I think we're looking at two years of mostly nothing. Nothing accompanied by much scratching and shouting, but nothing nonetheless. There's been a bit of debate recently about whether the GOP or the president is more likely to bear the brunt of voter frustration with gridlock. But I don't think the voters who have just elected five dozen new Republican congressmen will be happy to see them do nothing. And I suspect the more somethings they try to do, be it letting insurers discriminate on pre-existing conditions or cutting the budgets of the 99% of government programmes voters like, the less popular they'll be.