Democrats will unwittingly move Donald Trump to greater success

The Democratic base has lofty expectations of the new House majority, but humoring progressive extremists would be a huge unforced error. The Democratic leaders have a radical policy agenda that looks more like a belated Christmas present for President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE than a sound political strategy. Partisan obstructionism and misguided policies will accomplish nothing of substance, since Republicans still control the Senate and the White House, but it will drive more Americans to the side of President Trump. Here are the five things you can count on from the Democrats.

Endless investigations

The Democrats will start by showering the White House with dozens of frivolous subpoenas as they pursue baseless investigations that are only designed to undermine the nationwide support of President Trump. Top Democrats in the House have already vowed to investigate “all the things” he has done that they believe goes against the Constitution. They also plan to dig even further into aspects of his personal and business life.

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In fact, the Democrats had already drafted at more than 60 subpoenas targeting the Trump administration before the midterm elections last year, just as Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Democrats will 'certainly' beat Trump in 2020 Kavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Lewandowski, Democrats tangle at testy hearing MORE pledged to pursue bipartisanship in Congress. She knows that the American people are more interested in progress than politics, but she will be hard pressed in keeping her unruly caucus from shooting itself in the foot by wasting time on partisan investigations.

Socialized health care

Liberals have always been eager to support a public health care system run by the government, but until recently, the Democrats made sure to conceal their socialist impulses so as not to alienate voters at the polls. The “Medicare for All” proposal rapidly gaining traction among many prominent Democrats throws that prudent playbook out the window.

While support for this idea used to be confined to the most extreme wing of the party, many on the left have now embraced it as a possible solution to the health care crisis that they created with the ObamaCare. Yet, the American people revolted against the Democrats over ObamaCare, which was explicitly designed to avoid the most objectionable elements of socialized medicine. The new obsession with “Medicare for All” could easily make the Tea Party movement look like an afternoon tea party.

Unsecure open borders

Another radical position now very popular on the left is open borders and amnesty for illegal immigrants. The Democrats have done everything in their power to obstruct the immigration policies of President Trump, going so far as to shut the government down rather than fund the border wall and provide for effective border security. Some Democrats have even criticized the brave officials who keep our communities safe, portraying border patrol agents as monsters for simply doing their jobs. Preventing President Trump from solving the illegal immigration crisis, however, will only mean that he still has his strongest issue to campaign on for 2020.

Slower economic growth

Above all else, the Democrats know that economic underperformance often leads to negative consequences for the chief executive. They will stop at nothing to block President Trump from implementing the sort of economic policies that have already generated historic growth and the lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years. Standing in the way of prosperity, of course, will not endear the Democrats to voters. President Trump will undoubtedly take advantage of their socialist tendencies by contrasting their defeatist economic policies with his own agenda.

More political divisions

President Trump has been living rent free in the heads of liberals ever since he first announced his candidacy. Everything about him so enrages and stuns Democrats that they simply cannot help but vent their fury in fruitless ways. The country witnessed this fever pitch in high definition when hordes of lawless activists disrupted the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction Kavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE and harassed Republican officials in public. Some Democrats have even embraced Antifa, the anarchist movement that carries out violent protests across the country, sending large gangs of masked ruffians to assault conservatives on the streets.

In the wake of another record year of prosperity under President Trump, the Democrats will be pursuing an obstructionist agenda to reverse the unprecedented progress under President Trump. Do not be surprised if he winds up thanking them for paving the way to his reelection win in 2020.

Madison Gesiotto is an attorney and commentator who serves with the advisory board of the Donald Trump campaign. She was an inauguration spokesperson and former Miss Ohio. She is on Twitter @MadisonGesiotto.