(CNN)The one sure bet from Tuesday’s US Senate runoff elections in Georgia is that they will produce a Senate precariously balanced between the two parties, accelerating a fundamental change that is simultaneously making the institution more volatile and more rigid.
Counterintuitively, narrow majorities are bad for bipartisanship, because when control of the majority is constantly within reach in the next election it gives the side that is out of power less incentive to cooperate and more incentive to obstruct, to make the party that is in power look bad.
I don’t think I would draw a direct line from the size of the majority to the prospect that … we will have greater bipartisanship. We are in a system … that really works against the emergence of centrist-driven decisions.
News – Georgia election will advance this fundamental change in US Senate