missiles at the USA from Damascus.

No wonder he had to merge with the other wackobird Boeckh. (But I give Boeckh credit for his excellent series on Progressives.)

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Pursuvant

Prediction 2019> First arrest and possible death of a bio-hacker caught mixing the 9 strains of H5N1 flu repeatedly in same ferret test animals, allowing nature to rapidly evolve the airborne version of H5N1 bird flu. Luckily he kills himself by accidental contact exposure before liftoff.

Public panic at thought of more psycho’s joining in with CRISPR-CAS9, bent on species redemption – if Ted Kaczynski (IQ 167) had crispr in 1978, he would have iced us all.

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A.B. Prosper

That’s bold. If true I’ll add a codicil , we’ll never hear about it.

That said most of what is Kaczynski’s manifesto is basically correct and the only way to keep the ills in check is for the elected and appointed to make responsibility and conserving job #1.

There isn’t a whole lot of that going around on either side.

miforest
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miforest

i predict something like this…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f30F2Msa0J8

Plausible Deniability
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Plausible Deniability

Devon Stack is great. The first chapter of his fictional work: https://youtu.be/yMGTWsUsUwg

miforest
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miforest
Bartleby the Scrivener
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Bartleby the Scrivener

Damn.
White people bad.
Who knew?
Can we just retire to our own enclaves so we don’t endanger anyone else?
Didn’t think so.

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Pretty solid predictions, Z Man. Per my comment yesterday, I do think that we’re going to see a second wind of the #NeverTrump movement emerge in 2019. Like the first round, it will be completely astroturfed, but it is designed to take advantage of the paralysis that has been inflicted on Trump by an uncooperative Congress and swamp creatures running the administration. Mostly consisting of the castaways of the GOP from 2015-2018, the goal will be to try to convince the conservative base to re-embrace neoconservatism and Chamber of Commerce-style neoliberalism. While it won’t work, the media will go nuts… Read more »

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Yellowish

White Girl are believe their gender is women therefore made them as “minority” who oppressed by white men prominent white girl belief is Gender issue (me too movement) will give them a high social position when white men are destroyed Minority, especially black and Latino girls who have negative wealth won’t accept white girl as same team Also minority who happened to be male wants good-looking white trophy wife not a competitor this part what white girl today don’t know about that they are useful to Anti-white side as weapon not the partners It’s interesting to see when white men’s… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

So weird, so Russian…

thud
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If May gets a guarantee on a short term backstop her deal will get through, don’t underestimate many peoples loathing of Corbyn and his openly communist and terrorist supporting colleagues.

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Best I’ve read anywhere. Some would say overly-cynical, but I suspect it’s about in the sweet spot.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Had an interesting conversation last night with an ex Kerry operative who thinks Warren has all the voter appeal of scabies. Her theory is Warren is getting out early to raise a bunch of money–there is no shortage of idiots that will writer her a check–then be able to play king/queen/Mx maker with her “bank” as the primary race tightens down.

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Warren isn’t stupid, she’s nutty but not stupid. She was smart enough to notice that whites are a 3rd class people in college in terms of access and rights, even in terms fo admissions. So she marked American Indian on her college admissions form and the rest is history. It shows just how many doors are automatically opened for minorities. In a lot of ways I respect her much more than most alt-right thought leaders who run around with a begging bowl. Warren had enough guts to simply mark “American Indian” where it mattered and she ended up a U.S.… Read more »

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Ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος!

Gravity Denier
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Gravity Denier

I don’t know what you said but I upvoted you just for knowing Greek!

dad29
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The same to you and your fam, Epa!!

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Larkin Lover

The democratic primary is going to be the exciting thing. It’s going to be Biden or that other guy just like him. They can’t use a diversity bid like Harris or warren because that will galvanize trumps base against them. They can’t let it turn into diversity America versus middle America. Trump will be weakest against another white male, and it’s very critical, lethally critical that they beat trump this election. Because if trump wins a second term, he will gain a level up in terms of legitimacy and have the political capital to retaliate against the fbi and deep… Read more »

MBlanc46
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It will be very difficult for the Dems to nominate a white male. It’s anti-white animus that gets blacks out to the pollls. It doesn’t matter that Trump’s base will be galvanized, because the Repubs will nominate someone from Conservatism, Inc, who will fulfill his role of gracious loser.

dad29
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If Trump wins a second term, there will be no change in Establishment/Elite thoughts or actions vis-a-vis Trump. None. However, they will be less openly resistant. They’re figuring that he will make a big mistake someplace along the line and they can cut off his balls at that time.

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Rod1963

Biden won’t run. The Democratic party is now the party of anti-white male hating ethnics, open borders and welfare for all.

We’ll get Kamala or some other affirmative action brown skin for top billing. At best maybe a white woman for VP.

Bernie will be sidelined because he’s white.

Trump will be primaried by a bunch of Conservative Inc pygmies again. The GOP will rig the primaries so it works against Trump so their puppet wins. We almost had that with Cruz who came close to stealing the primary.

Larkin Lover
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Larkin Lover

I bet you’re right. I didn’t realize they could do that. Franklin pierce was the only president not nominated by his party for a second term and replaced by John Buchanan over pierces willingness to compromise on slavery, primarily his support of the Kansas/Nebraska act. It used to be fairly common, they did it with several Vice Presidents too. That’s another tack they could take—some neocon fart versus Harris.

Chosen
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Chosen

Drumf get impeachment and senate save his ass
Legal and illegal immigration increase
Economic growth slowing
2020 Drumf lost in election

MBlanc46
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Nothing outlandish here; everything well within the realm of possibility. I’ll second your calls on Brexit and Fauxahontas.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

National Review will publish “The Conservative Case for South African Land Exprorpriation without Compensation”.

Carl B.
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Carl B.

Well done.

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No Elon Musk? Does the end of the tax credit and $2 gas spell certain doom for a Tesla 3 that is 50% more expensive than the promised $30K MSRP? Apparently they’re asking employees to buy inventory, lol.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

The far-left is going to see Ocasio-Cortez as a disappointment, which would be helped along if Boomercons didn’t make awful criticisms of her.

The House GOP minority will prove feckless with understanding parliamentary procedure, when they should be using discharge petitions for things like a stand-alone E-Verify bill. The GOP probably loses more seats in 2020 regardless of Trump winning or not.

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AOC is sucking up all of the attention but I think quietly the Left is far more excited about Ilhan Omar, the hijab wearing Somali from Minnesota. She moves from a country full of people like her to a country full of people like me and then complains non-stop about the country that took her in.

Ursula
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Ursula

Another grateful Affirmative-Action, protected-class person of color, this one with the triple crown of grievance glory: Black, Female and Muslim!

Random Dude on the Internet
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Random Dude on the Internet

Agreed. AOC is an airhead who is prone to put her foot in her mouth, easily manipulated, and will just eventually become yet another lifelong brown politician. Omar and Rashida Tlaib are probably the heirs apparent to fill in the “woke, brown female” role.

Random Dude on the Internet
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Random Dude on the Internet

I could see GOP making gains in 2020 just as easily. Many of the Democrats who won in former GOP seats in 2018 won on claiming to want to work with Donald Trump on issues like immigration, trade, etc. When they find out that they’re going to vote with Nancy Pelosi 95%+ of the time, they could easily swing back to the GOP, provided they are not neocons or cuckservatives.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Well, they suckered us once again into voting for ’em in the midterms.

Burger Pattie Joe
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Burger Pattie Joe

She seems like a Sarah Palin of the left. A side show. She was s freak accident to begin with. We’ll see soon enough if the POC ascendency is really value added move to the blue area coalition or a stop-gap measure and pay-off scheme.

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Z’s predictions seem carefully observed and soundly reasoned. I’m not an astute enough player to guess whether any of them will come to pass, but the point of political predictions is not prophecy, it’s just a different species of analysis, and Z is quite excellent at analysis. Here’s a question for the more careful and astute observers here, something I can’t figure out myself… Trump has already failed as the sort of President we needed to have, and the sort we needed to succeed, in order to avoid a civil war. He was smart enough to get elected for the… Read more »

dad29
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She has about as much genuine relation to America as the mayor of Guangzhou or the Uzbekistani Minister of Agriculture…

Or, for that matter, as much as the Mayor of San Francisco or New York City.

Compsci
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Compsci

Not an astute observer myself. But I’d say Trump has failed due to two main reasons: ego/narcissism and ignorance/naïveté (wrt politics). What I would say in Trump’s defense is, Could one imagine any other newly elected candidate succeeding with the array of forces against him from day one? However, we seem to dwell on Trump’s failures—especially in light of our expectations—rather than his successes, which are not as obvious as court appointments or regulation rollbacks. In short, Trump’s candidacy and election has caused the forces that are really in control to drop all pretenses and reveal themselves and their allies… Read more »

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Patrick S Ryan

Totally agree with everything said except 2nd sentence. The Trump enemy narrative has always been that: “Trump has a damaged personality [i.e. Narcissism] and that he is stupid”. I am quite sure Trump is extremely intelligent and I am inclined to dismiss personality assessments by people with an obvious agenda.

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silent

It’s easy to be a couch quarterback about the whole deal, but if you were President and you had the combined forces of the deep state, the media, and the political establishment of both parties and foreign countries against you, I doubt any reader could have done half as well. Whatever his faults, we shouldn’t let perfect be the enemy of good.

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Al from da Nort

Ed; Not sure where all this ‘Trump is a complete failure’ stuff is coming from, much less that he’s a failure because he can’t prevent a civil war. These sort of apocalyptic predictions about a civil war were made about Obama too. And yet it didn’t happen.* Let’s look at where Obama was at the end of his first two years in office. It’s a sort of mirror image of now. He too had incited what proved to be unrealistic expectations among his followers. The seas were suddenly going to stop rising, etc. The Prog utopia was right around the… Read more »

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I don’t even know what baseball is, but what people constantly forgets, is that nobody, not even Trump, believed he could win the White House. So all those things he said on the campaign trail, was just bluster, he never figured he’d be called upon to deliver. He just let his mouth run.

One of the main reasons the Swamp is coming down on anyone airing anti-immigration sentiments, is that nationalism is political steroids. There’s an understanding amongst Swamp creatures that using nationalism is cheating, especially since the globalist won’t let you close the borders anyway.

Vegetius
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Vegetius

Speaking of pensions: will 2019 be the year CalPERS finally implodes?

Abelard Lindsey
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Abelard Lindsey

Zman, assuming your predictions prove correct, I would say that 2019 looks mildly positive to me.

Carl B.
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Carl B.

I predict:

The people will get the government they so richly deserve. BLOAT.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

Trump will look to foreign policy to make an impact. Not sure how well it works out.

A trade agreement with Brazil would be a good idea. The US, Brazil and Argentina produce almost all of the soybeans. That soy feeds the growing Chinese pork habit.

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I can’t ever recall feeling more pessimistic on a January 1st than I do today, not even January 1st, 2009 just days before Obama was sworn in. 2018 was the year when I finally gave up any hope of a political solution and now only hope things collapse sooner rather than later while we still have a demographic advantage. It would shock me to no end if we get to 12/31/2019 without either a major financial crisis or a new war or both. What optimism I do have comes from seeing more and more people realizing that the deck is… Read more »

Compsci
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Compsci

An advantage is more than a larger population. There is no minority group, or combination thereof, in the US that can hope to defeat a united white population—whether in peaceful competition or conflict. We are our own worse enemy.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Often the constant white noise of red pilling becomes almost unbearable, then I put on blinkers and rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic.

Random Dude on the Internet
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Random Dude on the Internet

Same here. I think 2019 is going to be a pretty blackpilling year. The only good thing about it is that Trump will probably nominate yet another SCOTUS justice and the Democratic primary is going to be a huge cluster. We’ll laugh because otherwise we’ll be crying.

Andy Texan
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The gubimint not funded previously remains unfunded for months and the unpaid departments and personel are eliminated. The Sec of Defense orders the wall/fence built by the Corps of Engineers in 6 months. In addition, persons residing in the USA without legal permission are ordered out. DoD takes over compliance. Federal courts go apoplectic but are appealed or not complied with. Democrats go apoplectic and pass impeachment. Trump supporters yawn and every one ignores those idiots. Impeachment is another dead letter aspect of constitution since these fundamental laws are no longer enforced. Mueller, Rosenstern, Comey, et al are arrested for… Read more »

Compsci
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Compsci

This is a great “wishlist”, but only a wishlist.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Yeah, but it sure made me smile!

Midwestmike
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Midwestmike

Happy New Year Z. Keep it up in 2019. Always looking forward to your thought provoking posts (provoking in a good way :).

TomA
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TomA

If I may be so bold as to contribute an item to your post, I predict that 2019 will be the year in which the dissenter faction of the US population comes to grips with the reality that we are not going to talk our way out of the mess we are in (atrocities in South Africa will likely be the trigger). Basic survival instincts will begin to kick in and serious men will begin the task of planning for an tough fight in the coming years. It’s 1773 all over again.

Compsci
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Compsci

South Africa blowup and white genocide is a good wake up call. Will be interesting to see what we as a nation do when it happens.

Apex Predator
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Apex Predator

Nyet, you are too early. This will take at least another 5-10 years to percolate for the simple fact that we still have it WAY too good right now. The intransigent cult of prog will need to push people into a corner where they are in danger of financial ruin or physical threat. Then you will see what, if any, taste for blood the remaining Euro descended American populace has. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see this pop off tomorrow, but if you follow the arc of human history it points to the conditions I named above as… Read more »

Dale Peterson
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Dale Peterson

Very depressing!

dad29
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Elizabeth Warren will turn out to be Howard Dean in a head-dress

Fixed it for ya.

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In late September Z will receive a 3AM phone call. “Zman. This is George Will. I am your father.” After many long dinners and beach strolls with George, Z will secretly join Conservative Inc. and work to expose all his followers to the feds, in return for an exclusive blog at The Washington Times.

Bartleby the Scrivener
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Bartleby the Scrivener

I don’t care who you are. That there is funny!

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Zman is a mulatto???

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

You forgot the think tank senior fellowship and invites to all the best cocktail parties.

Larry Darrell
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Larry Darrell

Georgina Will is female so not possible.

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Definitely agree with the second Brexit referendum. It has been my prediction since June 2016. Everything May has done was done intentionally in order to make the 2nd referendum a “necessity” in order to get it “right”. And once it is scheduled, whatever is necessary will be done to ensure that Remain wins.

dad29
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Altogether a very good set of prognostications, ZMan. Thanks!

Dale Peterson
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Dale Peterson

New Years Resolution: Dump Drudge Report (and look for better “news” site).
Doug Ross @ Journal?

Rod1963
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Rod1963

Prediction:

RBG dies. That cancer that spread to her lungs came from somewhere and generally when you get it there at her age, you don’t have long to live. When she croaks. The Left/Establishment will go nuts, I mean violently so to prevent any replacement of her corpse.

Anti-fa isn’t going anywhere, Their primary use is to suppress whites and are the unofficial army of Democratic mayors across the country.

Lastly, we’re due for a Black Swan. Trump was our last Black Swan and we’re due for another out of the blue event.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

The Zman, from yesterday: “He traded favors for promises, which is what stupid people do in politics. You trade favors for leverage. Person X needs a favor from Person Y. Person Y only agrees as long as Person X sends a hostage. That’s how politics works. it is how it has always worked.” How does he do it. HOW? Zman, you make this type of thinking seem obvious, but it’s not. I am a rather stupid man myself. A conservative friend and I were discussing how people think in the political or criminal arenas, and we could not begin to… Read more »

Compsci
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Compsci

Normal people don’t think like that….agreed, but perhaps if your “circle of friends” were more of the criminal or political type then you’d understand more of how they think and act and how to effectively interact with them.

Just thinking about a friend of mine who has worked in law enforcement for 40+ years. He can lecture about such folk and the discussion is always fascinating—like an anthropologist discussing primitive tribes in New Guinea.

c matt
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c matt

the criminal or political type

A Venn diagram of complete overlap.

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Our political class closely resembles the Mafia. They have many traits in common.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Moreover, the Mafia (and Cartel) pay the politicos license fees for permission to operate in their territories.

Mark Stoval
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Mark Stoval

3 years ago or so you wrote one of your best articles. The comment section of the post was a HOOT. I would suggest that another thread on the topic of “A recurring theme outside the fever swamps is the growing collection of things that everyone knows, but we’re not allowed to discuss” would be great.

“Mokita”
http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=4458

If you revisit this topic or if you don’t — Have a Happy New Year regardless.

Kendoka
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Kendoka

My two cents’ worth: both sides will be fixated on the 2020 election cycle while real issues and problems go unresolved, or get pushed down the road. The masses will go along because they generally don’t have any choice in the matter until 2020. But some individual, some one with nothing to lose and an unwillingness to let things go on as they have, will read the handwriting on the wall and realize that unless there is a violent act that changes the calculus of all things political, nothing good will come in the future. New gun control laws take… Read more »

exlib
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exlib

I just expect the news to become more and more boring each year. Has been correct since 2003.

UpYours
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UpYours

Trump is a “failure”? Really? 1) Lowest unemployment since say 1999 2) Best GDP growth since 2003 3) Wages up for the first time since the 2001-03 recession 4) Appointing right-wing activist judges to the USSC 5) The travel ban which he fought for hard and won thanks to Neil Gorsuch. 6) Tariffs on the Chicoms and getting out of the ruinous TPP 7) Fighting for the Wall, well it will be a success only if he gets funding, of course but any other GOPee worm would have folded long ago Most imp of all 5) Punching the shitlibs back… Read more »

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There will be no Brexit, it was never on the cards.