Yes, I called the game as far back as the Omnibus:
“President Trump and his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, have realized they’re passing no major legislation through this divided Congress.
Why it matters: No sooner had Trump put out his budget than the conversation among many Capitol Hill Republicans turned to what they expect will eventually happen: No grand spending deal between Democrats and Republicans, and instead perhaps a continuation of 2019 spending levels through 2020.
Reality check: Forget infrastructure. Forget any serious action to rein in the national debt. Forget entitlement reform. Forget fixing the nation’s broken immigration system. …”
In sum, the system is too polarized and dysfunctional to get anything done, so it doesn’t really matter who is going to be the next president. Expect more grandstanding.
Blompf isn’t entirely to blame for this. The GOP Congress refused to work with him to pass his agenda. They preferred to use him to pass what they could of their agenda. Obama also didn’t get much done because when he was president it was the conservatives who blocked his agenda.
MIGA might have some more successes though on the foreign policy front. I wasn’t expecting Israel to get the Golan Heights so soon. Maybe they can get the West Bank too?
Note: Unless we find someone who can rebuild the center of the electorate, the Boomers will simply continue this argument they have been having since the 1980s.