Last night representatives of the Republican party took control of the Senate and maintained control of the house. With the Republicans in charge of the Legislative Branch and the Democrats still in control of the Executive Branch, there is no longer the ability to blame each other for the lack of action.
If no bills come out of congress headed to the POTUS for signature, it will clearly be the fault of the Republican party. If the POTUS vetoes a bill, it is clearly the fault of the Democratic party. The party that fails to act appropriately will clearly be the one that loses in the next election.
This does not give us total transparency in government, but it does a lot to lessen the opacity. Now it is up to the legal voters in America to pay attention for the next two years and hold elected officials responsible for their actions or lack thereof.