In praise of gridlock …

And, why I don’t care if Trump gets impeached.


I had a few very interesting conversations over the past week or two.

They revolved around a couple of linked topics:

1) Buyer’s remose

2) Congressional gridlock

3) Impeachment


For what it’s worth, here’s how I come out on these topics …


Q1: Do I regret voting for Trump?

Answer: Nope.

My vote was entirely #NeverHillary and anti-liberal activist courts.

Trump was the only GOP candidate who could have defeated Clinton.

Hillary’s not President.


Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are on the Supreme Court.


Dems forced the nuclear option on judges.

Ginsburg is likely the next to go.

With 53 GOP Senators,  Amy Coney Barrett is on deck.


I figure that I’m already playing on house money … anything else positive is simply frosting on the cake.


Q2: What about gridlock?

I say: the more locked the grid, the better.

Most legislation makes my life worse, not better.

I can’t think of any legislation since the Reagan tax cuts that made me materially better off.

Further, hte collateral damage from most legislation has made me worse off.

On a small scale, my boat engine usually stalls out because of the mandated ethanol fuel standards.

On a grand scale…

I haven’t been able to get a timely appointment with my primary care physician since ObamaCare was passed.

I’m starting to work through my 2018 taxes.

If there’s a tax cut in there, I can’t find it.

I’m all for gridlock and a do nothing Congress

The Dems Congressional majority should put a 2-year lock on the legislative grid.


Q3: What if Trump gets impeached?

As Rhett Butler would say: “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn.”

Except for entertainment value, Trump has probably outlived his usefulness (see Q1 above).

I like watching Dems hyperventilate whenever Trump flashes a shiny object.

But, even that is getting a bit old.

What I don’t get is why the Dems are still pushing so hard for impeachment.

I’m ok with impeachment proceedings … entertainment value would be high and they’d tie up Congress for months (see Q2 above).

And, I’d be very happy with a President Pence … a conservative who couldn’t have beaten Hillary in 2016, but could possibly parley a headstart to win in 2020.


Bottom line: Politically, I’m pretty copacetic these days …



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One Response to “In praise of gridlock …”

  1. John Milnes Baker Says:

    Many thanks Professor Homa! You’ve given me a way to deal what’s going to unfold in the next two years.
    The Left has become unhinged but instead of grinding my teeth or throwing anything heavy and hard at the TV I’ll simply enjoy the show for its entertainment value. I have given up my unrealistic hope (never an expectation) that any crooked corrupt Democrat would ever suffer consequences for any nefarious act. I believe that the new House will embarrass itself with all the grandstanders out to get Trump. I believe that the price they will pay is to lose the House in 2020.
    (Just for the record, I was once a committed Democrat. Then Bill Clinton appeared on the scene and I voted for HW. I also was reminded by some English friends that at a dinner party in London in March of 2016 I predicted Trump would be the next president.) Stay well and keep up the good work!

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