They're not just a bloated organization staffed with screw-ups, they always have been. Read the whole thing, including the comments.
UPDATE 2 February 2020 13:48: Beans in the comments lays out the sordid history of stop-start space efforts under the last few administrations. He's entirely correct that political jousting has prevented the government from having an effective space program. The only thing I would add is that this problem has been endemic to government for hundreds of years, if not forever. The privatization of space launch is quite frankly the only thing that we've seen (over the centuries) that can allow long term progress.