The good ol’ days. This is what we need to make America great again! With the EPA rollbacks I would not be surprised to see a push on the FDA if Trump has personal ties to Big Tobacco.One of the skills that died with older generations was the ability to have a fag in the corner of the mouth at all times.
BTW having a fag in your mouth has a very different meaning on this side of the Atlantic.
To me, voting for the head of a political machine does not give you any power over the political machine as it is the machine that seeks it's new head. When the voter can't stop the political machine, there is no real responsibility for it or what it does.
I am somewhat sympathetic to this position but history shows us that change is possible and those who run the machine from the front room must have more than backroom dark money behind them if they are to stay in office. 2018 and 2020 should tell us whether the machine has enough grease to chug along smoothly, encounter friction, or grind to a halt. I will vote.
I would like to look at the question of responsibility from a different perspective. The economy in the U.S. is robust. Trump, predictably, is taking responsibility but the truth is he is not responsible. Despite his claim that he inherited a mess, the truth is just the opposite. The economy had hit its stride and has continued in that direction. Who is responsible for what is not always clear and consequences may not become apparent for many years. Cutting taxes is always popular but seeing the real cost of tax cuts is not so apparent.