In these conditions, it’s a political boon to have a distance from government. The best thing that might have happened to Republicans lately is their loss of Congress, which means that Democrats have gone from attacking a spectacularly unpopular Congress to running a spectacularly unpopular Congress. Congratulations!
I must admit that I have become disillusioned and cynical with our government process. I was skeptical that the Democrats could manage their own affairs let alone forge bipartisan partnerships to redirect the government in new directions. It appears that my cynicism was well-founded. Congress has accomplished nothing and the polls show it. Not to be outdone the Republicans look like they will be unwilling or unable to forge any unity on major issues. Although I have had personal dealings with the immigration system, I found myself unenthusiastic with the immigration reform bill. It increasingly looks like both parties are embracing a “do-nothing” Congress again. This lack of unity and purpose does not bode well for Republicans taking back the Congress. The Democrats could lose the Congress but I don’t think the Republicans can win it.