Good analysis Dave, but you’re leaving out an essential component of all this: Steve Bannon. Bannon has a plan, he works strategically, he’s patient. And he’s been saying for years that he wants to destroy the established order and govern through chaos.
The first week was shock-and-awe by design. There was too much to react to, it was happening too quickly. Was it sloppy and ill-conceived? Sure. But I think even that part — and the part about the unpredictability of a mentally-ill president — is now part of the plan.