I could also title this post, “Gridlock Returns to Washington.”
Contrary to what everyone was screaming, this was not. The. Most. Important. Election. Ever.
Someone pointed out that the last time you could legitimately make that statement was in 1864, when Abraham Lincoln was expected to be defeated in his reelection campaign. (The Democrats were running on platform that said the War Between the States was unwinnable, and the North should sue for peace. The war was over in April of 1865, for those of you not up on your Civil War history.)
So now nothing will get passed in Congress. People act like this is a tragedy, but really it is part of the design. At least when they can’t do anything, they can’t do anything stupid.