My unpopular opinion through 2017 was that, barring an economic crisis, Trump would be our president for eight years.
Incumbents are difficult to beat. The Democrats are likely to win a majority in the House and have a slim chance at retaking the Senate. Losing power will unite Republicans in 2020. They will have their favorite foil - evil Democrats - back.
The Democrats won’t go far enough left to excite their base, and the 2020 primary will be a shitshow.
Don’t get me wrong - I’ll still vote for any Democrat they put up. I might even volunteer again. Someone who pays lip service to unions is better than someone trying to dismantle them. But I won’t get my hopes up for a victory.
The Democrats won’t save us. We need to invest our efforts in mutual aid and parallel structures.