“Don’t you think it’s better when the government isn’t in control of one party?”
With the Democrats ready to take back the Senate (as I write this), that question comes up.
My answer? Normally, yes.
But that concept labors under the assumption that the parties will then work together and compromise. As long as one of the parties refuses to do that — refuses to even let bills come to the floor to be debated — then no, all that does is make government inefficient, useless, and nonresponsive to the electorate.
Give me a reasonable Republican party and maybe I’d agree.