I used to think that a simple split in control between the legislative and executive branches was sufficient for good government. Now I'm wondering if it isn't better to have a split in control between the two legislative houses. The GOP is having lots of fun in opposition and, after all, isn't it the essence of conservatism to say no to almost everything? The inability to get anything but the most obviously good legislation passed seems like a real winner, especially when the Presidency is held by somebody who's competent and confident in his own leadership.
I am genuinely frightened by this stimulus bill. Hopefully it can be delayed long enough for cooler heads to prevail. Hopefully the President is one of those cooler heads.