When Americans want change, that might mean a more robust economy, sure. But it more likely means a change in Congress away from super-partisanship and gridlock. Had we not seen Republicans vow to fight Obama every step of the way, we might have seen a bigger investment in infrastructure, a greater expansion of green-energy initiatives, immigration reform and a better version of the Affordable Care Act. We would not have seen pointless government shutdowns. We might have had an increase in the minimum wage. We might have been even better off than, believe it or not, we are now.