Well, you do paint an interesting set of contrasts.
What I can say is that we are where we are, and I think we can agree to some extent at least that our quality of life (let’s put aside differences of political ideology for the moment) are to some extent dependent on the success of Trump’s initiatives. Nobody wants, I hope, the America of 2020 or 2024 to be poorer and less prosperous than it is in 2017.
That all said, it should not be terrifying if somebody, Bannon or not, suggests that the administrative state should be 25% smaller and more limited than it is today; a large bureaucracy per capita with overreaching abilities outside of the democratic process is one of the characteristics of a corrupt, low-development country, not an highly developed one.
Nor do I agree, after hundreds of drone strikes in Yemen under the Obama Administration, that Trump suddenly should be the one taking he blame for starting a war.
I’d rather someone more competent be at the helm of this country.
Nobody disagrees; even the Trump diehards wish he had a smooth first month. But he had the right message at the right time for the right people (go figure, how a guy who lives in a penthouse in NYC knew something all the smart people in the Clinton campaign didn’t) while the Dems were offering their old tired “more welfare and we’ll tax the rich to pay for it” line to people who want to work, not get a handout.
We are where we are. Get popcorn. Should be interesting. :-)