I think I've said here once or twice, regarding the possibility of gridlock in Congress, that doing nothing is far preferable to doing the wrong thing. South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is being told the same thing and seems to agree:
"I've been told by businesses that if we would stop the tax increases the best thing that could happen for business after that is complete gridlock. At least gridlock is predictable," he tells Bloomberg Businessweek, taking a quick break between TV appearances. His goal, he says, is to stop programs that violate his anti-Big Government ideology. "What happens in the Senate is the Republicans sink to the lowest common denominator," he says. "People want an alternative to some kind of watered-down Republican philosophy."