Originally Posted by geotag277
That said, US elections are always a spectacle. It is a giant hype machine that means very little. I would actually say the US Presidential election means even less than the Canadian election, because in order for any law to be passed in the USA, it needs a majority of Congress to vote for it, and each Congress person can operate completely independently from their party. Each representative in the American Congress has autonomy to vote however they feel like, there is no concept of "free vote" - every vote is a "free vote".
No matter who wins in the USA, it will be business as usual. Just sit back and enjoy the show.
Exactly. Couldn't agree more.
Regardless of the exact makeup of Congress for the next two years and then for the next other two years, and regardless of who of Trump or HRC is POTUS for the next four years, that POTUS will definitely NOT have an easy time with Congress -- he or she is already very disliked, either very intensely by the GOP Reps and Senators in her case (a bloc that is basically guaranteed to control the House), and by probably nearly everyone (including lots within his own party) in his.
So, expect the status quo, and political gridlock. "Business as usual" is correct.
(For the record, I'm pretty fine with the status quo, generally speaking.)