"People bemoan gridlock as dysfunction. That is insane. Gridlock is a key feature of our government. If not enough of a consensus can be reached then a bill won't become law. That is a good thing.
#8 | Posted by JeffJ"
Sometimes yes, oftentimes no.
For instance, when a Dem POTUS proposes legislation that the GOP supported in the past, even proposed in the past, and the GOP opposes it simply because a Dem POTUS proposed it, that is gridlock that is not good for the people.
There is all sorts of overlap between the parties on legislation that will benefit the people, but nothing gets done because no one wants to allow anyone to take credit for anything in Washington. It's FUBAR.