Yes, the unspoken truth in US politics is that we LIKE gridlock, in fact we PREFER gridlock to more rapid change. We vote for it over and over again. Consciously or not, probably not, that is what we as an electorate vote for. I am not talking about one side or the other, both sides in the great hive mind of the US electorate prefer gridlock and seek it out. Almost as if both sides are working toward a common goal. And this has been going on for a long time.
So the Democrats will probably gain a few more seats in Congress in 2018, even in red states, to better balance the short term lopsided tug of war going on now. Not enough to gain real power, just enough to slow the Republicans down or to idle their engines.
Trump will continue to try and reverse many of the programs pushed by Obama with some success. And 4 to 8 years from now I guarantee the next president will be a Democrat, but only for the following 4 to 8 years. He/she will reverse some of what Trump pushed through. We seem to be in an 8 year cycle lately. And then we will get another Republican.
Relax. Clickbait and fake news is the new normal and it will stay that way for the foreseeable future. Those who see a current state of turmoil are listening to the same news outlets that said Hillary was a lock and Trump had no chance. Media outlets on both sides have destroyed their own credibility with the need to get the story out first and damn the actual facts. Nobody cares about the truth 3 days later, they only remember the initial falsehood. And this is being worked to the fullest potential by the smart young Johnnies on left and right. We are all being played. That is the new game in politics. Facts do not matter if you get your message out first.
I think we are all going to like our first woman president, Kris Kardashian. Glamor and fashion in the White House, it will be like Camelot only with real camels.