Yes, it's a battle for control. And, I agree that dems want big government that controls virtually everything.
I don't agree about the GOP, well the GOP minus the establishment members that might fir your description.
The GOP the people are pushing for however want the swamp drained of the establishment, small government, that provides a healthy economic environment for business and the people, national security, reasonable taxation, and minimal intrusion into our lives.
To expand, I think that Trump has done a remarkably good job on these matters despite hysterical opposition.
I disagree. The only thing blurred is the perceptions of the people.
The establishment on the right points out the evils of big government and the establishment on the left points out the evils of big business...but only when campaigning or speaking publicly. In reality, in their committees and while "reaching across the aisle", they acknowledge the truth of the whores they climb into bed with, as well as the johns they service. Certainly there are a few on either side that do not fall under the "establishment" label, but they usually fall into line quickly or remain marginalized, unable to accomplish much.
The current populist movement is the closest we've come to any hope of changing things, and despite its popularity, most people aren't truly comfortable with the level of change necessary to release the stranglehold that big business and big government jointly and cooperatively have on us.
The GOP has now merged big business and government so what does it matter anymore? Just get rid of the lunatic