There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal that talked about why gridlock in Washington is a GOOD thing. Here is an excerpt:
Gridlock, however, is part of the Constitution’s design and is consonant with our underlying political traditions. When they gathered in Philadelphia in 1787, the Constitution’s framers had three goals: Establish a strong national government that nevertheless respected states’ lawful prerogatives; impose limits on the exercise of government power so as to protect the citizenry’s life, liberty and property; and create a stable and enduring political system. These men had lived through a revolution and war, and they understood the importance of regulating “by a system cautiously formed and steadily pursued,” as noted by John Jay in the Federalist Papers.
It is a great opinion piece and you can read the entire article here.