The way the game has to be played in this great new era is that whatever agenda you might have, you need to make sure it is aligned correctly with some of the new administration's stated goals. It does not matter at all if it also happens to contradict any other stated goals. Pay no attention to that. Now, I painted a narrative that actually manages to achieve various seemingly contradictory things... but are also fully aligned with the new administration's goals and therefore, can be achieved. The most interesting aspect of this new era is that the administration will fight all the parties and interests to achieve its goals and through sheer force of rhetoric, can make things happen. By being the nominal head of the Republican Party, and by beating the Democratic Party into submission, the new administration can set a course that is truly its own, even if that course seems to going in multiple contradictory ways all at once.
Truly insightful post. I've been trying to put my finger on a proper strategy for dealing with the President and you've crystalized my thoughts better than I ever could have.