Here’s the thing:
Trump never started. We have never left November 8, 2016.
A lot has happened, sure. But it’s never stopped being “we won, suck it”. It’s as if there’s this need to try to convince themselves. “Pinch me omg isn’t it great?”
Meanwhile, Republicans take advantage of this lapse, particularly at the low and mid tiers, preparing to make it extremely difficult for any proper democratic function to function.
Meanwhile, Democrats (standard) are all like, “Ok, this is normal election so lets do normal.”
But Trump never started. It’s just a frozen-in-time moment. Campaigning for 2020 started almost immediately – it’s just a continuation of campaigning for 2016.
A lot’s happened but the Presidency never started.
It’s merely a long long campaign.
If it was shooting for small government (a la libertarian) I could almost see it. But it’s just as big and 5x as expensive but I ask:
Where goeth the money?
Follow it. It’s a big rip-off. Just a big giant scam.
It’s standard neoliberalism but naked and broad.