…gridlock in the morning….it smells like…victory.”
All apologies to Robert Duvall for this take on his famous line from Apocalypse Now, but I really think our federal government functions best (that is, with the least abominable legislation) when there’s a division of power between the branches.
Looks like that’s the way it’s heading. Don’t know if the GOP can hold the Senate (which I think I would prefer solely from a judicial confirmation standpoint), but I don’t care too much that the House goes to the Democrats.
Granted, if all the Republicans there believed in passing laws that were appropriate (tax cuts, supporting national defense, etc.), I’d say I’d probably rather have them there, but with the old system of Checks and Balances, maybe there will be enough bickering and fighting that nothing much will get accomplished.
Seems to me that the public fares better when the feds can’t agree on much.