The Left hates Trump with the heat of 1,000 suns and the media’s 90+% negative — and often false — reporting will continue to take a toll on Republicans. But the tax cuts and tax simplification will help. Things like this will sway a lot of middle ground people right away: Taxpayers Could See Benefits From GOP Tax Bill as Early as February.
And while they won’t admit it, the Leftists will secretly enjoy having their taxes cut even as they scream, “Oh, the humanity,” over the government letting 80% of the population keep more of what they’ve earned. Oh, they won’t vote for Trump, but they will soften.
Back in the late 80’s or early 90’s I recall reading Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s comments on Ronald Reagan. He basically said that while he disagreed with him on many things, he sure appreciated the tax cuts. I think you’ll see a lot of that in 2018.
Hopefully the people who continue to gain employment will realize it wasn’t because of the Democrats. The fact that zero Democrats voted for the bill will make a great soundbite for the GOP.
And you’d like to think that those liberated from the Obamacare mandate will be influenced by that change. The Republicans didn’t “repeal and replace,” but they got rid of one of the most odious parts of Obamacare. They can run on that and out the RINOs who only voted against Obamacare when they knew Obama would veto it.
Of course, the institutional Left — including the “Christian” Left — will continue to cry Russia/racism/harassment against the President while they hypocritically are the drivers of all three.