CircleA wrote

What you said about another politician then taking all the progress away is something that deserves more attention. We went from Reagan/Bush 1 to Clinton to Bush 2 to Obama to Trump. They all got about a decade each with the liberals pushing some minor inconsequential reforms for workers and then the conservatives wiping those reforms all away and resetting the slate. All the while both sides give major favors to the ruling class during their terms that proliferate and cement power so that the next set of minor social reforms are even more inconsequential.