Today, 03:17 PM
I want to split that hair a little. Performance. Operational performance vs Theatrical performance.
The reality is over the last 100 years government power slowly waxes but on an 8 to 16 year scale nothing changes enough to shock the conscience. Operationally, performance is almost irrelevant. Theatrically, however, performance means the difference between a happy or a sad, or a rich or a poor America, because 90% of what is happening around us is based on what people get into their heads.
My biggest fear is that this administration will be Operationally destructive (which people will not notice) but Theatrically sublime (which will energize people into behaving as though prosperous, spending money and voila) and then blame his policies for the success, when the long term effect will be, well, utterly terrible.
Yes, especially when the "right" gets fed up and starts shouting, "THIS FAR, AND NO FURTHER" then the lunatic fringe left will tend more to segregate themselves into rainbow sanctuary cities to centralize their power, and the group (mostly composed of millennials) will still fail to grasp the effect of the Electoral College.