Argument: Minority Party always argues for divided government
Thom Hartmann. "One-Party Rule? (Don't Buy It.)". Air America. 31 Oct. 2008 - Preventing a 60-seat Democratic majority in the Senate is the last hope of the Republicans at preventing a President Obama from being effective. They’re selling it with the lie that Americans like “divided government.”
The truth is that Americans like “effective government” -- and a Republican minority that brags about being able to obstruct meaningful Democratic legislation through the use of the filibuster is not that.